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    • 44 navies embark on the largest naval exercise spanning the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf Oct 30, 2014 Navies from 44 nations are participating in this year’s exercise, whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Sikorsky pulls out of a $3.6 billion Polish helicopter tender Oct 30, 2014 The Consortium of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PZL Mielec is withdrawing form a tender for utility helicopters requested by the Polish Ministry of Defense, unless terms of the procedure are amended, Sikorsky Aircraft and PZL Mielec announced today. Sikorsky said the Consortium is not opting out of the procurement but “It is impossible to submit an economically viable offer that would be 100% compliant with each and every requirement, including technical, legal and financial aspects.” Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Israel cancels planned procurement of V-22 Tilt-Rotor aircraft Oct 30, 2014 Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD) decided to cancel the planned procurement of six Bell/Boeing V-22 tilt rotor aircraft. Available funding will be allocated to the procurement of a second batch of F-35s fifth generation stealth fighters. The cancellation represented another abrupt change in Israel’s procurement plans, after the IMOD withdrew an international tended for four Offshore Patrol Boats weeks after distributing the $500 million tender to international shipbuilders. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Germany reconsiders co-funding Israel’s future OPV fleet Oct 29, 2014 The Israel Ministry of Defense has called off an international tender for the supply of four Offshore patrol Vessels for the Israel Navy after Germany said it will reconsider sharing the construction costs if the contract is handed to a German shipyard Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Cargo rocket destined to the International Space Station destroyed on liftoff Oct 29, 2014 The Antares rocket carrying an unmanned Cygnus suffered a ‘catastrophic anomaly’ seconds after liftoff from NASA’s Wallops flight facility in Virginia at 06:22 PM EDT. Cygnus was packed with 5,000 pounds (2.268 tons) of food and supplies, scientific experiments destined to the International Space Station. It was the third cargo mission under a $1.9 billion contract Orbital Sciences has won from NASA. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • A new stealth corvette from France Oct 29, 2014 Cherbourg based CMN (Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie) has unveiled the C Sword 90 stealthy corvette at the Euronaval naval expo in Paris this week. The stealth vessel is one of three new ship designs the company is launching, all positioned to address the growing needs of world navies to support increasingly demanding missions encountered at the high sea and littoral waters. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • DCNS, Airbus Defense & Space to jointly develop a shipborne helicopter UAS Oct 28, 2014 Airbus Defense & Space and DCNS will jointly develop a shipborne unmanned helicopter to be seamlessly integrated into the ship’s combat system, extending the vessel’s ‘eyes and ears’ into the sky. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • US should be prepared to meet North Korean KN08 ICBM Oct 28, 2014 The US is concerned that north Korean provocations could start a cycle of action and counteraction, leading to an unintended, uncontrolled escalation. General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commanding general of U.S. Forces in South Korea considers that, although untested yet, the North Korean KN08 missile is a real threat Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Thales introduces AESA based maritime surveillance airborne radar Oct 28, 2014 Thales has unveiled today the a new version of the Searchmaster multirole surveillance radar equipped with active electronic scanning antenna (AESA) technology. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket
    • Pentagon reaches agreement to purchase 43 F-35s under LRIP 8 at 3.6% lower cost Oct 27, 2014 The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. The buy includes 19 F-35As for the Air Force, six F-35Bs for the Marines and four F-35Cs for the Navy. Additional aircraft included are 10 F-35As for Israel (2), Japan (4), Norway (2)and Italy (2) as well as four F-35Bs for the UK. Share this:SharePrintEmailStumbleUponRedditTumblrTwitterPocket

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