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US Military Looks For Long Range Sniper Rifle | Ghana To Launch National Defense University | Germany Dropped Opposition To Eurofighter Sale To Saudi Arabia

Defense Industry Daily - Tue, 01/09/2024 - 05:00
Americas The US military is looking for a new sniper rifle that can strike targets at extremely long range. According to a notice, the weapon must be capable of delivering precise fire at a range of up to 2,500 meters or 1.6 miles. It should also have a modular design, with overall length and weight […]
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Raytheon Tapped For SeaSparrow Support | Finland Buys 40 More Patrias | Pakistan To Integrate Chinese FC-31s Into Its Air Force

Defense Industry Daily - Mon, 01/08/2024 - 05:00
Americas Raytheon won a $34.4 million modification to exercise options and provide incremental funding for engineering and technical services in support of SeaSparrow missile systems programs. This contract action combines purchases for the US government; and the governments of Japan, and Chile, under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work is expected to complete December 2025. […]
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US Army Inked HADES Deal With Bombardier | UCAV Made Its Maiden Flight | Lithuania Acquires Ground Master 200

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 01/05/2024 - 05:00
Americas The US Army has inked a contract with Bombardier Defense to receive one jet aircraft for its High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) program jet plane prototype. Bombardier’s Global 6500 aircraft will serve as the blueprint for the program’s large-cabin business jet unit, fitted with advanced deep-sensing equipment for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) […]
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Pilum High: The Javelin Anti-Armor Missile

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 01/05/2024 - 04:58
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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Canadian NASAMS For Ukraine Remain Grounded | MediWound Produces Burn-Treatment For US Army | NATO Members Inked Patriot Deal

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 01/03/2024 - 15:00
Americas Canada’s promised $400 million National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) for Ukraine remains grounded, with delivery shrouded in uncertainty. While the Liberal government touted the acquisition in January 2023, National Defence now admits plans are still being worked out with the United States, including crucial details like delivery timelines. Crew Training International won a […]
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Timely Defenders: Keeping Patriots in Shape

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 01/03/2024 - 14:56
DID's FOCUS Article covering the Patriot anti-air missile system, including all development & contracts during the FY 2007 time frame...
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Raytheon Tapped For MK 54 Engineering Support | Ukraine Gets Tactical Vehicles From Japan | T. Mariotti to Build New Italian Ships for Auxiliary Maritime Operations

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 01/03/2024 - 05:00
Americas Raytheon Missiles & Defense Naval Surface & Undersea Systems won a $34 million contract action for production and engineering support for common parts related to the MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo. This contract will purchase parts for the Navy. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Rhode Island; and Poulsbo, Washington, and is expected to be […]
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Digital Abrams: The M1A2 SEP Program

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 01/03/2024 - 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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Bell Boeing Tapped For Osprey Support | US Rejected Israeli Apache Request | New AEW&C Planes For Korea

Defense Industry Daily - Tue, 01/02/2024 - 05:00
Americas Bell Boeing won a $21.3 million order, which provides for the production and delivery of 59 line clearance kits, 18 integrated aircraft survivability equipment (IASE) A-Kits, and installation of 16 IASE A-Kits, allowing increased infrared countermeasure and radar warning capability and aircraft survivability, in support of the MV-22 Osprey aircraft sustainment efforts for the […]
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V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys, 2008-2021

Defense Industry Daily - Tue, 01/02/2024 - 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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US Army Grants Javelin, Stinger, GMLR System Supply Contract | Raytheon Tapped For StormBreaker Support | Pakistan Flight-Tested Fatah-II

Defense Industry Daily - Mon, 01/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin won a $67.9 million modification, which adds scope to procure material and labor to establish initial depot repair capabilities for F-35 Lightning II components at various military service depot locations across the US in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be […]
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USAF Grants Long-Endurance Drone Deal | Ukraine Wants AI-Upgraded Caesar Howitzer | South Korea Purchases 20 F-35As

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 12/29/2023 - 05:00
Americas Tech giant DZYNE has inked a $49-million contract with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop low-cost, military-grade capabilities to boost the US unmanned fleet’s endurance and propulsion. The contract will support research and development for DZYNE’s long endurance program to create technology allowing the Air Force’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to perform […]
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Snakes and Rotors: The H-1 Helicopter Program

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 12/29/2023 - 04:58
UH-1Y and AH-1Z by Neville Dawson The US Marines’ helicopter force is aging at all levels, from banana-shaped CH-46 Sea Knight transports that are far older than their pilots, to the 1980s-era UH-1N Hueys and AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters that make up the Corps’ helicopter assault force. While the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey program has staggered […]
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DoS Approved C-17 Maintenance TO NSPA | RTX Delivers AGM-154s To Bahrain | DoS Approved Saudi Request For Military Training

