Elbit Systems Ltd was awarded contracts from a European country, for the supply of advanced tactical communications systems, for a total amount of an approximately $40 million. The contracts will be performed over a one-year period.
The communication systems include the CNR9000HDR tactical IP radio for medium and long range communication, THF 8000 for over the horizon very long range communication, both in vehicular and man pack configurations, and the PNR-1000 soldier IP radio. Additionally, Elbit Systems will provide digital intercom systems for combat vehicles based on the VIC500I solution.
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The USS John Paul Jones combat ship, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, used Aegis Baseline 9 terminal engagement capability to detect and track a medium range ballistic missile target. This exercise marked the first demonstration of Aegis’s ability to conduct a complicated tracking exercise against a medium range ballistic missile during its endo phase of flight.
The test, called Flight Test Other – 21 (FTX-21), serves to reduce risks for future test events. The test demonstrated the integrated capabilities of the Aegis weapon system and how it has been continually upgraded to counter ever evolving threat systems.
The central component of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis ballistic missile defence combat system is the SPY-1 radar.
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has signed a contract worth over £400 million with MBDA for the weapon development Phase of the SPEAR (Selective Precision Effects At Range Capability) air-to-surface, precision strike missile. The contract will run through to completion during 2020.
The missile is being developed to meet the United Kingdom’s SPEAR Capability 3 (SPEAR 3) requirement for the United Kingdom’s F-35 Lightning II aircraft, with the option to equip the Typhoon aircraft. SPEAR will precisely engage long range, mobile, fleeting and re-locatable targets in all weathers, day or night, in the presence of countermeasures, obscurants and camouflage, whilst ensuring a safe stand-off range between the aircrew and threat air defences.
The German company Rheinmetall Defence will unveil a new armoured infantry fighting vehicle at Eurosatory 2016 defence and security event to be held next month in Paris, France. The vehicle called LYNX will be unveiled on 14 June.
The French company iXBlue has been awarded a contract by United Kingdom’s Kelvin Hugues to supply 70 of the company’s MARINS M7 inertial navigation system for installation aboard 35 ships of the united Kingdom’s Royal Navy (RN).
The Brazilian Army is fielding an undisclosed number of Remington Arms MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) sniper rifles. The MSR combines lethal accuracy at 1500 meters with a user adjustable folding stock, free-float handguard, and the potential to change barrel lengths and calibers within minutes at the user level from .338 Lapua Magnum to .300 Win Mag to 7.62 NATO. It is mission-adaptable with just a change of the bolt face, barrel, and magazine, and features lightweight, efficient design and optimal material selection for performance and corrosion resistance.
Airbus Helicopters has been selected by Ascent as the aircraft service provider for the United Kingdom’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The contract, worth £500 million over 17 years, will see Airbus Helicopters deliver aircraft and an integrated support solution over the course of 18 months, ready to start training in April 2018.
This will involve the manufacture of aircraft in addition to developing the support infrastructure and training initial crews and maintenance personnel. As part of the contract, Airbus Helicopters will supply a fleet of H135 and H145 helicopters.