• Boeing wins contract for RNZAF P-3K2 Orion UWISR upgrade

    Key Points Boeing will deliver the Underwater Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance capability package for New Zealand's P-3K2 Orion fleet New Zealand companies Safe Air, Beca, and Marops Limited will be involved in supporting the acquisition through-life Boeing has clinched a NZD36

  • F-35 programme remains at risk at SDD conclusion, chief Pentagon test official warns

    Key Points The Pentagon's director of operational testing has warned that the F-35 programme is still at risk of failing to deliver its full combat capability at the conclusion of SDD The USAF and the USMC have declared IOC with interim 3i combat software, while the USN has said that it will wait

  • Lockheed Martin to progress USAF's 'system-of-systems' effort

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD36.4 million contract for Phase 2 of the US Air Force's (USAF's) System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE) programme, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 24 August. The company will develop system-of-systems (SoS)

  • Lockheed Martin awarded USD10 billion for future C-130J production

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded USD10 billion to support all remaining C-130J Hercules production through to 18 August 2026. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 19 August, covers both domestic and Foreign

  • Northrop Grumman's T-X design breaks cover

    Three of the four offerings for the US Air Force's (USAF's) T-X jet trainer competition are now known, with Northrop Grumman's clean-sheet design being photographed for the first time on 19 August. The single-engined jet was seen performing high-speed taxi trials at Mojave Air and Space Port in

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  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • High Flyers

    The USAF's high-altitude ISR assets are more in demand now than ever, yet budget constraints are threatening to limit their numbers even as their utility increases. Marina Malenic reports
  • Expanding horizons: the EU's growing military footprint

    Over the past two years the EU's military operations have increased considerably, with the latest counter-migrant mission in the Mediterranean illustrating its growing ambitions to protect the continent's security. Tim Ripley reports on the expanding mission set that is putting the organisation to the test at all levels, politically, operationally, and tactically
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  • Lithuania signs first contract for Boxer IFV

    Lithuania has placed a EUR390 million (USD440.7 million) contract with Europe's Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) for the supply of 88 Boxer (8x8) Multi-Role Armoured Vehicles (MRAVs), of which most will be in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration and a small number in
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