• Lockheed Delivered 2,700th Hercules | Congress OKs Israel F-15 Sale | Romania...
    by Emily Erhold on June 21, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin has achieved a significant milestone in tactical airlift with the delivery of the 2,700th C-130 Hercules aircraft. This landmark aircraft, a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker variant, joins the U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) stationed at […]

  • The C-130J: New Hercules & Old Bottlenecks
    by Joe Katzman on June 21, 2024 at 3:58 am

    RAAF C-130J-30, flares (click to view full) The C-130 Hercules remains one of the longest-running aerospace manufacturing programs of all time. Since 1956, over 40 models and variants have served as the tactical airlift backbone for over 50 nations. The C-130J looks similar, but the number of […]

  • Lockheed And Rheinmetall Introduced GMARS | Belgium To Procure H145M |...
    by Emily Erhold on June 19, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas Progeny Systems won an $11.9 million modification to exercise options to provide engineering and technical support including modernizing Virginia Class Block I/II submarines to include the common weapon launcher. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed […]

  • Virginia Block III: The Revised Bow
    by Joe Katzman on June 19, 2024 at 3:58 am

    Virginia Block I-II (click for SuperSize) “GDEB Receives $148M as Virginia Class Lead Yard” described changes to the Virginia Class submarine’s design that are expected to reach 20% of the $200 million savings goal by the time orders for the versatile sea attack/ land attack/ special forces […]

  • DoD Awarded USV Deal To Several Companies | Aeronautics Group Unveils New...
    by Emily Erhold on June 18, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a $982 million contract to 49 defense and technology firms to develop systems for its current and future unmanned surface vehicles (USV). Saab, Anduril Industries, Bollinger Shipyards, Teledyne FLIR, and General Atomics headline the list of […]

  • Canada To Send Additional Equipment To Ukraine | DoS Approves AMRAAM-ER Sale To...
    by Emily Erhold on June 17, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas General Dynamics won a $202 million deal for DDG 51 Class Planning Yard. Work will take place in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2029. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC is the contracting activity. Ottawa is supplying additional tactical equipment to […]

  • Adding Arleigh Burkes: H.I.I. Steps Forward for DDG-51 Restart
    by Joe Katzman on June 17, 2024 at 3:58 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 Silent Knight Support | DoS Cleared AMRAAM Sale To Norway |...
    by Emily Erhold on June 14, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas Raytheon won a $293 million deal with a $33,700,000 initial task order for sustainment, support, research, development, and supplemental objectives related to the Silent Knight radar systems in support of US Special Operations Command Program Executive Office-Fixed Wing, Special Operations […]

  • AMRAAM: Deploying & Developing America’s Medium-Range Air-Air Missile
    by Joe Katzman on June 14, 2024 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 […]

  • US Sends Another Patriot To Ukraine | DoS Approved AIM-120C Sale To Denmark |...
    by Emily Erhold on June 13, 2024 at 4:00 am

    Americas Boeing won $81 million modification, which definitizes the order and adds scope to provide continuing non-recurring engineering in support of configuration efforts for the Harpoon Coastal Defense System (HCDS), to include the Harpoon Block II Update Grade B Canister Launch All Up Round […]

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