U.S. firm Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) of Poland have signed a broad-based agreement outlining areas where both companies may collaborate in support of the technical modernization plan of the Polish Armed Forces.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security together with General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow Ltd propose the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter to Polish Kruk program.

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The U.S. Navy (USN) cleared the U.S. firm Raytheon Air Warfare Systems to begin full-rate production on the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II infrared air-to-air missile. The program completed operational test and evaluation earlier this year and the company is now approved to produce missiles at full factory capacity.

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force (USAF), along with several international partners who have purchased the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missile, are receiving deliveries.

The AIM-9X Sidewinder missile entered operational service in 2003. The international deliveries began in 2005.

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The U.S. Navy (USN) has awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a USD33 million contract for the production, integration, testing and delivery of AN/AQS-22 ALFS (Airborne Low Frequency Sonar) systems for Sikorsky Aircraft MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters.

The AN/AQS-22 ALFS dipping sonar system is based on the FLASH-S sonar system of Thales Underwater Systems (TUS). It is used

The contract includes an option for additional systems for U.S. inventory and potential foreign military sale. The option, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to more than USD98 million.

The AN/AQS-22 ALFS is integrated with the helicopter and with the Raytheon MK 54 lightweight torpedo, providing the full detect to engage anti-submarine warfare mission capability from the helicopter.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has delivered more than 130 sonar systems. Eight systems have been delivered to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the Foreign Military Sale scheme, with an additional 17 planned for delivery by 2016.

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The Indonesian Ministry of Defence announced it will order Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighter jets from Russia to replace 16 Northrop F-5 Tiger II combat aircraft currently fielded by the Indonesian Air Force.

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French DCNS has floated out the Aquitaine-class FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions) multi-mission frigate FS Auvergne (D654) for French Navy (Marine Nationale) on 2 September 2015. DCNS commenced construction of the combat ship in August 2012. The ship will be delivered to the Marine Nationale in 2016.

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The French company Nexter Systems will unveil the VBCI 2 8×8 armoured fighting vehicle at DSEI 2015 international defence and security event to be held in London, United Kingdom September 15-18.

The new member of the VBCI family will be officially unveiled on 15 September.

The VBCI has been so far purchased by France. The French Army currently field 630 vehicles in two configurations, infantry fighting vehicle with the company’s Tarask 25mm protected turret and command post with FN Herstal ARROWS 12.7mm remote weapon station and Airbus Defence and Space SIR information system.

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BAE Systems has teamed with Finish firm Patria Land Systems offered the AMV35 8×8 armoured fighting vehicle to Royal Australian Army’s Phase 2 of the Land 400 program set up by the Australian armament procurement organization DMO.

The solution combines AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) armoured vehicle of Patria Land Systems mounting the E35 turret system of Swedish BAE Systems Hägglunds. Both are weapon systems in service with NATO nations.

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