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The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense D-Day. Mark the calendar. Put the Air Force acquisition shop on speed-dial. The Defense Acquisition Board meets today to decide the fate of the KC-X aerial refueling tanker replacement program. A decision whether the initial contract worth up to $40 billion goes to Boeing […]

Analyst: U.S. Satellite Strike Was Justifiable; Critics Such As China, Russia, Are Off-Base

China Is The Last To Carp About U.S. Anti-Satellite Operation, Analyst Says Pentagon Today Announces ASAT Shot Succeeded In Destroying Hydrazine Fuel Tank A coming wave of criticism — assailing the United States for demolishing a dangerous, out-of-control satellite — is unfounded and unfair, a military analyst stated. The analyst, Baker Spring, is a research […]

Northrop Grumman To Provide MEADS Navigation/Localization System

Northrop Grumman [NOC] Feb. 19 announced MBDA Italia has selected the company to provide the navigation and localization system for the U.S., German and Italian Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman’s Italian subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia, will be responsible for the navigation […]

Administration May Proceed With JDAM Sale To Saudi Arabia

The initial deadline for Congress to object to the sale of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to Saudi Arabia has passed, opening the door for the administration to legally proceed with the deal. On Jan. 14, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale of 900 JDAMs for up to […]

ST Engineering Wins U.K. MoD Ammunition Award

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (ST Engineering) this week announced Feb.20 its land systems arm, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd. (ST Kinetics) was awarded a contract worth about $30 million from the U.K. Ministry of Defence to supply 40mm ammunition. "We are proud to have won this contract from the U.K. MoD," Sew Chee Jhuen, ST Kinetics […]

General Dynamics UK Begins Latest Bowman Communications Enhancements

General Dynamics [GD] United Kingdom Limited has begun rolling out enhanced communications and data capabilities for the Bowman tactical communications system. The U.K. Ministry of Defence has formally accepted the latest increment of Bowman, BCIP5, which stands for Bowman and ComBAT, Infrastructure and Platform BISA (CIP). Bowman is used by all three of the armed […]

Northrop Grumman’s Remote Control EOD Vehicle Business Grows In Asia

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] said its international business in remote control vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) continues to grow with sales of its Revolution vehicles in Asia and the Asia Pacific region. Northrop Grumman designs, engineers and manufactures a range of remote control EOD vehicles through its subsidiary, Remotec, and has provided Revolution vehicles to […]

Northrop Grumman’s Remote Control EOD Vehicle Business Grows In Asia

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] international business in remote control vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) continues to grow with sales of its Revolution vehicles in Asia and the Asia Pacific region. Northrop Grumman designs, engineers and manufactures a range of remote control EOD vehicles through its subsidiary, Remotec, and has provided Revolution vehicles to armies throughout […]

ST Engineering Wins U.K. MoD Ammunition Award

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (ST Engineering) this week said its land systems arm, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd. (ST Kinetics), was awarded a contract worth moer than $30 million from the U.K. Ministry of Defence to supply 40mm ammunition. "We are proud to have won this contract from the U.K. MoD," Sew Chee Jhuen, ST Kinetics […]

Singapore Air Force Taps IAC For Advanced Hums For AH-64D Apaches

Intelligent Automation Corp. (IAC) has been selected by Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) for the advanced HUMS (Health Usage Monitoring System) for its AH-64D helicopters. IAC will adapt and integrate the combat proven IAC-1209, Modern Signal Processing Unit (MSPU) into the RSAF AH-64D aircraft. The RSAF operates 20 AH-64D and has a reputation of […]