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  • US Asked Israel To Transfer Its HAWK Missiles To Ukraine | Fincantieri Launched...
    by Emily Erhold on January 27, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas According to news reports in Israel, the United States had approached Israel to release its stockpile of MIM-23 HAWK air defense missiles and transfer them to Ukraine. But the head of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s political-Military Bureau, Dror Shalom, reportedly told the Pentagon that […]

  • V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys
    by Joe Katzman on January 27, 2023 at 3:58 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 […]

  • Lockheed Delivered 5,000 Black Hawks To Armed Forces | Israel Requested F-15s...
    by Emily Erhold on January 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky has delivered its 5,000th Hawk medium-lift helicopter to the US armed forces. The chopper is a variant of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter deployed for international military and civilian operations. “For more than 40 years the Black Hawk has […]

  • Aging Aircraft: USAF F-15 Fleet Sees Renewed Interest
    by Joe Katzman on January 26, 2023 at 3:56 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 […]

  • Sikorsky’s $8.5-11.7B “Multi-Year 8” H-60 Helicopter Contract
    by Joe Katzman on January 26, 2023 at 3:54 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 environment, […]

  • TenCate Introduced Its New Body Armour Plate | Jordan To Purchase 12 F-16s |...
    by Emily Erhold on January 25, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Raytheon won a $21.6 million modification, which adds hours to finalize the design, integration, and to conduct test and evaluation in support of Phase Two for the Maritime Strike Tomahawk (MST) rapid deployment capability. Additionally, this effort provides for joint flight test to be […]

  • Tomahawk’s Chops: xGM-109 Block IV Cruise Missiles
    by Joe Katzman on January 25, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Block IV Cutaway (click to view full) Block IV Tomahawk is the current generation of the Tomahawk family of cruise missiles. The BGM-109 Tomahawk family began life in the 1980s as sub-sonic, low-flying nuclear strike weapons, before being developed into long-range RGM/UGM-109 conventional attack […]

  • SMRF Not To Be Deployed In Japan | Turkey Plans To Purchase UK Weapons | Poland...
    by Emily Erhold on January 24, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas The United States will no longer pursue a plan to deploy the US Army’s Strategic Mid-Range Fires (SMRF) System in Japan. The US Indo-Pacific Command had proposed under its Pacific Deterrence Initiative to deploy these intermediate-range missiles to the first island chain as a […]

  • Oshkosh To Deliver Tactical Vehicle To US Army | IAI Unveiled Point Blank |...
    by Emily Erhold on January 23, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas The United States and the Philippines vowed Friday to “invigorate” defense cooperation to address shared security concerns including disputes over the South China Sea. Manila hosted a high-level security dialogue with its top defense ally as part of efforts by President Ferdinand […]

  • JLTV: Oshkosh Wins, Lockheed Protests
    by Joe Katzman on January 23, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Ultra APV demonstrator (click to view full) In an age of non-linear warfare, where front lines are nebulous at best and non-existent at worst, one of the biggest casualties is… the concept of unprotected rear echelon vehicles, designed with the idea that they’d never see serious combat. That […]

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