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  • Stratom To Develop Uncrewed Ground Vehicle Fore US Marines | Iran Unveils New...
    by Emily Erhold on September 27, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Rockwell Collins won a $15.6 million modification, which adds additional in-scope work to provide a virtual reality trade study, aircraft common equipment replacement/virtualization, aircraft flight management computer functional equivalent unit card development, and Beyond Line Of Sight […]

  • E-2D Hawkeye: The Navy’s New AWACS
    by Joe Katzman on September 27, 2022 at 3:58 am

    (click to view full) Northrop Grumman’s E-2C Hawkeye is a carrier-capable “mini-AWACS” aircraft, designed to give long-range warning of incoming aerial threats. Secondary roles include strike command and control, land and maritime surveillance, search and rescue, communications relay, and […]

  • Army Issues RFI For Missile To Replace TOW | Israel Test-Fired Gabriel 5 |...
    by Emily Erhold on September 23, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US Navy awarded Raytheon a $160 million deal for Dual Band Radar (DBR) design agent and technical engineering efforts. Engineering efforts and supplies are required to support the DBR systems installed aboard CVN-78 and DDG-1000 class ships. Work will take place in Massachusetts, […]

  • The USA’s DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Program: Dead Aim, Or Dead End?
    by Joe Katzman on September 23, 2022 at 3:58 am

    67% of the fleet (click to view full) DID’s FOCUS Article for the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class “destroyer” program covers the new ships’ capabilities and technologies, key controversies, associated contracts and costs, and related background resources. The ship’s prime missions are to provide […]

  • Raytheon Continues to Produce, Maintain TOW Missiles
    by Joe Katzman on September 23, 2022 at 3:56 am

    TOW family (click to view full) Despite modernization that has led to advanced anti-armor weapons like the Javelin and Hellfire fire and forget guided missiles, the wire-guided, operator-controlled BGM-71 TOW missile family remains a mainstay thanks to modernization, specialization, improved […]

  • Eurofighter’s Future: Tranche 3, and Beyond
    by Joe Katzman on September 23, 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 […]

  • B-21 To Be Rolled Out 1st Week Of December | Britain Wants Update On Defense...
    by Emily Erhold on September 22, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US Air Force announced that Northrop Grumman would roll out the B-21 bomber in the first week of December at its production facilities in Palmdale, California. “We last introduced a new bomber over 30 years ago. As we look to the threats posed by our pacing challenge; we must […]

  • USAF New Bomber – B-21 – Gets a Base
    by Joe Katzman on September 22, 2022 at 3:58 am

    B-52H, B-1B & B-2A (click to view full) The good news? 2006 saw a convergence of opinion within the USAF that a new long-range strike platform was needed. This is understandable given the B-52H Stratofortress fleet’s age (40-50 years), the B-1B Lancer’s internal power and electronics […]

  • The MQ-4C Triton: Poseidon’s Unmanned Herald
    by Joe Katzman on September 22, 2022 at 3:54 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 P-8’s base […]

  • GD Won Deal For Abrams Items | Switzerland Inks Deal For F-35s | US Negotiating...
    by Emily Erhold on September 21, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas General Dynamics won a $414.8 million contract modification with one four-year option period for multiple items used in the Abrams Main Battle Tank, Stryker Family of Vehicles, Light Armored Vehicle Family of Vehicles, Cougar, Buffalo and RG-31. This is a firm-fixed-price, […]

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