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Amentum Wins $592M Navy Contract for Ship Life Cycle, Systems Integration Support
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Amentum Wins $592M Navy Contract for Ship Life Cycle, Systems Integration Support

Amentum Services has received a potential $591.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to provide life cycle and systems upgrades and integration, and training support for naval vessels and systems under the Foreign Military Sales program. Under the five-year agreement, the company will perform the required services to support the transfer, acquisition, operation and...

BAE Systems Australia Sets Up New Williamtown Facility to Support RAAF’s F-35 Sustainment Needs
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BAE Systems Australia Sets Up New Williamtown Facility to Support RAAF’s F-35 Sustainment Needs

BAE Systems Australia worked with the Australian government to stand up a new aircraft coating facility at its Williamtown aerospace site in Newcastle, New South Wales. According to the company, the government-funded facility will support the future sustainment requirements of the Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35 fleet. The service currently operates 63 F-35As and plans...

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Israel’s UVision Tests Hero-120 Loitering Munition Capabilities in Arctic Environment

Israel’s UVision recently conducted a series of flight missions in the Artic to test the capabilities of its Hero-120 loitering munition under extreme weather conditions. The demonstration involved several flights at night time and saw the system carrying photographic sensors and infrared cameras as payloads, a company spokesperson told Defense News. According to UVision, the...

Northrop Grumman Says War Driving Demand for Army’s Battle Command System
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Northrop Grumman Says War Driving Demand for Army’s Battle Command System

The U.S. Army’s Integrated Battle Command System is attracting interest from other countries due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, according to IBCS manufacturer Northrop Grumman. The company developed the system for the Army to control its air and missile defense system and later sought to expand its design to connect other sensors and shooters...

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US, Japan to Build Missiles That Can Shoot Down Hypersonic Weapons

The United States and Japan are looking to develop a new missile that can intercept hypersonic weapons that could launch from China, Russia, or North Korea, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Citing unidentified government officials, the report said Washington and Tokyo will finalize the agreement when Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida travels to Washington, D.C., for...

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US Confirms Delivery of Protector-Class Patrol Boats to Lebanon

The Lebanese navy is set to receive three Protector-class patrol boats from the United States on Aug. 21, a spokesperson for the Department of State confirmed. The delivery is part of a Foreign Military Sales agreement with Lebanon and includes maintenance and training support for the Lebanese armed forces, the official said, adding that crew...

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Poland Green-Lights Purchase of Modern Combat Vehicles

Poland’s Ministry of National Defence has signed three contracts with companies from the Polish Armaments Group to acquire modern light reconnaissance vehicles, heavy infantry combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers. The first deal, worth $290 million, involves the supply of approximately 400 light reconnaissance vehicles to the Polish Army, according to Breaking Defense. PGZ and...

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US Must Share The Load With Trusted Partners to Protect Critical Technologies

The United States needs to establish a multilateral supply chain and customs agreement to stop bad actors or countries of concern from accessing critical technologies such as semiconductor chips, according to Nicholas Henderson, a research associate at the U.S. Naval War College. Henderson, who specializes in Chinese international economic policy, wrote in a post on...

Romanian Defense Ministry Seeks Parliamentary Approval for F-35 Fighter Jets
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Romanian Defense Ministry Seeks Parliamentary Approval for F-35 Fighter Jets

Romania’s Ministry of National Defence is looking to receive parliamentary approval of its $6.5 billion proposal to purchase F-35 Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. The ministry submitted its request following the decision by the Supreme Council on National Defense, the country’s autonomous administrative authority, on April 11 to allow the aircraft acquisition, Defense...

UK MoD Selects Ultra I&C as Authorized Government Distributor of ORION Radio Systems
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UK MoD Selects Ultra I&C as Authorized Government Distributor of ORION Radio Systems

The U.K Ministry of Defence has selected Ultra Intelligence & Communications as a supplier for its Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 3 framework, which allows the government to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring products and services. Under the agreement, the company will serve as the authorized distributor of the ORION radio family of systems...

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