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U.S. Army develops cold spray process to repair costly Bradley’s gun mounts

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The U.S. Army has announced that with funding from the Army’s Manufacturing Technology Program, a team of scientists and engineers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, Ground Vehicle Systems Center and the Armaments Center worked together to develop a cold spray process to repair costly turret gun mounts on the […]

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C-130 Hercules fleet resumes flight after latest grounding

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The Air Force has resumed flights of almost three-quarters of the transport planes that the service grounded last week after maintainers discovered unusual cracks in the wing joints of an Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft. According to a statement released by the Air Mobility Command Public Affairs, thanks to early detection and quick implementation […]

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BAE Systems to equip Army’s Bradley fighting vehicle with active protection system

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The Pentagon announced Wednesday agreement with BAE Systems to provide active protection systems for Bradley fighting vehicle. British multinational defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for $13,7 million modification to contract for active protection system integration and urgent material release in support of the Bradley Fighting […]

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U.S. Navy awards contract to General Dynamics for procurement of F/A-18’s Gatling guns

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract from the U.S. Navy for procurement of 66 M61A2 20mm Gatling gun systems. The modification, from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and announced on Wednesday, is valued at more than $20 million and covers the […]

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U.S. Army to receive additional wireless-guided TOW missiles

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Raytheon, one of the world’s largest defense contractors, has announced on Wednesday that company will deliver additional tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles for the TOW weapon system under a $101 million U.S. Army contract announced by the U.S. Department of Defense on May 10, 2019. The weapon system transitioned to wireless guidance in 2010 and is being produced for […]

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Boeing gets a new contract for A-10 ‘Warthog’ wing replacements

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The U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has been awarded a new contract for continues A-10 Thunderbolt II support. The Department of Defense and Boeing announced on Wednesday an agreement with a maximum ceiling value of $999 million for A-10 wing replacements. Introduced into the Air Force aircraft inventory in 1976, the venerable, affectionately called the ‘Warthog’, A-10 […]

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Lockheed Martin awards contract to BAE Systems to enhance F-35’s EW capabilities

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British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin to enhance the EW capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. BAE Systems was awarded a Block 4 Modernization contract from Lockheed Martin to modernize its AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) system to address emerging threats and maintain U.S. and allied […]

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U.S. Air Force demonstrates rifle-mounted fire-control system in action

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The U.S. Air Force has showcased the cutting-edge, rifle-mounted fire-control system during a demonstration at Beale Air Force Base, California. The new sighting device, called the Smart Shooter, attaches to the weapon and locks on then fires to neutralize its target with or without movement. Smart Shooter’s fire control solutions were designed to give soldiers […]

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U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B completes simulated defensive combat air patrol with AIM-9X missile

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The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth aircraft successfully completed simulated defensive combat air patrol with live AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range missiles produced by Raytheon, according to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marine Corps conducted a series of air-to-air missile drills during the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group rotation in the Indo-Pacific region to […]

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Legendary B-2 stealth bomber marks 30th anniversary of first flight

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On 20 August, B-2’s manufacturer, Northrop Grumman, hosted an event to mark the legendary stealth bomber’s 30th anniversary of its first flight at an event at Plant 42, according to 412th Test Wing Public Affairs Thirty years ago, on July 17, 1989, an oddly-shaped and dark-colored new plane took to the sky for the first time […]

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