Pentagon budget 2022: Handheld, manpack radio procurement accelerated under spending blueprint

by Carlo Munoz

Pentagon officials are escalating investments in procurement and continued development of its family of handheld and manpack radio systems, setting aside USD803 million for those efforts in the ground service’s fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) budget request.

The FY 2022 funding request is USD236 million above the USD567 million department officials called for in acquisition, research and development funds for the two-channel Leader radio, Single-Channel


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Babcock finishes selling Frazer-Nash Consultancy to KBR

by Marc Selinger

UK-based Babcock International Group has completed the previously announced sale of its Frazer-Nash Consultancy to fellow engineering company KBR for approximately GBP293 million (USD404.2 million), Babcock said on 21 October.

Babcock first disclosed the transaction in August, saying the divestiture would help reduce its debt. Meanwhile, US-based KBR will expand its international advisory capabilities by obtaining Frazer-Nash, which operates mainly in the UK and Australia.


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UK Typhoon fleet to get new networked simulators in 2022

by Tim Ripley

UK Eurofighter Typhoon pilots can begin using a new networked simulator system at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire from next August, as part of the first stage in a transformation of the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) approach to simulation and training.

The first of 10 new Typhoon simulators are slated to be up and running as part of a GBP220 million Typhoon Future Synthetic Training (TFST) programme being led by BAE Systems Air Sector.

Jez Milne, the company's head of Operational Training Delivery, told Janes


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US Navy seeks new ‘Aggressor' training aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Seen in USN colours as part of Boeing's pitch for the service's Undergraduate Jet Training System requirement, the T-7A Red Hawk is likely to be one of the candidate platforms put forward for the USN's recently released Tactical Surrogate Aircraft requirement. (Boeing)

The US Navy (USN) has issued a request for information (RFI) for a new Aggressor aircraft for ‘red air' combat training.


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