Safran Continues Support of the U.S. Army with Contracts for UH-72A Lakotas

The United States Army has awarded two contracts to Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to deliver a total of 51 UH-72A Lakotas, on which Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC supplies critical avionics systems. The awards came in two contracts with the initial award for 35...

Ballard Subsidiary Protonex Receives $1.9M Follow-On U.S. Army Power Manager Order

Ballard Power Systems today announced that the Company’s subsidiary, Protonex, has received a $1.9 million follow-on purchase order for the supply of SPM-622 Squad Power Manager Kits to support U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB). “This follow-on order through the Program Executive Office (PEO)...

Pratt & Whitney and AAR Renew Agreement for Global Support of P&W’s Military Auxiliary Power Units

AAR announced today it has renewed its agreement with Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W) Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) business to stock and distribute APU hardware to the U.S. and foreign governments, including their component repair vendors. "We are excited to continue our decades-long relationship with P&W,"...

Stryker Dragoon Operational in Germany

General Dynamics Land Systems developed the Stryker 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle outfitted with a Orbital-ATK 30mm Bushmaster auto-cannon in the Kongsberg MCRWS unmanned weapon station in an accelerated program. Despite only being initiated in 2013 the vehicles were ready for US Army test in 2014...

HIMARS Fielding Expand Again

Lockheed Martin’s M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) has clearly found a following with world armies. It essentially takes the MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) that was widely featured in images of the Gulf Wars and placed this lethal long range fires capability...

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Fortem Technologies

Boeing announced its investment in Fortem Technologies, Inc., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based company developing advanced radar systems for unmanned and manned aircraft. Fortem Technologies offers airspace awareness solutions using low size, weight and power radar to ensure safe operations of unmanned aerial vehicles. Fortem's...

Small Targets present Big Challenges

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Counter Insurgency (COIN) campaigns present some of the most demanding mission sets for military aircraft involved in Close Air Support (CAS). Yet improvements in sensors and weapons is honing the ability of air power to deliver decisive effects in this regard. In spite of the...

Boeing Receives U.S. Navy Contract to Modernize F/A-18 Super Hornet Fleet

Boeing has been awarded a contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours. In the early 2020s, Boeing will begin installing initial updates to the aircraft that will convert existing Block...

Arktis opens UK Office as requirement for Nuclear Detection grows

Nuclear radiation detection specialist Arktis Radiation Detectors has expanded its worldwide network by opening a new office in the UK at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The office will build upon existing locations in Europe and the US and reflects the growing market for Arktis’ next generation, plug...

U.S. Coast Guard helicopters boosted with avionics upgrade from Rockwell Collins

Upgrade expands upon long history of helicopter avionics systems providing reliability when it matters most. Hovering a four-ton helicopter a mere 50 feet above water at night, with intense swells and wind, could be considered a dangerous job. Combine that with watching and anticipating any...

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