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US Air Force EA-37Bs to Receive Upgraded EW Systems | British Soldiers Fired Archer | Embraer And Mahindra Offer C-390 Millennium To India

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin won a $8.1 million modification by the US Navy to exercise options for Combat System Ship Integration and Test on Littoral Combat Ships and Large Unmanned Surface Vessels. Work will be performed in Camden, New Jersey; Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Jacksonville, Florida; Pascagoula, Mississippi; Moorestown, New Jersey; San Diego, California; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and […]
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The JAS-39 Gripen: Sweden’s 4+ Generation Wild Card

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 04:58
South African JAS-39D (click to view full) As a neutral country with a long history of providing for its own defense against all comers, Sweden also has a long tradition of building excellent high-performance fighters with a distinctive look. From the long-serving Saab-35 Draken (“Dragon,” 1955-2005) to the Mach 2, canard-winged Saab-37 Viggen (“Thunderbolt,” 1971-2005), […]
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SpaceX Launches Six Hypersonic, Ballistic Tracking Space Sensors | AMRAAMs and SDB-IIs Sales Approved For Italy | Norinco Revealed New Howitzer

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 05:00
Americas SpaceX launched six US missile-detection satellites to low-Earth orbit on Wednesday. They include two Missile Defense Agency Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) satellites and the final four Space Development Agency (SDA) Tranche 0 Tracking Layer satellites of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture. Of the 27 Tranche 0 satellites in orbit, 19 perform data […]
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AMRAAM: Deploying & Developing America’s Medium-Range Air-Air Missile

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 04:58
AIM-120C from F-22A (click for test missile zoom) Raytheon’s AIM-120 Advanced, Medium-Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) has become the world market leader for medium range air-to-air missiles, and is also beginning to make inroads within land-based defense systems. It was designed with the lessons of Vietnam in mind, and of local air combat exercises […]
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US Marines Test Unmanned Boat Prototype | MBDA Germany Exports The Enforcer | Japan Receives US Training On Tomahawk

Fri, 02/16/2024 - 05:00
Americas The US Marine Corps is set to test an unmanned boat prototype designed to covertly supply ground troops with missiles. The Autonomous Low-Profile Vessel (ALPV) has already been tested from surface vessels over the last year. However, it will be tested in an operational environment for the first time at Project Convergence Capstone 4 […]
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BAE Equips Stingray With VMSC | Israel Started Series Of Airstrikes On Lebanon | Sweden Seeks Arthur Replacement

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 05:00
Americas A Utah National Guard AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter involved in a landing exercise crashed at the South Valley Regional Airport on Monday, February 12, at approximately 1:20 PM. While both pilots (one is from the 419th Fighter Wing) onboard sustained injuries, they are reported to be in stable condition. No other casualties were reported. […]
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US Senate Approves Military Aid Package | USS Kingsville Acceptance Trials Completed | Israel Deployed AI In Gaza

Wed, 02/14/2024 - 05:00
Americas The US Senate approved $60 billion in funding for Ukraine on Tuesday, but the Republican-led House Speaker indicated his chamber will reject the bill. The $95 billion package includes funding for Israel’s military and key strategic ally Taiwan, but the lion’s share would help Ukraine restock depleted ammunition supplies, weapons and other crucial needs […]
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LCS: The USA’s Littoral Combat Ships

Wed, 02/14/2024 - 04:58
Austal Team Trimaran LCS Design (click to enlarge) Exploit simplicity, numbers, the pace of technology development in electronics and robotics, and fast reconfiguration. That was the US Navy’s idea for the low-end backbone of its future surface combatant fleet. Inspired by successful experiments like Denmark’s Standard Flex ships, the US Navy’s $35+ billion “Littoral Combat […]
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L3 Tapped For Trident Slight Test Support | Edge to Collaborate with Turkish Aerospace Industries On Airborne

Sun, 02/11/2024 - 09:00
Americas L3Harris Interstate Electronics won a $15.1 million for TRIDENT II (D5) Flight Test Instrumentation systems support. This contract award also benefits a foreign military sale to the United Kingdom. Work is expected to be completed by February 8, 2027. This contract is being awarded on a sole source basis under 10 US Code 3204(a)(1) […]
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Trident II D5 Missile: Keeping Up with Changing Times

