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  • Boeing Sees Potential Export Partners For Stingray | Cyprus To Replace Mi-35...
    by Emily Erhold on June 23, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control won a $130.5 million modification for the Advanced Radar Threat System – Variant 2 (ARTS-V2) systems. The contract modification is to provide for the exercise of Options 3 and 4 for an additional quantity of eight ARTS-V2 systems being produced […]

  • UCLASS to be Descoped for CBARS Conversion AKA MQ-25 Stingray
    by Joe Katzman on June 23, 2022 at 3:58 am

    UCAS-D/ N-UCAS concept (click to view full) The idea of UAVs with full stealth and combat capabilities has come a long way, quickly. Air forces around the world are pursuing R&D programs, but in the USA, progress is being led by the US Navy. Their interest is well-founded. A May 2007 […]

  • Lockheed To Deliver 9 F-35s To Canada Before End Of 2027 | Israel’s Special...
    by Emily Erhold on June 22, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Canadian government documents have disclosed that Lockheed Martin is required to deliver nine F-35s to Canada by December 1, 2027. The last aircraft will have to be delivered before December 31, 2031. The Liberal government plans to purchase 88 U.S.-built F-35s as part of a project […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on June 22, 2022 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 […]

  • The New Chinooks: Boeing’s Modern H-47 Heavy-Lift Helicopters
    by Joe Katzman on June 22, 2022 at 3:56 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 […]

  • USAF To Renew A-10 Mission Computer | Jordan Signed LoA For F-16s | Australia...
    by Emily Erhold on June 21, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Northrop Grumman Systems won a $20.5 million contract modification, which provides additional labor and material to incorporate production engineering change proposals that modify MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system production assets (B13-B15) to an Integrated Functional Capability 4.0 […]

  • The C-130J: New Hercules & Old Bottlenecks
    by Joe Katzman on June 21, 2022 at 3:56 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 […]

  • NG Contracted For Columbia And Dreadnought Fleet Ballistic Missile Program...
    by Emily Erhold on June 20, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Americas Northrop Grumman Systems won a $458 million deal for fiscal 2022-2026 shipyard field operations, program management, systems engineering, documentation, logistics and hardware production activities in support of the Columbia and Dreadnought Fleet Ballistic Missile Program. The contract […]

  • New Nukes: Britain’s Next-Gen Nuclear Missile Submarines
    by Joe Katzman on June 20, 2022 at 3:58 am

    Successor Class (click to view full) “We are committed to working towards a safer world in which there is no requirement for nuclear weapons… However, the continuing risk from the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the certainty that a number of other countries will retain substantial […]

  • Serious Dollars for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
    by Joe Katzman on June 20, 2022 at 3:56 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 […]

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