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USN Tapped For H-53 | Norway Selects TPY-4 | Japan Finalizes F-X Agreement

Defense Industry Daily - Tue, 22/11/2022 - 05:00
Americas

The US Navy awarded Adams Communication and Engineering Technology with a $37.4 million deal, which provides for non-recurring and recurring efforts required to fabricate, assemble, and support prototyping, system integration, and installation of depot modifications associated with engineering changes to H-53 aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps and Foreign Military Sales customers. Work will take place in California, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Arizona, Japan, Korea and Bahrain. Expected completion will be in November 2027.

Raytheon won a $23.4 million deal for the procurement of AEGIS Modernization kits for Navy guided-missile destroyers and allied nations. The Aegis Combat System is the Navy’s most modern surface combat system. It was designed as a complete system: the missile launching element, the computer programs, the radar and the displays are fully integrated to work together. Work will take place in Massachusetts and Virginia. Estimated completion will be by March 2026.

Middle East & Africa

Turkey announced on Sunday it had carried out air strikes against the bases of outlawed Kurdish militants across northern Syria and Iraq, which it said were being used to launch “terrorist” attacks on Turkish soil. The overnight raids in northern and northeastern Syria killed at least 31 people, said the British-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. They were mainly against positions held by Syrian Kurdish forces.

Europe

France and Germany on Friday hailed the conclusion of a deal to build a new European fighter jet after months of disagreements between two companies involved — Airbus and Dassault Aviation. Launched by France and Germany in 2017 and since joined by Spain, the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) aims to have a next-generation jet in service by 2040, along with integrated drone fleets.

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has selected the Lockheed Martin TPY-4 as its new early warning radar. Norway becomes the first export customer of the radar, joining the US Air Force which has selected the TPY-4 for the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar program in March.

Asia-Pacific

Asahi news in Japan reports that Tokyo will finalize an agreement with Italy and United Kingdom to develop its next fighter. The report says Avio Aero from Italy will be involved in researching for a new engine for the F-X fighter together with Mitsubishi and Rolls-Royce.

Today’s Video

WATCH: THAAD: FCAS / SCAF : The Future European Jet ?

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General Atomics Wins MQ-9A Modification | Elbit To Supply Hermes 900 To Undisclosed Customer | New Zealand Enhances Defense Aid To Ukraine

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 18/11/2022 - 05:00
Americas

General Atomics won a $46.9 million contract modification by the US Navy, which exercises an option to provide spares necessary for the successful operational capability of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary Medium Altitude Long Endurance MQ-9A Block 5 Reaper air vehicles, ground control stations, and ancillary equipment. Work will take place in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina.

The US Navy awarded Sikorsky a $14.1 million modification, which exercises an option to provide non-recurring engineering, supplies and support necessary for the low rate initial production Lot 1 deployable configuration updates for the CH-53K heavy lift replacement aircraft for the Navy. Work will take place in Florida. Expected completion is in December 2023.

Middle East & Africa

Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems has received a $72-million contract to supply an undisclosed international customer with Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Under the two-year agreement, Elbit will deliver Hermes 900 drones equipped with the company’s electro-optical system, including a wide area persistent surveillance system, multi-spectral electro-optical payload, satellite communication, and signal intelligence payloads.

Europe

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Switzerland of PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC) 3 Missile Segment Enhanced (MSE) missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $700 million. The proposed sale of the PAC-3 MSE missiles will enhance the capability of Switzerland’s PATRIOT missile defense system. The proposed sale supports Switzerland’s goal of improving national and territorial defense as well as interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces. Switzerland will use the PATRIOT system and missiles to defend its territorial integrity and for regional stability. The prime contractor will be Lockheed-Martin, Dallas, Texas.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that an offer to cooperate with Australia on submarines still stood, after a bitter row over a cancelled contract last year threatened to torpedo relations. Macron was left furious when Australia’s previous prime minister Scott Morrison abruptly tore up a contract for France to build a dozen diesel-powered submarines and announced a deal to buy US or British nuclear-powered subs.

Asia-Pacific

The New Zealand government has enhanced its defense commitments to Ukraine, boosting military equipment funding and extending training for Ukrainian warfighters. Prime Minister Jacina Ardern on Monday announced an undisclosed amount of additional military support to improve Ukraine’s self defense nine months into Russia’s invasion.

