Germany reconsiders co-funding Israel’s future OPV fleet
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
DCNS, Airbus Defense & Space to jointly develop a shipborne helicopter UAS
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.
Pentagon reaches agreement to purchase 43 F-35s under LRIP 8 at 3.6% lower cost
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.
Brazil signs US$5 billion contract for 36 Swedish Gripen NG fighter jets
The Saab group has signed today a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government covering the development and production of 36 Gripen NG fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force. The total order value is approximately $5.4 billion (SEK 39.3 billion).
F-35 industry team to invest $170 million to reduce the JSF production cost
The three leading industry partners in the F-35 industry team have signed an agreement with the DOD to bring down the procurement cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to the equivalent of today's 4th generation fighters by the turn of the decade
Israel receives new M346 trainers from Italy
The first two Lavi advanced trainer M-346 produced for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) by the Italian company Alenia Aermacchi have been delivered yesterday to the Hatzerim Israeli Air Force Base in the Negev Desert.
Indian-lead ‘Team Caesar’ promotes French mobile guns to the indian Army
Nexter Systems announced today the establishment of an industry consortium with two Indian companies, to pursue the Indian Army Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery program.
Electric bikes gear for military service
Defense-Update talks with John Lloyd, Zero Motorcycles President and CEO about the advantages and challenges the new electric motorcycles represent to the military user
Swiss voters reject Gripen deal
Swiss voters rejected today a planned procurement of 22 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden, under a program worth $3.5 billion. The Swiss Air force planned to field the Gripen as a successor for the obsolete F-5E/F that has been in service since since 1976.
Yamaha, Northrop Grumman to tailor a Rotary UAV for the US Market
Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corp., are working jointly to develop and market a small, unmanned and autonomous helicopter based on Yamaha's existing product RMAX. In addition to RMAX's use in agriculture, the new helicopter to be called 'Rotary Bat' (R-Bat) merges the RMAX's proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies provided by Northrop...
Israel Will Be First International Customer To Fly Operational F-35 Units
Though late to sign on to the network of nations purchasing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Israel will be the first international customer to operate the fifth-generation fighter, Aviation Week's David Eshel reports. “Israel will become the first non-U.S. operator of the F-35 in the world,” said Steve O’Bryan, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for F-35 program integration and business development...
Northrop Grumman Teams with Indonesian Companies to Offer AN/TPS-78 Air Surveillance Radars
Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with with PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia and the Research Centre For Electronics And Telecommunications of The Indonesian Institute Of Sciences to facilitate collaboration on pending ground-based radar opportunities in Indonesia. The MOU was signed at the Sixth National Radar Seminar in Bali, Indonesia. Northrop Grumman provides the AN/TPS-78, the...