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  • American Subs To Be Armed With Tomahawks | DoS Approves FMS To UAE | Indonesia...
    by Emily Erhold on December 8, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed won a $13 million modification, which dds scope to provide reach back support for sustainment of all Norway and Italy Reprogramming Laboratory systems, as well as associated consumables and spare material/tooling support in support of the F-35 program for non-US Department of […]

  • Tomahawk’s Chops: xGM-109 Block IV Cruise Missiles
    by Joe Katzman on December 8, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Block IV Cutaway (click to view full) Block IV Tomahawk is the current generation of the Tomahawk family of cruise missiles. The BGM-109 Tomahawk family began life in the 1980s as sub-sonic, low-flying nuclear strike weapons, before being developed into long-range RGM/UGM-109 conventional attack […]

  • CH-53K: The U.S. Marines’ HLR Helicopter Program
    by Joe Katzman on December 8, 2023 at 3:58 am

    CH-53K concept (click to view full) The U.S. Marines have a problem. They rely on their CH-53E Super Stallion medium-heavy lift helicopters to move troops, vehicles, and supplies off of their ships. But the helicopters are wearing out. Fast. The pace demanded by the Global War on Terror is […]

  • Raytheon Tapped For Procurement and Supply Delivery Simulator | DoS Appoved...
    by Emily Erhold on December 7, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Airbus Defence and Space has recently concluded a successful two-week flight-test campaign for its A400M Roll-on/Roll-off firefighting prototype kit. The campaign, conducted in south-western and central Spain, showcased the prototype’s ability to drop 20,000 liters of retardant, creating […]

  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program
    by Padraig McCarrick on December 7, 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 F-35A […]

  • Embraer Delivers C-390 Planes To South Korea | Spain’s S-80 Commissioned Into...
    by Emily Erhold on December 6, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Kratos won a $23 million modification, which adds scope to provide continued non-recurring engineering in support for the XQ-58A Unmanned Aerial Systems mission systems and subsystems integration for the Marine Corps. Additionally, this modification provides for flight test and […]

  • Embraer’s Multinational KC-390 Tactical Air Transport Program
    by Joe Katzman on December 6, 2023 at 3:58 am

    KC-390 refuels AMXs (click to view full) Global competition in the 20-ton air transport segment continues to intensify, with Brazil’s launch of its KC-390 program. Embraer figures reportedly place the global C-130 replacement market at around 700 aircraft. In response, it will develop a […]

  • HII Ingalls Christens Bougainville | Poland Ordered 152 Self-Propelled...
    by Emily Erhold on December 5, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas General Atomics Aeronautical Systems won a $389 million deal by the US Army for the purchase of MQ-1C-25M Gray Eagle Modernized Extended Range systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated […]

  • ER/MP Gray Eagle: Enhanced MQ-1C Predators for the Army
    by Joe Katzman on December 5, 2023 at 3:58 am

    ER/MP, armed (click to view full) Its initial battles were fought within the Pentagon, but the US Army’s high-end UAV has made its transition to the battlefield. The ER/MP program was part of the US Army’s reinvestment of dollars from the canceled RAH-66 Comanche helicopter program, and […]

  • Canada To Procure Poseidons | Israel Ordered JLTVs | Philippines, France Deepen...
    by Emily Erhold on December 4, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Mercury Mission Systems won a $16.8 million modification, which exercises an option to procure 48 data transfer units and 121 high-definition video recorders for retrofit on F/A-18C-F Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircrafts in support of Small Business Innovation Research Phase III topic […]

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