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MEADS Launcher On German Truck Arrives In U.S. For Future Test

The first Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) launcher on a German truck has arrived in the United States, ready for integration into a future test scenario, executives said. MEADS is in the process of concluding the design and development phase of the U.S., German and Italian program.  Based on the success of the intercept […]

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Sees Tactical Use For Proposed BAe 146/Avro RJ Refueler

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft foresees tactical use for its proposed air-to-air refueling variant of its BAe 146 and Avro RJ regional jetliners, according to a company executive. BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Business Director for Engineering Mark Taylor said on Sept. 11 via a spokesman a requirement to fit additional auxiliary fuel tanks in the jet’s cabin […]

BAE, Northrop Grumman, Partner To Compete For Air Force T-X Program

BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman [NOC] yesterday said they have formed a strategic partnership to compete in the Air Force’s T-X program for the replacement of the aging T-38 trainer with BAE’s Hawk Advanced Jet Training System (AJTS).  Potential competition on the T-X program is likely to come from the Lockheed Martin LMT]-Korean Aerospace Industries […]

HASC Leader Rallying Troops Against DoD Cuts, Creates New Panel

The head of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) said yesterday he was preparing to meet with a member of the deficit-cutting committee about his opposition to additional defense budget cuts, a stance he said an increasing number of new House Republicans are adopting. The HASC also said yesterday it has created a new Defense Business […]

Budget Talks Reshaping Military Satellite Buying

Analysis from Forecast International recently projected that the worldwide military satellite market will be worth $42.5 billion, based on production of 180 military satellites, from 2011-2020. The study claims that the U.S. is focusing on production of already-developed satellites, rather than on development of revolutionary new technology. The company’s "The Market for Military Satellites" report […]

Oshkosh Defense TerraMax UGV Continues Testing With Marines

Oshkosh Defense [OSK] continues to work with Marines using its TerraMax cargo unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology to test concepts of operation and tactics, techniques and procedures, officials said. The Cargo UGV is being put through its paces by Marines at a private Pennsylvania test facility, said Program Manager Marine Capt. Warren Watts, at a […]