Monday, August 31, 2015

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin Based Oshkosh Defense company was awarded yesterday $114 million firm-fixed-price contract for two-year low-rate initial production of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the U.S....

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Ohio UAS Conference Dayton, Ohio USA August 25-26
MAKS 2015 Sukhovsky, Russia August 25–30
MSPO 2015 Kielce, Poland September 1-4
AUS&R 2015 Rishon Lezion, Israel September 7
RAE 2015 Nizhny Tagil, Russia September 9-11
DSEI 2015 ExCel, London, UK September 15-18
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Land Warfare Chanel News:

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The Canadian government has awarded Rheinmetall Canada an initial contract worth CAD 7 million (€5) for the qualification of Integrated Soldier Systems (ISS) for Canadian military use.

Breaking News

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India is likely to recompete the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program, inviting bidders to compete on the production of 90 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at a cost of around $30 billion. The RFP will likely recompete all the types that have already been evaluated by the IAF

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The multi-billion dollar tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), for which Rafale was shortlisted in 2012, has been withdrawn by the government, after New delhi committed to buy only 36 of the aircraft in April this year. India planned to buy 126 jet fighters for the replacement of its aging MiG-27, MiG-27 and Jaguar fighter jets. According to the plans, 108 of the aircraft would be produced in India and 18 to be imported. The procurement of 36 Rafales, to be built in France will meet only a small part of gap the Indian Air Force has in its fighter jet fleet

Air Warfare channel news:

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The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability today with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in military history to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI), which concluded July 17.

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In a recent test series performed by the US Navy, eight Army/Lockheed martin AGM-114L ‘Longbow Hellfire’ missiles destroyed seven fast naval craft simulating fast attack craft performing swarm attacks, similar to those practiced by the Iranian navy in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf. The test was part of the engineering development test of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM), for use on littoral combat ships (LCS).

Robotics/Unmanned Systems channel new:

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In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots, the U.S. Air Force is investing more than $100 million to buy more ground control stations, simulators and contract instructors. The service will be placing some newly minted pilots in RPA squadrons beginning in August and is offering bonuses of up to $15,000 per year for RPA pilots, beginning in fiscal year 2016.

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).

Naval Warfare channel news:

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A US Navy guided missile destroyer was damaged by a surface-to-air missile that exploded shortly after launch during an exercise off the U.S. Atlantic coast on Saturday, USNI reported.


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