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Sikorsky, Boeing Team Introduces the SB>1 Defiant

Sikorsky and Boeing have officially named their future rotorcraft partnership 'Team Defiant'. The team has based their design on the Sikorsky's X2 technology and Boeing's coaxial rotor concepts? The design is one of four selected by the US Army for its Joint Multi-purpose Rotorcraft...

New IFF To Improve US-French Interoperability

The French Navy will improve its interoperability with the US Navy following upgrading of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems on its fleet of three E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft. The new system will improve commonality and interoperability with Northrop Grumman E-2D...

Romanian Defense Ministry Signs Contract for Portuguese F-16 Purchase

Romanian Defense minister Mircea Dusa announced on Thursday October 10, that he had signed a contract with Portugal for the purchase of F-16 fighter aircraft. The first installment of 100 million euro has been paid, an advance from the total amount of 600 million...

F-35s of the 7th Production Lot will Receive Improved Helmet Displays

The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) today informed Lockheed Martin that it has decided to halt the development of the alternate F-35 helmet and focus exclusively on maturing the Vision Systems (VSI) 2nd Generation helmet currently used in training and testing. As a result,...

Armor Technology 2014: Combat Vehicles Survivability

Armor Technology 2014 an International forum for Combat Vehicle professionals Save the date: June 6-8, 2014 The Armor Technology 2014 International event provides armor professionals an insight into the latest trends in combat survivability and force protection technology. Topics to be covered at Armor Technology 2014 include: The Evolution...

India Conducts a Second Test of Agni V IRBM

India performed today the second test flight of its largest ballistic missile - 'Agni V'. This intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) has a strike range of more than 5,000 km. The three stage, solid propellant missile was test-fired on 08:50 AM from a mobile...

British MOD Contracts £250 Million for Sea Ceptor Missile Air Defense Systems

MBDA received a £250M production contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the delivery of the Sea Ceptor air defence weapon system, that comprises of the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and system equipment. Sea Ceptor will initially equip the Royal Navy’s...

US Army Orders More Switchblades

AeroVironment, Inc. today announced it has received orders valued at $36,746,304 under a contract for Switchblade tactical missile systems, ancillary equipment and support. The new orders totaling $36.7 million were issued on August 20, September 4 and September 5, 2013 under a sole source contract...

A Range of Diver Delivery Vehicles Debut at DSEI 2013

A range of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) known as The SEAL Pod was introduced today at DSEI 2013 by James Fisher Defence (JFD), a leading sub-sea rescue, operations and engineering company. The launch of The SEAL Pod is a result of JFD’s partnership with...

Israel Tests a new Target Missile Simulating Iranian Shihab 3 Missiles

Israel's missile defense organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed today a successful flight test of the Silver Sparrow, the latest, most advanced version of the Sparrow target missile family. The test, conducted at the Israeli test range over the Eastern...

MBDA Tests ‘Scalable Warhead’ Technology

Engineers at TDW GmbH have developed a new effector technology with which armed forces can achieve scalable target-adapted effectiveness. The new capability was recently demonstrated on the grounds of Bundeswehr Technical Centre 91 (WTD 91) in Meppen, using 100 kg of explosive packed into...

USAF B-1B Crashes in Montana

A B-1B Lancer strategic bomber has crashed Monday (August 19, 2013) in a remote area near Broadus, Montana, during a routine training flight. The bomber took off from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. Col. Kevin Kennedy of the 28th Bomb Wing said...

Commercially Certified, ScanEagle Head for Alaska to Track Icebergs, Whales

A major energy company plans to fly the ScanEagle off the Alaska coast in international waters starting in August. Plans for the initial ship-launched flights include surveys of ocean ice floes and migrating whales in Arctic oil exploration areas.  The release of two 'restricted category...

AIM-9X Block III to Become a BVR Missile

The US Navy is hoping to increase the range of the Raytheon AIM-9X air/air missile by some 60% over current Sidewinder variants. The Navy seek this enhanced capability particularly for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) says....

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