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LCSU.S. Navy Awards Over $900 Million as a First Step Toward Acquisition of 20 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

ApacheU.S. Congress Asked to Pre-Approve Apache Block III Sale to India

AN-22Russian Air Force Suspends An-22, Tu-95M Operations after an An-22 Crash

J20China’s 5th Generation Fighter Exposed?

palantirU.S. Army Extends Intelligence Fusion with Palantir Technology

Rosomak RecceElbit Systems to Equip the Polish Rosomak with Battlefield Surveillance Suite

Phantom RayPhantom Ray Delivered to Edwards Prior to First Test Flight

T-346 TrainerAlenia Aermacchi rolls-out of first two T-346A trainers for the Italian Air Force

Oshkosh HETAMore Military Truck Orders for Oshkosh

MRAPMore MRAP to SupportU.S. Forces in Afghanistan

Osprey CV-22Investigation Rules Out Enemy Fire, Brownout as Possible Causes for the CV-22 Crash in Afghanistan

GBI FAILU.S. Missile Interceptor Fails on Missile Defense Test

Fire-XFire-X Helicopter Accomplishes First Autonomous Flight

Railgun A Step Closer to Railgun Capability – U.S. Navy Fires Record Breaking 33 megajoul Shot

XM-25U.S. Army to Field XM-25 ‘Game Changing’ Weapon by 2014

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J-20Chengdu J-20 - China's 5th Generation Fighter

Reports coming form internet sites in China have published images of a large, stealth-like aircraft that, if confirmed, could be the first hard evidence of China’s new 5th Genaration multirole aircraft.  The images show the parked aircraft being inspected, and taxiing along a taxiway at an unnamed airport. (Read More...)

U.S. Congress Asked to Pre-Approve Apache Block III Sale to India
Russian Air Force Suspends An-22, Tu-95M Operations after an An-22 Crash
Alenia Aermacchi rolls-out of first two T-346A trainers for the Italian Air Force
Investigation Rules Out Enemy Fire, Brownout as Possible Causes for the CV-22 Crash in Afghanistan

Italian Air Force Tornado Strike Fighters Deploy to Israel for Desert Training
Pilot Over Confidence Contributes to Fatal C-17 Crash in Alaska
Embraer Establishes a New Unit Dedicated to Defense & Security Markets
F-35: Test Flights are Catching Up with Schedule
Launch of Three Russian Navigational Satellites Fail
Italian, Israel Air Force Complete Joint Aerial Exercise
New Missiles to Extend Offensive, Defensive Capabilities of the U.S. Navy
Lockheed Martin to Deliver 31 F-35s by 2013, Under $3.5 Billion first ‘Firm Target’ Lot IV LRIP Contract

New Composite Improves Durability of B-2 Hot Trailing Edge
Russian Air Force to Get more Su-34s by Year's End
Indonesia Selects the Armed Super Tucano as Bronco Successor
BAE Systems to lead Industry Team Supporting British Training Aircraft
Sikorsky Forms a Team to Develop the X2 Raider Armed Scout Helicopter
Kiowa Warrior is Back in the Fight
U.S. Army Set for Operational Testing of Ground, Foliage Penetrating SAR
Falcon is Healthy, Few Tweaks Will Suffice to Fly the Next Mission in Late 2011
Israel’s Next Generation Spy Satellite could be Operational by Late 2012
Next Generation AEGIS Missile
Lockheed Martin to Develop a New, Long Range Strike Missile for the U.S. Navy
Next Generation Air Dominance Missiles

More news on: Aircraft & Helicopters | Guided Weapons | C4ISR | UAVs

MRAPMore MRAP to SupportU.S. Forces in Afghanistan

Navistar, Oshkosh and General Dynamics Canada have recently received new orders worth almost one billion dollar, for the delivery of additional MRAP variants, in support of U.S. forces operations in Afghanistan. (Read More...)

