Pentagon budget 2022: US Army cancels Multi-Function EW programme
28 May 2021
by Carlo Munoz
US Army leaders have decided to cancel the service’s Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) programme, as part of a slate of service divestitures across its entire acquisition portfolio included in the army’s fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) budget request.
The USD12.25 million programme officials had set aside for the MFEW effort will be redirected into “continued [electronic warfare] research and development on next generation capabilities,” army budget officials wrote. The cancellation was one of seven programmes killed by service budget officials, generating a total savings of USD47.8 million, included in the army’s FY 2022 budget proposal released on 28 May.
Babcock finishes selling Frazer-Nash Consultancy to KBR
22 October 2021
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.
UK Typhoon fleet to get new networked simulators in 2022
22 October 2021
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
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.
How to become an effective leader with Lt Col Langley Sharp
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