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Lockheed Martin receives a $6.07 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 Enhancement
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Lockheed Martin receives a $6.07 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 Enhancement

A $6.07 billion contract from the U.S. Army has been received by Lockheed Martin for the production of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors and associated equipment, to be delivered across FY21, FY22, and FY23 contract years. PAC-3 MSE provides the latest enhancement of the MIM-104 Patriot weapon system. The system leverages an advanced multi-mission interceptor...

DARPA aims at upgrading software with secure components from the industry
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DARPA aims at upgrading software with secure components from the industry

U.S. military researchers are being seeking help from the private industrial sector in order to upgrade components of mission-critical software for aerospace and defense applications with more secure and higher-performing code. Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will brief industry in an online webinar from noon to 4...

INTRACOM DEFENSE signs a 1.2 million euro contract with Israel Aerospace Industries
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INTRACOM DEFENSE signs a 1.2 million euro contract with Israel Aerospace Industries

INTRACOM DEFENSE (IDE) has signed a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to supply an integrated Hybrid Electric Power Systems (HEPS®) technology developed by the advanced Hybrid Electric Power Systems (HEPS®) technology. IAI has chosen to integrate IDE’s HEPS® technology into its systems for international markets, based on its operational advantages in the areas of...

Battle Command System
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Battle Command System

Northrop Grumman Corporation, MBDA and Saab have successfully completed a joint, collaborative effort to demonstrate the ability to integrate MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) family and Saab’s Giraffe radar system family into Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). CAMM was the first non-U.S. missile system to be demonstrated with IBCS earlier this year, and Giraffe...

Japan’s new missile defense destroyer starts sea trials amid Aegis Ashore saga
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Japan’s new missile defense destroyer starts sea trials amid Aegis Ashore saga

MELBOURNE, Australia — The last of Japan’s eight planned destroyers capable of intercepting ballistic missiles has started sea trials ahead of its commissioning, even as the country ponders its next move following its decision to suspend plans to introduce ground-based systems for that role. The destroyer Haguro left shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation’s shipyard at Isogo, near...

UK may not upgrade all F-35Bs to Block 4 standard
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UK may not upgrade all F-35Bs to Block 4 standard

The United Kingdom may not upgrade all of its early model Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning combat aircraft to the latest Block 4 standard later this decade, declaring it will decide numbers based on ‘military capability requirements’. Answering a question in the House of Commons Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Jeremy Quin,...

Germany First To Modernize Eurofighters With AESA Radar
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Germany First To Modernize Eurofighters With AESA Radar

Germany is set to become the first of the Eurofighter Typhoon partner nations to retrofit an active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, a move that should bolster the fighter’s export potential. The German Parliament has given a green light for Berlin to spend €2.8 billion ($3.1 billion) to install the Euroradar consortium’s Captor-E radar in...

Boeing delivers two F/A-18 Super Hornets jets to US Navy for testing
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Boeing delivers two F/A-18 Super Hornets jets to US Navy for testing

Boeing has delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets jets to the US Navy for flight testing. The delivered jets comprise a single-seat E model and a two-seat F model. US Navy pilots will use the new aircraft to familiarise themselves with the advanced cockpit system’s new 10-inch-by-19-inch touchscreen display. They will also...

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