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  • BAE System To Build Advanced Radar Jamming Technology | Turkey Conducted First...
    by Emily Erhold on November 14, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas BAE Systems wants to create an interim advanced radar jamming technology until next summer for helicopters and UASs, that is lighter and smaller than systems available now. The company published a statement November 12 announcing, the US Army awarded it a research and development contract […]

  • KC-46A Pegasus Aerial Tanker Completes Firsts
    by Joe Katzman on November 14, 2019 at 3:58 am

    KC-135: Old as the hills… (click to view full) DID’s FOCUS articles cover major weapons acquisition programs – and no program is more important to the USAF than its aerial tanker fleet renewal. In January 2007, the big question was whether there would be a competition for the […]

  • Rafael To Supply Litening Targeting Pods To US | Rheinmetall To Build Boxers...
    by Emily Erhold on November 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US reportedly awarded Israeli company Rafael follow-on orders for the advanced precision targeting pod and an EW system. The company received orders from the US as well as an Asian customer, totaling approximately $55.8 million, Israeli Defense reports. The company will supply Litening […]

  • The F-22 Raptor: Program & Events
    by Joe Katzman on November 13, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Into that good night (click to view full) The 5th-generation F-22A Raptor fighter program has been the subject of fierce controversy, with advocates and detractors aplenty. On the one hand, the aircraft offers full stealth, revolutionary radar and sensor capabilities, dual air-air and air-ground […]

  • The Fighter Still Remains… The Boxer MRAV APC Family
    by Joe Katzman on November 13, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Boxer MRAV (click to view full) Wheeled armored vehicles have become much more common, but the Dutch-German Boxer stands out from the crowd. Its English acronym is “Multi Role Armoured Vehicle” (MRAV), but rather than being a family of different vehicles, the Boxer will use a single […]

  • Redstone Arsenal To Test SHORAD For The Army | UK Deploys Warrior IFVs To...
    by Emily Erhold on November 12, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Redstone Arsenal is starting to test a new air defense vehicle for the Army. The Stryker A1 IM-SHORAD vehicle supports the Army’s short-range air defense (SHORAD) operational gap. Armed with Hellfire missiles, Stinger missiles and a 30mm cannon, its precision fire-power defeats […]

  • US Army Moves Ahead with V-Hull Strykers
    by Joe Katzman on November 12, 2019 at 3:58 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 […]

  • Timely Defenders: Keeping Patriots in Shape
    by Joe Katzman on November 12, 2019 at 3:56 am

    DID's FOCUS Article covering the Patriot anti-air missile system, including all development & contracts during the FY 2007 time frame...

  • WCSP: Mid-Life Upgrade for Britain’s Warrior IFVs
    by Joe Katzman on November 12, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Warrior in “Wrap-2” (click to view full) Britain’s MCV-80/FV510 Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle was produced between 1984 and 1995. Built of all-welded aluminum construction and armed with the 30 mm Rarden cannon, it was designed to destroy enemy armored personnel carriers at […]

  • Boeing Tapped For Laser Small Diameter Bomb Rounds | UAE Cleared To Buy 10...
    by Emily Erhold on November 11, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Boeing won a $22.5 million contract for Laser Small Diameter Bomb all up rounds and warhead shipping containers. The deal provides 522 all up rounds and 131 warhead shipping containers for use by US Special Operations Detachment 1. The GBU-39 is a 250 pounds precision-guides glide bomb […]

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