General Electric and Pratt & Whitney have won contracts worth $210 million for Adaptive Engine Technology Development order.
Both the companies will share 50% of the total money. The contracts include additional research and the resulting data will further mature aircraft engine technologies and decrease risk to achieve a system level preliminary design review and subsequent Adaptive Engine Research Design compatibility review.
France, Germany and Italy issued a joint statement to confirm their support for the implementation of MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) drone by 2025. The joint proposal was issued by the defense ministers of the three nations, French Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Ursula Von Der Leyen and Italian Roberta Pinotti and has officially announced to jointly conduct a developmental phase study of the drone
Heckler & Koch (HK) has admitted to using Germanys counter-intelligence service, MAD to spy into negative press coverage on G36 assault rifles amid possible takeover in 2013, German media reported. According to the reports, the German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen had asked to investigate the links between officials from the Defense Ministry and HK
India defense research and development organization (DRDO) is aiming for higher localization of components of its Arjun Mark-II main battle tank (MBT) as a way to get over shortage of imported parts which were affecting the combat readiness of the tank. Denying media reports that 75% of the tank fleet had been out of commission for want of spares and components, the sources told defenseworld
The Indonesian Navy plans to set up a Traffic Management Center (TMC) to monitor sea traffic in a bid to offer safety and security by providing traffic on sea lanes' information, Antara news reported Wednesday. The Indonesian Navy plans to have a TMC similar to the one belonging to the Indonesian Police for monitoring road traffic, Indonesian Navy spokesperson Vice Admiral Manahan Simorangkir was quoted as saying by the agency
German defense ministry has reportedly made a decision to purchase Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) developed by MBDA and Lockheed Martin as a successor to Raytheons Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, according to German Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The decision on Meads will mean the end of the Patriot missile system
United Technologies Corporation Pratt & Whitney has won a new $214 million contract from US department of defense for jet engines maintenance for the over-cost and troubled F-35 stealth fighter bomber. The defense contractor will maintain the F-35 jets for the US Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, as well as foreign military sales, US department of defense announced Wednesday
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