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Farewell Dear Readers

May 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Events, Industry Analysis 

We have decided to shut down the site in a few weeks. We will remain active on Twitter (@Defprocurenews) and Facebook. Thank you for your readership and support these last 8 years or so.

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Preparing for Operational Service, B-1B Fires LRASM in Salvo

December 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin successfully launched production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber. to be integrated onboard the U.S. Air Force's B-1B in 2018 and on the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F in 2019, LRASM will fulfill the US Navy's Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) Increment I requirement.

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Autonomous Guidance and Landing for Helicopters Tested by Airbus

December 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, Syndicated Industry News 
Airbus' EAGLE vision system began flight testing on ab H225 helicopter flying testbed. The system improves situational awareness and reduces the pilot’s workload by automating and securing approaches, take-off, and landing. Photo: Airbus

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Marines Try Out Fully Autonomous Helicopters

December 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: logistics, Syndicated Industry News 
The Marine Corps examined an innovative autonomous flying capability that enables troops to safely and reliably control helicopters from the ground, even in difficult weather conditions. The demonstration flight took place this week at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., as the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced the successful conclusion of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program.

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SYRIA: Vague Victories

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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AIR WEAPONS: The Missile That Sells Helicopters

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Raytheon completes first lot production of Small Diameter Bomb II

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
As the SDB II program is nearing completion of developmental testing Raytheon has completed the first production lot of the Small Diameter Bomb II (designated GBU-53/B) at its fully-automated manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona.

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Jordan to Receive 25 Modernized Marder IFVs from Germany

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 25 Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) from Bundeswehr surplus stocks. The new vehicles will be delivered at the beginning in the first quarter of 2018.

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Finland Orders PMVP Armored Vehicles for Testing

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Finland, Syndicated Industry News 
The Finish company Protolab Oy will deliver four ‘MiSu’ 6x6 Protected Multipurpose Vehicles (PMPV) for testing by the Finish MOD. The ballistic and mine protected vehicles will be tested in the next two years, as part of the evaluation of new armored vehicle for the Finnish Army.

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Sweden and Singapore to Explore Air Traffic Management, Autonomous Underwater Navigation

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: SAAB, Syndicated Industry News 
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the Swedish Saab group embark on a five-year research collaboration. The agreement currently covers two focus areas: air traffic management (ATM) and underwater robotic research projects, both areas are key activities for SAAB.

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Sweden and Singapore to Explore Air Traffic Management, Autonomous Underwater Navigation

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: SAAB, Syndicated Industry News 
Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the Swedish Saab group embark on a five-year research collaboration. The agreement currently covers two focus areas: air traffic management (ATM) and underwater robotic research projects, both areas are key activities for SAAB.

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Russia to Modernize Bulgarian MIGs

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Bulgaria, Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence invited Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK MiG) to provide integrated logistical support to maintain the 15 MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ twin-engine jet fighters in service for the next four years

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MAGMA Drone to Demonstrate Flight Without Control Surfaces

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
BAE Systems and The University of Manchester have developed and tested unique flight control technology that could enable future aircraft - including stealthy, jet-powered drones, to maneuver without the use of control surfaces. If successful, the tests will demonstrate the first ever use of such circulation control in flight on a gas turbine aircraft and from a single engine, paving the way for future, stealthier aircraft designs.

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MALI: Surprising Saudi Support Surfaces

December 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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NAVAL AIR: MQ-4C Enters Service

December 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Newly Signed Defense Authorization Act Contains a Dire Warning on Climate Change

Climate change will bring more failed states and terrorist organizations, radar failures, and military bases underwater, according to the U.S. military

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Newly Signed Defense Authorization Act Contains a Dire Warning on Climate Change

Climate change will bring more failed states and terrorist organizations, radar failures, and military bases underwater, according to the U.S. military

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Newly Signed Defense Authorization Act Contains a Dire Warning on Climate Change

Climate change will bring more failed states and terrorist organizations, radar failures, and military bases underwater, according to the U.S. military

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Allies Are Key, Says Trump’s National Security Strategy

The document, to be unveiled next week, will be the latest administration policy position that looks beyond “America first.”

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COLOMBIA: China Makes A Play For Venezuela

December 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS: Bad Paper Makes A Good Weapon

December 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Korean Threat Driving Missile Defense Buildup Across the Far East

Racing to the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Pyongyang's long-range missile activity means bad news for Japan and South Korea, since the medium and intermediate range missiles developed by the rough nation could target even well-defended targets in the Western Pacific, including Japan, South Korea and US bases in the region. This review outlines some of the measures taken by countries in the region, to bolster their missile defense capabilities.

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AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban Enforcers

December 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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WARPLANES: China Accommodates To Win

December 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Qatar’s Race for Air Power

December 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Boeing, France, Qatar, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
In recent months Qatar defense officials were busy dealing in shopping for fighter jets to expand their minuscule air force into a significant, modern air power. If those deals are fulfilled, in less than five years the Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will increase its order of battle from the current nine Mirage 2000-5 fighters to 96 modern combat jets, armed with the latest weapons the Western world can offer.

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Preview of Trump’s National Security Strategy Shows Gap Between President’s Words and Actions

The current plan is to roll out the NSS on December 18, an administration official said.

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