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TiGER Proposed for U.S. Army’s Small Loitering Munition Program

Another system unveiled by MBDA Inc is the Tactical Grenade Extended Range (‘TiGER’), a loitering weapon built around a small warhead weighing 1 pound, comprising two 40mm grenades packed in tandem and inserted into a small micro UAV carried in a small tube. TiGER...

Boeing Opens UAV Stable at Farnborough

For the first time at an international airshow Boeing dedicated a special display for its newly established UVS unit. At the center was the Phantom Ray stealth UCAV, a technology demonstrator of the a four-tailed, six-engine flying platform built by QinetiQ, designed to experiment...

A Second Aircraft to Join the Avenger Test Campaign Later in 2010

General Atomics began flight testing of the new, multi-mission jet-powered Predator C Avenger Unmanned Aerial System. The aircraft continued flight testing since its first flight in April 2009. A second, slightly larger Avenger is currently in production, scheduled to join the first aircraft later in 2010.

MBDA Embark on an Innovative ‘Concept Weapon’ Campaign

MBDA has embarked on an innovative evolution of next generation weapon systems designed to empower future infantry and dismounted warfighters with advanced, yet unavailable capabilities. Ideas for the new concepts were received from MBDA employees Throughout the world, and from military users and veterans. According...

Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin Expand Teaming to Pursue HH-60 Recap

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT) are joining forces to compete to replace the U.S. Air Force's fleet of 112 Combat Search and Rescue HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. The agreement positions Sikorsky as prime contractor, with Lockheed Martin as the major subsystems...

U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center to Test Lockheed Martin’s HULC Exoskeleton System

Seeking innovative solutions to lighten the load carried by dismounted warfighters, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center awarded US$1.1 million for the testing and evaluation of Lockheed Martin HULC advanced robotic exoskeleton, designed to augment Soldiers' strength and endurance, as well as reduce load...

Boeing Phantom Eye Rolled Out at St. Louis

The Boeing Company today unveiled the hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system, a demonstrator that will stay aloft at 65,000 feet for up to four days. Later this summer, Phantom Eye will be shipped to NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base,...

Update: Silent Eagle Fires an AMRAAM Missile from Conformal Weapons Bay

Above: The Boeing F-15 Silent Eagle demonstrator successfully completed its first weapons launch during a July 14 flight at Point Mugu Naval Air Weapon Station, Calif. The Silent Eagle launched an inert AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AIM-120 AMRAAM) from its...

Euro-Hawk Takes Off!

The Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation and EADS Defence & Security, successfully completed its first flight June 29. The high-flying aircraft took off at approximately 10:32 a.m. PDT from Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing facility and climbed to...

Global Hawk Prepares for an Aerial Refueling Demonstration

NASA, DARPA and Northrop Grumman are planning to conduct a demonstration of an in-flight aerial refueling between two Global Hawk autonomous aerial vehicles. The flight will be conducted at high altitude, highlighting fully autonomous performance of this critical phase of the flight, which will be a key factor in extending the Global Hawk's future missions.

Oshkosh Wins Orders for Military Trucks Worth Nearly US$0.7 Billion

On June 29th, 2010 Oshkosh Defense has been awarded three contracts by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), valued over US$0.7 billion for the supply of several Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) variants of 1,274 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks...

The Boxer Family is Expanding

At Eurosatory 2010 KMW displayed the new infantry fighting vehicle version of the Boxer, equipped with the Lance remote controlled turret (RCT) mounting the Mk44 Bushmaster 30mm automatic cannon, and the FLW200 Independent Commander Weapon System (ICWS) mounting a 7.62 machine gun. Another version recently introduced is the combat repair vehicle, a new configuration responding to requirementf from Afghanistan.

Australia Orders Sea Giraffe AMB Radars from Saab to Equip the Canberra Amphibious Assault Ships

Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (AMB) radar to equip the Australian Canberra class amphibious ships. The value of the order is US$15.6 million. The Sea Giraffe AMB system comprises a multi-mission capable surveillance systems providing simultaneous air defense, air and sea surveillance,...

Scania strengthens cooperation with Laxå Special Vehicles

Scania has acquired 30 percent of the stocks in Laxå Special Vehicles, a company Scania has been cooperating with for adapting adapting cabs and chassis for special-purpose vehicles, a field Scania considers as 'strategic' for its international operations.