Raytheon has received its first export order for Paveway IV precision-guided bomb, following the US congressional approval to supply weapons to Saudi Arabia. Raytheon UK officials were quoted as saying by Defense News confirming that they had signed their first Paveway IV export customer, but did not identify the customer involved
Ukraine is planning to sell Tu-95 strategic bomber on eBay, and is listed for sale at $3 million, according to Russian Aviation. It is said at the items page that the aircraft was manufactured in 1987 and it is in good condition due to low overall flying time (only 454 hours)
Finmeccanica successfully launched for the very first time a new Black Shark Advanced (BSA) torpedo, produced by its subsidiary, WASS, from the submarine SCIRE. The torpedo launched in “Push Out” mode - water ram expulsion system, which ejects the torpedo by means high water-pressure, was equipped in a totally innovative way, thanks to the new Lithium-Polymer Battery
The US Air Force (USAF) has taken delivery of first integrated battle station (IBS) modification kit-equipped B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bomber aircraft from Boeing. Involving three major aircraft modifications, including the integration of an upgraded front and cockpit, a new diagnostics system and a new Link 16 data system, the IBS kit is designed to improve the situational awareness and communication capabilities of the aircrew, and their ability to engage enemy targets
The Russian Navy is expected to receive 40 new warships and auxiliary vessels this year, according to RIA Novosti. In addition to surface ships of various classes, the navy will also commission the third Borey-class nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, and a Varshavyanka-class diesel electric submarine, Rear Admiral Viktor Bursuk, a deputy commander of the Russian navy was quoted as saying in the report
Tawazun Dynamics has announced that its Al Tariq system has been successfully integrated into Dassault's Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft. Under an agreement with France's Dassault Aviation, Al Tariq will be fitted on UAE Air Force and Air Defence, UAEAF'&'AD, Mirage 2000-9 aircraft
The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin are teaming to compete for the US Air Force's Long-Range Strike Bomber program, with Boeing as the prime contractor. The companies bring expertise in integrating proven technologies, and their skilled workforces and critical infrastructure and scale, to meet the U
BAE Systems has won a five-year contract to overhaul the Mk45 guns on the ANZAC fleet for the Royal Australian Navy. BAE Systems was chosen as the sole source provider of Mk45 Gun in Service Support, Removal, Replacement and Overhaul services
The B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber, is set to receive an upgrade that will significantly increase its weapons payload. Boeing will develop and produce six of these upgrades by April 2016
South Korea is buying L-3 Communications Scarab Thermal Imager Laser Designator (TILD-A) for aerial laser-guided bombs. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), L-3 Communications has been selected for a $46 million contract over the other two competitors; the Ground Laser Target Designator (GLTD)-III built by Northrop Grumman and the Portable Laser Lightweight Designator developed by Israels Elbit Systems
TenCate Advanced Armour has developed the latest ballistic inserts for protecting against one of the most common gun threats globally; the AK47 Mild Steel Core. The new TenCate Multi-light(TM) ultra lightweight ballistic solution offers unmatched protection and user comfort to soldiers and law enforcement personnel whilst ensuring high tactical mobility
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