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  • Brazil Starts Producing Gripen Jets | UK Loans Jackal Vehicles To Estonia | New...
    by Emily Erhold on July 10, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Americas Brazil has officially begun manufacturing fighter jets with the start of production at a new facility that makes sections of the Saab Gripen, Swedish aerospace company Saab announced Tuesday. Saab Aeronáutica Montagens, a new manufacturing plant located near Sao Paulo, has begun […]

  • The JAS-39 Gripen: Sweden’s 4+ Generation Wild Card
    by Joe Katzman on July 10, 2020 at 3:58 am

    South African JAS-39D (click to view full) As a neutral country with a long history of providing for its own defense against all comers, Sweden also has a long tradition of building excellent high-performance fighters with a distinctive look. From the long-serving Saab-35 Draken […]

  • Days of the Jackal: Supacat’s HMT Vehicles
    by Joe Katzman on July 10, 2020 at 3:56 am

    MWMIK Jackal (click to view full) Britain is part of the general push by western countries to field heavier, mine-protected vehicles, via orders for the Mastiff Cougar variant and its smaller 4×4 Ridgback companion. UK forces are also fielding vehicles like the Land Rover WMIK (Weapons […]

  • Advanced Technology International Tapped For COVID Support | DoS Approved...
    by Emily Erhold on July 9, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Americas Advanced Technology International won a $450.4 million contract modification for large-scale manufacturing of antibodies directed to novel coronavirus. Advanced Technology International provides applied research and commercialization services. The Company offers services in the areas of […]

  • E-2D Hawkeye: The Navy’s New AWACS
    by Joe Katzman on July 9, 2020 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 […]

  • Sikorsky’s $8.5-11.7B “Multi-Year 8” H-60 Helicopter Contract
    by Joe Katzman on July 9, 2020 at 3:56 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 […]

  • Vigor Marine To Modernize USS McCampbell | DoS Approves JP-8 Sale To Israel |...
    by Emily Erhold on July 8, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Americas Vigor Marine LLC won a $133.4 million deal to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements for USS McCampbell (DDG 85) chief of naval operations scheduled depot maintenance availability. USS McCampbell will receive comprehensive modernization for DDG 51 class ships to […]

  • Adding Arleigh Burkes: H.I.I. Steps Forward for DDG-51 Restart
    by Joe Katzman on July 8, 2020 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 […]

  • US Army Moves Ahead with V-Hull Strykers
    by Joe Katzman on July 8, 2020 at 3:56 am

    M1126, post-IED (click to view full) Under current plans, the 8×8 wheeled Stryker armored vehicle will be the future backbone of 8 US Army and 1 National Guard medium armored brigades. The 5th Stryker Brigade from Fort Lewis, WA was the first Stryker unit sent to Afghanistan, deployed in the […]

  • V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys, 2008-2017
    by Joe Katzman on July 8, 2020 at 3:50 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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