Archive for March 17th, 2017

Boeing gets $3.4 billion contract for new and remanufactured AH-64Es

Posted in Army, Industry on March 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Boeing gets $3.4 billion contract for new and remanufactured AH-64Es

It was good news for the Boeing folks at Mesa, Arizona as the U.S. Army has awarded a five-year, $3.4 billion contract to the company for 244 remanufactured Apache E models and 24 new ones.

16th CAB participates in second day of CALFEX at JBLM 160405-A-PG801-001
By Capt. Brian Harris [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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U.K. orders 1,000 AGM-114Rs

Posted in Industry on March 17th, 2017 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The British government has placed another order for the AGM-114R1/R2 Hellfire II Semi-Active Laser (SAL) missile. This round it will be ordering 1,000 rounds for an estimated cost of around $150 million.

Balad AH1 Cobra 1
By Looper5920 at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Lockheed Martin poised to deliver 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Posted in Air Defense, Army, Industry on March 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed Martin poised to deliver 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin announced it is ready to deliver a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser to the U.S. Army. A demonstration earlier this month saw the system producing a single beam of 58 kW, a world record for this type of technology.


Graphic: Lockheed Martin
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AN/TPY-2 to be in South Korea soon

Posted in Air Defense, Army on March 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on AN/TPY-2 to be in South Korea soon

South Korean media are reporting that THAAD air defense missile system’s main senor, the AN/TPY-2 X-band radar, is expected to arrive in the country soon.


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Scorpion not being offered for T-X, Textron AirLand more keen on OA-X

Posted in Air Force, Industry on March 17th, 2017 by alert5 – Comments Off on Scorpion not being offered for T-X, Textron AirLand more keen on OA-X

The Wichita Eagle was told by Textron Aviation that its Scorpion jet will not be competing in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition and instead the company plans to focus its attention on the potential OA-X program.

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Photo: Textron AirLand
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