Raytheon Tapped For AEGIS Support | Turkish AESA Prototype For F-16 To Be Delivered By End Of Year | India Postpones Firepower DemonstrationMar 09, 2022 05:00 UTC
Raytheon won a $13.6 million deal, which provides test, evaluation and systems engineering support, to include mission planning, test plans and procedures, mission conduct and data collection, real-time range safety mission support, mission data analyses and reporting, operations research support, and technical management support for the Missile Defense Agency/AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Program. Work will take place in California, Hawaii, New Mexico. Expected completion date is in March 2026.
A Mirage F1 from Airborne Tactical Advantage Company crashed near Luke Air Force Base on February 10 after having low fuel pressure, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The engine flamed out and the pilot could not restart the engine. Unable to reach Luke Air Force Base, the pilot steered the aircraft to a desert area before ejecting.
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The Turkish F-16 jet’s AESA radar prototype, developed by electronics enterprise, ASELSAN is scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year. The AESA Radar will be integrated into the F-16 Block 30 platform in service with the Turkish Air Force for further tests and qualification.
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries gave the OK for two projects that aim to locally manufacture components for the US-origin Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system. The information was confirmed by Deputy Governor for the Industry Sector, Eng. Qassim bin Abdulghani Al-Maimani. Riyadh will now manufacture THAAD interceptor launchers and missile containers, reported SDArabia.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said there are “credible reports” of Russian forces committing war crimes in ongoings attack on Ukraine by firing on fleeing civilians. “There are credible reports of civilians coming under fire as they tried to evacuate,” said Stoltenberg, speaking to reporters after a meeting with Latvian President Egils Levits, at the Riga Castle in Latvia. “Targeting civilians is a war crime. And it’s totally unacceptable. We need real humanitarian corridors that are fully respected.”
India was supposed to hold a firepower demonstration today in Rajasthan but Exercise Vayu Shakti 2022 has been postponed. Anonymous sources told the Hindu that the event was postponed “due to the developing situation” and a new date will be decided later. 148 aircraft including 109 fighters were supposed to be participating. The exercise was last held in 2019.
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