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Price Drove Air Force’s Selection Of Raytheon For 3DELRR, Service Says

The Air Force’s source selection for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program “heavily rewarded” cost with acceptable technical risk, according to service officials. “(Raytheon) was technically-acceptable with the lowest evaluated cost price,” Elizabeth...

Greece – P-3B Aircraft Overhaul and Upgrade

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade as well as associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated...

Brunei – C-130J Aircraft

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brunei for C-130J aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $343 million. The...

Textron Test-Fires New Precision Glide Bombs

Textron recently test-fired a new lightweight, precision-guided glide bomb from a Shadow drone at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, in order to showcase the weapon’s technology to interested Army and Marine Corps officials. In development...

3-D Long-Range Radar Contract Awarded

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (LCMC) Theater Battle Control Division awarded a contract to the Raytheon Company for the service’s next generation of long-range radars Oct. 6. The $19.5 million fixed-price incentive...

A Tail of Two Cities

One of our teams has been named as the International Procurement Team of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) at their annual Supply Chain Management Awards. Working together The...

Israeli company sells VTOL Da Vinci

Flying Production – an Israeli manufacturer of multi-rotor unmanned air systems (UAS) – has unveilled its Da Vinci; a compact, lightweight, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) design. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News...

Dutch F-16s drop first bombs in Iraq

This morning 2 Dutch F-16s used their weapons for the first time in the fight against terrorist organisation ISIS in Iraq. The fighter pilots dropped a total of 3 bombs on armed ISIS vehicles...

UK to delay next Tornado squadron retirement

​All three of the Royal Air Force’s current Panavia Tornado GR4-equipped frontline squadrons will continue to operate the strike aircraft for the immediate future, after the UK government reversed a decision to disband one...

Airbus aims Polish Orlik MPT at export market

More than three months after it performed the debut flight of Poland’s enhanced PZL-130 Orlik MPT multipurpose trainer, Airbus Defence & Space has formally presented the aircraft for the first time. …read more Source::...

Philippines invites bids for ASW helicopters

The Philippines has issued a tender for two anti-submarine warfare helicopters, with bidding to commence on 21 October. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Airbus A400M Airlifter Passes Key Airdrop Test

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully demonstrated its ability to airdrop multiple containers of the kind typically used in military and humanitarian operations. In tests conducted at Cazaux, France, the aircraft dropped...

Indonesia says Su-35 is top choice to replace F-5

Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, Gen. Moeldoko, said the Sukhoi Su-35 is the first choice to replace the F-5 fighter. Saab Gripen came in second while the Lockheed Martin F-16 is third...

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