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Hanwha, Oshkosh team for U.S. Army’s future ground combat vehicle competition

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South Korea’s Hanwha Defense has forged a team with U.S. military vehicle maker Oshkosh Corp. to compete in the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) competition, according to an April 19 company statement. According to a company news release, Hanwha Defense has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Oshkosh Defense for the digital design […]

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U.S. Air Force awards mysterious contract to Lockheed Martin for high altitude platforms

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp was awarded a mysterious contract from the U.S. Air Force for various high altitude platforms, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. The award, announced by the U.S. Department of Defense on 15 April, provides for advancement of functional materials and their applications for manned or […]

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Russian fighter jet again intercept U.S. Air Force RC-135 spy plane

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Russian MiG-31 Foxhound fighter jet intercepted U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean along the southeastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday. According to the ministry, Russian airspace control systems detected an aerial target flying over the Pacific Ocean towards Russia’s border. “A […]

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First rendering of BAE Systems’ OMFV emerges in social media

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Global defense company BAE Systems has revealed the rendering of its proposal for the Army’s new infantry vehicle – the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle. The new vehicle, slated to ultimately replace the decades-old Bradley, will achieve operational combat status as soon as 2028 – and, according to Army documents, pave the way forward into a new […]

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XTEND delivers counter-drone interceptors to U.S. military

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Xtend, an Israeli startup, announced that it is providing counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) technologies for U.S. military and defense entities. To date, the Israeli startup has delivered its Skylord Griffon counter-drone interception systems to the U.S.  Department of Defense as well as other special forces and airports worldwide. As noted by Xtend, when used by […]

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Japan’s first RQ-4B drone completes maiden flight

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Japanese first RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle completed its maiden flight, marking a major milestone for the international program. According to a Northrop Grumman statement, Corporation successfully completed the first flight of Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk on April 15, 2021 from Palmdale, California. With an unmatched combination of range, endurance, and payload capability, Global […]

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Northrop Grumman secures $99M contract for Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for France

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Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. won an additional $99 million for three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft ordered by France, the Defense Department announced this week. The award is a modification of a previous contract for procuring long-lead items and associated services in support of the production and delivery of three E-2D Advanced […]

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U.S. Army tests counter-drone interceptors at Yuma Proving Ground

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The U.S. Army hosted week-long counter-sUnmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) focused on the most cutting edge drone-busting technology in a low collateral effects interceptor assessment. This demonstration’s primary objective was on systems able to defeat small Class 1 and 2 drones, or lightweight models that are easily and cheaply acquired […]

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U.S. Marine’s MQ-9A completed 10,000 flight hours in support of Central Command operations

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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command reported that its first MQ-9A Unmanned Aerial System achieved 10,000 total flight hours in the Central Command area of responsibility, a major milestone for the modernization of the force. The MQ-9A “Reaper” is a Remote Split Operations (RSO) product from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated. The RSO capability revolutionizes […]

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Poland inks deal with U.S. for 5 C-130H Hercules aircraft

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Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Wednesday that Poland has signed a contract for five ex-US Air Force C-130H Hercules airlifters. “We have signed a contract to acquire 5 C-130H aircraft under the Excess Defense Articles program,” said Mariusz Blaszczak. As part of the Excess Defence Articles program, excess defense articles and military equipment […]

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