Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target on Thursday, Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The “Hit-To-Kill” PAC-3 Missile is the world’s most advanced, capable and powerful terminal air defense missile. It defeats the entire threat: tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), cruise missiles and aircraft.

The PAC-3 Missile is a quantum leap ahead of any other air defense missile when it comes to the ability to protect the Warfighter in their defining moments. The test saw the PAC-3 interceptor successfully detect, track and intercept a Patriot-as-a-Target - a legacy Patriot missile modified to represent a tactical ballistic missile. The intercept is the second successful PAC-3 test in just under one week.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, a PAC-3 also intercepted an airborne target as part of the U.S. Army's Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) fight test at White Sands.

Scott Arnold, vice president, PAC-3 programs, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said:

The PAC-3 Missile continues to demonstrate its reliability in the field, and it remains the only combat proven hit-to-kill interceptor in the world. As global threats escalate, we expect PAC-3 interceptors to continue serving as a critical defense layer in the protection of soldiers, citizens and infrastructure.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, is the prime contractor on the PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade to the Patriot air defense system. The PAC-3 Missile Segment upgrade consists of the PAC-3 Missile, a highly agile hit-to-kill interceptor, the PAC-3 Missile canisters (in four packs), a fire solution computer and an Enhanced Launcher Electronics System (ELES). These elements are integrated into the Patriot system, a high to medium altitude, long-range air defense missile system providing air defense of ground combat forces and high-value assets.

Shortly before arrival at the intercept point, the PAC-3 Missile’s on board Ka band seeker acquires the target, selects the optimal aim point and terminal guidance is initiated. The ACMs, which are small, short duration solid propellant rocket motors located in the missile forebody, fire explosively to refine the missile’s course to assure body-to-body impact.

The PAC-3 MSE missile was selected by the U.S. as the primary interceptor for the multi-national MEADS. Managed by the NATO MEADS Management Agency (NAMEADSMA), MEADS is a model transatlantic development program focused on the next generation of air and missile defense.

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Raytheon

The US State Department has approved a potential $157 million sale of TOW 2A radio frequency missiles and M220A2 TOW launchers to the African country of Morocco.

The official request from Morocco is for 600 TOW 2A radio frequency missiles, 300 M220A2 launchers, and seven TOW 2A launchers.  The US will additionally provide helpful services such as missile support equipment, technical manuals, spare parts, test equipment, training, and technical and logistical support. The $157 million sale was brought to Congress by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Morocco is trying to improve their ground defense capabilities, and they are one of the African countries that has benefitted most from American support. Even though they are not a NATO member, they are considered a great ally of the US.

“This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be an important force for the political stability and economic progress in North Africa,”
the US DSCA said.

In addition to these missiles, Morocco has been a big beneficiary of defense support from the US. Recently, the country received three refurbished CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters, while the Royal Moroccan Army will receive 150 upgraded M1A1 main battle tanks over the next three years under a $358 million contract awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems.

Raytheon, who will manufacture the parts, has delivered the platform to forty countries and counting. The tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided is the weapon of choice for heavy assault anti-armor purposes. It specializes in long-range strikes, blasting through strong armor, bunkers, amphibious systems, or any general type of fortification. The missile system is easy transportable as well, fitting on top of a standard military jeep.

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Rotary Frequency Converter

GE announced that it will partner up with VolkerStevin Ltd. to provide solutions for the Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) for the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy will benefit from this partnership as it will receive a rotary frequency converter (RFC) which allows for a reliable, safe, and efficient power transfer to HMS Queen Elizabeth from the national grid. The HMS Queen Elizabeth is considered one of the first of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers from the Porthsmouth Naval Base located in the UK.

Tim Schweikert, the vice president of GE Marine, is proud to be able to assist the Royal Navy.

GE is once again proud to provide solutions which will enable the Royal Navy to perform its duties efficiently. As a key supplier of propulsion related systems, we have had a long-standing association with the Royal Navy and are happy to extend our partnership through this project.

Gerrit Smit, project manager at VolkerStevin Ltd is happy partnering up with GE.

We are happy to be partnering with GE and look forward to ways in which their know-how can complement our ambitions.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the biggest and most powerful surface warship ever to be constructed by the Royal Navy. The warship has a range 10,000 nautical miles, 65,000 ton displacement, and a length of 280 meters.

It has four galleys along with four large dining areas which will be manned by a catering staff of 67. The largest dining room in the warship can fed up to 960 crew members in a span of one hour.

There are also eight bed medical suites managed by eleven medical staff which can be altered to cater to each mission individually.

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Next Generation Jammer

The Raytheon Company, a major American industrial corporation and defense contractor, has recently completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) program in collaboration with the United States Navy. This event marks a vital milestone in the acquisition process.

"Raytheon and the Navy have made system engineering process discipline a top priority from the outset of the NGJ program,"

said the vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems at Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems, Travis Slocumb.

"The successful completion of PDR is indicative of the strength of our partnership, and we will apply that same focus as we move into the follow-on phases of the program."

