US Army plans for LTAMDS buy, foreign military sales

by Ashley Roque

The US Army is poised to award Raytheon a contract to produce Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) radars, according to a public notice posted on 16 March.


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New Zealand increases 2022–23 defence budget by 4%

by Jon Grevatt & Andrew MacDonald

New Zealand is forecast by Janes Defence Budgets to continue to increase its military expenditure over the coming few years. The spike in 2019 was caused by a one-off recognition of veterans' entitlements. (Janes Defence Budgets)

New Zealand has announced a defence budget of NZD6 billion (USD3.8 billion) for 2022–23. The figure represents a nominal increase of 4% over the final budget of NZD5.75 billion in 2021–22.


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Ukraine conflict: US Congress clears more Ukraine aid

by Marc Selinger

The US Capitol building in Washington, DC. (Janes/Marc Selinger)

The US Senate approved USD40 billion in additional funding for Ukraine-related security, humanitarian, and economic assistance on 19 May, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden for his expected signature.

The supplemental funding bill, which the US House of Representatives passed nine days earlier, “will allow us to send even more weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, replenish our own stockpile, and support US troops stationed on NATO territory”, Biden said in a statement.


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USAF team to assess Thailand's ability to operate F-35s

by Akhil Kadidal

The USAF is preparing to send a team to assess Thailand's ability to operate F-35s. (US Air Force)

The United States will assess Thailand's capability to operate fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The planned visitation suggests that the country has moved closer to potentially acquiring the stealth fighters.

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