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  • Lockheed Martin Tapped For Aegis CSEA | UK And Kenya Sign Defense Agreement |...
    by Emily Erhold on August 3, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin won a $108.8 million modification for AEGIS combat system engineering agent (CSEA) efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of Advanced Capability Build 20. The Aegis combat system uses powerful computers and radar to track and guide weapons to […]

  • Serious Dollars for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
    by Joe Katzman on August 3, 2021 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 […]

  • Pilum High: The Javelin Anti-Armor Missile
    by Joe Katzman on August 3, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Javelin, firing (click to view full) The FGM-148 Javelin missile system aimed to solve 2 key problems experienced by American forces. One was a series of disastrous experiences in Vietnam, trying to use 66mm M72 LAW rockets against old Soviet tanks. A number of replacement options like the Mk 153 […]

  • MQ-4C ’s 1st Time In IFC-4 Configuration | DoS Approved CH-53K Sale To Israel...
    by Emily Erhold on August 2, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Americas General Atomics won a $33.7 million contract, which provides for logistic support, maintenance services, supply chain and spares management, and sustainment support in support of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and its dual control mobile ground control station. The MQ-9 Reaper is the primary […]

  • MQ-9 Reaper: Unfettered for Export
    by Joe Katzman on August 2, 2021 at 3:58 am

    0 Reaper, ready… (click to view full) The MQ-9 Reaper UAV, once called “Predator B,” is somewhat similar to the famous Predator. Until you look at the tail. Or its size. Or its weapons. It’s called “Reaper” for a reason: while it packs the same surveillance gear, it’s much more of a […]

  • The MQ-4C Triton: Poseidon’s Unmanned Herald
    by Joe Katzman on August 2, 2021 at 3:56 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 […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on August 2, 2021 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 variants: the […]

  • US Army Buys New Black Hawk | Turkey Exports Minesweepers To Burkina Faso | IAF...
    by Emily Erhold on July 30, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Americas Raytheon won a $482.8 million contract modification, which provides for the exercise of the pre-priced options for Lot 35 production of AMRAAM missiles, AMRAAM Telemetry System, initial and field spares, and other production engineering support hardware and activities. The AIM-120 advanced […]

  • AMRAAM: Deploying & Developing America’s Medium-Range Air-Air Missile
    by Joe Katzman on July 30, 2021 at 3:58 am

    AIM-120C from F-22A (click for test missile zoom) Raytheon’s AIM-120 Advanced, Medium-Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) has become the world market leader for medium range air-to-air missiles, and is also beginning to make inroads within land-based defense systems. It was designed with the […]

  • Sikorsky’s $8.5-11.7B “Multi-Year 8” H-60 Helicopter Contract
    by Joe Katzman on July 30, 2021 at 3:56 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, […]

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