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  • Columbia Tapped For Chinook Maintenance | Turkey Handed Over Babur-Class...
    by Emily Erhold on September 28, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Columbia Helicopters won a $54 million deal for maintenance and overhaul of the CH-47 Chinook rotor head. The Chinook CH-47 is a multi-mission helicopter manufactured by American aerospace and defense firm Boeing for the US Army and international defense forces. It’s used  for the […]

  • The New Chinooks: Boeing’s Modern H-47 Heavy-Lift Helicopters
    by Joe Katzman on September 28, 2023 at 3:58 am

    CH-47Fs take off (click to view full) DII FOCUS articles offer in-depth, updated looks at significant military programs of record; this FOCUS Article covers the CH-47F/MH-47G Chinook helicopter programs, in the USA and abroad. These helicopters’ distinctive “flying banana” twin-rotor design […]

  • Adding Arleigh Burkes: H.I.I. Steps Forward for DDG-51 Restart
    by Joe Katzman on September 28, 2023 at 3:56 am

    DDG-110 Construction (click to view full) In April 2009 Bath and Ingalls agreed to the Navy’s surface combatant plans, thus heralding a significant restructuring within the American naval shipbuilding community. Under the agreements, the USA would end production at 3 Graf Spee sized DDG-1000 […]

  • Raytheon Tapped For V-22 Support | Mozambique Seeks Attack Drones | RAAF...
    by Emily Erhold on September 27, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Argon ST Inc. won a $24 million delivery order for the procurement of 11 communication equipment interface units in support of the MQ-4C Triton used in the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Integrated Weapon Support Team’s program. All work will be […]

  • The MQ-4C Triton: Poseidon’s Unmanned Herald
    by Joe Katzman on September 27, 2023 at 3:58 am

    BAMS Operation Concept (click to view full) The world’s P-3 Orion fleets have served for a long time, and many are reaching the end of their lifespans. In the USA, and possibly beyond, the new P-8 Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft will take up the P-3’s role. While the P-8’s base […]

  • V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys
    by Joe Katzman on September 27, 2023 at 3:56 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 […]

  • BAE Wins Trident Support Deal | Bulgaria Opened New Cybersecurity Defense...
    by Emily Erhold on September 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas BAE Systems won a $23.5 million deal for logistics engineering and integration support services for Trident II Strategic Weapon System and the Submarine Submersible Guided Missile Attack Weapon System. This contract award also benefits a foreign military sale to the United Kingdom. Work […]

  • Trident II D5 Missile: Keeping Up with Changing Times
    by Fred Donovan on September 26, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Trident II D5 Test Launch (click to view full) Nuclear tipped missiles were first deployed on board US submarines at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s, to deter a Soviet first strike. The deterrence theorists argued that, unlike their land-based cousins, submarine-based nuclear weapons […]

  • US To Give Ukraine ATACMS | DoS Approves FMS To Saudi Arabia | Germany, France...
    by Emily Erhold on September 25, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin won an $98 million deal to provide for the development of production engineering change proposals, retrofit engineering release reports, investigations and subcontractor support for investigations and qualifications in support of increasing the life of F-35 aircraft parts […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on September 25, 2023 at 3:58 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 […]

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