Defense Tech


  • Lockheed Tapped For AEGIS Baseline 9 Integration And Delivery | Iran Deploys...
    by Emily Erhold on July 22, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin won $22.6 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification for AEGIS Baseline 9 integration and delivery, Aegis Baseline 5.4 and 9A2A post-certification support. The deal provides for the completion of the development and fielding of the AEGIS Baseline 9 AEGIS Weapon System and […]

  • Serious Dollars for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
    by Joe Katzman on July 22, 2019 at 3:58 am

    AEGIS-BMD: CG-70 launches SM-3 (click to view full) The AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System seamlessly integrates the SPY-1 radar, the MK 41 Vertical Launching System for missiles, the SM-3 Standard missile, and the ship’s command and control system, in order to give ships the ability to […]

  • Lockheed Tapped For JASSM Replacement | General Dynamics To Provide Knifefish...
    by Emily Erhold on July 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin won a $23.6 million contract modification to replace joint air to surface standoff missile (JASSM) anti-jam GPS receiver with a new JASSM Anti-Jam GPS Receiver (JAGR), because of obsolescence. According to Lockheed Martin, JASSM is a long-range, conventional, […]

  • AGM-158 JASSM: Lockheed’s Family of Stealthy Cruise Missiles
    by Joe Katzman on July 19, 2019 at 3:58 am

    JASSM-ER from B-1B (click to view full) The 2,000 pound AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) is intended to be a stealthy, inexpensive GPS/IIR (Global Positioning system/ Imaging InfraRed) guided cruise missile. It’s designed to attack well-defended targets without putting […]

  • USN Signs Hydroid Contract for Mine-Countermeasures UUVs
    by Joe Katzman on July 19, 2019 at 3:56 am

    REMUS 100 (click to view full) In October 2013, Kongsberg Defence subsidiary Hydroid, Inc., of Pocasset, MA received a maximum $36.5 million, 5-year, sole-source award for its unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) from the US Navy’s Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division in […]

  • Focused Lethality: The Mk82 QRC Program
    by Joe Katzman on July 19, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Mark 82 bombs (click for full sequence) The “Focused Lethality Munition” is a variant of the 250 pound Small Diameter Bomb I that changes its casing and internal fill, in order to produce more devastating effects within a smaller area. A carbon-fiber bomb body disintegrates instead of […]

  • Raytheon To Produce AN/SPY-6(V) Variants | Trump Says No F-35 Deal For Turkey |...
    by Emily Erhold on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Americas Bell Helicopter Textron won a $27.5 million contract modification for stabilizer bar assemblies, pylon mast assemblies, trans case assemblies, quill assemblies and rotary wing blades in support of UH-1N and TH-1H helicopters. The Bell UH-1N Iroquois is a light-lift utility helicopter […]

  • Snakes and Rotors: The H-1 Helicopter Program
    by Joe Katzman on July 18, 2019 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 […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on July 18, 2019 at 3:54 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 […]

  • P-8 Poseidon MMA: Long-Range Maritime Patrol, and More
    by Joe Katzman on July 18, 2019 at 3:52 am

    P-8A Poseidon (click to view full) Maritime surveillance and patrol is becoming more and more important, but the USA’s P-3 Orion turboprop fleet is falling apart. The P-7 Long Range Air ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Capable Aircraft program to create an improved P-3 began in 1988, but cost […]

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