Siemens Depart from KMW
More Military Truck Orders for Oshkosh
Javelin Missiles Fired from Stryker's CROWS II Weapon Station
U.S. Army to Field XM-25 ‘Game Changing’ Weapon by 2014
Industry Preparing for the HMMWV recap
France’s Mars Industry Consortium Selected for Scorpion Architecture Design
British-Israeli JV to Produce Carbon Nanotubes for Defense Applications
DARPA to Test new Lightweight Armor Solutions from Kairos
KMW to Deliver 20 Dingo-2 Vehicles to Equip Norwegian Forces in Afghanistan
GDLS Selected to develop Namer Armored Personal Carriers for Israel
Stryker Turns Stealthy with Armorworks’ TactiCam 3D camouflage
BAE Systems offer Bradley Variants for M113 Replacement
IDF Demonstrates Joint Ground/Air Capabilities in Live Fire Exercise
New Casualty Evacuation System Introduced by Easy Rescue
Converting Pistols into Carbines
ISDEF 2010 – First Impressions
Silver Shadow’s AK-47 Kalashnikov Makeover
Gilboa – Debut of a new Israeli Assault Rifle
New Super-Strong Fiber Designed to Meet Threats in Former-Soviet Markets
DARPA Selects AAI, Lockheed Martin for Transformer (TX) Program
IMI’s Iron Fist APS Completes a Successful Evaluation in the U.S.A.
Elbit Systems to Upgrade Asian Tanks with BMS, Optronics
Canada to Deploy 20 Recently Upgraded Leopard 2A4M to Afghanistan
Pentagon Tests U.S., Foreign Active Protection Systems in Search for a Mature Solution Against RPGs
Ocelot Selected for the British LPPV Program
Navistar Introduces the Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) High Mobility Truck

More news on: Armor & Protection | Infantry | Defense Electronics

MissilesSpecial Feature: Infantry Multi-Purpose Missiles

Man portable, light weight missile systems were used extensively in recent years. U.S. Javelin missiles are regularly used in Afghanistan by U.S, and British forces, side by side with the Israeli Spike, used by the Dutch, Italian and Spanish among others. Javelin has been used extensively in Iraq, employed as a short and medium range precision guided weapon targeting insurgents in buildings, vehicles and at suspected sniper positions. (Read More...)

Lockheed Martin Awarded +$900 Million Order for ‘Tactical Missiles’ for UAE, Taiwan
U.S. Missile Interceptor Fails on Missile Defense Test
Agni II Plus Fails First Flight Test
SAMP/T Successful on First European Missile Defense Intercept Test
North Korean ‘smoking gun’ spotted: Rocket Launchers in Positions aimed at South Korean Yeonpyeong island
Turkey is Seeking its Own Missile Defense
Saudi Arabia to Buy Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles
Falcon is Healthy, Few Tweaks Will Suffice to Fly the Next Mission in Late 2011
U.S. Challenges Iran, Equipping Gulf States with More Ballistic Missiles

Israel Delays Deployment of Iron Dome
MBDA Tests a Novel Penetrating Warhead
Distributed Aperture System Tracks Ballistic Missiles from 1,300 km Away
David's Sling Short Range Missile Defense Systems Enters a New Stage
Laser JDAM Tested with 2,000 pound Mk-84 Warhead
How serious is the P800 Yakhont threat? Does it have a destabilizing effect on the Middle East?
More details on the SDB-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II
Army NLOS Dead. Will the Navy Keep it Alive
Gel-Based Rocket Propellant Matures at Bayern-Chemie
Missile Cooperation Between Iran and China
Iran Displays Advanced Ballistic Missiles, Air Defense Systems & Anti-Ship Missiles on Army Day Parade
U.S. Air Force to Test X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
Pantsir-S1, S-300 Tested on a Russian Air Defense Drill

More news on: Missiles | Air Defense | Artillery news

Elbit RosomakElbit Systems to Equip the Polish Rosomak with Battlefield Surveillance Suite

By the end of 2011 the Polish Army is expected to equip part of its Rosomak 8×8 armored reconnaissance vehicles with ground surveillance system from Elbit Systems Ltd.(NASDAQ: ESLT). Under the order worth about $16 million, awarded by the Polish Ministry of National Defense, the Israeli company will complete delivering the mobile multi-sensor monitoring and surveillance systems in 2011.  (Read More...)

New Counter-Mine System Demonstrates Counter-IED Capabilities
Boeing Selected to Develop a new Multi-Int Airborne System for the U.S. Army
China Challenges the U.S. for the the World's Most Powerful Supercomputer Title
Israel’s Next Generation Spy Satellite could be Operational by Late 2012
U.S. DOD Introduces a new XML-like Military Standard Linking Information Across Networked Applications
Elbit Systems Unveil a new Hyperspectral Imaging System for Aircraft, UAVs and Satellites
Lockheed Martin Gyrocam Wins Additional Order for VOSS
Through the Wall Radar Sensors at ISDEF 2010
LRAS3 Target Acquisition Systems Enhanced with Liteye’s Monocular Displays
Defense Update Sponsored Event: Global MilSatCom 2010
U.S. Army Awards Enhanced NVG Contracts to ITT, DRS and L-3
ITT Introduces New Sensor Architecture Supporting Wide Area Airborne Surveillance (WAAS) Capabilities
Israel Launch OFEK 9 – New Surveillance Satellite
MP-RTIP Multi-Mission Radar Prepared for Testing on the Global Hawk
Rafael Develops WiMAX Based Tactical Broadband Network
TETRAPOL High-Speed Mobile Network Launched by EADS
RADA Introduces a New Radar for Active Protection Systems
Lockheed Martin Develops an Advanced Rifle Scope
Elisra Introduces Manpack EJAB C-IED Jammer

More news on: Defense Electronics | Electro-Optics

LCSU.S. Navy Awards Over $900 Million as a First Step Toward Acquisition of 20 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)

The U.S. Navy has awarded two fixed-price incentive contracts worth over US$460 million each to Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal USA, for the design and construction of a total of 20 littoral combat ships split equally between the two companies in the next five years. The new contracts give each shipbuilding team one ship to build now, with another in 2011. (Read More...)

