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NG Submitted Mercury Bid | EU Agrees On Ammo Procurement For Ukraine | US Sells 220 Tomahawks To Australia

Tue, 21/03/2023 - 05:00
Americas Northrop Grumman has submitted a bid for the US Navy’s E-6B Mercury command, control, and communications aircraft replacement program. The US defense giant is offering its “weapons system integration and battle management leadership” for the E-6 recapitalization aircraft (E-XX) Take Charge And Move Out (TACAMO) program. The aircraft will be based on the C-130J platform.  […]
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Boeing Won $1B For Apache | Bahrain Gets 3 Jet Ranger X Helicopters | Slovakia Sends Mig-29 To Ukraine

Mon, 20/03/2023 - 05:00
Americas Boeing won a $1 billion modification for the Apache AH-64E full-rate production. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2027. The Apache attack helicopter is a combat proven aircraft manufactured by American aerospace and defence company Boeing […]
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USAF Will Not Buy Hypersonic Missiles In FY2024 | IAI Inked A Defense System MoU With Australia | Swedish FMV Demonstrated New BMS

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 05:00
Americas General Dynamics won a $9 million modification to exercise options on previously awarded contract N00024-23-C-4413 for the USS Arlington (LPD 24) fiscal 2023 docking selected restricted availability. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 2024. Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity. […]
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US Army Tapped Textron For Shadow Support | Finland Sends Leopard 2s To Ukraine | Lockheed Delivered First Indonesian C-130

Fri, 24/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas The US Army has exercised a $76.1-million option to provide extended support for its Shadow tactical aerial drones. Under the agreement, Shadow developer Textron Systems will continue to supply maintenance, logistics, and field services for the fleet through 2023. The effort is being coordinated with the Shadow systems’ ongoing transition to the Block III configuration, […]
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Raytheon To Provide APY-10 Kits For Poseidon | Edge Unveiled Skyshield | MoD Tested Drones Fo Ukraine

Thu, 23/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas Raytheon won a $77 million modification, which adds scope to procure five APY-10 Radar System production kits, as well as provide non-recurring engineering to address obsolescence issues within the Receiver Exciter Processors and Radar Data Centers in support of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the government of Germany. Work will be performed in McKinney, […]
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USN Awarded Gibbs & Cox LSCF Deal | Egypt And Argentina Might Get Tejas LCA | Taiwan To Boost Military Exchanges With US

Wed, 22/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas The US Navy awarded Gibbs & Cox a $39.6 million future surface combatant force (LSCF) design and engineering contract. The contract, through February 2024, supports the next-generation guided-missile destroyer (DDG(X))and other emerging ship concepts. It also includes feasibility studies in support of the broader navy fleet. President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Moscow would suspend its participation […]
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Raytheon To Produce New Propellers For USAF C-130 | Rheinmetall To Supply F-35 Components | DoS Approves HIMARS FMS To Netherlands

Tue, 21/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas The US Air Force has contracted Raytheon Technologies to produce new advanced propellers for its C-130 Hercules aircraft. Valued at $135 million, the agreement will require the company to deliver NP2000 propeller systems, including electronic control systems and spare parts. According to Raytheon, the eight composite-bladed propeller system will improve the performance of the […]
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Assembly of 1,000th F-35 Started | DoS Approves HIMARS Sale To Poland | Japan Might Replace Military Aircraft with Drones

Thu, 09/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has sought proposals for a counter-anti-access(A2)/area denial (AD) drone swarm command and control (C2) system. The Pentagon agency wants the Autonomous Multi-domain Adaptive Swarms-of-Swarms (AMASS) to steer thousands of disparate drones, enabling US and coalition forces to penetrate adversaries’ theater-level A2/AD bubble. The system is intended to […]
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Argentina Wants To Buy Guarani Vehicles | German Navy Receives Final Sea Lion | Australia Upgrades Airborne Electronic Warfare

Wed, 08/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas Argentina has officially declared its aim to buy 156 Guarani armored vehicles produced in Brazil, having signed a letter of intent on Dec. 23, according to an Argentine government release dated January 23. The agreement, made in Buenos Aires between Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana and Brazilian Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mauro Vieira, took place […]
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Lockheed Fired Spike NLOS From Apache | Israel Integrated Gravity Bomb Into Drones | Ukraine Troops Train On Samp-T

