The B-21 Raider program continues to progress through the engineering and manufacturing development acquisition phase. One visible example of progress was the recent construction and installation of a temporary prototype Environmental Protection Shelter at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Lockheed Martin successfully tested its next-generation Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) munition in an 80-kilometer flight demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. During the flight test, the ER GMLRS round was fired from the U.S. Army’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS®) launcher, built by Lockheed Martin, meeting test objectives.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its company-owned Avenger ER achieved a company milestone as it received an FAA-issued Experimental Certificate (EC) enabling the “Extended Range” Avenger to perform expanded operations in the U.S. National Airspace System.
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.