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Lockheed To Showcase Patriot Missile | Germany Delivered Sea Kings To Ukraine | Philippines Pushing For A More Self-Reliant Defense Posture

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin Aeronautics won an $8.4 million modification, which adds scope to procure diminishing manufacturing sources in support of production, retrofit, spares, replenishment and repairs for the F-35 Lightning II program for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Foreign Military Sales customers, and non-US Department of Defense participants. Work will be performed in Fort […]
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F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 04:58
F-35B: off probation (click to view full) The $382 billion F-35 Joint Strike fighter program may well be the largest single global defense program in history. This major multinational program is intended to produce an “affordably stealthy” multi-role fighter that will have 3 variants: the F-35A conventional version for the US Air Force et. al.; […]
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Georgia Air National Guard Gets 1st C-130J-30s | Saab Provides UAE With Global Eye Support | Taiwan Renovating Its Runways

Thu, 25/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas The Georgia Air National Guard has received its first of eight C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters from defense giant Lockheed Martin. The new jet builds on a tradition of Hercules operation for the 165th Airlift Wing, which received its first model in 1975 and has been operating many versions of the military transport aircraft […]
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The C-130J: New Hercules & Old Bottlenecks

Thu, 25/01/2024 - 04:58
RAAF C-130J-30, flares (click to view full) The C-130 Hercules remains one of the longest-running aerospace manufacturing programs of all time. Since 1956, over 40 models and variants have served as the tactical airlift backbone for over 50 nations. The C-130J looks similar, but the number of changes almost makes it a new aircraft. Those […]
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GD Tapped For Virginia Class Support | Germany Might Send Ammo To Israel | North Korea Tested Underwater Nuclear Weapon System

Wed, 24/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas General Dynamics won a $96.4 million modification for Long Lead Time Material associated with the Virginia Class submarines SSN 812 and SSN 813. Work will take place in Colorado, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and other locations within the US as well as the United Kingdom. The United States and Britain launched […]
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Virginia Block III: The Revised Bow

Wed, 24/01/2024 - 04:58
Virginia Block I-II (click for SuperSize) “GDEB Receives $148M as Virginia Class Lead Yard” described changes to the Virginia Class submarine’s design that are expected to reach 20% of the $200 million savings goal by the time orders for the versatile sea attack/ land attack/ special forces submarines rise to 2 per year, in 2012. […]
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Bell Textron To Support Canadian Griffon | Poland Sends Aid Package To Ukraine | NATO Purchases 155-mm Artillery Ammunition

Tue, 23/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Canada has awarded Bell Textron a $2.28-billion contract to deliver in-service support for its air force’s CH-146 Griffon multirole utility helicopters. The agreement will cover program management as well as technical, engineering, and design change services for the fleet. The US Army has awarded Allison Transmission an $83.3 million contract to supply upgraded and new X1100 […]
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Digital Abrams: The M1A2 SEP Program

Tue, 23/01/2024 - 04:58
M1A2 SEP (click to view full) America’s M1 Abrams tanks come in a number of versions. In addition to the M1A1 that is now standard, the US Army is beginning to field its M1 TUSK for urban warfare. It also operates the M1A2 System Enhancement Program (SEP), currently the most advanced standard variant. This Spotlight […]
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US Army Flight-Tested PrSM | Germany To Develop New Short-Range System | Japan Acquires Tomahawk

Mon, 22/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Boeing’s KC-46A Pegasus has encountered some turbulence. Plagued by technical glitches and safety concerns, the aerial refueller has faced a $7 billion headwind. Boeing is taking the Pegasus back to the hangar for a thorough overhaul. Six critical issues stand between the Pegasus and its full potential. Michael Marrow from Breaking Defense toured Boeing’s […]
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Tomahawk’s Chops: xGM-109 Block IV Cruise Missiles

Mon, 22/01/2024 - 04:58
Block IV Cutaway (click to view full) Block IV Tomahawk is the current generation of the Tomahawk family of cruise missiles. The BGM-109 Tomahawk family began life in the 1980s as sub-sonic, low-flying nuclear strike weapons, before being developed into long-range RGM/UGM-109 conventional attack missiles. They’re most frequently launched from submarines and surface ships, and […]
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NG Completed Sentinel ICBM Live-Fire Test | NATO Plans 90,000 soldiers Maneuver | France, US Provide Ammo For Ukraine