Tue, 07/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin has announced the successful firing of its Spike NLOS (Non Line-of-Sight) missile from the Apache Echo Model V6 helicopter. The demonstration was performed by the company’s Precision Strike team at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. During the trial, the chopper launched two Spike missiles towards a stationary target in two different […]
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Boeing Provides GXi Helos To Argentina | France And Australia To Supply Ukraine With Shells | Boeing Tapped For Australian Poseidon

Fri, 03/02/2023 - 05:00
Americas The US Air Force (USAF) has chosen Electra Aero for a Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) award, securing up to $85 million in investment funding. This award will go towards the rapid development of a full-scale pre-production prototype of Electra’s electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft. The eSTOL aircraft represents a new class of […]
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US Asked Israel To Transfer Its HAWK Missiles To Ukraine | Fincantieri Launched Qatari LPD | Spain Ready To Send Leopards To Ukraine

Fri, 27/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas According to news reports in Israel, the United States had approached Israel to release its stockpile of MIM-23 HAWK air defense missiles and transfer them to Ukraine. But the head of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s political-Military Bureau, Dror Shalom, reportedly told the Pentagon that Israel has not changed its policy of not sending weapons […]
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Lockheed Delivered 5,000 Black Hawks To Armed Forces | Israel Requested F-15s From US | RNZAF to retire the P-3K2

Thu, 26/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky has delivered its 5,000th Hawk medium-lift helicopter to the US armed forces. The chopper is a variant of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter deployed for international military and civilian operations. “For more than 40 years the Black Hawk has remarkably supported Soldiers in every major contingency operation the Army has […]
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TenCate Introduced Its New Body Armour Plate | Jordan To Purchase 12 F-16s | Estonia To Procure New Howitzers

Wed, 25/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas Raytheon won a $21.6 million modification, which adds hours to finalize the design, integration, and to conduct test and evaluation in support of Phase Two for the Maritime Strike Tomahawk (MST) rapid deployment capability. Additionally, this effort provides for joint flight test to be performed which will provide additional data for MST integration of […]
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SMRF Not To Be Deployed In Japan | Turkey Plans To Purchase UK Weapons | Poland To Ask Germany For Permission Amid Ukraine-Tank-Debate

Tue, 24/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas The United States will no longer pursue a plan to deploy the US Army’s Strategic Mid-Range Fires (SMRF) System in Japan. The US Indo-Pacific Command had proposed under its Pacific Deterrence Initiative to deploy these intermediate-range missiles to the first island chain as a conventional deterrent to China. Japan’s recent decision to acquire long-range […]
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Oshkosh To Deliver Tactical Vehicle To US Army | IAI Unveiled Point Blank | Thales To Modernize French CN-235

Mon, 23/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas The United States and the Philippines vowed Friday to “invigorate” defense cooperation to address shared security concerns including disputes over the South China Sea. Manila hosted a high-level security dialogue with its top defense ally as part of efforts by President Ferdinand Marcos to restore a seven-decade partnership that was unsettled by his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte. The […]
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US Army Receives Additional Anti-Drone Systems From Leonardo | Elbit Provides MBT Training Centers For IDF | Aero Vodochody To Upgrade Albatros

Tue, 10/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas Northrop Grumman won a $15.5 million delivery order for overhaul of power amplifier modules in support of the E-2D aircraft. All work will be completed by September 2025 with no option periods. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California; and Liverpool, New York. Annual working capital funds (Navy) in the full amount will […]
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Lockheed Tapped For AEGIS Sustainment | Morocco Gets Vehicles From India | Netherlands Get New Apaches

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas Sauer Construction won a $37.6 million task order to provide construction of two additions to the Trident Training Facility, a Strategic Systems Program missile control center team trainer, and Naval Sea Systems Command weapons handling system team trainer at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. The contract also contains two unexercised options which, if […]
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F-15EX Fired Air-to-Air Missiles from New Weapon Stations | Anadolu Conducted Sea Trials | Philippines received Sabrah

Fri, 06/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas The US Air Force disclosed that the F-15EX fired air-to-air missiles from the new weapon stations 1 and 9 for the first time on November 29. An AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile was fired from Station 1 and an AIM-9X from Station 9 over the Eglin Test and Training Complex’s water range by pilots […]
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Oshkosh Wins $102M JLTV Order | Boeing To Deliver Chinook To Egypt | Germany Took Command Of NATO VJTF

Thu, 05/01/2023 - 05:00
Americas The US Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $102-million contract to produce Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) for its international allies. The tactical vehicles will be handed over to the armed forces of Romania, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Brazil, and Montenegro to bolster their ground mobility. According to the American defense firm, the contract reflects […]
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