Tuesday, 17 May 2022
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US Army Orders Ground Airborne Radio Systems
The US Army has awarded a $363.1m contract to ITT to provide single channel ground airborne radio system baseline systems control, system enhancements and logistics support.
Army Technology

Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop get nod for A-10 upgrades
Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co and Northrop Grumman Corp have won indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts to sustain and modernize the Air Force's fleet of A-10 Warthog fighter jets, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

U.S. sees big obstacles to F-22 exports

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz cited on Thursday "very substantial" legal, technical and timing obstacles to future exports of the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet, built by Lockheed Martin Corp.


US kills Northrop Grumman missile-defense program

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency has formally ended Northrop Grumman Corp's Kinetic Energy Interceptor program, once valued at $6.3 billion, despite the company's push to carry out what would have been a key test in September of the missile-defense technology.


EADS defence chief upbeat on growth

European aerospace group EADS is confident it can prise internal growth out of its defence business and live for now without acquisitions as it saves cash, the head of its defence and security business said.

The Guardian

Airbus A400m military transporter decision delayed

The delayed A400M military transport plane got a stay of execution, after France and Germany said the partner countries needed another six months to discuss how best to proceed with the project.

The Telegraph

Admiral Soar takes over as CINC Fleet

Admiral Sir Trevor Soar has taken up his new senior position as Commander-in-Chief (CINC) Fleet of the Royal Navy in a supersession ceremony which took place in London on Tuesday 9 June 2009.

MoD Press Release

Russia will not make its soil available for U.S. missile defenses

Russia will not advance U.S. military plans aimed at itself and will not make its territory available for the deployment of U.S. missile defense elements, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

RIA Novosti

Aerospace industry faces merger drought

The world's largest aircraft and military hardware makers gather to mark the Paris air show centenary next week. They do so in the knowledge that the line-up of aerospace and defence giants on the Le Bourget airfield's tarmac is unlikely to change much in the near future.

BBC News

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