Marine Corps Infantry Completes 1,100 mile Raid Using Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

Students from the Infantry Officer Course (IOC) at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., recently completed a "Proof-of-Concept" 1,100 mile (1,770 km) raid using the...

C-27 Spartan

The Hercules will soon be augmented by the C-27J Spartan Light Transport Aircraft recently selected by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force...

Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Become Dual-Mission, Assume Anti-Ship Role

New capabilities introduced to the new batch of Block IV Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM) are transforming the weapon of the 1980s into a smarter, more versatile 21st century weapon. The U.S. Navy is planning to rapidly deploy the modernized, retargetable Block IV land attack missile on board ships as a dual-mission 'Maritime Strike Tomahawk'.

Helicopter Laser Radar – HELLAS

EADS is offering the HELLAS system, assisting helicopter pilots to avoid obstacles and improve flight safety. The laser-based system detects obstacles along the flight...

Canada shelves plans to Renew its Arctic Air Patrol Fleet

The Canadian government has shelved plans to field a new fleet of aerial surveillance aircraft designed to patrol the Arctic territory by 2020. Instead,...

Raytheon bags $2.4 billion to supply Qatar with Patriot air defense systems

Raytheon Company has received a $2.4 billion Foreign Military Sales contract for fire units of the Patriot Air & Missile Defense System for the State of Qatar. The acquisition is part of an Armed Services modernization and recapitalization effort announced by Qatar in March of this year. The US part - including the Boeing Apache helicopters, Patriot and Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin missile were valued at $11 billion dollars.

Phantom Eye Damaged After First Flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

High Flying Drones Recruited for Missile Defense

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are currently tested with Airborne Infrared (ABIR) sensors – performing persistent, forward pickets to spot hostile missile launches and track them through their flight trajectory. These missions will soon evolve as RPAs become operational, and augment existing radar and space-based sensors, providing midcourse tracking and target discrimination, to help targeting ground and ship-based missile defense interceptors. In the next phase MDA will equip even larger unmanned platforms with high-power laser systems, to perform boost-phase intercept. The agency plans to demonstrate such systems in 2021.

Engineer Platoons to get new Gear for Terrain Reconnaissance and Surveying

A new system, soon to be fielded with U.S. Army engineers teams and platoons is the ENFIRE Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying system, developed...

Submarine Launched Blackwing Drone to Enable Strikes in Denied, Contested Environment (A2AD)

The US Navy plans to deploy hundreds of ‘Blackwing’ drones on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles; the new, low cost, submarine launched unmanned aircraft system is optimized for Anti-Access/Aerial Denial (A2/AD) environments.

Boeing to Upgrade Additional 126 AH-64D Apaches

Boeing will upgrade (remanufacture) 126 AH-64D Apaches for the US Army (96) and the army of the United Arab Emirates (30), under a...

French Air/Land Operational Bubble – Net-Enabled Close-Combat System

bulle opérationnelle aéroterrestre (BOA) BOA introduces new concepts of net-centric warfighting with existing and future forces, as it ties together all the assets in the...

Ditching Rafale? – a high risk alternative for IAF modernization

What seems to be the final stage of negotiation between India and France over the procurement of 126 Rafale fighter jets is turning into a circus, where New Delhi is walking on a tightrope, between approving the deal with dramatic cost increase (compared to the original budget) or ditching the plan, risking further delays in the IAF modernization.
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US Navy Revisiting Feasibility Of A Sub-Launched Global Strike Weapon

With proposed defense budget reductions creating a need to reshape American military forces, the US Department of Defense is once again looking into the possibility of developing a sub-launched “Prompt Global Strike” (PGS) weapon as a means of reinforcing America’s power projection capability.

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