IHS Jane's Defence Weekly


  • GBSD RfP expected in weeks

    Key Points A GBSD RfP is expected by next month Industry is currently providing feedback on a draft version The US Air Force (USAF) is moving ahead with plans for replacing the Boeing LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with a final request for proposals (RfP)

  • Ethiopia turns S-75 SAMs into self-propelled systems

    Ethiopia is converting some of its S-75 (SA-2 'Guideline') surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) into mobile systems by mounting them on the hulls of T-54/55 tanks. A photograph of one of the S-75 launchers mounted on a T-54/55 hull was published by the Somali news website Garowe Online on 19 April to

  • Lockheed Martin gets USD1.3 billion for 13 additional F-35s

    Lockheed Martin has received a USD1.3 billion contract for 13 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters that were added to an 11th low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot during fiscal year 2016 (FY16) budget negotiations, the Pentagon announced on 2 May. The contract includes six short take off and

  • Xponential 2016: K-MAX set for USMC demonstration role

    Lockheed Martin is set to move its two K-MAX rotary-wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. Speaking to IHS Jane's at AUVSI's Xponential 2016 conference and exhibition, Lockheed Martin's Jon McMillen said that the systems will act as testbed aircraft for the US

  • Xponential 2016: Shadow engine replacement slated for service in 2018

    The US Army expects to field its Block III RQ-7B Shadow engine in 2018, according to Lieutenant Colonel Tory Burgess. Speaking at AUVSI's Xponential 2016 conference and exhibition in New Orleans, Lt Col Burgess, who is the US Army's Shadow UAS Product Manager, said that the second stage of the

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