Chinese Carrier Undergoing Final Completion at Dalian
A Step Closer to Railgun Capability – U.S. Navy Fires Record Breaking 33 megajoul Shot
HMS Ark Royal Set on its Last Voyage before Decommissioning
Japan Completes Upgrading Four of its Destroyers for Ballistic Missile Defense Role
Iran's Hornets Nest at Bandar Abbas
U.S. Navy Awards Austal Two Additional High Speed Landing Support Vessels
Air Cushion, CATamaran Contribute to an Innovative British Hybrid Landing Craft Design
Backing Off from Mistral Deal, Russia to Open an International Tender for Helicopter Carriers
Extensible Launcher Could Transform Weaponization Flexibility of Surface Combatants
Israel Turns to Germany for Naval Stealth Ships
Australia Formally Requests Buying 24 MH-60R from the USA
Iranian War Games at the Straits of Hormoz
Visby Becomes Operational with the Swedish Navy
Third Mistral Amphibious Assault Ship Under Construction
Kockums Embarks on a Stealth Sub for the Swedish Navy
Fincantieri Wins UAE Order for Two Missile Boats
Second Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to the U.S. Navy
Textron, L-3 Com Team for LCAC Successor Program

More news on: Naval Systems | Guided Weapons | C4ISR

UAV WeaponsSpecial Review: Deadly Weapons for small UAVs

The capability of armed forces to employ ‘Kinetic effects’ by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have evolved in the past decade from science fiction into reality. Soon after the first Hellfire was launched from a Predator UAV on a test in February 2001, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operated drones were sent to Afghanistan to hunt Osama Bin-Laden and his accomplices. (Read More...)

Aerovironment, Textron Systems, IAT to Deliver Lethal Mini-Drone Prototypes in Four Months
Phantom Ray Delivered to Edwards Prior to First Test Flight
Fire-X Helicopter Accomplishes First Autonomous Flight
Horizon Fuel Cell Tested on Elbit Systems’ Skylark I-LE Mini UAV
Lockheed Martin Awarded $45.8 Million for Unmanned KMAX
X-37B Unmanned Space Plane Lands at Vandenberg AFB After 220 Days in Space
Boeing Awarded $30 Million for A160T Transport UAVs to Support U.S. Marines in Afghanistan
U.S. Teams Grab All Prizes at Magic 2010 – Australian Robotic UGV Competition
The German Air Force Deploys an Israeli MultiInt System Fusing Manned, Unmanned ISR Sources
Smaller, More Powerful Snake Robot Demonstrated by Technion Lab
ATK Offers Miniature Precision Guided Weapon for Unmanned Aerial Systems
Decision Time for Cargo UAVs
U.S. Army to Demonstrate Full Manned-Unmanned Operations Next Year
RiotBot – Armed For Close Combat
The Marines Want Cargo-UAS Now
Latrun 2010 – Unmanned Systems on Display
Extendable Stick Turns Micro Robot into a Pole Cam
Vulture Solar-Powered UAV Set For Months long Mission by 2014

More news on: UAVs | Guided Weapons | C4ISR

PalantirU.S. Army Extends Intelligence Fusion with Palantir Technology

The U.S. Army is establishing an integrated intelligence fusion and analysis capability in Afghanistan, based on Palantir Technologies, Inc. information analysis systems. The work will be completed in 16 months. Palantier provides powerful tools for analysts to fuse unstructured and structured data items from different sources, into enhanced knowledge bases. (Read More...)



BAE Expands Cyber-Security Range with the Acquisition of ETI
Head of Israel’s ‘Shin Bet’ Outlines Israel’s Joint Counter-Terror Strategy

Suicide Bombers as Weapons
'Cyber Storm III' Tests U.S. resilience Under Cyber Attack
1st Israel HLS Conference
Raytheon Expands Cybersecurity Portfolio with the Acquisition of ‘Technology Associates’
Stuxnet Computer Worm Exposes Potentially Disastrous Vulnerabilities to Cyber Terrorism
Technological Aspects of Homeland Security: Fighting IEDs

More news on: Homeland Security | Counter-Terror