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Lockheed Running Out OF F-35 Space | Leonardo Signed LINAPS Deal With UK And Italy | Korea To Export Military Vehicles To Peru

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 16:00
Americas Pratt & Whitney won a $9 million delivery order against a five-year basic ordering agreement for F100 engine case diffusers. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The delivery order end date is December 31, 2027. Using military service is Air Force. […]
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PAC-3 MSE Integrated With Aegis Defeats Target In Flight Test | US Dronebusters In Middle East | Poland Buys US-Made Surveillance Aerostats

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 16:00
Americas Lockheed Martin has announced the first-ever launch of a Patriot PAC-3 missile segment enhancement (MSE) interceptor using the Virtualized Aegis Weapon System. Conducted in collaboration with various US Department of Defense components, the test saw the advanced missile engage and neutralize a cruise missile target mid-flight. It utilized a ground-based MK-70 containerized launch platform from […]
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US Army Awards Lockheed Hypersonic Weapon System Deal | DoS Approved NSPA FMS | Boramae Fired IRIS-T

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 06:00
Americas The US Army has signed a $756-million deal with Lockheed Martin to acquire new capabilities for the country’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) system. Under the contract, Lockheed will provide additional LRHW battery equipment, systems and software engineering support, and logistics solutions. The items will boost the force’s ability to launch hypersonic missiles from ground […]
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Canada Commissioned HMCS William Hall | US Withdraws Forces From Niger | China Showed Off “Military Robot Dogs”

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 06:00
Americas The Royal Canadian Navy has commissioned its fourth Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and offshore patrol vessel, the HMCS William Hall, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Hall was built under Ottawa’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy to amplify the country’s naval forces against evolving threats in North America. The US Army is collecting feedback from its soldiers regarding the […]
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BAE To Develop DBD | Babcock To Support Luleå Class Development | Philippines Buy Patrol Ships From Japan

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 06:00
Americas Austal won an $8 million deal to provide advance planning, material procurement, and accomplishment of work for emergent availabilities in support of the littoral combat ship USS Kingsville (LCS 36). This effort is to develop and provide planning, engineering support, planning and logistics technical documentation, funds and man-hour expenditure data, projected costs, cost estimates, […]
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Grand Forks AFB Extended Global Hawk Operational Range | Lithuania Received Javelins | US And Japan To Develop Interceptor System

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 06:00
Americas Lockheed Martin won a $79 million contract. This contract procures diminishing manufacturing sources parts required for the production and sustainment in of the F-35 aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, and non-US Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is […]
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USN Wants To Bolster Surface Forces | US Approved Sidewinder FMS To Romania | Airbus Completed Aerovel Purchase

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 16:00
Americas Technology company Sigma Defense Systems has signed a $4.7 million task order to build a virtual reality intelligence training ecosystem for the US Army. Under the deal, the Georgia-based firm will build, demonstrate, and deploy a next-generation training platform for the army’s Operator Maintainer Immersive Virtual Reality Environment for Intelligence Training (OMNIVORE-IT) project. The resulting […]
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Nothing but Netz: Used F-16s for Romania

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 05:58
MiG-21 ‘Lancer’ (click to view full) The MiG-21 is reaching the end of its service life, but it can still be effective for a little while. India’s refurbished MiG-21 ‘Bisons’ combined Russian, Indian and Israeli technology to excellent effect in the COPE India 2004 and 2005 exercises with the USAF, and there’s even a Russian-Israeli […]
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Lockheed To Upgrade MLRS | Arrow 3 Production Could Be Disrupted | Estonia Considers Sending Troops To Ukraine For Non-Direct Combat Roles

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 06:00
Americas Applied Visual Technology won a $28 million firm-fixed-price contract for Targeted Fidelity Apache Tactical Trainer simulators, the Tactical Control Centre, and the Network Simulation Environment. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida; and Kooiweg, Netherlands, with an estimated completion date of September 15, 2026. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity. The […]
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GA-ASI Announced Upgrade To Reaper Drones | Jordan Announced “Eager Lion” Military Exercise | Chinas Fujian Finished Maiden Sea Trials

