THAAD Successfully Intercepts Target in Missile Defense Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted an intercept test today of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.

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First Parade On The Champs-Elysées For The Army’s Future Connected Armored Vehicle

Nexter, RENAULT TRUCKS Defense and Thales are proud to have contributed to the success of the July 14th parade on the Champs-Elysées with the presence of a Multirole Armored Vehicle (VBMR) in a dynamic demonstration in front of the Presidential grandstands.

24-07-2017 Land Defense News

Defence Secretary Reveals Name Of First Type 26 As Manufacture Begins

The UK Defence Secretary has revealed HMS Glasgow will be the name of the first of eight City class Type 26 frigates as he cut her first piece of steel at Govan shipyard in Scotland today. HMS Glasgow will enter service with the Royal Navy in the mid 2020s.

24-07-2017 Sea Defense News

UK Defence Secretary Announces £120M Investment In UK Air Power

Speaking at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), Sir Michael Fallon has announced two contracts worth almost £120 million.

24-07-2017 Air Defense News

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $37 Million For New JASSM® - ER Wing Design

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received an Undefinitized Contracting Action for $37.7 million from the U.S. Air Force for continued development of a new wing design for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER).

23-07-2017 Air Defense News

U.S. Navy Fires First Tomahawk Cruise Missiles From New Submarine Payload Tubes

For the first time, the U.S. Navy test fired two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)-built Tomahawk cruise missiles from new submarine payload tubes on the Virginia-class USS North Dakota (SSN-784).

18-07-2017 Sea Defense News

Lockheed Martin Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today reported second quarter 2017 net sales of $12.7 billion, compared to $11.6 billion in the second quarter of 2016.

18-07-2017 Company Results News

Update: Air Strikes Against Daesh

The RAF are continuing to take the fight to Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

12-07-2017 Breaking News

QinetiQ Invests £16.8m In Upgrading MOD Hebrides Air Range

As part of a joint investment programme, UK MOD and QinetiQ have agreed to invest £16.8m in two new BAE Systems tracking radars, to be installed on St Kilda, and upgrade two existing radars at MOD Hebrides.

07-07-2017 Air Defense News

First-Ever Helicopter-Based Firing Of High Energy Laser

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache AH-64 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

27-06-2017 Air Defense News

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade and Support Sensors for Japan's Apache Fleet

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received contracts to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) system for Japan's fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters and provide Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support.

03-05-2017 Air Defense News

Raytheon-Made Guidance Enhanced Missile Interceptor Instrumental To Recent Engagements

Since Jan. 1, 2015, Raytheon's Patriot™ integrated air and missile defense system has shot down more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles in combat operations around the world. More than 90 of those intercepts involved the low cost Raytheon-made Guidance Enhanced Missile family of interceptors.

03-05-2017 Air Defense News

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Gains Four New Members

The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council (Council) announced that four new companies joined its membership organization in the first quarter of 2017. The Council’s newest members, Blue Canopy Group, LLC; CACI International Inc; E3 Federal Solutions, LLC; and SureID, Inc.; all provide product, technology or service solutions to the government.

03-05-2017 Breaking News

Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Mohammed Khan as Senior VP of the Defense Business Unit

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. has announced that Mohammed A. Khan, Jr. has joined the company as senior vice president of its recently formed Defense Business Unit.

03-05-2017 Executive Appointments Movements News

OSI Systems Awarded $23 Million Service Contract Extension from U.S. Department of Defense for Cargo…

OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS) today announced that its Security division has received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) 2-year contract extension from the U.S. Department of Defense valued at approximately $23 million to provide training, service and logistics support for its Rapiscan® cargo and vehicle inspection systems.

03-05-2017 Land Defense News

Lockheed Martin Delivers New Capabilities for F-35 Logistics System

Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) next iteration of the F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) has been approved for installation at U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy F-35 sites. Along with a number of improvements to the system's baseline, the upgrade delivers significant enhancements for managing forward operations and sustainment.

28-04-2017 Air Defense News

Lockheed Martin's Modernized TACMS Missile Aces Fifth Consecutive Flight Test

Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile completed its fifth consecutive successful flight in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

28-04-2017 Air Defense News

EUTELSAT 172B Satellite: on the Road to Kourou

The EUTELSAT 172B satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) is in the final stages of preparation at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse and will be boarded onto a special flight to French Guiana on 20 March. The 3.5 tonne satellite is scheduled for an Ariane launch on 25 April from the European Spaceport in Kourou.

29-03-2017 Satellite Communications News

U.S. Army CECOM Awards Sotera $87M Task Order For Worldwide Intelligence (INTEL) Systems Software En…

Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, was recently awarded an $87 million task order for the U.S. Army Software Engineering Center (SEC) Worldwide Intel Systems Field Software Engineering Support. Under the new task order, Sotera’s team will provide integration, sustainment and training services for the Army worldwide for Garrison, exercise, combat operations and contingencies to the users of fixed...

25-07-2014 Land Defense News

Kratos Receives Unmanned Aerial, Ground and Sea Surface Drone System Single Contract Award With Pote…

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary of the Advanced Drone and Targets Systems (ADTS) Division recently received a five-year contract from the U.S. Army valued at up to $34.77 million for unmanned drone system command, control and communication systems, solutions and services. Under the new award, Kratos will be issued task orders to provide engineering and technical support to develop technology...

25-07-2014 Unmanned Systems News

DoD Night Vision Devices Market Falls due to Procurement Program Completions and Budget Cuts

Frost & Sullivan: Uncertain requirements for next generation warfare slows the market but significant opportunities exist in foreign military sales. Though the night vision device market continues to innovate, budget cuts are stifling research and development (R&D), and procurement of advanced image intensification (I2), infrared (IR)/thermal, and fused night vision technologies. The completion of large procurement programs and only a few significant new start programs will cause the funding for night vision devices to decline by...

25-07-2014 Breaking News