Leonardo today at the FIDAE exhibition in Chile announced a contract to provide a defensive aids suite (DAS) for the British Armys new fleet of Apache AH-64E helicopters. Under related contracts from the UK MOD and Boeing, Leonardo will integrate sensors and countermeasures to ensure that UK Apaches remain amongst the...
The US Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has awarded Lockheed Martin a next-phase contract to continue maturing the Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) controller base kit hardware and software and to support government integration efforts ahead of platform demonstrations scheduled to take place through 2019. MAPS is...
Chinese researchers are developing a smart, real-time sensing system for the military vehicles to enable smooth movement at night without lighting or in changeable lighting, local media reports. The researchers at the Second Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation told Science and Technology Daily on Tuesday that an...
Boeing announced its investment in Fortem Technologies, a Utah-based company developing advanced radar systems for unmanned and manned aircraft. Fortem Technologies offers airspace awareness solutions using low size, weight and power radar to ensure safe operations of unmanned aerial vehicles
The US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $150 million contract, with options worth up to $942.8 million, for the development, manufacture and delivery of two high power laser weapon systems, by fiscal year 2020
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of four King Air 350ER Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft for an estimated $259 million. The principal contractor will be Sierra Nevada Corporation, Hagerstown, MD
Boeing has been awarded a $60,903,323 contract for the mission computing upgrade installation and checkout of four Japanese E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and associated ground systems. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be complete by Dec
Belgian Defence has ordered Termas ylon Integrated Dispensing System (PIDS+) configuration pylons for its fleet of F-16 fighter jets. According to company press release, all of the original European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) countries – Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Belgium – have now ordered the Terma PIDS+ pylons for their F-16s, and all of them are equipped with the Hensoldt AAR-60(V)2 Missile Warning System (MWS)
Raytheon is being awarded a $25.8 million modification contract for six Submarine High Data Rate (SubHDR) antenna systems
The US Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide sustainment and upgrades for its fleet of 683 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). Valued at up to $961 million, the five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract allows the Air Force to place orders for logistics, spares, software and sensor enhancements, among other activities
Lockheed Martin has won $65 million modification contract to extend services for performance-based logistics in support of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors program. Work is expected to be complete by Dec
The US Defence Advnced Reasearch Projects Agency (DARPA) Wednesday announced its Ocean of Things program, to enable situational awareness over oceans by deploying thousands of small floats that could form a distributed sensor network. Each smart float would contain a suite of commercially available sensors to collect environmental data—such as ocean temperature, sea state, and location—as well as activity data about commercial vessels, aircraft, and even maritime mammals moving through the area