US Approves Patriot Missiles Sale To Netherlands For US$105M

September 6, 2018 @ 12:47 PM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of Patriot Fire Units for an estimated cost of $105 million for the Netherlands, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Wednesday. According to the release, the Netherlands has requested Recapitalization (RECAP) of four Netherlands Patriot Fire

China Begins Construction Of US$411 Million Worth Submarine For Thai Navy

September 6, 2018 @ 07:44 AM

Chinas leading shipbuilding firm China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) started building a Type S26T submarine on Tuesday for the Royal Thai Navy, an important cooperation project between China and Thailand, CSIC announced on its WeChat account Tuesday. Senior officers from the Thai and Chinese militaries attended a steel-cutting ceremony at a...

Lockheed Martin Wins $500M Contract For Automated Test Equipment

September 6, 2018 @ 07:25 AM

The US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year contract worth up to more than $500 million to build and deliver more than 200+ electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems (eCASS) to maximize aircraft readiness. The previous Navy CASS contract awarded in 2000 to Lockheed Martin was worth $287 million

Boeing Wins $208M USAF Contract For F-15 Eagle Targeting Pods

September 6, 2018 @ 07:01 AM

The US Air Force has awarded a $208 million worth contract to Boeing for F-15 Legion Pod infrared search and track (IRST) pods. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, provides for engineering, manufacturing, and development, production, integration, testing and deployment of F-15 Legion Pod IRST pods

Northrop Grumman Wins $164M FMS Contract For Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft...

September 6, 2018 @ 06:39 AM

The Pentagon has awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract worth over $164 million for procurement of one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. “Northrop Grumman Systems Corp

BAE Systems-led Bid Offers Leonardo’s Thermal Imaging Technology For British Army Tank...

September 6, 2018 @ 06:30 AM

The thermal imaging technology, developed by Leonardo in the UK, is being offered to the British Army as part of Team Challenger 2s bid, led by BAE Systems, to upgrade the Armys Main Battle Tank. Also known as ‘electro-optic technology, the thermal imaging system will help British troops identify potential threats and move undetected in hostile situations, while also shaving valuable seconds off reaction times, which can make the difference between mission success and failure

Indian Army Issues RFI For 75 High Altitude UAVs

September 4, 2018 @ 03:37 PM

The Indian Army has issued the request for information (RFI) last week to launch the procurement process for remotely piloted aircraft system capable of detecting and combat foreign military formations and activities at forward bases, especially along the border with China. According to the RFI, the Army is looking such a system that can operate at a height of over 18,000 feet or 5,500 meters, and would require only about 30 minutes and two soldiers for complete assembly in posts located at higher altitudes

Australia Awards $300M Contract To Leidos For Chemical Weapons Protection Equipment

September 4, 2018 @ 03:08 PM

Australias defense ministry today announced the signing of contracts worth A$238 million with Leidos Australia for the supply and support of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence capabilities for the Australian Defence Force under project Land 2110. Land 2110 Phase 1B is focused on the typical capability elements of CBRN defence: detection identification and monitoring, warning and reporting, physical protection (personal and collective), hazard management, containment and decontamination, medical support and training mechanisms

IAF MiG-27 Fighter Aircraft Crashes In Jodhpur Due To Technical Glitch

September 4, 2018 @ 01:02 PM

A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of an Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, due to a technical snag while carrying out a routine mission on Tuesday. The pilot was able to escape unhurt, defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh was quoted as saying by Zee News

Taiwan’s Navy Requests US$1 Billion For Missile-armed Boats

September 4, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

Taiwans Navy is looking to build 50-ton fast-attack missile boats as tensions rise with China in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan-based

Japan Seeks $212M For Aegis Missile Defense Systems In Record Budget

August 31, 2018 @ 03:13 PM

Japan is seeking 235 billion yen ($212 million) for US-built Aegis Ashore radar missile systems in its new budget proposal released on Friday. Japans defense ministry announced today that the defence spending will increase to 2

Russia Tests New Interceptor Missile

August 30, 2018 @ 03:08 PM

Russia successfully conducted a test launch of a new interceptor missile for its missile defense system, the Russian Defense Ministrys press service said on Thursday. "At the test site of Sary-Shagan (Republic of Kazakhstan), a unit of the Air and Missile Defense of the Aerospace Forces has conducted another test launch of a new missile interceptor for Russias missile defense system," the ministry said in a statement, obtained by TASS