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Mi-17 helicopters operated by the 2nd Wing of the Afghan National Army Air Force take off at Multinational Base Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2013. (U.S. Army photo/Released)

Report: Switching From Russian To U.S. Helicopters Undercuts Afghan Capability

Afghanistan’s military is fielding UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that lack the lift capacity and flight capabilities of the Russian Mi-17s it currently flies, which are also simpler to fly and maintain than the U.S.-made aircraft, according to a U.S. Defense Department watchdog report. The Defense Department is replacing the Mi-17 with Black Hawks to provide […]

Donnelly Joe

Senator Slams Upcoming Move Of F-35 Brake Work To Turkey

Honeywell [HON], which makes brake components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in South Bend, Ind., plans to move that work to Turkey this summer, drawing criticism from the state’s senior U.S. senator. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) said on the Senate floor late June 13 that if U.S.-Turkish relations continue to deteriorate, he is concerned […]

BAE's CV90 MkIV at the Eurosatory conference. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

BAE Expanding International Market For CV90, Beowulf, Vehicle Options For Archer Howitzer

PARIS–BAE SYSTEMS’ CV90 and Beowulf combat vehicles and Archer artillery system are receiving increased interest from the Army and international partners, including the Czech Republic and the Netherlands, officials told Defense Daily Wednesday. BAE showcased the latest MkIV version of its CV90 vehicle, built by the company’s Hagglunds subsidiary, for the first time at this […]

Oshkosh's JLTV at the Eurosatory show in Paris. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Oshkosh Readying For Full-Rate JLTV Production Decision, Expansion To U.K. Market

PARIS–With the expectation that the Pentagon in the beginning of FY ‘19 is likely to certify moving Oshkosh’s [OSK] Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) to full-rate production, the company is looking to continue exploring opportunities for the program overseas. Oshkosh officials aim for the decision to move the JLTV for full delivery to the Army […]

United States Capitol

Hill Democrats Blast Trump Move To Halt Military Exercises With South Korea

Several key congressional Democrats criticized President Donald Trump June 12 for announcing an end to joint military exercises with South Korea after his high-profile meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.); Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Sen. Patrick Leahy […]

State OKs India Apache, Weapons Buy Worth Nearly $1 Billion

The U.S. State Department has cleared the way for India to buy nearly $1 million worth of Boeing [BA]  AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and associated weapons, sensors, mission systems and simulators. Under a $930 million direct commercial sales agreement announced June 12, Boeing is approved to sell India six Apaches, according to the Defense Security […]

Thales official demonstrates the company's new private defense cloud solution. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Thales Launches First Private Defense Cloud Solution For Land Forces

PARIS–France’s Thales launched the first private defense cloud solution for land forces on Monday, which aims to deliver full connectivity in degraded battlefield environments and is expected to be delivered in 2019. Thales’ unveiled its Nexium Defence Cloud solution at the Eurosatory conference in Paris, where it demonstrated the system’s software-enabled, “all-in-one-box” capability that can […]

Christopher Pyne, Australia's minister for defence industry, (middle) joins Rheinmetall for launch of the Automated Load Handling System. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Rheinmetall Launches Australian Defense Industry Partnership With Automated Truck Loading System

PARIS–Germany’s Rheinmetall launched its first product Monday out of a new partnership with the Australian defense industry, showcasing its first automated loading system for military trucks. Rheinmetall officials at the Eurosatory conference here presented the Automated Load Handling System (ALHS), made by Australia’s Supashock for the German manufacturer’s HX 8×8 truck, which is designed to […]