The Next Generation Jammer, which is expected to provide various new capabilities for the United States Navy’s EA-18G Growler, is anticipated to replace the legacy ALQ-99 jamming pods. The United States Navy intends on declaring Initial Operating Capability for the Next Generation Jammer in the year of 2021.

"The Jammer's open architecture design, coupled with high-powered, solid state electronics and agile jamming techniques, will enable us to meet U.S. Navy electronic warfare mission requirements while ensuring the affordability of future upgrades,"

said the director of Airborne Electronic Attack programs for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Daniel Theisen.

The Raytheon Company has been a technology and innovation leader with 2014 sales of $23 billion and around 61,000 employees worldwide. The company specializes in civil, government, defense, and cybersecurity markets across the world. The Raytheon Company was competitively selected by the United States Navy in July of 2013 for this $279.4 million contract in order to conduct the technology development phase of the program.

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Rafale RBE2 Radar

The French Navy successfully tested the Dassault Rafale’s RBE2 active electronically-scanned array radar (AESA). The French Navy tested the platform during close air support and intelligence (CAS) and surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) for missions over Iraq.

The French Navy along with the Air Force has order 180 of these radars. Delivery is expected by the end of 2010. The Rafale aircraft employs a range of weapons including the Magic, Sidewinder, Mica, AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, and ASRAAM missiles.

The radar has the capability to track up to 40 aircraft and successfully engage eight of enemy aircraft during air-to-air combat operations.

The Rafale aircraft is being used and operated by the Navy’s nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle.

The Rafale is considered a twin-jet combat aircraft that can do a wide variety of short and long range missions including sea attacks, ground attacks, and nuclear strike deterrence.

The radar is useful for air defense, deep low-level penetration, strike missions, and sea skimming attacks. In terms of air defense, it has very long track and detection ranges, automatic sorting of different tracked targets, and can individually identify targets fully independent of search volume. In terms of deep low-level penetration, the radar is automatic detects terrain to aid in following and avoidance. For strike missions, the radar can read updates en route to target area situations and has high resolution imagery modes (SAR) designations. And lastly, the radar can track multiple objects during sea skimming attacks.

In terms of technical features, the radar has an antenna block, an active transmit, and a programmable signal processor and data processor.

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Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire

The United State has authorized an $80-million sale of Hellfire missiles and parts for the United Kingdom. Under the estimated $80m foreign military sale (FMS), the UK Government has asked for 500 Hellfire II missiles, as well as associated equipment, parts and logistical support.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency had this to say a release on Tuesday:

"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million."

The deal will enhance the UK's air support capability in NATO and other coalition operations, and improve US foreign and national security policies. The UK will be able to provide air support to ground forces in US Central Command's (US CENTCOM) area of responsibility. Earlier this month, France requested the supply of 200 AGM-114K1A Hellfire missiles, blast fragmentation sleeves, missile conversion and installation kits, containers, and transportation.

In 1996, Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract to deliver missiles to the UK MOD as part of the UK Apache program. To this end, Lockheed Martin transferred its state-of-the-art, anti-armor missile production technology to the UK, working closely with UK based Hunting Engineering Ltd and Shorts Missile Systems. The US Army awarded a $170m contract to Lockheed Martin in July 2006 for Hellfire II missile systems. In June 2007, France selected the Hellfire II missile to equip its hélicoptère d'appui destruction (HAD) Tiger attack helicopter fleet by 2012. The letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) was signed in February 2008.

The AGM-114 II Hellfire is an air-to-ground missile developed primarily for the anti-armor role. It is a combat proven tactical missile system using multiple launch platforms based on air, sea and ground. The Hellfire II air-to-ground missile system (AGMS) provides heavy anti-armor capability for attack helicopters. It is a 100lb class air-to-ground precision weapon delivering multi-target capability and precision strike lethality. The Hellfire II missile is in service with the armed forces of the US and 16 other nations.

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757-Stryker

Lithuania is shoring up their defense with the purchase of 84 M 1126 Strykers with ATK-made 30mm cannons, costing them an estimated $599 million.

Lithuania, which is a NATO country, received approval from the United States government amid speculation that the Russians now had enough firepower to overpower their neighbors to the west. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this potential sale just one week ago, although no principal contractor has been established as of yet.

"Lithuania's acquisition of the Stryker ICV system would represent a major advancement in capability for the Lithuanian Land Forces, filling a vital capability gap that is not currently addressed,"according to the DSCA.

This new request coincides with the eastern European country’s effort to increase their defense budget by thirty-three percent. Russia’s involvement in Ukraine has made everyone nearby a bit wary, causing a better-safe-than-sorry approach in terms of defense spending.

General Dynamics Land Systems stated at the Association of the US Army's annual convention that they are working to get rid of the .50-caliber machine guns and instead use a medium-caliber cannon on a portion of its Stryker fleet. GDLS officials predict the Army will eventually want to make this change to the entire fleet.

The Stryker weapon is named after two war heroes who were famous for saving the lives of other soldiers in World War II and the Vietnam War. The vehicle is now used to save the lives of warfighters in danger. The standout feature is the Double-V Hull, also known as the “gold standard of protection,” which effectively shields enemy threats. The eight-wheeled vehicle can reach speeds of sixty miles per hour over treacherous terrain. It also has 10 different configurations and 85% commonality across the entire fleet. Its unique combination of power, speed, and endurance help protect the fighting men of women of our country.

