Defense Tech


  • Tomahawk to get marine strike variant | Iran building Scud factory in Syria,...
    by Padraig McCarrick on August 18, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin’s AN/APR-52 radar warning receiver Technical level 6 status after a round of successful testing by the US Air Force Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. News of the […]

  • Pave Hawks – New Combat Rescue Helicopter
    by Editorial Staff on August 18, 2017 at 3:59 am

    HH-60G, Afghanistan (click to view full) In 2006 the US Air Force awarded Boeing a contract worth north of $10 billion for 141 HH-47 combat search-and-rescue helicopters, but by mid-2009 the CSAR-X program was cancelled during its System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase by the Pentagon. At […]

  • Tomahawk’s Chops: xGM-109 Block IV Cruise Missiles
    by Joe Katzman on August 18, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Block IV Cutaway (click to view full) Block IV Tomahawk is the current generation of the Tomahawk family of cruise missiles. The BGM-109 Tomahawk family began life in the 1980s as sub-sonic, low-flying nuclear strike weapons, before being developed into long-range RGM/UGM-109 conventional attack […]

  • Argentina pause talks on Kfir deal | Delivery of MQ-4C Triton to US Navy...
    by Padraig McCarrick on August 17, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Lockheed Martin a $24.1 million contract modification for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter logistics services for US and foreign military sales customers. Under the terms of the agreement, Lockheed Martin will provide material for depot stand-up and […]

  • Two to Tango? Argentina Looking Everywhere for New Warplanes
    by Joe Katzman on August 17, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Kfir C2 (click to view full) Argentina’s air force is having a hard time maintaining its core Nesher/”Finger” fighters, even as the Kirchner regime seeks to take control of the Falkland Islands and their potential offshore oil reserves. That led Argentina to search for new fighter […]

  • The MQ-4C Triton: Poseidon’s Unmanned Herald
    by Joe Katzman on August 17, 2017 at 3:58 am

    BAMS Operation Concept (click to view full) The world’s P-3 Orion fleets have served for a long time, and many are reaching the end of their lifespans. In the USA, and possibly beyond, the new P-8 Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft will take up the P-3’s role. While the […]

  • Britain’s CVF Future Carriers: the Queen Elizabeth Class
    by Joe Katzman on August 17, 2017 at 3:57 am

    RN CVF Concept (click to view full) Britain’s 1998 Strategic Defence Review (SDR) announced a big leap forward for the Royal Navy: plans to replace the current set of 3 Invincible Class 22,000t escort carriers with 2 larger, more capable Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF) ships that could operate […]

  • USAF OA-X experiment could see ME combat | Elbit defense suites spotted on RSAF...
    by Padraig McCarrick on August 16, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US DoD has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $9.7 million contract modification for the continued work on submarine fire control systems of US and British Royal Navy vessels. Under the terms of the deal, General Dynamics work remit will include maintenance for the […]

  • Trident II D5 Missile: Keeping Up with Changing Times
    by Fred Donovan on August 16, 2017 at 3:59 am

    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 […]

  • Support & Smokes for Brazil’s Super Tucanos
    by Joe Katzman on August 16, 2017 at 3:58 am

    T-27: Smoke & Mirror (click to view full) Brazil has kicked off the LAAD 2013 expo with a pair of announcements related to their Super Tucano fleet. The first is a 5-year, BRL 252 million (about $127.4 million) contract for Embraer to support the FAB’s 92 remaining […]

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