Boeing and Lockheed Martin will be competing against each other for Israel’s heavy-lift CH-53 Yasur helicopters replacement program.
Israel is considering two options of rotary-wing aircraft. Boeing is pitting CH-47 Chinook against Lockheed Martin’s CH-53K King Stallion by Sikorsky, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.
Israel should decide what it wants from the helicopter? It has to decide whether it would be used for skirmishes near the border or for special operations and extracting forces and pilots from Iran, Lt.-Col. (res.) Reuven Ben-Shalom, a cross-cultural strategist and former CH-53 pilot in the IAF was quoted as saying by the Post.
The main issue that Israel should focus on is the helicopter’s operational capabilities such as payload and distance, Reuven said.
Funding for the procurement is to come from part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in September 2016 between Jerusalem and Washington that would provide Israel with $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade.
The Philippine Army will likely award a contract to Israeli Elbit Systems to modernize 40 of its M113A2 armored personnel carriers (APC) through direct negotiation. US-made 40 M113A2s will be modernized as part of 114 APCs donated by US through its Excess Defense Article (EDA) program
Indian Army and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for developing a medium-range surface to air missile (MR-SAM) that would be capable of shooting down ballistic missiles and aircraft. “The MoU indicates the commencement of development of MRSAM system in the configuration as required by the Army,” a senior Army official was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India
Germany announced Tuesday its decision to postpone signing of an agreement with Israel for purchase of three new submarines amid the rapidly expanding corruption scandal surrounding several multi-billion-dollar naval deals between the two countries. The National Security Council officials statement comes following a report in the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth that Germany postponed the signing of the memorandum in light of Israel's investigation into possible corruption in the deal
Israeli police has detained six suspects including Israeli PM Netanyahu's 'Close Associate' in German Submarine Bribery Affair. The six suspects were government officials and worked in the private sector at the time of the submarine deal, police said
Israel is reportedly buying multi-rotor drones that can be armed with machine guns and grenade launchers. Manufactured by Duke Robotics, TIKAD can be mounted with machine M4 gun, sniper SR-25, 40-millimeter grenade launcher and other weapons with a payload of about 10 kg
Indian and Israeli companies have signed agreements that include manufacturing of air defense systems, radars, anti-ship missiles, medium altitude long endurance UAVs in India under technology transfer. About 12 agreements worth $4
Israels Meteor Aerospace has started full-scale development of a new medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV. The UAV, known as Impat 1300 will offer a take-off weight of 1300 kg at an operating ceiling of 30,000ft and an operational endurance of 30 hours,
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has successfully intercepted a target UAV using Patriot surface-to-air missile system from a base in central Israel as part of an air force drill. As part of the exercise, the American-made system scored a direct hit on an airborne UAV
Lockheed Martin has won $8 billion Special Operations Forces Global Logistics Support Services (SOF GLSS) contract. The SOF GLSS contract shall provide non-personal, global logistics support services and expertise to maintain program support and Enterprise management functions for Program Executive Office of the Special Operations Forces Support Activity, US department of defense said in a statement Friday
Israel has appointed Maj.-Gen
Lockheed Martin has been awarded $23.4 million contract for furnishing both repairs and spares for 1,594 line items in response to fleet requirements all in support of the AEGIS SPY-1 Radar
Lockheed Martin will exhibit its next generation air and missile defense radar demonstrator at the annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium, held from August 8 to 10 in USA. The active electronically scanned array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) is a representative full-scale prototype of the technology to support a modern, 360-degree capable sensor that the US Army will use to address current and emerging air and ballistic missile threats, the company announced Monday
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