Sun, 02/11/2024 - 08:58
Trident II D5 Test Launch (click to view full) Nuclear tipped missiles were first deployed on board US submarines at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s, to deter a Soviet first strike. The deterrence theorists argued that, unlike their land-based cousins, submarine-based nuclear weapons couldn’t be taken out by a surprise first […]
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Austal Expands Manufacturing Facility | Poland Buys Air And Surface Radar System | Hellenic Seahawks Completed Flight Test

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 05:00
Americas Austal USA has teamed with Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. and Pearlson Shiplift to design and construct a new part of its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The “major expansion” will see the development of a hub at the southern portion of Austal’s existing waterfront yard. Three branches of the US military have joined forces for […]
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USAF Gets Remaining Red Hawks | Fortem To Supply C-UAS TO Saudi Arabia | DoS Approves JASSM Sale To Netherlands

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 15:00
Americas Boeing has revealed that deliveries of the remaining T-7A Red Hawk trainer aircraft to the US Air Force have been hit by fresh delays due to supply chain issues. The company said it completed delivering the first three test aircraft in 2023 but failed to transfer the fourth and fifth aircraft under contract. According to […]
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AGM-158 JASSM: Lockheed’s Family of Stealthy Cruise Missiles

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 14:58
JASSM-ER from B-1B (click to view full) The 2,000 pound AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) is intended to be a stealthy, inexpensive GPS/IIR (Global Positioning system/ Imaging InfraRed) guided cruise missile. It’s designed to attack well-defended targets without putting its carrier aircraft in the crosshairs of new long-range surface to air missile systems. JASSM […]
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Canadian Navy Procures TLS | DoD Confirmed Viper Sale To Nigeria | Lockheed To Deliver MK 41s To Poland

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 05:00
Americas The 3rd Airlift Squadron (AS) of the 436th Airlift Wing has successfully concluded trials of a novel C-17 Globemaster III combat offload procedure dubbed “Method C,” marking a potential leap forward in cargo delivery efficiency and safety. This innovative technique eliminates the need for traditional forklifts or other ground vehicles, utilizing a system of […]
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US Bradleys to get upgraded APS | Raytheon Provides Taiwan With JSOW | South Korea Will Build 40 KF-21 Boramaes

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems won a $8.3 million cost type modification for AEGIS capability package development and fielding, system integration and fielding, and in-service sustainment performance incentive fee. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity. The US Army has tapped General […]
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The US Army’s Bradley Remanufacture Program

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 04:56
M3A3 Bradley CFV: Charge! (click to view full) In the 1970s, middle eastern wars demonstrated that tanks without infantry screens were vulnerable to infantry with anti-tank missiles. Unfortunately, armored personnel carriers were easy prey for enemy tanks, and sometimes had trouble just keeping up with friendly tanks like America’s 60+ ton, 50+ mph M1 Abrams. […]
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Boeing Wins CH-47 Upgrade Deal | DoS Approved Hellfire Sale To The Netherlands | France To Modernize Its Armed Forces

Mon, 02/05/2024 - 05:00
Americas The Boeing won a $19.4 million modification, which exercises an option to procure two P-8A Increment 3 retrofit A-Kits in support of anti-submarine warfare capabilities upgrades for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida; St. Louis, Missouri; and Mesa, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in June […]
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US And Japan Held Joint Naval Exercise | Danish Iver Huitfeldt Set Sail To Suez Canal | Babcock Inked Jangbogo-III Class Deal

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 05:00
Americas Stellant Systemswon a $9.4 million delivery order for the purchase of 22 electron tubes used on the F/A-18 aircraft. All work will be performed in Torrance, California, and work is expected to be completed by December 2026. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $4,606,000 will be obligated at time of award, and […]
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Aerosonde Drone Completed 1st Deployment | France Orders Unmanned Sub Demonstrator | US Collabs With Japan For Drones

Thu, 02/01/2024 - 05:00
Americas Kay and Associates won a $153.4 modification. which exercises an option to provide maintenance, operation, and management support services for the F/A-18 organizational level, intermediate level, and missile maintenance repair and storage facilities for the government of Kuwait. Work will be performed in undisclosed locations in Kuwait and is expected to be completed in […]
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Super Hornet Fighter Family MYP-III: Contracts

Thu, 02/01/2024 - 04:58
Breakthrough… (click to view full) The US Navy flies the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighters, and has begun operating the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare & strike aircraft. Many of these buys have been managed out of common multi-year procurement (MYP) contracts, which aim to reduce overall costs by offering longer-term production commitments, so contractors can […]
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