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  • GD Electric Boat Tapped For Work On Virginia And Los Angeles Class | Hürjet...
    by Emily Erhold on January 20, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas General Dynamics Electric Boat won an $11.5 million contract modification to support the Virginia Class Common Weapon Launcher (CWL) technology insertion advanced processor build efforts for all variants. The Virginia Class submarine is the Navy’s latest fast-attack submarine and is […]

  • Virginia Block III: The Revised Bow
    by Joe Katzman on January 20, 2022 at 3:58 am

    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 […]

  • DARPA Selected Organizations To Develop New Night Vision Goggles | UAE To...
    by Emily Erhold on January 19, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas The Pentagon’s blue-sky research agency recently announced that it selected 10 organizations to develop enhanced, less bulky night vision goggles to keep the crimp out of servicemembers’ necks. And so they can see better at night. The program, dubbed Enhanced Night Vision in Eyeglass […]

  • MQ-9 Reaper: Unfettered for Export
    by Joe Katzman on January 19, 2022 at 3:58 am

    0 Reaper, ready… (click to view full) The MQ-9 Reaper UAV, once called “Predator B,” is somewhat similar to the famous Predator. Until you look at the tail. Or its size. Or its weapons. It’s called “Reaper” for a reason: while it packs the same surveillance gear, it’s much more of a […]

  • GE Tapped For Blackhawk Overhaul | Turkey’s Ufuk Is In Service | Leonardo To...
    by Emily Erhold on January 18, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas General Electric won a $12 million deal for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. The UH-60 Blackhawk is a multi-mission medium lift helicopter. The primary mission of the Blackhawk helicopter is as a troop carrier and logistical support aircraft. The helicopter can […]

  • Sikorsky’s $8.5-11.7B “Multi-Year 8” H-60 Helicopter Contract
    by Joe Katzman on January 18, 2022 at 3:58 am

    US Army HH-60Ms (click to view full) In July 2012, the US military signed another huge contract with Sikorsky. With production of the Army’s HH/UH-60M, and the Navy’s MH-60S and MH-60R helicopters, all in full swing, there’s no question about the need for future orders. In that environment, […]

  • The C-130J: New Hercules & Old Bottlenecks
    by Joe Katzman on January 18, 2022 at 3:56 am

    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 […]

  • Eurofighter’s Future: Tranche 3, and Beyond
    by Joe Katzman on January 18, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Italian Eurofighters (click to view full) The multi-national Eurofighter Typhoon has been described as the aerodynamic apotheosis of lessons learned from the twin engine “teen series” fighters that began with the F-14 and F-15, continued with the emergence of the F/A-18 Hornet, and extended […]

  • DARPA To Start Testing UGVs Under RACER Program | DoS Approved MQ-9 Pods Sale...
    by Emily Erhold on January 17, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will soon start testing unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) on par with human-piloted vehicles being built under the Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program. The DARPA RACER program will develop and […]

  • US Navy Knighthawk Crash Landed | DoS Approved F-16 Sale To Greece | Thailand...
    by Emily Erhold on January 14, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas A US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter made a crash landing in coastal Virginia. The incident took place shortly before 11:30 am on January 12. Virginia State Police said the aircraft hit several trees on the way down. The MH-60S was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26, based out […]

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