Today’s Video

WATCH: Elbit Systems / HERMES 900 – Next Gen Multi-Role MALE UAS

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USN To Build Unmanned Mothership To Launch Smaller Maritime Drones | Sweden To Send More Military Aid To Ukraine | Rheinmetall Sets Higher Financial Target

Defense Industry Daily - Thu, 17/11/2022 - 05:00
Americas

Sikorsky won a $98.9 million deal for UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft. UH-60 Black Hawk is a multi-mission helicopter developed by Sikorsky that has been operational in the US Army since 1978. The export version of the UH-60 Black Hawk is designated as S-70A. Work will take place in Connecticut. Estimated completion date is June 30, 2027.

The US Navy is seeking proposals to build a low-cost unmanned vessel capable of towing and launching many unmanned vessels into contested environments. A design and construction contract could be awarded by mid-2026, with expected vessel delivery beginning within two years.

Middle East & Africa

The Israeli government is asking local defense manufacturers to design and produce longer-range, more stealthy armed drones for use against Iran. Defense sources told Breaking Defense that the new unmanned systems would provide the country with more attack options in the event of a conflict with its arch-foe.

Europe

Sweden will deliver new military aid worth $287 million to Ukraine. “It’s a bigger military support package than all eight previous packages combined,” Kristersson told a news conference. “It’s the single largest we’ve done, and we follow exactly the Ukrainian priority list of what they themselves think they need just now,” the Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said at a press conference. Kristersson also noted the government was closely following developments concerning the explosion in Poland near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday and that more information was needed to gain a clearer picture of what happened. On Tuesday an explosion in the eastern part of Poland, close to the Ukrainian boarder, led to an emergency meeting of the NATO ambassadors. It is still unclear wether the explosion came from Russian missile. NARO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg however said on Wednesday that the explosion was most likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile.

The armaments group Rheinmetall has set itself higher financial targets for the medium term because of the armament in many NATO countries. In 2025, the Düsseldorf group wants to achieve sales of between 10 and 11 billion euros, as it announced on Wednesday at an investor event in Vienna. The operating profit margin, which Rheinmetall uses to measure its profitability, is expected to increase to around 13 percent.

Rheinmetall AG will soon dispatch main battle tanks and other military hardware to Slovakia, a move that will allow the country to transfer equipment to Ukraine as NATO continues to support Kyiv in its fight against Russian forces. The German defense company said Wednesday that it would be sending 15 Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks and ammunition to Slovakia as well as a service package including training and spare parts. The first vehicle is expected to be shipped in December and the company aims to complete deliveries by the end of 2023. The vehicles that Rheinmetall will be providing were formerly in the inventories of various states, the company said.

Asia-Pacific

Taiwan has introduced its new single-rotor drone for surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The unmanned system was unveiled by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCIST) during a demonstration conducted on Tuesday. According to local media outlets, the drone features a larger payload capacity than other unmanned aerial vehicles in Taiwan’s arsenal.

Today’s Video

WATCH: US intelligence believes Ukraine fired missile that landed in Poland

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Huntington Contracted For CVN-78 | Iran Unveiled Sayyad 4B | South Korea To Upgrade Its K-9

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 16/11/2022 - 05:00
Americas

BAE Systems Land & Armaments won a $32 million contract modification, for M2A4 and M7A4 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of August 23, 2023. M2A4 is designed to provide protected transport of soldiers and direct fires to support dismounted infantry, disrupt or destroy enemy military forces, and control land areas. The Bradley Engineering Change Proposal (ECP), termed M2/M7A4, includes changes intended to restore ground clearance, suspension reliability, and lost mobility, and to improve situational awareness. The M2/M7A4 maintains the survivability enhancement features found on legacy vehicles, to include the Bradley Urban Survivability Kits, Bradley Reactive Armor Tiles, and Add-on Armor Kit that the Army developed and fielded based on lessons learned during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Huntington Ingalls Industries won a $36 million modification for work previously authorized and completed, related to the various warfare system installations and testing necessary to support the completed construction for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is the lead ship of her class of. The Gerald R. Ford class is a class of nuclear powered aircraft carriers. Work is already completed and took place in Virginia.

