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Strong Global Demand for Bushmaster Cannons and Medium-Caliber Ammunition

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that the company has booked approximately $600 million in orders during the past three months for the company’s medium-caliber cannons and related munitions. These orders were placed by multiple customers who have contracted for the popular MK44 and M230 link-fed Bushmaster®

Poland launches new tender for military choppers

Poland on Monday formally launched a tender for 16 military helicopters following months of talks with aeronautics rivals Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The defence ministry began the talks in October after calling off formal negotiations with France’s Airbus to buy 50 of its Caracal helicopters for several billion euros (dollars) in a move that

Russia and UAE to Work on Fifth Generation Fighter Jet

Russia and the United Arab Emirates will pool efforts to develop a light fifth generation jet, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Monday. “We’ve signed an agreement on industrial cooperation in the field of military engineering. This will enable us to push ahead with the fifth-generation-jet project, in which the UAE

Value of S-300 Contract with Iran Reaches Almost $1 bln

The value of the contract with Iran for the supply of S-300 air defense systems almost reached $1 billion, the chief of the Rostec corporation, Sergey Chemezov, told the media. “The S-300 cost about one billion dollars,” he said. No more supplies of Russian weapons to Iran were due for now, he added. “We were

Indonesia Orders Additional CAESAR Artillery Systems

Nexter has been a longstanding partner supporting the modernization of the TNI (Tentara Nasional Indonesia) since entering into an initial contract in 2012 to supply 36 CAESAR artillery systems. Today at the IDEX 2017 trade show, Nexter is proud to announce the signing of a new contract to supply a further 18 CAESAR systems to

Lockheed’s Modernized TACMS Missiles Successful in Two New Flight Tests

Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile continued its streak of successful flight tests with two recent flights at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. These tests represent the third and fourth consecutive successful trials of the modernized TACMS. In December, a modernized TACMS successfully engaged and destroyed a target in a

UAE signs $1.2 bn in deals as arms fair opens

The four-day International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi with the United Arab Emirates announcing 21 deals worth more than $1.2 billion. IDEX spokesman Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi told reporters the Emirates struck deals with 15 local companies and six international firms to bolster its land and naval forces.

NATO: Russia Targeted German Army with Fake News Campaign

Emails accusing German soldiers stationed in Lithuania of rape were sent to local news outlets and the parliamentary president. NATO officials allege that Russia is targeting the military alliance. German soldiers stationed in Lithuania have been the target of false rape claims, German news magazine “Spiegel” first reported on Thursday. NATO diplomats told Spiegel that

Raytheon Developing Automated Assessment System for Wargame Scenarios

The United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Raytheon Company a contract to develop an automated tool that assesses the effectiveness of using missiles and interceptors (kinetic) and cyber and electronic warfare (non-kinetic) weapons in wargames. Show More Summary

Allies Join Multinational Fleet of Tanker-Transport Aircraft

NATO has taken another important step forward to improve its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with three Allies looking to join a European program to acquire new refueling aircraft. Today (16 February 2017), Defence Ministers from Belgium, Germany, and Norway signed a Declaration of Intent to join a European multinational fleet of Airbus tankers,

16 More JF-17 Aircraft Handed Over to Pakistan Air Force

Sixteen more JF-17 Thunder jets were inducted into the No. 14 Squadron of the Pakistan Air Force during a ceremony held at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex on Thursday. Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif attended the ceremony as the chief guest while Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was also present. Addressing the gathering,

NATO Defence Ministers Take Steps to Strengthen the Alliance

NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of talks in Brussels on Thursday (16 February 2017), focused on the Alliance’s adaptation to a more demanding security environment. On Wednesday, Ministers discussed NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism and agreed to create a new regional Hub for the South, based at NATO’s Joint Force Command

Trump defense chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support

US Defence Secretary James Mattis bluntly warned NATO allies Wednesday that Donald Trump’s administration would “moderate its commitment” to the transatlantic alliance unless members met their spending pledges. Mattis’s no-nonsense message to his counterparts in Brussels follows years of calls by Washington for allies to spend at least two percent of their GDP on defence,

NATO Defense Ministers Focusing on Boosting Spending

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday a meeting of the alliance’s defense ministers will focus on the need for members to increase the amount of money they spend on defense. He told reporters in Brussels ahead of the meeting that countries boosted defense spending by $10 billion last year, but that only five of the

Harris to Showcase Connected Battlefield Technologies at IDEX 2017

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) will showcase its broad range of advanced products and integrated systems that help customers connect the battlefield during the 2017 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), Feb. 19-23, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Show More Summary

Chinese weapons reaching ‘near-parity’ with West: study

China is beginning to export its own weapon designs, including armed drones, worldwide and is reaching “near-parity” with the West in terms of military technology, according to a report on Tuesday. The International Institute for Strategic Studies said that China’s official defence budget of $145 billion (137 billion euros) last year was 1.8 times higher

UH-60V Black Hawk completes first flight

Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with the U.S. Army Prototype Integration Facility and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has successfully completed the first flight of the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter. Northrop Grumman provided the Integrated Avionics Suite for the UH-60V, which upgrades the U.S. Show More Summary

Textron Systems Successfully Tests G-CLAW Against Moving Targets

Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems announced today the successful testing of G-CLAW, the company’s precision guided glide weapon, against moving targets. The flight tests, which occurred in October 2016, took place at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. The Weapon & Sensor Systems team conducted the G-CLAW precision guided weapon flight tests from a Cessna

Irkut Corporation Expands Su-30MKI Program

Irkut Corporation (a member of UAC) participates in AERO INDIA 2017 Air Show (Bangalore, 14-18 February). The corporate products are represented in models of Su-30MKI, Yak-130, MC-21, and Yak-152 aircraft at the stand of UAC. Su-30MKI multirole fighters are the exceptional exhibits of AERO INDIA 2017. These aircraft constitute the backbone of the Indian Air

CAE Awarded Training Simulator Contract for Canadian C295W Aircraft

CAE today announced that Airbus Defence and Space has awarded CAE a contract for a comprehensive C295W aircrew and maintenance training solution to support the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program. The contract is worth approximately C$200 million over the next 11 years and includes options to extend an additional

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