Eight American firms will share a combined $$25,500,000,000 contract to provide for worldwide logistics support services to the United States Department of Defence. The firms re L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, AAR Supply Chain, Dyncorp International, Arma Aviation Corp, North American Surveillance Systems, Pinnacle, Black Hall Aerospace, and Leidos Innovations, ma US DoD release said Thursday
Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL), a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin, inaugurated Indias first-of-its-kind metal-to-metal bonding facility at Adibatla, Hyderabad on Wednesday. The new 4,700 square-meter metal-to-metal bonding facility adds a new cutting-edge capability to the Indian aerospace industry and enables TASL to use this technology across manufacturing programmes for complex aerostructures manufacturing and increased indigenisation, which directly supports the Government of Indias “Make in India” initiative
Qatar Armed Forces has selected Boeing to implement an advanced Enterprise Resource Planning/Logistics Management Information System (ERP/LMIS), to maximize readiness for troops on land, air and sea. Work will be performed under a five-year contract, which includes ongoing maintenance support
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of equipment and support to upgrade the Qatari Emiri Air Forces (QEAF) Air Operation Center (AOC) for an estimated cost of $197 million. The purchase is meant to enhance the performance of integrated air defense planning and provide US-Qatari systems interoperability
Russia has reached an agreement with Damascus to expand the formers naval base in Syrias Tartus. According to the agreement, Russia will use the joint facilities free of charge
The People's Liberation Army air force (PLA-AF) will cooperate with five Chinese companies to upgrade civil-military logistics integration, according to an agreement between the companies and the PLA air force logistics department. The five companies are SF Express, China Railway Express, China Postal Express & Logistics, Deppon Logistics and JD Logistics
The Russian Airborne Force will get a new parachute system in 2018, the Bakhcha-UPDS multi-cupola, which can air-drop a BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicle with a seven-member crew inside it. "This year, the state trials of the Bakhcha-UPDS new parachute system designed to air-drop BMD-4M vehicles and other hardware from military transport planes are coming to a close
Indias Bharat Dynamics (BDL) is planning to design and develop an Advanced Data Field Loader system, which is beneficial in uploading and downloading mission and navigation data for rockets and missiles. The defense public sector would be taking up the project as part of its efforts to improve self-reliance in the current financial year,
GE Aviation has made a mutually beneficial arrangement with the US government to accommodate the environmentally controlled teardown of hardware and recovery of strategic alloys in exchange for credits on future engine/parts purchases. The Military Engine Reclamation Program is an incentivized process for GEs US Navy and Air Force customers to garner financial value from retiring GE products in their fleets, including F404, F414, TF39, TF34, T700 F110, F101 and F118 engine parts
Australia has signed a contract worth $37.5 million with Lockheed Martin to provide portable facilities which will house top secret systems and support staff for Air Force operations deployed overseas, primarily for the new Joint Strike Fighters
Russia has displayed latest 120-mm self-propelled mortar on the chassis of armored Tiger at the landfill Research Institute "Geodesy" in Krasnoarmeysk near Moscow for the first time. Russia's Motovilikhinskie Zavody PJSC (Perm) in partnership with JSC Central Research Institute Burevestnik (Nizhny Novgorod) has developed a new 120mm mobile mortar system mounted on the Tigr 4×4 all-terrain light armoured vehicle,
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $33 million contract to continue support for the development of the US Navys Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems. “Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,687,911 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5225) to exercise options for engineering services supporting the continued development, integration and production of the Navys AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Systems,” the US Department of Defense announced Thursday
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