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    - Colton Jones

    Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Israeli defense giant Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to provide a Helmet Mounted Display, also known as Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS), for the AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet.  The IHADSS provides a monocular display of outside the aircraft […] The post U.S. Army selects Elbit Systems to supply AH-64 helmet mounted displays first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Dylan Malyasov

    Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, is using helium-filled balloons to send information and propaganda leaflets, according to a recent service news release. The use of balloons to sending leaflets has been practiced for a long time and was especially active during the Cold War. And now, activists and military from countries such as Ukraine and South […] The post German troops uses helium-filled balloons to send leaflets first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Min Cheol Gu

    South Korean arms maker Hanwha Defense is to unveil its new robotic combat vehicle ahead of ADEX 2021 to be held from Oct. 19 to 22 in Seongnam, just south of Seoul. The defense contractor said that named the Intelligent UGV, or I-UGV, the fully electric vehicle features enhanced mission capabilities, compared to the existing […] The post South Korean arms maker reveals new robotic combat vehicle first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Dylan Malyasov

    The UH-72 Lakota fleet recently surpassed its millionth hour of flight, according to Airbus Helicopters news release. As noted by the company, the UH-72 Lakota hit a new milestone, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered service for the U.S. Army and following the first delivery of the newest UH-72B to the National […] The post UH-72 Lakotas surpasses millionth flying hour, hits milestone first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Colton Jones

    Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab opened a new production facility in West Lafayette, Indiana. According to a company news release, this purpose-built facility represents a major step in both Saab’s global expansion strategy and growth and investment in the U.S. Saab announced in May 2019 that West Lafayette would be the location for its expansion in the […] The post Saab opens new facility in Indiana to support T-7A aircraft production first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Colton Jones

    German defense group Rheinmetall announced Thursday that it has developed a new version of the Fuchs/Fox wheeled armoured transport vehicle. As noted by Rheinmetall, featuring a high roof, the new variant of this battle-tested 6×6 vehicle enables a wide array of capabilities covering the full operational spectrum. Designed for maximum mobility, the new high-roof version of […] The post German defense group develops new version of Fuchs armored vehicle first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Dylan Malyasov

    The U.S. Air Force’s 48th Fighter Wing announced Thursday that it will again be performing a multiple jet practice flyover of Tottenham Stadium Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. According to a recent news release, two F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets from the 492nd Fighter Squadron and two F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron will conduct a practice […] The post U.S. Air Force to perform fly past over Tottenham Stadium first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Colton Jones

    Aerospace giant Boeing has been awarded a $1.1 billion contract to extend seeker production for the U.S. Army’s Patriot Advanced Capability – 3 (PAC-3) missile into 2026.  Per the contract, the American plane-maker will produce approximately 1,500 additional seekers in Huntsville, Alabama, as a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin beginning in 2023. The Boeing-built seeker provides […] The post Boeing to extend seeker production for PAC-3 missile first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Dylan Malyasov

    An amazing video released by Sikorsky on social media shows Defiant X tech demonstrator during fling test. The video footage shows the coaxial rotor compound helicopter flying in formation with jet aircraft. “Flight testing continues for Team DEFIANT — our DEFIANT X tech demonstrator achieved 247 knots true airspeed in straight and level flight, proving […] The post Defiant X helicopter and plane fly in formation in amazing video first appeared on Defence Blog.

    - Colton Jones

    Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has announced that it was awarded a new contract from the U.S. Army to begin production for five additional Sentinel A4 missile defense radars. Lockheed says the new radar was developed specifically to detect and identify cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems, rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft, and […] The post US Army orders more Lockheed’s Sentinel A4 missile defense radars first appeared on Defence Blog.

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