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  • Raytheon completes Static Test of DeepStrike | UK deploys Apache Helicopters to...
    by Emily Erhold on April 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas The Navy awarded Raytheon a $28 million contract modification for integration and production support for the Air and Missile Defense Radar AN/SPY-6(V). The AN/SPY-6(V) next-generation integrated radar will be featured on the Flight III Arleigh Burke Guided Missiles Destroyers. According to […]

  • AMDR: Raytheon Wins Dual-Band Radar, Pending Protest
    by Joe Katzman on April 24, 2019 at 3:58 am

    AMDR testbed (click to view full) The US Navy’s Dual-Band Radar that equips its forthcoming Gerald R. Ford class super-carriers replaces several different radars with a single back-end. Merging Raytheon’s X-band SPY-3 with Lockheed Martin’s S-band VSR allows fewer radar antennas, […]

  • David Gets Some High-Tech Help in His Battle with Goliath
    by Fred Donovan on April 24, 2019 at 3:56 am

    David’s Victory (click to view larger) David didn’t need high technology to defeat Goliath, just some stones and a sling. But in the modern world, David is getting some high-tech help from the likes of Raytheon and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, who are developing a missile defense […]

  • AH-64E Apache Block III: Evolving Battlefield Roles
    by Joe Katzman on April 24, 2019 at 3:54 am

    AH-64 in Afghanistan (click to view full) The AH-64 Apache will remain the US Army’s primary armed helicopter for several more decades, thanks to the collapse of the RAH-66 Comanche program, and the retirement sans replacement of the US Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). […]

  • Boeing to produce 11th WGS Communication Space Vehicle | India launched 3rd...
    by Emily Erhold on April 23, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Boeing won a $605 million modification for the production of the Air Force’s 11th Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) Communication Space Vehicle. The DoD uses the WGS system to communicate with warfighters across the globe. Ten Ka-band and 8 X-band beam can be positioned anywhere in the […]

  • The International Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Program
    by Joe Katzman on April 23, 2019 at 3:58 am

    The US military needs a bigger data firehose. In an era of streaming data from proliferating UAVs and other persistent surveillance platforms, and the need for control of those systems anywhere in the world, bandwidth is almost as important as fuel. Commercial satellite communications (SATCOM) can […]

  • ER/MP Gray Eagle: Enhanced MQ-1C Predators for the Army
    by Joe Katzman on April 23, 2019 at 3:56 am

    ER/MP, armed (click to view full) Its initial battles were fought within the Pentagon, but the US Army’s high-end UAV has made its transition to the battlefield. The ER/MP program was part of the US Army’s reinvestment of dollars from the canceled RAH-66 Comanche helicopter program, and […]

  • New Nukes: Britain’s Next-Gen Nuclear Missile Submarines
    by Joe Katzman on April 23, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Successor Class (click to view full) “We are committed to working towards a safer world in which there is no requirement for nuclear weapons… However, the continuing risk from the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the certainty that a number of other countries will retain […]

  • Procurement Nadir: India’s Murky, Messed-Up Howitzer Competitions
    by Joe Katzman on April 23, 2019 at 3:52 am

    India is looking to place a $2B contract for up to 400 155mm towed howitzers. The competitors are Denel's G5, Israel's Soltam, and Bofors' FH-77B05. Each competitor has issues to overcome, however... and so does the competition as a whole. […]

  • BAE tapped for USS Ignatius Post-Shakedown Work | IDF conduct Patriot and Iron...
    by Emily Erhold on April 22, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas BAE Systems won a $23.9 million contract modification for post-shakedown-availability (PSA) of the Arleigh Burke Class destroyer USS Paul Ignatius. The post-shakedown-availability is accomplished within a period of approximately 16 weeks between the time of ship custody transfer to the […]

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