Raytheon Awarded US Navy Contract For Aircraft Infrared Systems

August 30, 2018 @ 12:22 PM

The US Navy has awarded over a $59 million worth contract to Raytheon for logistics services in support of MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters. The contract, awarded by U

Lockheed Martin To Provide Modernized Day Sensor Assembly Kits To UAE

August 30, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

The Pentagon has awarded a $44 million Foreign Military Sales worth contract to Lockheed Martin to supply Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) kits to the United Arab Emirates, according to the DOD statement made on Wednesday. The awarded contract also includes the supply of the modernized laser range finder designators, and...

L3 Wins $454M Contract For US Army Tactical UAS Payload

August 30, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

L-3 Communications has wont the US Army contract worth $454 million to supply Electro-Optic/Infrared/Laser Designator Payload, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. Work under the EO/IR/LD payload contract encompasses program management, production, system engineering, integration, test, evaluation and logistical support services, according to a

US Army Awards $490M Worth Contract For Tactical Generators

August 30, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

The US Army has awarded a $490 million worth contract to Cummins Power Generation Inc. for Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS), the third generation of Department of Defense military standard generators

Iran Supplied Su-25 Fighters to Iraq, Baghdad Denies

August 30, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

An Iranian official said the country has supplied Iraq with Sukhoi Su-25 fighter planes for intensifying anti-ISIS operations, but Baghdad has denied the claims, according to a report by Asharq Al-Awsat

US Navy Conducts Operational Test of F-35C Lightning II Aircraft Aboard USS...

August 29, 2018 @ 04:19 PM

The US Navy is conducting Operational Test-1 (OT-1) of the F-35C Lightning II aircraft aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 and Carrier Strike Group 12. OT-1 evaluates the full spectrum of the F-35Cs suitability for operation within a carrier air wing and mission effectiveness to the maximum extent possible

US Army Collaborates With Bell Helicopter To Advance Micro-UAS Technologies

August 29, 2018 @ 03:48 PM

Researchers from the US Army Research Laboratory and Bell Helicopter have begun development of a micro unmanned aerial system or UAS after the meeting in June. The UAS is a miniature, lightweight reconnaissance vehicle that Soldiers can carry onto the battlefield and deploy in a confined space

Fincantieri, China’s CSSC Sign MOU For Merchant Shipbuilding Cooperation

August 29, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

Fincantieri and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the extension of the industrial cooperation already existing between the two groups to all segments of merchant shipbuilding. The agreement foresees the parties to discuss the possibility to extend their current collaboration, which counts a joint venture dedicated to the first cruise ships ever built in China for the local market and other related activities, including a number of research and development projects in several areas of the shipbuilding, such as: vessels for the oil & gas industry; cruise-ferries; mega-yachts; special vessels; steel infrastructures; marine engineering and...

Russia To Develop EW Aircraft Based On Upgraded Il-114-300 Plane

August 29, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

Russia may develop an electronic warfare aircraft based on an upgraded Ilyushin Il-114-300 plane, Ilyushin Aircraft Company Director for Il-114 Programs Ivan Kabatov said. "With its unique performance characteristics, the plane is an optimal platform for making air platforms to solve the broadest range of tasks - from monitoring, patrolling and transport carriages to electronic warfare, reconnaissance and combat employment," Kabatov told TASS on Tuesday

Raytheon Working With DARPA To Develop Artificial Intelligence-Systems That ‘Explains Itself’

August 29, 2018 @ 09:41 AM

Raytheon announced Tuesday that the firm is developing a first of its kind neural network that explains itself, under the Defense Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Explainable Artificial Intelligence program (XAI). The XAI program aims to create a suite of machine learning techniques that produce more explainable models while maintaining a high level of performance

Turkish Pilot Flies F-35 In US

August 29, 2018 @ 08:52 AM

A Turkish fighter pilot flew F-35 aircraft for the first time as part of the on-going training in the US, the Turkish General Staff was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. Early July, the Pentagon said Turkish pilots and maintenance personnel were being trained on the F-35 fighter jet in the state of Arizona

Argentina Finally Makes Payment For Five Dassault Super Etendard Strike Aircraft

August 28, 2018 @ 04:53 PM

The Argentine government has finally paid for the purchase of five second-hand Dassault Super Etendard strike aircraft, after an unexpected delay in the payment since an agreement on acquiring the aircraft had been reached in 2017,