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  • DARPA Announces New X-Plane Concept | India Carried Out Test-Firing Of Anti...
    by Emily Erhold on May 20, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Raytheon won a $10.8 million delivery order for deploy and retrieve systems in support of the AN/AQS-20 mine-hunting program. The AN/AQS-20C sonar mine-hunting system is the U.S. Navy’s latest mine-hunting technology, which is integrated into the littoral combat ship mine countermeasures […]

  • Virginia Block III: The Revised Bow
    by Joe Katzman on May 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 […]

  • 50kW-class High Energy Laser Defeated 60mm Mortar Rounds And Drones |...
    by Emily Erhold on May 19, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin won a &632.1 million deal, which provides engineering, maintenance, logistics and material support to continue to develop, sustain and produce software builds, as well as carryout developmental flight tests in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on May 19, 2022 at 3:58 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 variants: the […]

  • American AH-64D Apache: War Replacement Contracts
    by Joe Katzman on May 19, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Latest updates: Total rises to 68. Replacement required (click to view full) War takes its toll on equipment, as well as men. In some cases, it wears out. In other cases, enemy fire or accidents destroy equipment. The USA has recognized this fact by funding wartime replacement expenditures as […]

  • Berth 2 Renovation At Guam Naval Base | XTEND Supplies US With Wolverines |...
    by Emily Erhold on May 17, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Black Construction won an $83.7 million deal for design and construction of wharf improvements at Naval Base Guam. The work to be performed includes the renovation and modernization of Berth 2 to provide full capability to support two loaded T-AKE vessels with the proper depth of water, […]

  • US Navy on the T-AKE As It Beefs Up Supply Ship Capacity
    by Joe Katzman on May 17, 2022 at 3:58 am

    USNS Sacagawea (click to view full) Warships get a lot of attention, but without resupply, an impressive-looking fleet becomes a hollow force. The US Navy’s supply and support fleet has been aging, and needed new vessels. T-AKE is part of that effort, and the ships have also found themselves […]

  • Japan’s Next F-X Fighters: F-35 Wins Round 1
    by Joe Katzman on May 17, 2022 at 3:56 am

    F-35A (click to view full) In December 2011, Japan picked Lockheed Martin’s new F-35A stealth fighter as its next fighter aircraft, to replace its aging F-4 “Kai” Phantom fleet. The F-35 was actually their 2nd choice. Back in February 2006, Inside The Air Force (ITAF) reported that momentum […]

  • GD Tapped For Abrams Technical Support | Germany Wants To Supply Ukraine With...
    by Emily Erhold on May 16, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas General Dynamics Land won a $29 million deal for Abrams Systems technical support. The M1 Abrams is a third generation main battle tank. Work will take place in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2023. The first C-130H with eight-bladed propellors […]

  • Digital Abrams: The M1A2 SEP Program
    by Joe Katzman on May 16, 2022 at 3:58 am

    M1A2 SEP (click to view full) America’s M1 Abrams tanks come in a number of versions. In addition to the M1A1 that is now standard, the US Army is beginning to field its M1 TUSK for urban warfare. It also operates the M1A2 System Enhancement Program (SEP), currently the most advanced standard […]

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