The United States has given its nod for Netherlands request to buy $85 million-worth MK-48 torpedo conversion kits and related equipment from Raytheon, which the NATO-ally will use to upgrade its existing torpedoes that arms its fleet of Walrus submarines. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of sixteen (16) MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85 million,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a
The US State Department has given its approval for the sale of 4 AT-6C Wolverine Light Attack Aircraft and related equipment to Tunisia for an estimated $325.8 million, which could be the first sale of the armed variant of the aircraft
The United States Navy has flight tested the first Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) surface-to-air missile from Raytheon's production line that was restarted to supply the missiles to South Korea, Japan, Australia and Netherlands. The SM-2 Block IIIB missile launched, flew and provided accurate telemetry data to the range, and engaged an airborne Navy target, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Turkish firm STM has said that it is making progress in the modernization of Pakistans Agosta 90B submarines despite “sanctions and restrictions” imposed by France whose Naval Group was the submarine's manufacturer. "This project is progressing very successfully despite the sanctions and restrictions imposed by France, the producer of the [submarine] platforms," Murat İkinci, General Manager of STM, which is undertaking the modernization project said in Ankara today
Russia is planning the combat deployment of its new Rezonans-N radar that can spot hypersonic missiles next month. “The radar will enter service no sooner than mid-March 2020,” Ivan Nazarenko, CEO of Rezonans Research Center, was quoted as saying by
Turkey plans to establish a center to facilitate the testing of aircraft against the effects of lightning, within the scope of its project to develop the fifth-generation TF-X National Combat Aircraft (MMU). Ankara appears to be accelerating its indigenous fighter development following its ousting from the F-35 program over S-400 row
China plans public debut of Y-20 transport planes aerial refuelling variant soon, even as it develops another Aerial Early Warning (AEW) version and plans on a third Electronic Warfare Y-20 plane. "The Y-20 cargo plane has variants like the Y-20 aerial tanker and Y-20 AEW aircraft
The United States Navy has contracted BAE Systems to supply 26 amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs) at the cost of $113.5 million
The US Army awarded Raytheon $314 million to modernize their Patriot air and missile defense systems on January 30. The task order is funded by the 17 nations that rely on Patriot for integrated air and missile defense
The United States Navy has installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) anti-drone laser weapon system on its USS Dewey (DDG 105) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. “The first ODIN system was installed on the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), during her recently completed Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability,” the navy said in a
Naval Group has displayed its I4Drones Mission system at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) in Abu Dhabi which coordinates the work of multiple drones operating both underwater and overland. “Naval Group solutions can integrate all types of autonomous vehicles for deployment above and underwater, exploiting their payload to the benefit of the tactical situation whatever the sea conditions
Scientists at the United States Army Research Lab (ARL) have developed a dual-polymer filament that could be used by soldiers to build durable 3D printed parts to replace broken military hardware components while on the battlefield. "In the future we can imagine soldiers deployed overseas collaborating with engineers in the US, allowing new hardware concepts to be designed and then sent as digital files to be coverted into physical prototypes that the soldiers can use the same day
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