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New Seagull USV Sets for Anti-Submarine, Counter-Mine Warfare

February 8, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 

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KC-46A Pegasus Conducts First In-Flight Refueling

January 24, 2016 by · Comment
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The KC-46A Pegasus performs its first-ever aerial refueling passing 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter Jan. 24. Photo: USAF by Paul WeathermanThe US Air Force's new aerial refueler, KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter. Flight tests employing the centerline drogue system and wing aerial refueling pods will evaluate refueling of A-10, C-17 and F/A-18 and AV-8B and receiving fuel from KC-10. Shortly after the tests the program will proceeding to the Milestone C decision and Low Rate Initial Production, bringing the aircraft to initial operational status by August 2017.
              

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France to Upgrade SAMP/T Extended Range Air Defense System

Aster 30 extended range air defense missile system (SAMP/T). Photo: DGAThe French Ministry of Defence has launched a modernization program for the country's SAMP/T ground based air defense system. The Aster Block 1 NT (New Technology) programme will cover the modernization of the Aster 30 interceptor and associated SAMP/T air defense system that will evolve with missile defense capabilities.
              

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IAI and Formula Systems Acquire Israel’s C4I Software Systems House TSG

January 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, IAI, Syndicated Industry News 

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Formula Systems, an Israel based software holding company today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of TSG – a subsidiary and the military arm of Ness Technologies. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Formula Systems, an Israel based software holding company today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of TSG – a subsidiary and the military arm of Ness Technologies, engaged in the fields of command and control systems for all echelons, maritime security, intelligence, air and missile defense, homeland security and Cyber security. The total purchase price in the transaction will be $50 million in cash

              

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KAI Unveils the K-50 T-X, Seoul’s Contender for the USAF Future Trainer Competition

December 18, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
k50t-x_1021Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) unveiled yesterday the improved version of its T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic trainer, the model that KAI and Lockheed Martin are proposing as the successor of the US Air Force’ T-38 trainer, under the T-X program.
              

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More JASSMs For US, Allied Air Forces

December 16, 2015 by · Comment
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US Army Orders Oshkosh to Resumes JLTV Work

December 16, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
Oshkosh is submitting the Light Armored Tactical Vehicle (LATV) design for its proposed version of the JLTV. The LATV is seen here racing through the SART course at Quantico, June 2013. Photo: Oshkosh.The U.S. Army instructed the Oshkosh Corporation to resume work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) following the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision to dismiss Lockheed Martin’s protest yesterday. Lockheed Martin said it is planning to file a new protest to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by December 17th. Oshkosh is expected to begin production under the Army’s orders and wait for the Federal Claims Court decision.
              

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Successful Intercepts Sweeten a Challenging Year for Missile Defense

December 10, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, MDA, missile defense, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
Arrow 3 interceptor missile launched from Palmachim missile test site on Israel's Mediterranean shore, December 10, 2015. Photo: IMODThe US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year. Two tests performed earlier today included a successful exo-atmospheric intercept test of the Arrow 3 interceptor, and first intercept mission of the Land-Based Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB launched from a land-based site. A third test conducted earlier this week tested the latest, most advanced variant of Standard Missile 3 series, the US-Japanese SM-3 Block IIA.
              

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Raytheon, IMI to Provide Guided Bombs for Marine Corps Mortars

December 10, 2015 by · Comment
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Kratos Demonstrates Cooperation of UCAV with Manned Aircraft

December 8, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Kratos, Syndicated Industry News 
Kratos' Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems (UCAS) business is an integral part of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Group. UCAS is proudly leading the way into the emerging market of unmanned combat systems that can effectively operate in contested and/or denied airspace environments. Development activities include advanced sense-and-avoid countermeasures; as well as platform and weapons guidance systems. Image: KratosKratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced this week the completion of a second test flight of a jet-powered unmanned aerial combat vehicle (UCAV) on November 23, 2015. the flight that took place on the US Navy test range at China Lake, CA involved a newly developed jet-powered drone developed by Kratos, and a US Navy/Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier manned jet fighter.
              

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Milipol 2015: Unmanned Vehicles for Homeland Security

November 24, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
thales_fixed_wing_surveillance_drone725A collection of photos taken at Milipol 2015 depicting new unmanned systems, payloads and robotics spotted by Defense Update team at the event.
              

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Northrop Grumman Wins $21.4 Billion Pentagon Contract

The contract, which could expand to $80 billion eventually, is to build long-range strike bombers to replace the B-1 and B-52 bombers.

IMI – on course to privatisation

April 2, 2015 by · Comment
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following a successful test series David’s Sling to become operational this year,

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New Launcher to Deploy C-RAM, C-UAV and Counter Cruise-Missile Defenses by 2019

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Northrop Grumman and Aerovironment are developing a new naval drone for DARPA

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UK mothballs 16 Apaches, the remaining 50 are likely to be upgraded

March 21, 2015 by · Comment
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US THAAD to deploy to South Korea in crisis sitatuon

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Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GL-SDB) tested in Sweden

March 11, 2015 by · Comment
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GDLS, Thales team to offer new wheeled armored vehicles to Australia,

March 10, 2015 by · Comment
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German army to equip combat vehicles with smart IED Jammers

March 9, 2015 by · Comment
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Dassault, HAL likely to become joint primes for MMRCA

March 6, 2015 by · Comment
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High-energy laser weapon burns through a running engine from a mile away

March 6, 2015 by · Comment
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Why Make It In India?

February 19, 2015 by · Comment
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Smart solutions addressing operational challenges

February 18, 2015 by · Comment
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