Boeing Offers Deal Sweetener to Canada | T-6B Trainer Deliveries Complete to US Navy | Israeli Air Force Looks to Acquire More F-35s

Americas The US Navy has announced the operational testing of an MQ-4C, which successfully transmitted full motion video to a P-8A via the Common Data Link (CDL). During the flight, the UAV had to use its electro-optical/infrared camera to build situational awareness of its environment before the P-8A arrived at the scene. The MQ-4C Triton’s ability to perform persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance within a range of 2,000 nautical miles will allow the P-8A aircraft to focus on their core missions…

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Americas Raytheon has been awarded a $28 million contract to ensure that the firm’s AIM-120 AMRAAM can be integrated onto various Air Force and Navy aircraft. Platforms on which the munition will be integrated include the F-16 Block 30, F-35, F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System; F-16 Active Electronically Scanned Array; AMRAAM Real Time Integration Simulator; and multiple F/A-18 configurations. Work is expected to be completed by January 30, 2020…

Qatar to Get 7 Naval Vessels from Fincantieri | Solution to Refueling Problem May Soon be History for A400M | Japan on Alert for Potential Projectiles…

Americas Raytheon’s high powered microwave demonstrator capable of disabling the electronics on small UAVs is reported to have gained renewed interest from Department of Defense contractors. This follows the successful 2013 test of the system’s capabilities on an Army site. The system is the ground-based cousin to Raytheon’s computer-frying missile, the Counter-electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) and also resembles the active denial system’s configuration, including its reflector and steering mirror, but with a different mission set. Middle East North Africa Turkey’s strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country’s shipbuilding industry is capable of constructing its own indigenous aircraft carrier. Erdogan made the claims in a speech at a launching ceremony at the Istanbul Naval Shipyard…

Sikorsky Marine One Helo Ready by Spring 2017 | Pressure Mounts to Approve Sale of Super Hornets to Kuwait | UAC Says T-50 PAK-FA Ready for Mass…

Americas Sikorsky has announced that its VH-92A Marine One helicopter is on track to fly by Spring 2017. The company was selected to design a replacement for the aging fleet of current presidential helicopters in 2014 after a cancelled attempt by Lockheed Martin/AgustaWestland which saw ballooned costs and requirements running out of control. Up next for the VH-92A program is the subsystem critical design review of the helicopter at the end of next month, and that is expected to take place earlier than scheduled. Members of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 776, who represent a significant portion of Lockheed Martin workers at the company’s Fort Worth plant, have voted in favor of strike action…

LM May Offer MHTK Missile to Export Mkt | TAI Begins Production on T70 Utility Helo | Harris Corp. Receives $1.7B FMS Contract for Radio Supply to…

Americas Dynetics has unveiled a design for a new 27kg-class glide munition that contains a warhead larger than ones found in the heavier class AGM-114 Hellfire. The development is part of an $11.6 million contract awarded earlier this month to continue development of small glide munition (SGM) for the US Special Operations Command. By mounting modules for the nose section, tail kit, and wing directly to the warhead case, the small glide munition (SGM) can afford 16kg blast-fragmentation warhead with detonation by direct impact or a pre-selected height above the ground. Lockheed Martin is to consider offering its Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) missile to the export market as the US Army has slowed its plans to develop a capability to launch a variety of missiles against rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) threats under its Integrated Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program…

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Americas Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to negotiate and award a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract with Boeing for the integration of the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile on the Saudi F-15SA. The notice was made on the US Federal Business Opportunities website. NAVAIR’s plan to award Boeing the contract was justified as the company “alone has the experience, special skills; proprietary technical documentation, software/algorithms; facilities and manufacturing techniques required to produce, assemble and integrate this equipment and furnish the supplies and services within the required timeframe.” Workers at the Lockheed Martin plant in Forth Worth are to ballot on potential strike action next week as the current contract between the aerospace giant and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers union expires next month…