- U.S. Army Awards $339 Million Contract for M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzers March 25, 2020The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $339 million contract modification for the production of 48 vehicle sets of M109A7 Self-propelled Howitzer (SPH) and its companion, the M992A3 Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) vehicle, and includes post-delivery support and spare parts. The M109A7 SPH and M992A3 CAT vehicle set is a vital program enhancement for […]
- Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions set to produce and export medium-calibre ammunition for US Joint Strike Fighter programme March 25, 2020In an Australian first, Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) is set to produce and export ammunition for the US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme. RNM has announced that it will begin production of 25mm Frangible Armoured Piercing (FAP) projectiles at the federal government-owned Benalla plant in Victoria.
- Lockheed Martin Awarded $933 Million Modification to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Interceptor Contract March 25, 2020Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded a $932,836,737 modification (P00026) to previously-awarded contract HQ0147-17-C-0032 to exercise an option for the production of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors and associated one-shot devices to support the U.S. government (USG) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Foreign Military Sales […]
- The Air Force's Mighty F-15E Remains Ready to Strike March 25, 2020Necessity has long been credited as the mother of invention, and that could certainly describe the McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle. Developed to keep pace with the emergence of the MiG-23 and MiG-24 fighters, the United States Air Force sought to replace its fleet of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs, which had been […]
- Boeing celebrates 10th anniversary of Super Hornets in Australia March 25, 2020Boeing is honouring the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornets in-country on 26 March, 2010. In the past decade, Boeing has partnered with the RAAF to help develop Australia’s Super Hornet fleet into one of the most advanced and formidable multi-role fighters in the world […]
- Accenture wins Defence contracts March 24, 2020Consulting giant Accenture has scored two multimillon-dollar contracts with the Department of Defence. The first is a $5 million managed services contract involves the provision of project development artefacts to support the department’s LAND Simulation Core 2.0 project. LAND Simulation Core 2.0 aims to deliver a scalable and persistent Land Simulation System that can be […]
- Adjustments to ADF posture in the Middle East due to COVID-19 March 24, 2020The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is temporarily relocating non-essential personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan as a result of COVID-19. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia regularly reviews its operational requirements in concert with our Coalition partners and in consultation with the Iraqi and Afghanistan governments.
- Development of new-age weapons systems becomes key to sustaining US military superiority March 24, 2020The technological superiority of the United States armed forces is being challenged by new and evolving threats constantly being developed by potential adversaries. To counteract these challenges, the country’s Department of Defence (DoD) is expected to spend an estimated $481 billion between 2018 and 2024 to identify and develop new technologies for advanced weapon systems, […]
- India to go ahead with $2.3 billion Turkish shipyard deal March 24, 2020India is going ahead with a $2.3 billion (about Rs 15,000 crore) deal to manufacture fleet support vessels (FSVs) in collaboration with a Turkish shipyard following a review after questions were raised on Turkey’s links with Pakistan and the recent diplomatic tiff with the Recep Tayyip Erdogan government.