Defense Tech


  • Multi-million FMS program underway | The Reaper operates out of Greece | F-35...
    by Philipp Schramm on May 25, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Americas The United States government is continuing to supply some of its key international allies with further Patriot support. Lockheed Martin is being awarded a contract valued at $282 million as part of the US Foreign Military Sales program. The contract sees for the delivery of Patriot PAC-3 […]

  • Timely Defenders: Keeping Patriots in Shape
    by Joe Katzman on May 25, 2018 at 3:58 am

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

  • Adir Who? Israel’s F-35i Stealth Fighters
    by Joe Katzman on May 25, 2018 at 3:56 am

    (click to view full) In an exclusive June 2006 interview, Israeli Air Force (IAF) chief procurement officer Brigadier-General Ze’ev Snir told Israeli media that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was a key part of their IAF recapitalization plans, and that Israel intended to buy over 100 of the […]

  • Russia’s Su-35 Super-Flanker: Mystery Fighter No More
    by Joe Katzman on May 25, 2018 at 3:54 am

    SU-35 flight test, 2009 (click to view full) The Russian Su-35 was something of a mystery for many years. Pictures from Russian firms showed different fighter jets carrying that label, even as the aircraft remained a prospective design and research project, rather an active program of record. […]

  • The need for an A/C deep down the sea | AMRDEC awards $2.5 billion contract...
    by Philipp Schramm on May 24, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US Army is contracting Defense Systems and Solutions for technical support of its Aviation and Missile Research, Development, Engineering Center’s Prototype Integration Facility. The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) is the Army’s […]

  • Virginia Pivot: The USA’s Multi-Year Block IV Sub Deal
    by Joe Katzman on May 24, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Virginia Block I-II (click to view full) A 5-year, $17 billion deal will build 10 Virginia Class Block IV fast attack submarines for the US Navy, bringing production to 2 boats per year at long last. The USA’s nuclear submarine fleet gives it unmatched flexibility, but it’s confronted […]

  • US Military Adds Heavy Trucks Under FHTV-III
    by Joe Katzman on May 24, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Latest updates: Battle for Oshkosh: Will FHTV re-bid copy FMTV mistake? THAAD on HEMTT (click to view full) In 2009, with its bridge buy of FMTV medium trucks in place, and initial awards for the potential JLTV Hummer replacement designs underway, the next order of business on the US Army’s […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on May 24, 2018 at 3:54 am

      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 […]

  • MALE Performance Enhancement: Piaggio’s P.1HH Hammerhead UAV
    by Joe Katzman on May 24, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Hammerhead concept (click to view full) At present, the USA and Israel have strong global leads in the UAV field, especially in the area of plane-sized Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class or larger machines. That lead is eroding quickly, however, as new countries and firms decide that UAVs […]

  • One TARS for Afghanistan, please | Israeli missile, EPIK! | Sea Giraffe to aid...
    by Philipp Schramm on May 23, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Americas The Royal Canadian Air Force is looking to modernize its fleet of search and rescue helicopters. Canada’s Air Force currently has 14 Cormorant helicopters in its inventory and recently started to introduce Cyclone maritime helicopters into its service. The Cormorant, a variant of the […]

Fox News

  • The Latest: Russia denies responsibility for downing of MH17
    on May 25, 2018 at 9:58 am

    The Latest on the international reaction to a report on the downing of MH17 in 2014 (all times local): 11:55 a.m. […]

  • The Latest: Turkish, US officials talk Syrian Kurdish town
    on May 25, 2018 at 9:56 am

    The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Turkish and American officials are meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara for talks on the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij that has driven a wedge between NATO allies Turkey and […]

  • Memorial recalls the dead, but few at NATO know their names
    by LORNE COOK on May 25, 2018 at 9:27 am

    As NATO shifted into new headquarters in recent weeks, part of the move involved a tombstone-like chunk of polished granite, a memorial to those who paid the ultimate price in service of the military alliance. […]

  • The Latest: US commander: Doors open to future US-NK summit
    on May 25, 2018 at 9:27 am

    The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 6 p.m. News reports say the commander of U.S. Forces Korea has said President Donald Trump's cancellation of his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn't mean that the doors are […]

  • Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faced with no confidence vote
    by ARITZ PARRA on May 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Spain's Socialist opposition is challenging Mariano Rajoy's government by filing for a vote of no confidence after judges ruled that the governing Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. […]

  • Restaurant explosion in Canada injures at least 15; search for suspects underway
    by Stephen Sorace on May 25, 2018 at 9:15 am

    A manhunt was continuing near Toronto early Friday for two suspects who entered an Indian food restaurant Thursday night and planted an "improvised explosive device" that detonated and injured 15 people, three of them critically, Canadian authorities said. […]

  • Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17
    on May 25, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Netherlands and Australia are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board. […]

  • Report: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria
    on May 25, 2018 at 8:51 am

    A Syrian war-monitoring group says suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria that houses Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group alongside other factions allied with the government in Damascus. […]

  • The Latest: As cyclone nears, streets empty in Omani city
    on May 25, 2018 at 8:06 am

    The Latest on Cyclone Mekunu that is headed for the coast of Oman (all times local): 12:05 Streets are largely empty in the Omani coastal city of Salalah ahead of Cyclone Mekunu's expected landfall there this weekend. […]

  • Australian nun who irked Duterte fights expulsion order
    on May 25, 2018 at 8:02 am

    An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president for joining political rallies has defied an Immigration Bureau order for her to leave the Philippines and appealed to justice officials to allow her to continue her missionary work for the poor and victims of injustice. […]