USMC ‘successfully' conducts MRIC prototype live-fire test
22 December 2021
by Ashley Roque
The US Marine Corps (USMC) announced that it “successfully” used its Medium Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) prototype to target cruise missiles during a 16 December test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. This is the first event in a series of three live-fire tests planned for fiscal year (FY) 2022.
Leonardo contracted to help develop Eurofighter ‘Radar 1' for Germany, Spain
14 January 2022
by Olivia Savage
A Eurofighter Typhoon with a Captor-E radar displayed in the open nose. (Hensoldt)
On 14 January Leonardo announced that it had signed a EUR260 million (USD297 million) contract with Hensoldt to contribute towards the development of the Eurofighter Typhoon European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk1 E-scan radar ordered by Germany and Spain.
The Lanza 3D Deployable Air Defence Radar passed NATO tactical ballistic missile detection and tracking tests. (Indra)
The Indra-developed Lanza 3D Deployable Air Defence Radar (DADR) has passed NATO tactical ballistic missile detection and tracking trials.
The company announced on 3 January that the radar cleared stringent NATO tests at the Radio-Electric Assessment and Analysis Centre of the National Institute of Aerospace Technology in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Northrop Grumman receives USD1.4 billion for US Army's future battle command system
29 December 2021
by Ashley Roque
The US Army recently awarded Northrop Grumman with a contract valued at USD1.4 billion over five years to produce its future battle command system.
The service announced the basic terms of the low-rate initial production and full-rate production deal on 23 December, and said two companies submitted bids for the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) programme. Under the terms of the new deal, Northrop Grumman will deliver “up to” 160 systems to the army by late December 2026.
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