Defense Tech


  • Concept contacts awarded for new 360 degree Patriot radar | DA Defense to enter...
    by Padraig McCarrick on October 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Americas Canadian defense contractor Discovery Air Defense is to enter the United States Air Force’s (USAF) Adversary Air (ADAIR) competition with the General Dynamics F-16. The firm told Jane’s that it had just finalized a deal to procure a “large volume” of the aircraft […]

  • Timely Defenders: Keeping Patriots in Shape
    by Joe Katzman on October 20, 2017 at 3:59 am

    DID's FOCUS Article covering the Patriot anti-air missile system, including all development & contracts during the FY 2007 time frame... […]

  • AGM-88E AARGM Missile: No Place To Hide Down There
    by Joe Katzman on October 20, 2017 at 3:58 am

    AARGM Concept (click to view full) The AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) is a medium range, supersonic, air-launched tactical missile whose primary job is to attack and kill enemy radars. AARGM is a US Navy major acquisition program, with around 1,750 expected orders from the […]

  • Korea’s T-50 Family of Trainers/Fighters
    by Joe Katzman on October 20, 2017 at 3:57 am

    T-50 Golden Eagle (click to view full) South Korea’s T-50 Golden Eagle family offers the global marketplace a set of high-end supersonic trainer and lightweight fighter aircraft. They’re hitting the international market at a good time: just as many of the world’s jet training […]

  • SM-3 BMD, in from the Sea: EPAA & Aegis Ashore
    by Joe Katzman on October 20, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Land-based SM-3 concept (click to view full) SM-3 Standard missiles have been the backbone of the US Navy’s ballistic missile defense plans for many years now, and are beginning to see service in the navies of allies like Japan. Their test successes and long range against aerial threats have […]

  • Bahrain the latest Gulf state to express interest in S-400 | More Skyshields...
    by Padraig McCarrick on October 19, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Americas Harris Corp. has received a series of contracts from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for wares totalling nearly $900 million. The first, announced last Friday, is the $133 million order for Lot 14 ALQ-214(V)4/5 integrated defensive electronic counter-measures jammers that will protect […]

  • Super Hornet Fighter Family MYP-III: 2010-2017 Contracts
    by Joe Katzman on October 19, 2017 at 3:59 am

    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 […]

  • Saudis Seek E-3 Fleet Upgrades
    by Joe Katzman on October 19, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Saudi E-3 (click to view full) The 707-based E-3 aircraft forms the backbone of American, British, French, and NATO airborne early warning and control (AWACS), monitoring large swathes of airspace from an elevated position to detect incursions by enemy fighters, missiles, and even UAVs. When […]

  • Britain’s A330 Voyager FSTA: An Aerial Tanker Program – With a Difference
    by Joe Katzman on October 19, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Voyager & friends (click to view full) Back in 2005, Great Britain was considering a public-private partnership to buy, equip, and operate the RAF’s future aerial tanker fleet. The RAF would fly the 14 Airbus A330-MRTT aircraft on operational missions, and receive absolute preferential […]

  • Secret buyer for six Super Tucanos | T-X trainer selection delayed until spring...
    by Padraig McCarrick on October 18, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Americas Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer has announced the firm order for six of its A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. The unnamed customer will start to receive the light attack, surveillance, and advanced trainer planes from 2018, however, no further details of the sale were given. Marketed as a […]

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