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A Series of Crashes are Haunting Afghanistan Air Ops
British Troops Seize Control of Helmands' Water Lifeline
Changing Strategy for Afghanistan
New Surge Reflects a Fresh Strategy for Afghanistan
Are Iraqi Security Forces Up to the Challenge?
US Pull-Out from Iraq: The Beginning Or the End of The Iraq War?


L3 Delivers 7th Project Liberty MC-12W ISR Aircraft

The first seven aircraft of 'Phase 1' of Project Liberty Aircrat (LPA) have been delivered. Under LPA program awarded by the US Air Force on September 2008, L-3 Mission Integration will modify a total of 37 Air Force MC-12Ws with sensor packages and communications systems. (Read more...)

Israel Embarks on a $76 Million Air Transport Defense Plan

Elbit Systems' C-MUSIC missile-defense DIRCM will be operated by all Israeli operated commercial ailines (read more...)

More news on: Aircraft & Helicopters | Guided Weapons | C4ISR | UAVs


British MOD Calls for Rapid Replacement for Scimitar CVR(T)

BAE Systems Global Combat Systems and General Dynamics (UK) are the two companies invited by the British Ministry of Defence to team with the MOD to develop a new armored vehicle for the British Army. The program is part of the Future Rapid Effect System Specialist Vehicle (FRES SV), intended to field reconnaissance and reconnaissance support variants that will replace the existing Scimitar and Spartan vehicles now on operations in Afghanistan. (Read more...)

MOD Orders Textile-Based Armor Protecting Against RPGs

More than 20 sets of TARIAN have been ordered, with half of them fitted to the Heavy Equipment Transporters which are in use on operations in Afghanistan. (Read more...)

Rafael concludes a succesful Iron Dome C-RAM tests series

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the Israel Ministry of Defense concluded another series of intercept tests conducted with the Iron Dome counter-rocket defense system, the recent tests employed all the system's elements. (Read more...)

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Excalibur VTOL UCAV Demonstrated in Flight

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. completed the first flight of the Excalibur Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) last month. The first flight took place at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland on June 24, 2009. (Read more...)

The U.S. Marines Explore Unmanned Cargo Delivery

The U.S. Marine Corps is seeking new ways to support troops fighting in Afghanistan, and is exploring how unmanned vehicles could be utilized for this role. The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory’s immediate cargo unmanned aircraft system project has drawn considerable attention from the industry, with offers received form at least four bidders. (Read more...)

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Litoral Combat Ship 'Independence' Begins Sea Trials

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Lockheed Martin Announces Plans to Acquire Gyrocam Systems

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced plans to acquire Gyrocam Systems, a developer of gyro-stabalized optical surveillance systems. Lockheed Martin plans to manage Gyrocam under its Missiles and Fire Control business unit.

Elbit Systems Acquires Simulation Expert BVR Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the assets of BVR Systems (1998) Ltd. for a price of $34 million. (Read more...)

MBDA, BUMAR Tighten Cooperation in Anticipation for Polish Air-Defense Program

MBDA is strengthening its positioning in the Polish market, in anticipation for the forthcoming decision on the future modernization of Polish ground based air-defense system. The company is formalizing its strategic relations with Poland's leading defense company Bumar MBDA following earlier cooperation agreements with PIT and BUMAR subsidiary RADWAR signed in 2007. (Read more...)