Some F-35 fighter jets flawed ejections pose serious death risk to pilots
The F35 fighter jets flawed ejection seats, which Air Force officials said in May had been fixed, still pose a “serious” risk that will probably injure or kill nearly two dozen pilots. The F35 fighter jets Joint Program Office which runs the $406.5 billion initiative, the most expensive weapons... Read more
Raytheon receives $127M contract for Excalibur 155mm artillery rounds
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $127 million modification to an existing contract for Excalibur 155mm guided artillery rounds. The M982 Excalibur guided artillery rounds defense contract, was announced Friday by the Department of Defense, will be performed at locations throughout the United States, England and other locations around the world,... Read more
Northrop Grumman nears purchase of missile maker Orbital ATK
U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp is poised to announce a purchase of missile and rocket maker Orbital ATK Inc as soon as Monday, a person familiar with the transaction said on Sunday. The Northrop Grumman deal would come as the firing of missiles by North Korea in recent months... Read more
Logos Technologies gets DARPA contract for SilentHawk motorcycle
Logos Technologies is receiving a second Phase 2 contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the development of the SilentHawk hybrid electric motorcycle. The Logos Technologies motorcycle combines a RedShift MX racing bike produced by Alta Motors with a front-wheel drive system and range extender developed by Logos.... Read more
General Dynamics gets order for 10,000 Mk80 series bombs for $20.6M
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has received a $20.6 million modification to an existing contract for foreign military sales of Mk82 and Mk84 bombs. The bombs modification will provide for 10,933 Mk82-6, 866 Mk84-4 and 1,365 Mk84-10 bomb bodies for Australia, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in support of Air... Read more
Harris Corporation to develop Britain’s F-35B missile release system
Harris Corporation is to develop a carriage and release system for the new MBDA Spear missile for Britain’s F-35B aircraft and other fighters. Harris Corporation contract from the missile maker was announced during the Defense and Security Equipment (DSEI) 2017 event on Tuesday in England. Under the contract, Harris... Read more
IAG looks to production of new armored vehicles in Ukraine
International Armored Group (IAG) has been in discussions with the Ukraine state-owned UkrOboronProm to produce new armored vehicles. Discussions regarding armored vehicles production within the UkrOboronProm took place during the DSEI exhibition in London on 12 September. The IAG is an armored vehicle manufacturer with over 20 years of experience specializing in... Read more
Oshkosh Defense fits remote weapon station, anti-RPG armor on JTLV
Oshkosh Defense turned up at the DSEI show in London, England, this week sporting a few ideas of what the machine might look like when the British Army gets its hands on it. Oshkosh Defense, aside from giving the JLTV the obligatory coat of British Army green paint, Oshkosh... Read more
Boeing awarded Navy contract $676.6 Million contract for F/A-18F
Boeing awarded $676,575,190 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0003). St. Louis, Missouri, The Boeing awarded defense contract modification provides for the full-rate production and delivery of six Lot 41 F/A-18E and eight F/A-18F aircraft. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (46 percent); St.... Read more
Boeing Co Seattle award Air Force contract $599.9 Million PAR Program
Boeing Co Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $599,999,999 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification (P00011) to previously awarded contract. Boeing Co Seattle, the defense contract modifications are for new preliminary design activity requirements on the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) Program. This contract modification supplements work already taking place under the PAR... Read more