Tue, 05/14/2024 - 06:00
Americas The US Army is testing the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle-mounted Modular Turreted Mortar System (MTMS) prototype. Trials have been ongoing since January to ensure the expected performance from the system before an upcoming demonstration at Fort Moore, Georgia, in September. “We are diligently verifying its advertised capabilities and making sure it is safe for the […]
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CAES to Support US Army’s Long Range Precision Fires | Ukraine Gets US HIMARS Boost | Safran To Design Engines For GDAT

Mon, 05/13/2024 - 06:00
Americas Marvin Land Systems won a $14.7 million deal for M1 Abrams tank auxiliary power units. The ordering period end date is September 19, 2024. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan. […]
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Boeing Tapped For V-22 | DoS Approved HARM FMS To UAE | Australia Further Upgrades Military Infrastructure

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 06:00
Americas Bell Boeing won a $14 million modification to provide continued post-production systems engineering and program management support for the V-22 Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization retrofit program for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania; and Fort Worth, Texas and is expected to be completed in September 2024. Naval Air […]
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Lockheed Tapped For AEGIS Updates | MSI Drones To Help US Forces In The Middle East | Germany Buys GL-40 Launchers From Steyr

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 16:00
Americas Northrop Grumman won a $9 million modification to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm-target), cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract. This modification increases the contract ceiling to procure the necessary hardware and associated technical engineering, management and logistics support for fabrication, assembly, test, and delivery of eight AN/APR-39 D(V)2 Radar Warning Receiver/Electronic Warfare Management Systems, and […]
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Raytheon Tapped For Zumwalt Modernization | Iran Unveiled Bavar-373 | Spain Acquires Additional NASAMS from Kongsberg

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 06:00
Americas Raytheon Missiles & Defense won a $212.5 million for an option exercise of combat system engineering, miscellaneous material, and travel supporting combat system installation, integration, development, testing, correction, maintenance, and modernization of ZUMWALT class mission systems and mission system equipment. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Rhode Island (40%); Tewksbury, Massachusetts (33%); San Diego, […]
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The USA’s DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Program: Dead Aim, Or Dead End?

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 15:58
67% of the fleet (click to view full) DID’s FOCUS Article for the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class “destroyer” program covers the new ships’ capabilities and technologies, key controversies, associated contracts and costs, and related background resources. The ship’s prime missions are to provide naval gunfire support, and next-generation air defense, in near-shore areas where other large […]
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DoS Approved BT-67 FMS To Argentina | Lithuania To Spend $16M For Ukraine Rehabilitation | Japan Orders THeMIS

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 09:00
Americas Lockheed Martin won an $88.3 million Captains of Industry contract for the overhaul of B-2 digital receiver and legacy defense message system. This contract provides for overhaul, management, and material lay-in. Work will be performed at Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by April 16, 2034. This contract was a sole […]
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USA’s B-2 Bombers Leading the Way in Contracting for Availability

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 08:58
All together now… (click to view full) Britain’s practice of “contracting for availability” for key equipment, rather than paying for spare parts and maintenance hours, may be its most significant defense procurement reform. In a world where older air, sea, and ground vehicle fleets are growing maintenance demands beyond countries’ available budgets, it’s an approach […]
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USN Gets First Two T-54As | Russia Received New Su-35s | Ghost Sharks Revealed By Anduril

Sun, 04/21/2024 - 10:00
Americas The US Navy marks a new chapter in multi-engine pilot training with the arrival of its first two T-54A trainer aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi on Apr. 18th. The T-54A, a modified Beechcraft King Air 260 designated for the Navy, replaces the T-44C Pegasus, which has served faithfully since 1977. The […]
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X-62 VISTA Flew 1st AI Dogfight Against Manned F-16s | CyberTech Conference Took Place In Israel | China Bolsters Space Capabilities

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 06:00
Americas D-J Engineering Inc. won a $30 million deal for machine shop requirements for supplies related to EA-18G and P-8A aircraft components and related platforms/requirements for Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. Each awardee will be awarded $10,000 obligated at time of award. These contracts include options which, if exercised, would bring the total value to […]
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Denmark Sells F-16s To Argentina | Finnish Air Force To Conduct AAR With MMU | Mid-Range Capability Missile Landed In The Philippines

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 06:00
Americas Thales Defense & Security Inc. won a $16 million deal for the repair of three items that are part of the H-1 Optimized Top Owl system. All work will be performed in Valbonne, France, and work is expected to be completed by October 2024. Annual working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $11,933,292 […]
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