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Raytheon tasked with outfitting three additional US Army Strykers with 50 kW-class lasers

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 17:35
The US Army is moving ahead with plans to provide a platoon with four Stryker vehicles outfitted with 50 kW-class lasers in 2022 to down unmanned aircraft systems,...
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Chadian military parade reveals new equipment deliveries

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 15:04
Several new vehicle types featured in Chad's annual military parade on 11 August, including a large number of Terrier LT-79 light armoured personnel carriers (APCs)...
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Why Afghanistan fell to the Taliban

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 11:44
“The Afghan [military has] 300,000 well-equipped [troops] – as well equipped as any army in the world – and an air force against something like 75,000 Taliban. ... The...
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AFRL concludes Dialable Effects Munition JCTD programme

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 11:26
The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on 17 August announced that it had finalised its Dialable Effects Munition (DEM) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration...
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India, Vietnam navies demonstrate interoperability in South China Sea

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 11:26
The Indian Navy (IN) and the Vietnam People's Navy (VPN) have once again demonstrated their ability to interoperate in the South China Sea with a series of naval drills...
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GA-ASI Avenger with Lockheed Martin Legion Pod autonomously follows target aircraft

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 11:25
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI), on 2 July for the first time, used its Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a Lockheed Martin Legion...
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US can increase Afghanistan non-combatant evacuation capacity

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 11:24
The United States can substantially increase its ability to evacuate non-combatants from Afghanistan as its airlift out of the country continues, a top Pentagon officer...
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USMC fires two Naval Strike Missiles with new mobile launcher

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 11:23
The US Marine Corps (USMC) is inching closer to fielding a mobile, anti-ship weapon system ideal for the Indo-Pacific region and recently test-fired two missiles that...
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Iran produces uranium metal enriched up to 20%, increases production rate for 60% enriched uranium

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 11:22
On 16 August, Reuters, based on its access to unreleased reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported that Iran had produced 200 grams of uranium...
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Marine Corps Attacked Target Ship With NMESIS | Turkey Unveiled NAZAR | France Suspended Military Cooperation With Ethiopia

Defense Industry Daily - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 06:00
Americas

The US Marine Corps has used its Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) to attack a target ship more than 100 nautical miles away during a test in Hawaii. The actual firing of the Naval Strike Missile was carried out by engineers from Marine Corps Systems Command as the NMESIS is not an operational system yet. Two missiles were launched during the test on August 15.

Raytheon won an $11.5 million order, which provides for the upgrade of 10 AN/APG-79 radars from Configuration A to Configuration B and continuing required efforts to repair Weapons Replaceable Assemblies identified as nonfunctioning following baseline testing. AN/APG-79 provides situational awareness, near-instantaneous track updates, and multi-target tracking capability for Marine Corps combat aircraft. Work will take place in Texas, Mississippi and California. Estimated completion will be in July 2023.

Middle East & Africa

Turkish company Meteksan unveiled its NAZAR System, which provides laser soft-kill capability against Electro-optic (EO) and Infrared (IR) guided missiles. EO/IR guided missiles are increasingly becoming threats to military bases, ammunition depots and civilian strategic facilities due to advancing technologies. The NAZAR system has been developed with the ability to detect EO and IR guided missiles and to apply laser dazzling and soft-kill techniques directed against missiles to neutralize them from long distances.

France has suspended its military co-operation with Ethiopia due to concerns about the conflict in the northern region of Tigray, news agency AFP cited two official sources with knowledge of the issue as saying. They said that a deal agreed by French President Emmanuel Macron and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in March 2019 was suspended at the beginning of July. Under the agreement, France would loan EUR85 million to help Ethiopia set up a navy even though it has been landlocked since Eritrea gained its independence in 1993, AFP reported.

Europe

Babcock International won a contract to deliver the installation of a variable speed drive system for the central cooling system on board the Irish Navy’s Samuel Beckett Class ships. The company said in a news release that the variable speed drive system was first installed on the central cooling system of the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel, LÉ George Bernard Shaw (P64), at time of build, enabling the  vessel to use a variety of power outputs depending on the conditions and requirements.

Asia-Pacific

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) secured a licensing agreement to assemble and test the ASRAAM at its facility in India. The missile manufactures at the Bhanur unit in Telangana will be for both the domestic and foreign markets. The facility might be expanded to include the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of air-to-air missiles in the future.

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Watch: Top 10 Most Powerful Fighter Jet Radars (2021)

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Italy Increasing Tempest Funding And Planning New Support Aircraft Acquisitions

The Aviationist Blog - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 22:58

The Italian Air Force will get new tankers, SIGINT and CAEW assets while also continuing the development of special C-27J variants, as disclosed in the new multiyear defense planning document. The Italian government published the [...]

