Lockheed And Keysight Test 5G Solutions | Bell Textron To Provide AH-1Z Training Device For Czech Republic | IN Received 4th Scorpene Class SubNov 12, 2021 05:00 UTC
Kampi Components won a maximum $9.7 million deal for hose assemblies supporting the Army AH-64 D & E Longbow helicopter. The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engined army attack helicopter. The AH-64D Longbow is fitted with the Longbow millimetre wave fire control radar and the Longbow Hellfire missile. Work will take place in Pennsylvania. Estimated completion date is November 9, 2024.
Lockheed Martin and Keysight Technologies announced a collaboration to advance 5G in support of mission-critical communications for aerospace and defense applications. The companies are actively collaborating on a 5G.MIL testbed that Lockheed Martin teams will use to advance 5G capabilities for multiple applications. 5G brings high-speed data rates, connection density, trustworthiness and low latencies to wireless communications networks. The collaboration advances Lockheed Martin’s 5G.MIL vision to support secure and resilient connectivity for defense and national security applications.
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F-35Bs from VMFA-211 cross-decked from HMS Queen Elizabeth to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex on November 8 while both ships were in the Gulf of Oman. A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter flew personnel from VMFA-211 to USS Essex initially to help with the recovery and refueling of the F-35Bs before launching the jets back to the British aircraft carrier.
Bell Textron won an $18.6 million contract modification, which provides for the production and delivery of one AH-1Z flight training device as well as in-country installation and three months of interim support for the government of the Czech Republic. The Bell AH-1Z Viper is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the AH-1W SuperCobra, that was developed for the United States Marine Corps. The bell AH-1Z is multi-mission attack helicopter. Work under the contract modification will take place in Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. Estimated completion will be in December 2023.
China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force started using the new electronic warfare (EW)-capable variant of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-16 fighter aircraft in combat training. Videos from China Central Television (CCTV) on November 6 show at least two J-16D examples taking off from an undisclosed location in China and conducting flight manoeuvres, with the media outlet noting that the aircraft, which were shown bearing PLAAF insignia, were deployed in “combat-oriented drills”.
The Indian Navy received the fourth of six Scorpène class diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) ordered from Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. INS Vela , which was built in collaboration with France’s Naval Group, was handed over during a ceremony held on November 9 in Mumbai and is expected to be commissioned ‘soon’ to further enhance the service’s operational capabilities, the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a statement.
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