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Despite Opposition to New Warhead Funding, Feinstein Signals Support for NNSA Budget Bill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who this week voted against the Senate’s 2019 National Defense Authorization Act because it would authorize the Department of Energy to create a low-yield nuclear warhead, has signaled her support for a 2019 budget bill that actually funds the weapon. However, Feinstein also wants to amend the spending bill to prohibit […]

Bell Pushing Tiltrotor Envelope With V-280

AMARILLO, Texas — At six months old, the V-280 Valor already is flying 160 knots. Bell [TXT] will tell you it has cruised at 190 knots and after a demonstration of the aircraft here, there is every reason to believe it will meet or exceed that speed. What’s lost in raw numbers is how this […]

Rheinmetall Launches Australian Defense Industry Partnership With Automated Truck Loading System

Germany’s Rheinmetall launched its first product June 11 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 increase truck operator […]

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

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 sister publication Defense Daily June 13. BAE showcased the latest MkIV version of its CV90 vehicle, built by the company’s Hagglunds subsidiary, for the first time […]

Thales Launches First Private Defense Cloud Solution For Land Forces

France’s Thales launched the first private defense cloud solution for land forces on June 11, 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 be […]

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 Cooperation Agency. Also […]

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

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 and […]

Germany Moving Forward With Lockheed For First 360-Degree, Networked Missile Defense System

Lockheed Martin [LMT] is readying for an official proposal from Germany the week of June 17 to replace its Patriot missile defense system with the first ever 360-degree, network integrated air & missile defense system, a company official told sister publication Defense Daily June 12. German officials are expected to release a formal RFP for the TLVS, the first […]

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 the […]

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 […]