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Raytheon Tapped For Zumwalt Modernization | Iran Unveiled Bavar-373 | Spain Acquires Additional NASAMS from Kongsberg

Wed, 24/04/2024 - 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?

Wed, 24/04/2024 - 05:58
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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Flexible G/ATORs: The USMC’s Multi-Mission AESA Ground Radars

Wed, 24/04/2024 - 05:56
G/ATOR diorama (click to view full) The US military’s long run of unquestioned air superiority has led to shortcuts in mobile land-based air defenses, and the US Marines are no exception. A December 2005 release from Sen. Schumer’s office [D-NY] said that: “Current radar performance does not meet operational forces requirements… consequences could potentially allow […]
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DoS Approved BT-67 FMS To Argentina | Lithuania To Spend $16M For Ukraine Rehabilitation | Japan Orders THeMIS

Tue, 23/04/2024 - 06:00
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

Tue, 23/04/2024 - 05:58
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

Mon, 22/04/2024 - 06:00
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, 19/04/2024 - 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, 18/04/2024 - 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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Snakes and Rotors: The H-1 Helicopter Program

Thu, 18/04/2024 - 05:58
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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Lockheed Tapped For C2BMC Development | DoS Approved FMS To Iraq | Netherlands Ordered More Ground Master

Wed, 17/04/2024 - 06:00
Americas Lockheed Martin won a $46 million order by the US Navy, which provides non-recurring engineering for the development, integration, testing, and deployment of the MH-60 aircraft product line system configuration 26 fleet release for all MH-60 air platform variants, to include baseline management integrated management planning, integrated development environment support, support equipment baseline management, […]
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Australia’s MH-60R Maritime Helicopters

Wed, 17/04/2024 - 05:58
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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GD Tapped For Abrams | Hungary Welcomed 1st Millenium | Germany sends Additional Patriots To Ukraine

Mon, 15/04/2024 - 16:00
Americas General Dynamics Land Systems  was awarded a $21,998,374 modification for Abrams systems technical support. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 15, 2025. Fiscal 2024 research, development, test, and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $21,998,374 were obligated at the time of the award. Army […]
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BAE Tapped For More ACV-P For The Marines | Most Of Iranian Drones Headed Towards Israel Intercepted | Saab Contracted By British Army For ILT-D

Mon, 15/04/2024 - 06:00
Americas BAE Systems has been awarded $25 million to provide the US Marine Corps with more Amphibious Combat Vehicle-Personnel units (ACV-P) under its fourth order for full-rate production. The deal is a follow-on order to a previously-awarded $181-million contract for the vehicles. The agreement also covers the vehicles’ fielding and sustainment costs, as well as support […]
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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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