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|The German armed forces have shelved a plan to buy a new Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in favor of $650 million lease plan for such vehicles, which will commence operations from Israel beginning in 2018.|
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|Munich, Germany: The Artec company has signed a contract with OCCAR, for the production of a second batch of 131 Boxer armored personnel carriers for the German Army. The total order is worth EUR 476 million.|
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The Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle making its Paris debut following successful desert trials
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Paris, Le Bourget: European aerospace industries and defense establishments are promoting pan-European collaboration in launching a collaborative development of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) drone capability that will rely on the collective...
Fighting modern warfare doesn’t mean you face the most sophisticated weapons or strongest enemies. In fact, combat in asymmetric warfare means facing an illusive enemy that, sometime can be equipped with superior weapons, challenging even the...
Israel received today the fifth Dolphin-Class submarine. "INS Rahav" will arrive in Israel during the course of 2013, upon the completion and installation of its relevant systems.
- Qatar’s Armored Brigade to Receive Leopard 2 MBTs, Pzh2000 Artillery
- IAF 65th Independence Day Flypast
- Submarine HMS Ambush commissioned into the Royal Navy
- India Tests BrahMos Missile Launch From an Underwater Platform
- Gilat Satellites to Deliver Manpack SATCOM Terminals from Gilat Satellite Communications
The German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) announced it has signed a contract with the Emirate of Qatar to modernize the Emirate's single armored brigade, at an investment of over $2 billion. The acquisition is part of a comprehensive...
South Korea will likely buy the Taurus KEPD 350 long-range air-to-surface cruise missiles next year. Seoul is seeking to equip the next batch of fighter aircraft it intends to buy with the new missile.
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Despite threats of a veto from the Obama White House the current conference version of the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill will end the MEADS program. The final version of the law cuts the last planned $400 million expenditure on the new, joint air defense system.
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) was being developed by the U.S., Italy and Germany as a replacement for the PATRIOT system made by Raytheon (RTN). Lockheed Martin (LMT) is the lead contractor for the MEADS system. The Administration and Congress have already agreed that newer versions of the PATRIOT will suffice and work on MEADS would end. The dispute is that Congress decided that there was no reason for funding in FY13 rather then completing that year of work.
Italy and Germany had wanted to continue the program having provided several hundred million dollars of funding over its life stretching back to the Nineties. Not only will there be fall out internationally from this decision it is estimated that paying out contract termination fees and close out costs would probably be close to the planned $400 million in funding.
The program had been in its test phase and had recently had some successes.
Unfortunately in the potential fiscal situation new programs that are yet to enter service are the ones that face the biggest cuts as it is possible to utilize some of the things developed but by avoiding production and deployment large amounts of funding are saved. While the Administration wanted that last year of funding it seems clear that Congress intends to not provide it in the FY13 bill.