Defense Tech


  • Boeing Tapped For P-8A Support | Saudi Arabia Presents Evidence It Says Proves...
    by Emily Erhold on September 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Boeing won a $30.8 million contract to establish organic depot and intermediate level maintenance repair capability of the Consolidated Automated Support System Operational Test Program Sets for Stores Management System components in support of the P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime […]

  • P-8 Poseidon MMA: Long-Range Maritime Patrol, and More
    by Joe Katzman on September 20, 2019 at 3:58 am

    P-8A Poseidon (click to view full) Maritime surveillance and patrol is becoming more and more important, but the USA’s P-3 Orion turboprop fleet is falling apart. The P-7 Long Range Air ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Capable Aircraft program to create an improved P-3 began in 1988, but cost […]

  • Tomahawk’s Chops: xGM-109 Block IV Cruise Missiles
    by Joe Katzman on September 20, 2019 at 3:56 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 […]

  • Ad Astra: India’s Indigenous Air-to-Air Missile
    by Joe Katzman on September 20, 2019 at 3:54 am

    R-77/AA-12 on MiG-29 (click to view full) Pakistan’s November 2006 purchase of 500 AIM-120C AMRAAM missiles created counter-pressure on the subcontinent, and reportedly had India looking for 120km BVRAAMs (Beyond Visual Range Air-Air Missiles). Missiles with this notional head-on range would […]

  • BAE Systems Tapped For Arleigh Burke Class EDSRA | Saudi Arabia To Get SLAM-ER...
    by Emily Erhold on September 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair won two contracts with a combined worth of $170.7 million for the execution of two Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA). The first contract is for the USS Decatur or DDG 73 and is valued at $86.1 […]

  • Adding Arleigh Burkes: H.I.I. Steps Forward for DDG-51 Restart
    by Joe Katzman on September 19, 2019 at 3:58 am

    DDG-110 Construction (click to view full) In April 2009 Bath and Ingalls agreed to the Navy’s surface combatant plans, thus heralding a significant restructuring within the American naval shipbuilding community. Under the agreements, the USA would end production at 3 Graf Spee sized DDG-1000 […]

  • Serious Dollars for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
    by Joe Katzman on September 19, 2019 at 3:56 am

    AEGIS-BMD: CG-70 launches SM-3 (click to view full) The AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System seamlessly integrates the SPY-1 radar, the MK 41 Vertical Launching System for missiles, the SM-3 Standard missile, and the ship’s command and control system, in order to give ships the ability to […]

  • Bell Boeing Tapped For V-22 Fleet Sustainment | MDH To Ship 6 MD 530Fs To Kenya...
    by Emily Erhold on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Hydroid won a $52.3 million contract modification for production support for the MK 18 family of Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Systems. The MK18 program supports UUV systems. Dubbed Mk 18 Mod 1 and Mod 2 Kingfish within the US Navy service, Hydroid’s Remus 100 and 600 UUVs feature a […]

  • USN Signs Hydroid Contract for Mine-Countermeasures UUVs
    by Joe Katzman on September 18, 2019 at 3:58 am

    REMUS 100 (click to view full) In October 2013, Kongsberg Defence subsidiary Hydroid, Inc., of Pocasset, MA received a maximum $36.5 million, 5-year, sole-source award for its unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) from the US Navy’s Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division in […]

  • V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys, 2008-2017
    by Joe Katzman on September 18, 2019 at 3:56 am

    (click to view full) In March 2008, the Bell Boeing Joint Project Office in Amarillo, TX received a $10.4 billion modification that converted the previous N00019-07-C-0001 advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee, multi-year contract. The new contract rose to $10.92 billion, and […]

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