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 12/27/2023 - 05:00
Americas BAE Systems has inked a $92-million deal with the US Navy to continue providing logistical services for its air traffic control and landing systems. The five-year indefinite-delivery-and -quantity contract covers fleet services, technical support, and operational software development with maintenance for capabilities in the US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and […]
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Last of the Globemasters: The Final C-17 Orders

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 12/27/2023 - 04:58
Happy ‘trails… (click to view full) The C-17 has had more money-driven last hurrahs than The Who. Even so, FY 2010 featured the USAF’s last planned orders of C-17 Globemaster III short field, heavy-lift transport jets. The Pentagon had been trying to end the program for years, but 3 factors led Congress to keep adding […]
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Oshkosh To Retrofit HET A1 Tractors | StemRad to Produce Gamma Radiation Shields For US Troops | Korea Donated 500MDs For Kenya

Defense Industry Daily - Tue, 12/26/2023 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin won a $141.5 million modification to exercise options for capability package development and fielding, system integration and fielding, and in-service sustainment in support of current configurations of the AEGIS combat system. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2024. Defense manufacturer Oshkosh has inked […]
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Workshop with defence industry outlines collaboration portfolio for engaging with EDA

EDA News - Fri, 12/22/2023 - 12:19

A strong and competitive European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) is a prerequisite for developing defence capabilities and securing European strategic autonomy. EDA has established a structured dialogue and enhanced engagement with industry, which aims to EDTIB and focuses on European entities. This month, the Agency hosted a dedicated workshop for the defence industry, welcoming over 150 experts in-house and online, to update on the state of play and related way ahead of EDA’s activities of particular interest to the defence industry.

Welcoming industry representatives from large, mid-cap, SMEs and industrial associations, EDA’s Director for Industry Synergies and Enablers (ISE) underlined that the establishment of defence initiatives at EU level have created favorable conditions for strengthening the EDTIB. He emphasised that the Agency is committed to fostering an environment that supports the EDTIB, acknowledging its crucial contribution to Europe's overall security and defence.

The participants were updated by EDA experts during the workshop on the five pillars of EDA’s industry engagement approach, notably: Capability Development, Research, Technology and Innovation, Key Strategic Activities and wider EU policies as well as overall support to Industry. The update focused on activities of interest to the industry, including opportunities for potential engagement. Representatives of the European Commission also attended the meeting and provided an update on their current initiatives relevant to defence industry.

Access to finance, 2023 EU Capability Development Priorities & tools for industry

Industry representatives were informed on the Member States joint statement on access to financing that was prepared by EDA through a collaborative dialogue involving participating Member States and the industry. The statement, that was endorsed by 27 EU Ministers of Defence last November, emphasizes on the importance of accessing finance on capital markets, and encompassing both regulatory proposals at EU-level related to ESG reporting and ongoing developments with national financial actors.

The 27 EU Ministers of Defence approved also the 2023 EU Capability Development Priorities (CDP). The 22 agreed priorities provide a valuable overview of the capability development landscape for the defence industry. The workshop allowed industry representatives to address relevant questions on the CDP, primarily what are the next steps regarding the implementation and how industry could be involved in this process.  

Clarifications also provided to the participants on how to access to the EDA prioritization platform which contains the Capability Development Priorities (CDP), Strategic Context Cases (SCC), Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA including the TBB roadmaps) and Key Strategic Activities (KSA) and on the further development of the B2B platform.

EDA also informed the participants about the publication of the Industry Engagement Roadmap 2024 which offers an overview of the EDA activities of interest to the industry, that are planned to take place in 2024 in all 5 pillars of EDA Industry Engagement.

Participants stressed that this workshop could take place one more time per year as the update provided is considered very useful.

Raytheon Tapped For ESSM Support | Spain Acquires 16 C295 | Philippines Acquired Advanced Radar System

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 12/22/2023 - 05:00
Americas Raytheon won a $41.1 million for the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Block (BLK) one spare parts for sustainment and support of in-service ESSM BLK 1 Guided Missile Assemblies. This delivery order includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this delivery order to $49,251,821. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. […]
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Australia’s MH-60R Maritime Helicopters

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 12/22/2023 - 04:58
MH-60Rs fire Hellfire (click to view full) Australia’s AIR 9000, Phase 8 project aimed to buy 24 modern naval helicopters to 16 existing S-70B-2 Seahawks, along with the disastrous A$1.1 billion, 11-helicopter SH-2G “Super Seasprite” acquisition attempt. With a total sales and support value of over A$ 3 billion, it was a highly coveted award. […]
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Sikorsky Tapped For King Stallion Support | Latvia Acquires 6 HIMARS | US Flies Bombers For Joint Drills With South Korea, Japan

Defense Industry Daily - Thu, 12/21/2023 - 05:00
Americas Sikorsky won a $29.4 million modification, which exercises an option to provide logistics support analysis, logistics products and product data, technical publications resulting from production engineering changes, diminishing manufacturing sources, material shortages in support of CH-53K King Stallion aircraft production, and fielding for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut; Bohemia, […]
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