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AH-64E Apache Helicopters

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Procurement Administration (DAPA) has recently announced a new project with Boeing that will see the addition of AH-64 Apache attack helicopter to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army. The ROK selected the AH-64E Apache equipped with the Longbow fire control radar as its new attack helicopter, increasing Korea’s ability to defend against land-based and littoral threats in the region. The new helicopters were unveiled in front of nearly 50 ROK officials during a ceremony in Arizona months ahead of their scheduled delivery. A total of 36 Apache Guardian helicopters will be delivered to the ROK Army, with initial deliveries slated for June 2016.

Known as Guardian, the AH-64 Apache will replace the ROK Army’s aging fleet of Bell Aircraft AH-1S Cobra helicopter. The AH-64 Apache is one of if not the most advanced multi-role combat helicopters in the world, and it is utilized by the US Army as well as a number of international defense forces. Key features of the AH-64 Apache include a twin turbo shaft engine, tandem cockpit for two men, laser guided precision Hellfire missile system, 70 mm rockets, and a 30 mm automatic cannon. One of the more unique features of the AH-64 is that it has a large amount of system redundancy to improve combat survivability.

Speaking to Korean news outlet Yonhap, DAPA aviation business team head Baek Yoon-Hyeong said:

"The Apache Guardian will greatly contribute to the strengthening of our military's combat capability by replacing aging helicopters currently in operation."

Boeing and the ROK have had long and fruitful relationship that dates back more than 60 years, and new contract is just the latest example of their continued cooperation. Boeing provides the ROK with a number of commercial and defense business units, making Korea one of The Boeing Company’s top 10 largest international markets.

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RAF Puma HC1 Helicopter

The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force has combined two of their helicopter units by pairing the Chinook and Puma fleets into one operational conversion unit.

With this decision, Chinook helicopters will be moved to RAF Benson along with around 150 personnel. More Chinooks will follow to the South Oxfordshire base as the transition proceeds. The combined unit will operate under the mantle of the 28 Squadron.

The Pumas are used on the battlefield within the Joint Helicopter Command and provide tactical movement of troops and cargo during night or day. The Chinook can be used for similar purposes, and is able to function in many different types of harsh weather conditions. It can also be used for self-defense purposes.

Royal Air Force members believe keeping them at the same location will make things more convenient and offer more benefits towards training.

"This is an ideal location for combined Puma and Chinook training to be undertaken because RAF Benson is also home to state of the art simulators. Together, this will provide the best initial training possible for all future Royal Air Force Support Helicopter aircrew,

said RAF Benson Station Commander group captain Simon Paterson.

According to the RAF, some of the training that will be included in these programs will be: troop movements, re-supply, casualty evacuation, disaster relief, military aid to the civil community and air security. The students will learn how to fly with under-slung loads in different conditions - at low level, in cloudy weather, and during the night. 28 Squadron will be in charge of the training, preparing them to be part of the front lines.

28 Squadron is up for the challenge of training for Chinook as well as Puma, and look to deliver the combined operational conversion unit to provide the Royal Air Force with all its future support helicopter aircrew.

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CH-53K King

The CH-53K King Stallion, the Marine Corps' next-generation heavy-lift helicopter, took its first flight Tuesday at Sikorsky's test facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The historical milestone flight lasted 55 minutes without any major issues. After a year of delays since 2014 due to technical issues, mainly with the helicopter’s main gearbox. The complications have since been solved with the Marine Corps eagerly awaiting their new helicopter’s test flight phase. The CH-53K is set to replace the USMC’s aging CH-53E Super Stallion fleet of heavy helicopter transports, offering significant improvements across its predecessor’s entire performance envelope.

Stephen McCulley, Sikorsky's chief test pilot for the CH-53K, told reporters in a teleconference,

"This aircraft flew just like we expected it to fly from the simulation, there were no surprises," adding he was "extremely happy with the aircraft response."

The first flight marks a significant and long-awaited milestone for the approximately $25.5 billion CH-53K program. The aircraft will replace the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters and provide 50 percent more power that will allow it to transport more Marines and gear and operate at higher altitudes. The plan is to eventually buy 200 aircraft and the program is still on track to reach initial operational capability in 2019.

The CH-53K model will be the world's premier heavy lift helicopter, leveraging the lessons learned over 50 years of manufacturing and operational success with its CH-53A/D/E predecessors. Built to thrive in the modern battlefield, the extremely capable CH-53K aircraft will be intelligent, reliable, low maintenance and survivable across the full spectrum of operating conditions for which it was designed.

Expeditionary in nature, the CH-53K aircraft will be fully shipboard compatible and capable of operating from austere and remote forward operating bases. The CH-53K helicopter is the Marine Corps' critical land and sea based logistics connector. Sikorsky is still building three more test aircraft. The four aircraft will fly a total of 2,000 hours over the course of the next three years. The program is expected to reach its production and deployment milestone review period in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2017. It was originally scheduled for the last quarter of FY16.

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