Fri, 19/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Boeing won a $102.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification, which exercises options for the production and delivery of ten P-8A increment three retrofit A-kits and provides for three retrofit kit A-kit installs, in support of anti-submarine warfare capabilities upgrades for the Navy. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida; St. Louis, Missouri; and Mesa, Arizona, and […]
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P-8 Poseidon MMA: Long-Range Maritime Patrol, and More

Fri, 19/01/2024 - 04:58
P-8A Poseidon (click to view full) Maritime surveillance and patrol is becoming more and more important, but the USA’s P-3 Orion turboprop fleet is falling apart. The P-7 Long Range Air ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Capable Aircraft program to create an improved P-3 began in 1988, but cost overruns, slow progress, and interest in opening the […]
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US Seeks Vendor To Integrate LRSO On B-52H | Spain Buys Rheinmetall Munitions | Malaysia Gets G2000 Mk II

Thu, 18/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas According to the Defense Post, the US Air Force is seeking a vendor to integrate the upcoming Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) nuclear missile on the B-52H Stratofortress bomber. The service expects the vendor to build and integrate the Bomber Weapon Interface Equipment (BWIE) on the aircraft in support of the LRSO. The US military remains […]
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Up to $11.9B for B-52H Maintenance & Modernization

Thu, 18/01/2024 - 04:58
B-52H: flyin’ low, dyin’ slow… (click to view full) Officially, it’s the B-52H Stratofortress. Unofficially, it’s the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat F–cker). Either way, this subsonic heavy bomber remains the mainstay of the U.S. strategic fleet after more than 50 years of service. A total of 102 B-52H bombers were delivered from FY 1961-1963, and […]
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Brazil Commissioned Humaitá Sub | Burkina Faso Procures 105 mm WMA301 | India Test-Fired Akash

Tue, 16/01/2024 - 09:00
Americas BAE Systems has delivered the US Marine Corps’ first Amphibious Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant following tests ensuring its mission-critical effectiveness. The ACV-C is part of a $256.8-million production contract for the vehicle’s Personnel and Combat variants. The production is estimated to be worth $111.5 million. BAE Systems is currently producing and developing Personnel, […]
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NG Tapped For Global Hawk Sustainment | DoS Approved Javelin Sale To Kosovo | MBDA To Equip Miecznik-Class With Surface-To-Air Missiles

Tue, 16/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Northrop Grumman won a $23 million modification for Global Hawk (RQ-4) aircraft sustainment. The contract modification is for the purchase of replenishment spares for operational use and to support depot repair. This modification also provides an option for procurement of an additional quantity of spares. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of […]
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RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs

Tue, 16/01/2024 - 04:58
RQ-4A Global Hawk (click to view full) Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV has established a dominant position in the High Altitude/ Long Endurance UAV market. While they are not cheap, they are uniquely capable. During Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the system flew only 5% of the US Air Force’s high altitude reconnaissance sorties, but […]
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Pilum High: The Javelin Anti-Armor Missile

Tue, 16/01/2024 - 04:56
Javelin, firing (click to view full) The FGM-148 Javelin missile system aimed to solve 2 key problems experienced by American forces. One was a series of disastrous experiences in Vietnam, trying to use 66mm M72 LAW rockets against old Soviet tanks. A number of replacement options like the Mk 153 SMAW and the AT4/M136 spun […]
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Bell Boeing Tapped For Osprey Flight Test | Spyder Intercepted A Drone | EU’s Defense Sector Gets Money

Mon, 15/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Bell Boeing won a $23.3 million modification, which exercises an option to provide continued flight test support for the V-22 Osprey aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the government of Japan. Work will take place in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida. Expected completion date is in January 2025. Boeing won a […]
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V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys, 2008-2021

Mon, 15/01/2024 - 04:58
(click to view full) In March 2008, the Bell Boeing Joint Project Office in Amarillo, TX received a $10.4 billion modification that converted the previous N00019-07-C-0001 advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee, multi-year contract. The new contract rose to $10.92 billion, and was used to buy 143 MV-22 (for USMC) and 31 CV-22 (Air Force […]
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