Middle East & Africa

Spain has once again extended the deployment period of a Patriot air defense missile unit in Turkey. This time, the soldiers and their equipment will remain till June 2023. Deployed in Adana, the Spanish Patriot unit has been stationed there since 2015. Taking over from the Netherlands, which arrived in January 2013 to protect Turkey from possible attacks by Syria.

Iran unveiled the longer-range Sayyad 4B surface-to-air missile for its Bavar-373 air defense system earlier this month. The latest in the Sayyad series of solid-fuel missiles struck a target at 300 kilometers (186.41 miles) in an October test, an increase of 100 kilometers (62 miles) over earlier versions, state-backed Tasnim News reported.

Europe

Germany and Spain are planning to train thousands of Ukrainian troops under an EU program to help bolster Kyiv’s fightback against Russia, officials said Tuesday. Their assistance adds to announcements already given by other EU countries that they will train Ukrainian soldiers on their territories.

Asia-Pacific

South Korea has embarked on a new $38-million project to upgrade its K-9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers. The country’s Agency for Defense Development will reportedly invest in a super long-range cannon to double the shooting range of the weapon system. The upgrade comes amid rising demand for increased shooting range due to increased artillery threat from North Korea and the rising capabilities of rival products.

Today’s Video

WATCH: Iran’s New Air Defense Missile – Sayyad 4B

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Airshow China 2022: Tsingaero Armament showcased strike-capable JZ-500 UAV

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 15:35
Chinese firm Tsingaero Armament showcased its JZ-500, a strike-capable rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), at the Airshow China 2022 exhibition in Zhuhai, which...
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CHINA/UNITED STATES/FRANCE/RUSSIA/UKRAINE : Ukrainian cunning and Chinese, American and French drones were key to successful Sevastopol naval attack

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
According to information obtained by Intelligence Online, the 29 October attack on the Russian ships stationed in Sevastopol was prepared well in advance and illustrates Ukraine's capacity for interaction between various independent units, both on the sea and in the
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CHINA/TAIWAN : China's phantom police station in Paris keeps watch on Taiwanese

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
Assigned to support - and monitor - the Chinese community in Paris, the phantom police station in Paris's southern 13th
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UNITED STATES : Glencore, US Justice Department and Swiss authorities enter final talks over compliance monitor

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
According to our information, the commodities trading giant Glencore and the US government are still negotiating with the Swiss authorities
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES : Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre steers third SAR satellite project

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai is busy developing a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation. The
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UNITED STATES/UNITED KINGDOM : London and Washington grow ever closer in hunt for oligarchs

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
The British government recently dispatched a Serious and Organised Crime network representative to join the British embassy in Washington as
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FRANCE : French intelligence services foreign cooperation: the government and parliament are planning new laws

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
The DPR's (Délégation parlementaire au renseignement) end of October report has put particular focus on the management of exchanges with
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RUSSIA : Russia's digital development minister caught in power struggle between Kremlin rivals

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin replaced two deputy ministers for digital development on 7 November, shortcutting the powers of the competent
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ALBANIA/FRANCE/ISRAEL/RUSSIA : The Intelligence Gazette: French DGSI's new hiring cell, Rosgvardia's deputy directors, Tel Aviv boosts Albanian cyber, New York jet-setter wins case against Moscow

Intelligence Online - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 08:00
France - DGSI's new recruitment cell.Intelligence Online understands that the French domestic intelligence service, the DGSI, is adding the finishing
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Taiwan defense suppliers urged to seek U.S. cybersecurity certification

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 06:07
An analyst has been urging Taiwan defense contractors and suppliers to seek certification in an American government program that is aimed at safeguarding sensitive information and supporting advanced cybersecurity standards in the industry.
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Syria's air defenses shoot down most Israeli missiles targeting Homs, casualties reported

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 06:07
In this file picture, Syria's air defenses intercept and destroy a missile launched by Israeli military aircraft from the direction of Lebanon towards the capital Damascus. (via SANA)
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Myanmar Junta Facing Major New Armed Threat in Far West

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 06:06
Renewed fighting in Myanmar's far west between the military and a powerful rebel group is opening another deadly front in the country's post-coup chaos, piling pressure on a junta still struggling to consolidate power.
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India isn't weak anymore; We believe in peace but will give a befitting reply if provoked: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in Haryana

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 14/11/2022 - 06:06
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has assured the Nation that the Armed Forces are fully equipped to give a befitting reply to anyone who casts an evil eye on India.
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