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Ethiopia may have Iranian UAVs

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 16:19
Photographs of a visit by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to an airport in the northeastern province of Afar suggest his country's military has acquired unmanned...
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IAI reports booming Q2 as IPO approaches

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 14:41
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) revealed its second quarter (Q2) and first half financial results for 2021 on 17 August, with sales and profits both surging to record...
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ECS introduces new datalink system for unmanned applications

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 12:44
UK-based Enterprise Control Systems (ECS) has launched a new RF datalink device aimed at the unmanned systems market.
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Turkmenistan Navy commissions new corvette

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 12:43
Video footage released by Turkmenistan's state-owned media indicates that the country's navy has commissioned a new corvette based on the C92 design from Turkish...
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Dozens of Afghan Air Force aircraft flown out of Afghanistan

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 12:02
More than 40 Afghan Air Force (AAF) aircraft have been flown to Uzbekistan to prevent them from falling in the hands of the Taliban after the group regain control over...
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ONR re-issues solicitation for ‘Screaming Arrow' development

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 11:57
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Department for Aviation, Force Projection and Integrated Defense on 7 August re-issued a Special Notice (N0014-21-S-SNI4) soliciting...
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Sikorsky To Overhaul Army’s Black Hawk Main Rotor Blade | Turkey To Showcase Cagatay Drone | Spanish Civil Guard Seeks To Buy Assault Rifles

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 06:00
Americas

Sikorsky won a $116.5 million deal for maintenance and overhaul of the Black Hawk main rotor blade. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. The UH-60 Black Hawk, developed by Sikorsky, has been operational in the US Army since 1978. In April 2001, the US Army approved an upgrade programme for more than 1,500 Black Hawks to UH-60M. The UH-60M features new wide chord composite spar main rotor blades, strengthened fuselage and advanced infrared suppression. Estimated completion date for this contract is August 15, 2026.

Integral Aerospace won a $10 million contract for the repair of two parts associated with the 650 gallon fuel tanks in support of the CH-53 aircraft. All work will be performed in Santa Ana, California, and the ordering period is expected to be completed by August 2026. The CH-52 Super Stallion is a heavy-lift helicopter. The marine corps uses the Super Stallion in the amphibious assault role and for transporting heavy equipment. The US Navy also use the Super Stallion for vertical delivery and recovery of damaged aircraft on aircraft carriers.

Middle East & Africa

Turkish UAV manufacturer UAVERA will showcase its new Cagatay VTOL UAV at the 15th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2021 being held in Istanbul TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center between August 17 and August 20. The Cagatay VTOL UAV is a sub-cloud UAV (BIHA) class with 6 hours of flight time and a communication range of up to 150 kilometers. The UAV also is equipped with satellite control, feel-and-avoid, anti-collision, and swarm capabilities.

Europe

The Spanish Civil Guard has issued a tender for the supply of a minimum of 3,500 5.56x45mm caliber assault rifles worth about six million euros. Infodefensa reported that the tender also includes the supply of rifle holders, cases with cleaning tools, facemasks, user manuals and 10,500 magazines, with delivery of the rifles and the other items during 2022 and 2023.

Asia-Pacific

Japan’s first KC-46A recently refueled another KC-46A over the state of Washington. “Refueling with the first Japan KC-46A is an important milestone for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force,” Jamie Burgess, KC-46 program manager, said in a statement from Boeing. Japan is the first non-US KC-46A customer, and is scheduled to receive its first tanker later this year.

According to Jane’s, South Korean firm LIG Nex1 announced in late July the completion of sea trials of its Haegum-3 (Sea Sword 3) unmanned surface vehicle (USV). The development work was carried out under the umbrella of a two-year public-private joint venture, called ‘The Coastal Security and the Rapid Response Unmanned Surface Vehicle Civil-Military Technology Commercialization Support Program’, between 2019 and 2021.

Today’s Video

Watch: CH-53K King Stallion Takes Flight at MCAS New River

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Hanwha Defense secures contract for localised version of M3 amphibious rig for RoKA

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 18:14
South Korean company Hanwha Defense has secured a contract to lead a KRW500 billion (USD426 million) project aimed at developing and producing a localised version of the...
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Navy League 2021: Martin UAV, USMC working on V-Bat hybrid-electric, heavy fuel propulsion

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 18:14
The US Marine Corps (USMC) Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) is working with Martin UAV to develop a pair of propulsion efforts for the company's V-Bat vertical take-off and...
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