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  • Apache’s Sight Gets Fixed | Swiss Voters Give OK For Fighter Purchase |...
    by Emily Erhold on September 29, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Americas International Enterprise Inc. won a $26.2 million deal to provide test, teardown and evaluation and repair of the components of the Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. The Apache is a twin-engined army attack helicopter. It entered service with […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on September 29, 2020 at 3:56 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 variants: the […]

  • Super Hornet Fighter Family MYP-III: 2010-2018 Contracts
    by Joe Katzman on September 29, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Breakthrough… (click to view full) The US Navy flies the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighters, and has begun operating the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare & strike aircraft. Many of these buys have been managed out of common multi-year procurement (MYP) contracts, which aim to reduce overall […]

  • IAP Awarded Deal For Services on Mercury | IDF Test New Sea-To-Sea Missile |...
    by Emily Erhold on September 28, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Americas Physical Optics won an $84.9 million deal, which procures Advanced Data Transfer System components for installations on the UH-1Y, AH-1Z, MH-60R, MH-60S, H-53K platforms for the Navy, Air Force and Foreign Military Sales customers. The UH-1Y utility helicopter provides command & […]

  • Snakes and Rotors: The H-1 Helicopter Program
    by Joe Katzman on September 28, 2020 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 […]

  • The USA’s E-6 Fleet: Take Charge, And Move Out!
    by Joe Katzman on September 28, 2020 at 3:56 am

    E-6B TACAMO (click to view full) The USA’s E-6 Mercury (aka. TACAMO, as in TAke Charge And Move Out) “survivable airborne communication system” airplanes support their Navy’s SSBN ballistic missile submarine force and overall strategic forces. With the advent of the new “Tactical […]

  • Last of the Globemasters: The Final C-17 Orders
    by Joe Katzman on September 28, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Happy ‘trails… (click to view full) The C-17 has had more money-driven last hurrahs than The Who. Even so, FY 2010 featured the USAF’s last planned orders of C-17 Globemaster III short field, heavy-lift transport jets. The Pentagon had been trying to end the program for years, but 3 factors […]

  • Timely Defenders: Keeping Patriots in Shape
    by Joe Katzman on September 28, 2020 at 3:52 am

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

  • JLTV To Get Mufflers And Cameras | Croatia To Visit All Bidders For Fighter...
    by Emily Erhold on September 25, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Americas Oshkosh Defense won an $11.1 million contract modification to retrofit mufflers, forward facing cameras, rear-door transparent armor and muffler robustness into the baseline configuration of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle family of vehicles. The joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) is a […]

  • Boeing Tests Next Generation Jammer On Growler | Germany And Hungary Create...
    by Emily Erhold on September 24, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Americas Boeing won a $75.1 million contract modification, which exercises options to provide aircraft inspections, modifications and repairs as well as inner wing panel (IWP) modifications and repairs for the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G series aircraft. These efforts restore the aircraft and IWP to […]

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