Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Elbit Systems to provide undisclosed customers with MUSIC DIRCM airborne self-protection systems

Elbit Systems Ltd., announced Monday August 3rd, 2015, that it recently was awarded two contracts for its MUSIC™ family of directed infra-red countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems, representing expansion of the customer base in this strategic business area for Elbit Systems. 
Elbit Systems' C-MUSIC DIRCM system is specifically designed to defend large aircraft
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Thales wins a $74M contract to supply Australian Defence Force with F90 assault rifles

Thales’s F90 rifle is to enter Australian Defence Force service, marking a new era for the Australian soldiers and their weapons. The Australian Department of Defence has signed a AUD 100 million (USD 74M) contract with Thales to produce 30,000 rifles, 2,500 SL40 grenade launchers, spare parts and various ancillaries at Thales’s facility in Lithgow, regional NSW. 
Thales will deliver F90 5.56 mm assault rifles with an integrated SL40 Steyr Mannlicher sideloading 40 mm grenade launcher(Credit: Thales Australia)
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Saudi-led coalition deploys about 3,000 troops, APCs and main battle tanks in Yemen

A ground force of 2,800 pro-government troops, accompanied by main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers, pushed toward a Houthi-controlled military base in Yemen Monday August 3rd, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared their path. The Al-Anad military base, located just north of Yemen’s port city of Aden, is the main Houthi encampment in the country's south.
The United Arab Emirates Army sent unknown number of Leclerc MBTs to Yemen
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Egyptian Navy FREMM Frigate Tahya Misr Reached its Homeport in Alexandria

On 31 July 2015 the FREMM Tahya Misr of the Egyptian navy reached her homeport in Alexandria. The Frigate left the French naval base of Brest on July 22nd. On 23 June of this year, the FREMM Tahya Misr was transferred from DCNS to the Egyptian navy during a ceremony attended by the Egyptian and French Defence Ministers. On 22 July, the Egyptian FREMM cast off from Brest and headed to Alexandria, its home port.

US DoD awards Lockheed a $66 mn contract to develop Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $66,371,639 fixed-price incentive contract with options by the US Department of Defense to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for the US Army and US Navy. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017. 
Lockheed Martin Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile Multi-Mode Guidance Section
(Credit: Lockheed Martin)
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Latvia plans to acquire Stinger surface-to-air missile systems from U.S.

Latvia will purchase Stinger surface-to-air missiles from the United States, Commander of the Latvian Armed Forces Raimonds Graube announced Friday July 31, amid concern in the ex-Soviet Baltic state over Russia's sabre-rattling in the region.
US Marine Corps troops firing a FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missile

Lockheed Martin Receives JAGM EMD Contract Award From U.S. Army and U.S. Navy

The U.S. Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $66,371,639 fixed-price incentive contract with options to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (Army-Navy). Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017.

Lockheed Martin Aegis Combat System Successful in Air Warfare & Ballistic Missile Defense Test

The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Combat System took part in a successful four-event test of the combat system’s air warfare (AW) and ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities. The Multi-mission Warfare (MMW) tests, conducted aboard USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), began on July 28 and ended August 1. 


Monday, 3 August 2015

U.S. Navy uses Raytheon's SM-6 to Destroy Ballistic Missile Target for the First Time

In a first-of-its-kind test, the U.S. Navy fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6, intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea. The successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test proved a modified SM-6 can eliminate threat ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight. 

Peru takes delivery of three additional Mi-171Sh multirole helicopters

Russian Helicopters has delivered another batch of three Mi-171Sh military transport h helicopters to the Defense Ministry of Peru, the Russia-based company announced on July 30. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. After their delivery to Peru, the new helicopters took part in an annual military parade. 
Peruvian Army's Mi-171Sh multirole helicopter
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