BAE Systems has received a $58 million contract from Boeing to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force. The electronic warfare (EW) and countermeasures system provides advanced electromagnetic capabilities that protect pilots and help them maintain air superiority during their toughest missions.
On the 26th of February the Naval Group French shipyard company and the Argentina Navy informed that within the French territorial waters the OPV A.R.A. Piedrabuen (P-52) tests had been started – the second of the four units of Gowin type.
On the 25th of February at the Fincantieri company in Riva Trigoso the ceremony of steel cut for the new Bergamini frigate for the Marina Militare started. It is the first of the two FREMM units ordered by the Italian Ministry of Defense as compensation for the sale of two ships to Egypt.
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794) was launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.
MBDA has been awarded a first contract for Albatros NG, a brand new CAMM-ER based air defence system. This first order, from an undisclosed international customer, marks a further validation of the wide appeal of the CAMM air defence family on the global marketplace and paves the way to further acquisitions by the same customer and other Navies.
The main pieces of equipment of the first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System – HIMARS which will enter the service of the Romanian Armed Forces arrived into the country, on 20th February, in Constanța Harbor.
Military Aviation Works in Łódź (Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze nr 1 S.A. – WZL1) – subsydiary of Polish Armament Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa – PGZ) has launched production for the first, test suborbital rocket.
Elbit Systems Awarded a $300 Million Contract to Supply Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems to a Country in Asia
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $300 million contract by a country in Asia to provide HermesTM 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”). The contract will be performed over a period of five years.
Two F-35B Lighting II jets landed aboard Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) this afternoon. Test pilots flew the specially instrumented U.S. F-35Bs from Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River), Maryland, to the Italian Navy flagship, which got underway Sunday, February 28. The F-35B is the short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F-35.
Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have successfully completed the first test flight of the Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft.