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U.S Allows Turkey to Rejoin the F-35 Program Under Certain Conditions

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon would consider allowing Turkey to rejoin the F-35 program only if the Russian-made S-400 air defense system is completely removed from Turkish soil, meaning the government in Ankara could not simply keep the systems deactivated in warehouses, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Read more:

The U.S. Warships Get Germany TRS-40 Radars by Hensoldt

BERLIN, (BM) - Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has successfully installed the first two of its TRS-4D naval radars aboard the U.S. Navy’s “Freedom” Variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Navy Will Have a New Missile Guidance System After passing acceptance

The U.S. Navy Will Have a New Missile Guidance System

TUCSON, (BM) - The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $190 million low-rate initial production contract for ESSM Block 2 missiles featuring a new guidance system with a dual mode active and semi-active radar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: The U.S. Navy Completed the First System-Level Tests of Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $443 Million on August 22

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 22, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Diversified Maintenance Systems Inc., Sandy, Utah, is awarded a maximum amount $90,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for other specialty trade contractors

Raytheon Will Deliver to the U.S. Army Optically Tracked Wireless-Guided Missiles

TUCSON, (BM) - Raytheon Company will deliver additional tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles for the TOW weapon system under a $101 million U.S. Army contract announced by the U.S. Department of Defense on May 10, 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Raytheon Has Been Awarded a $355 Million Contract for High

Kuwait and the US Navy Buy M61A2 20 MM Gun Systems for F/A-18E/F Aircraft

WASHINGTON, (BM) - General Dynamics is awarded a $20,780,430 modification P00005 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-18-C-1023), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Saudi and Kuwait`s Abrams Tanks to be Updated with J7 Control Units This modification provides for procurement of 66 M61A2 20 MM Gun Systems in

The U.S. Air Force Plans to Spend $999 Million for A-10 Wing Replacement

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing has been awarded a $999,000,000 (ceiling) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for A-10 wing replacements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Boeing Has Been Awarded a $14 Billion Contract to Modify Weapons on B-1 and B-52 Bombers This contract provides for up to 112 new A-10 wing assemblies

Boeing Was Awarded a $155 Million Contract for New-Build Apache AH 64E Helicopters

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing Co. was awarded a $154,890,000 modification (P00026) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 to procure new-build Apache AH 64E helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. Read more: Israeli Spike NLOS Missile Will Be Tested from

MQ-9 Military Drone of the U.S. Army Was Shot Down Over Yemen

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according two U.S. officials statement on Wednesday. A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defences had brought down a U.S. drone. Read more: Missile and

Lockheed is the Next Ship Self Defense System Combat System Engineering Agent

MOORESTOWN, (BM) - The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as the next Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA), learned BulgaianMilitary.com. Read more: Lockheed Martin Will Continue to Provide the US Navy with Electronic Warfare Systems SSDS is a Combat Direction System that provides capability

The U.S. Tested a New Ground-Based Cruise Missile, Russia Saw a Conspiracy

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, (BM) - The United States has tested a new ground-based cruise missile that is capable covering 500 kilometers in range, less than three weeks after officially exiting an arms treaty that banned such systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News and TASS. Read more: Russia’s Defence Ministry Suggests the U.S.

Northrop Grumman has Been Awarded a $200 Million Contract for C4ISR Systems

ROLLING MEADOWS (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $200 million order for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support from the U.S. Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Northrop Grumman Plans to Develop the Next Generation Tactical Radar Antenna for the U.S. Army This order was

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $609 Million on August 13

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 13, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - DTH Corp., Newport News, Virginia (FA4830-19-D-A002); S&W Sales and Service LLC, Fort Valley, Georgia (FA4830-19-D-A003); Artesian Contracting Company Inc., Albany, Georgia

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $358 Million on August 12

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 12, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - Birdon America Inc., Denver, Colorado, was awarded a $196,941,052 firm-fixed-price contract for acquisition of M30 bridge erection boats, crew protection kits, stock lists, tools,

Germany Warns US: Don’t Provoke a New Dramatic Escalation in Relations with Russia

BERLIN, (BM) - Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, told local media on Friday last week that Europe’s largest economy was still not paying enough for its defense, despite repeated calls by Washington, BulgarianMilitary.com reported. “It is really insulting to expect that the U.S. taxpayer will continue to pay for more than 50,000

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