• Denmark Sells F-16s To Argentina | Finnish Air Force To Conduct AAR With MMU |...
    by Emily Erhold on April 18, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas Thales Defense & Security Inc. won a $16 million deal for the repair of three items that are part of the H-1 Optimized Top Owl system. All work will be performed in Valbonne, France, and work is expected to be completed by October 2024. Annual working capital funds (Navy) in the amount […]

  • Snakes and Rotors: The H-1 Helicopter Program
    by Joe Katzman on April 18, 2024 at 3:58 am

    UH-1Y and AH-1Z by Neville Dawson The US Marines’ helicopter force is aging at all levels, from banana-shaped CH-46 Sea Knight transports that are far older than their pilots, to the 1980s-era UH-1N Hueys and AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters that make up the Corps’ helicopter assault force. While […]

  • Lockheed Tapped For C2BMC Development | DoS Approved FMS To Iraq | Netherlands...
    by Emily Erhold on April 17, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin won a $46 million order by the US Navy, which provides non-recurring engineering for the development, integration, testing, and deployment of the MH-60 aircraft product line system configuration 26 fleet release for all MH-60 air platform variants, to include baseline […]

  • Australia’s MH-60R Maritime Helicopters
    by Joe Katzman on April 17, 2024 at 3:58 am

    MH-60Rs fire Hellfire (click to view full) Australia’s AIR 9000, Phase 8 project aimed to buy 24 modern naval helicopters to 16 existing S-70B-2 Seahawks, along with the disastrous A$1.1 billion, 11-helicopter SH-2G “Super Seasprite” acquisition attempt. With a total sales and support value […]

  • GD Tapped For Abrams | Hungary Welcomed 1st Millenium | Germany sends...
    by Emily Erhold on April 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Americas General Dynamics Land Systems  was awarded a $21,998,374 modification for Abrams systems technical support. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 15, 2025. Fiscal 2024 research, development, test, and evaluation, Army funds in the […]

  • Digital Abrams: The M1A2 SEP Program
    by Joe Katzman on April 15, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    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 […]

  • BAE Tapped For More ACV-P For The Marines | Most Of Iranian Drones Headed...
    by Emily Erhold on April 15, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas BAE Systems has been awarded $25 million to provide the US Marine Corps with more Amphibious Combat Vehicle-Personnel units (ACV-P) under its fourth order for full-rate production. The deal is a follow-on order to a previously-awarded $181-million contract for the vehicles. The agreement […]

  • Aging Aircraft: USAF F-15 Fleet Sees Renewed Interest
    by Joe Katzman on April 15, 2024 at 3:58 am

    F-15C over DC (click to view full) “Array of Aging American Aircraft Attracting Attention” discusses the issues that accompany an air force whose fighters have an average age of over 23.5 years – vs. an average of 8.5 years in 1967. One of the most obvious consequences is the potential for […]

  • US Army Wants More Commercial Tech | DoS Approved FMS To Saudi Arabia | JCG...
    by Emily Erhold on April 12, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas Insitu Inc. won a $84 million modification, which increases the contract ceiling to procure six RQ-21A and 20 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles (UAS) including payloads and turrets; support equipment; spares and special tooling. Additionally, this modification procures services to include […]

  • From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV
    by Joe Katzman on April 12, 2024 at 3:58 am

    ScanEagle launch (click to view full) ScanEagle’s base Insight UAV platform was originally developed by Washington state’s Insitu, Inc. to track dolphins and tuna from fishing boats, in order to ensure that the fish you buy in supermarkets is “dolphin-safe”. It turns out that the same […]

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