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The Final U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq
What would happen to Iraq as US forces complete their withdrawal from the country? Will Shi'ite-oriented Baghdad be able to control the country's Sunni-dominated regions? What will be the role of Iran and how this will affect the region? Our podcast provides some room for thoughts and poses questions.
Some DoD Budget Numbers Leak Out
On February 11, Reuters News Service and other media outlets announced some specific details contained in the US Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2013...
A New Bird of Prey Soaring over Western Afghanistan?
Pakistani sources claimed an unidentified, bird shaped UAV suspected to be an American surveillance drone, crashed in southwestern Pakistan on 25 August at the town of Chaman near the Afghan border.
Industry Team Finalizes AGS Negotiation, Anticipates Order Award in July 2011
Northrop Grumman Corporation submitted its final proposal for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) core capability. NATO AGS system will employ an air segment consisting...
Guardian Add-On Missile-Defense System Being Tested on a KC135 Tanker
A U.S. Air National Guard's KC-135 air refueling aircraft equipped with the Northrop Grumman Guardian Anti-Missile Defense System has completed air worthiness flight testing. The aircraft, operating with the 190th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) began flight testing on January 11, 2011 and is scheduled to continue the Operational Utility Evaluation (OUE) activities through the second quarter of 2011, to include additional flights and system tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
France to Announce MALE Acquisition Decsion Next Week
the French MOD has decided to use General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drones to fulfill the French Air Force requirement for Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE). France is planning to buy four aircraft and, according to the blog editor Jean-Dominique Merchet, the French MOD is expected to announce the selection as early as next week.
Israeli Trophy Completes Successful U.S. Evaluation
An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Stryker Armored Fighting Vehicle fitted with the ASPRO-A (TROPHY) Active Protection System developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems successfully...
Pentagon Expected to Announce Today the Winner of $35 Billion KC-X...
The U.S. Defense Department is expected to announce today (Feb. 24, 2011) the winner of a $35 billion Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract...
Thales Australia, GD-OTS Announce Long-Term Munition Cooperation Agreement
Thales Australia is strengthening its position in the Australian ordnance market through a newly announced strategic teaming with U.S.-based General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical...
Predator XP Expands into New Markets
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) is offering a new export version of the Predator unmanned aerial system. The export of the standard RQ-1...
AgustaWestland Pits AW139M against the UH1N
The U.S. Air Force is planning to modernize a fleet of 205 helicopters securing missile bases, at an investment of $3 billion in the acquisition. AgustaWestland is proposing the AW139M, a customized military version of the multi-role AW139 to replacing the Bell UH-1N.
U.S. Army Orders 21,000 Thermal Sights from Three U.S. Suppliers
Raytheon, DRS an BAE Systems have recently won orders for over 21,000 Thermal Weapon Sights worth about $195 million. The AN/PAS-13 family of sights enables Soldiers with individual and crew served weapons to see deep into the battlefield, increase surveillance and target acquisition range day or night.
More CROWS II Weapon Stations for the U.S. Army
The U.S. Army is increasing the number of Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS II) bought from Norwegian arms manufacturer Kongsberg Defence. The Army...
Army Dissolves Early-Brigade Combat Team, Discontinue Class I UAV, UGS
The Department of the Army announced today that it decided to continue low-rate initial production of two elements of the Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team...
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