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Germany to make decision on MEADS next year

Germany will decide whether to continue to develop the MEADS missile defense system, or modernize the existing Patriot system, next year. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

USAF buys Raytheon’s GaN C-band radar

Raytheon’s Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as its next expeditionary radar. The C-band radar uses the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology that increase the...

Indonesia, South Korea sign up for next phase of KFX programme

South Korea and Indonesia have signed a joint engineering and development agreement for the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) 4.5-generation fighter, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration in Seoul announced on 6 October. The agreement, which...

Israel retaliates for Hizbullah border attack

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has responded to a Hizbullah bombing on 7 October by shelling targets in southern Lebanon in what was the most significant recent security escalation between the two sides. Two...

AUSA 2014: Polaris unveils SOCOM off-road vehicle

Polaris Defense plans to unveil its DAGOR ultra-light combat vehicle at an upcoming US Army conference, company officials said on 7 October. So far Polaris has received contracts for the vehicle from elements of...

Russia’s new Armata MBT to make its debut in 2015

The Russian Land Forces are to receive a first batch of 32 Armata main battle tanks (MBTs) in 2015, Russia’s Land Forces Commander, Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, has stated. The new MBT is expected...

US approves JASSM sale to Poland

The US Congress approved a possible sale to Poland for 40 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs) and Polish Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft upgrades on 2 October. Poland has requested a...

US Army could fund AVX, Karem JMR tech development

The US Army could fund development of rotorcraft technology offered by two companies not selected to build demonstrator aircraft under the Pentagon’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) programme, officials announced on 3 October. The...

Raytheon bags 3DELRR contract from US Airforce

Raytheon Company has bagged a $19.5m contract from the US Air Force (USAF) for engineering and manufacturing development of a new expeditionary radar, designed to detect, identify and track drones, missiles and aircraft. …read...

USAF Awards Raytheon 3DELRR Contract

The US Air Force’s next-generation expeditionary radar will be produced by Raytheon, the service announced Monday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Air Force Awards Raytheon 3DELRR Contract

The Air Force on Monday awarded Raytheon [RTN] the widely-anticipated contract for its future air defense radar known as Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). Raytheon prevailed over Northrop Grumman [NOC] and Lockheed Martin [LMT],...

USN is newest customer for G550 CAEW

The U.S. Navy has signaled its intention to buy a single Gulfstream G550 CAEW to monitor its vast test ranges. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

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