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Raytheon Tested CHIMERA | Slovakia Interested In Patriot System | Philippines Approved Revised Military Modernization Plan

Wed, 01/31/2024 - 05:00
Americas Raytheon won a $13.4 million deal to exercise options for design and engineering support services for the Rolling Airframe Missile on January 25, 2024. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona and is expected to be completed by March 2028. The Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget missile system designed for […]
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RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) Systems: Contracts & Events

Wed, 01/31/2024 - 04:58
Mk-44 firing RAM (click to view full) The Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) MK-31 guided missile weapon system is co-developed and co-produced under a NATO cooperative program between the United States and German governments to provide a small, all-weather, low-cost self-defense system against aircraft and cruise missiles. The RIM-116 was later called RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile), […]
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Gray Eagle 25M Completes 1st Flight | Rheinmetall Gets Major Fuchs Order | DoS Approved Black Hawk Sale To Croatia

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 05:00
Americas Huntington Ingalls Inc. won a $913,2 million deal for advanced planning and long-lead-time material procurement to prepare and make ready for the accomplishment of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Refueling and Complex Overhaul. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia and is expected to be completed by June 2026. The USS […]
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Leidos And US Army Demonstrated New Drone | DoS Approved F-16 Sale To Türkiye | DoS Approved F-35A Sale To Greece

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin won a $90 million modification to exercise options for MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems. This modification combines purchases for the Navy; and the government of Spain, under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey; Indianapolis, Indiana; Saginaw, Michigan; Farmingdale, New York; St. Peters, Missouri; San […]
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Lockheed To Showcase Patriot Missile | Germany Delivered Sea Kings To Ukraine | Philippines Pushing For A More Self-Reliant Defense Posture

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 15:00
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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Georgia Air National Guard Gets 1st C-130J-30s | Saab Provides UAE With Global Eye Support | Taiwan Renovating Its Runways

Thu, 01/25/2024 - 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, 01/25/2024 - 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, 01/24/2024 - 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, 01/24/2024 - 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, 01/23/2024 - 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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US Army Flight-Tested PrSM | Germany To Develop New Short-Range System | Japan Acquires Tomahawk

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 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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NG Completed Sentinel ICBM Live-Fire Test | NATO Plans 90,000 soldiers Maneuver | France, US Provide Ammo For Ukraine

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 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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US Seeks Vendor To Integrate LRSO On B-52H | Spain Buys Rheinmetall Munitions | Malaysia Gets G2000 Mk II

Wed, 01/17/2024 - 15:00
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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Brazil Commissioned Humaitá Sub | Burkina Faso Procures 105 mm WMA301 | India Test-Fired Akash

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 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

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 15:00
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

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 14:58
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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Bell Boeing Tapped For Osprey Flight Test | Spyder Intercepted A Drone | EU’s Defense Sector Gets Money

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 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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Ships Ahoy! The Harpoon Missile Family

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 04:56
Harpoon in flight (click to view full) The sub-sonic, wave-skimming GM-84 Harpoon is the US Navy’s sole anti-shipping missile, with the minor exception of small helicopter-borne AGM-119B Penguin missiles. The Harpoon has been adapted into several variants, and exported to many navies around the world. At present, the Harpoon family includes AGM-84 air, RGM-84 sea/land, […]
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3M Company To Develop Medical Solutions For US Army | DoS Approved Sales To Egypt | Korea To Begin KF-21 Production This Year

Fri, 01/12/2024 - 05:00
Americas Northrop Grumman won a $16.5 million firm-fixed-price delivery order for the KC-135 Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Generation 3 Pods. This effort supports the production of the LAIRCM pod for the KC-135 aircraft. Work will be performed in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is expected to be completed by March 23, 2026. The US Army […]
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France’s Rafale

Fri, 01/12/2024 - 04:58
Dassault Rafale (click for cutaway view) Will Dassault’s fighter become a fashionably late fighter platform that builds on its parent company’s past successes – or just “the late Rafale”? It all began as a 1985 break-away from the multinational consortium that went on to create EADS’ Eurofighter. The French needed a lighter aircraft that was […]
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