Taiwan Confirms Request to Buy 66 F-16V Fighters from US

March 7, 2019 @ 09:44 AM

Taiwans Ministry of National Defense has submitted a request for sale of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter jets from the United States for an approximate $13 billion costing an approximate $70 million to $90 million apiece. Taiwan raised the request in late February this year, the Taipei Report reported quoting unnamed...

US Threatens Sanctions, F-35 Deal Cancellation if Turkey Persists with S-400 Deal

March 6, 2019 @ 11:48 AM

The United States has threatened to cancel Turkeys participation in the F-35 fighter jet program and also impose sanctions on it if Ankara persists on its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems. “Weve long made it clear we would like to work collaboratively on air and missile defense with...

Russian S-400 Capability Overrated: Swedish Defense Research Agency

March 5, 2019 @ 01:45 PM

Swedish Defense Research Agency, FOI in its recent report states that the range of the Russian S-400 Triumf air defence system and its capability to counter counter-measures is overrated. According to the report, “Bursting the Bubble? Russia´s A2AD-Capabilities in the Baltic Sea Region”, published on Monday, FOI states that the actual...

General Dynamics Wins $191 Million to Provide Submarine Post-delivery Services

March 5, 2019 @ 12:07 PM

General Dynamics has won multiple contracts worth $191 million to provide post delivery services for the US Navys USS South Dakota (SSN 790) submarine. General Dynamics was awarded $76 million contract for planning and execution efforts and alterations, $60 million to provide additional support and services, and $55 million for installation...

Lockheed Martin to Supply THAAD Defense Systems to Saudi Arabia for $946

March 5, 2019 @ 11:27 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a $946 million contract to supply Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Under this undefinitized contract action, Lockheed Martin will provide THAAD FMS KSA Phase I long lead items, obsolescence, tooling and test equipment, key personnel, line requalification activities,...

IAI Unveils ADA-O System for Land Platforms to Tackle Anti-Jammers

March 5, 2019 @ 11:22 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unvieled ADA-O, a variant of the ADA system that addresses GPS jammers to ensure GPS availability for land platforms. The land platform can be integrated into a range of platforms, providing operational response capabilities for telecom, navigation and C2 systems

Naval Group Wins $605 Million for First Phase of Australian Future Submarine

March 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Naval Group has announced the signing of the first phase of the Submarine Design contract with the Australian government. The Submarine Design Contract is the first contract workscope to be fully executed under the Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Australian Future Attack-class Submarine Program, the company said in a statement Tuesday

China Hikes 2019 Defense Budget by 7.5 Percent to $177.5 Billion

March 5, 2019 @ 09:54 AM

China has announced an increase of 7.5 percent from 2018 in its defense budget for 2019

Upgraded Eurofighter Delivered to Spanish Air Force

March 4, 2019 @ 01:19 PM

Airbus has delivered the first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to the Spanish Air Force. The upgrade was carried out at Airbus facilities in Getafe and involved the introduction of hardware modifications which support the Operational Flight Program 02 (OFP-02) developed by the Armament and Experimental Logistics Centre (CLAEX), Eurofighter said in a statement last week

India to Sign $3B Lease Agreement for another Russian Nuclear Submarine This...

March 4, 2019 @ 12:51 PM

India is likely to sign $3 billion worth inter-governmental agreement to lease another Akula class nuclear submarine from Russia later this week. The submarine hulls will be mothballed at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk would undergo a deep refit and rebuild, to be fitted with Indian sensors, operation room electronics, and communication equipment before being delivered to India in or before 2025,

Poland Details $49.8 Billion Military Modernization Plan 2026

March 4, 2019 @ 11:52 AM

The Polish Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, signed a Technical Modernization Plan until 2026 costing an approximate 185 billion Polish złotys (about US$48.9 billion) that include buying fifth generation fighter jets, UAVs, assault helicopters, Short-range rockets, submarines and cyber security

Rolls-Royce Withdraws From Boeing’s Proposed New Midsize Airplane Platform

March 1, 2019 @ 12:30 AM

Rolls-Royce has decided to withdraw from the current competition to power Boeings proposed middle of the market – or New Midsize Airplane (NMA) – platform. While we believe the platform complements Boeings existing product range, we are unable to commit to the proposed timetable to ensure we have a sufficiently mature product which supports Boeings ambition for the aircraft and satisfies our own internal requirements for technical maturity at entry into service, the company said in a statement Thursday