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Japan commissions new ocean surveillance ship

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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force announced Thursday that it has added the newest JS Aki ocean surveillance ship to its fleet during the commissioning ceremony. In a ceremony held at the Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co. shipyard in Tamano City officials welcomed the third 67 m-long vessels of the Hibiki-class of Ocean Surveillance Ship into service. […]

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China to boost defense budget by $14 billion

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On Friday, the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China has confirmed that the Chinese government plans a 6.8 percent increase (the largest gain since 2019) in the defense budget in the coming year. According to a press release issued on 5 March, China’s annual defense budget will maintain single-digit growth for […]

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Boeing gets $115M contract to build more Loyal Wingman combat drones

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Aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that the Australian government has awarded a $115 million contract to build three more Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force. The company said that the agreement will increase the aircraft’s production capability to six aircraft for Royal Australian Air Force. As noted by the company, the […]

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Lockheed Martin successfully tests extended-range guided rocket system

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has tested a new extended-range version of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System. According to Lockheed Martin, it successfully tested its next-generation Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) munition in an 80-kilometer flight demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. During the flight test, the ER GMLRS round […]

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MBDA awarded first contract for new Albatros NG air defense system

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European missile group MBDA has announced that it has been awarded the first contract for Albatros NG, a brand new CAMM-ER-based air defense system. As noted by the company, this first order, from an undisclosed international customer, marks a further validation of the wide appeal of the CAMM air defense family on the global marketplace […]

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Boeing releases new video of F-15EX with its official U.S. Air Force livery

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American plane-maker Boeing has released a new video showing its newest F-15EX fighter jet with its official U.S. Air Force livery. As noted by the company, U.S. AirForce test pilots take to the skies for the first time in the F-15EX advanced fighter aircraft. “The recent flight paves the way for delivery,” said the aerospace […]

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U.S. Army to receive 99 Heavy Dump Trucks from Mack Defense

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Mack Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mack Trucks, announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Army ordered 99 Mack Defense M917A3 non-armored Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT) as part of the previously announced contract that could be worth up to $296.4 million over seven years between the U.S. Department of Defense and Mack Defense. “This order signifies […]

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Numerica develops new 3D radar for Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Numerica has announced that it developed a new 3D radar for Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) and other short-range defense missions. The company introducing Spyglass Short Range Surveillance Radar as a new solution to fill the need for exceptional C-UAS detection and tracking performance. As noted by the company, the new 3D radar system will […]

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U.S. Navy orders additional CMV-22B Osprey aircraft in $309M deal

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office a $309.5 million contract to produce additional CMV-22B Osprey aircraft, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. The contract modification award from Naval Air Systems Command enables the company to provides manufacture and delivery of four CMV-22B multi-engine, dual-piloted, self-deployable, medium lift, vertical takeoff […]

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Romania receives first U.S.-made rocket launchers

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Romanian Armed Forces have taken delivery of its first M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, according to the country’s o. The batch of HIMARS rocket systems arrived at Romainian last week. The systems are destined for the 81st Tactical Operational Missile Battalion stationed in Focsani, in eastern Romania. In August 2017, the U.S. […]

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