USSF Wants To Send A Satellite To The Moon | Lockheed And IAI To Jointly Promote GBAD System | South Korea Launched New Anti-Sub FrigateMar 24, 2022 05:00 UTC
The US Space Force wants to send a satellite to the moon in order to help detect, track and identify artificial objects operating there. A draft Request for Proposals was published recently for the spacecraft, called the Cislunar Highway Patrol System (CHPS) satellite. The satellite will expand the Space Force’s space domain awareness by one thousand times. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate will be in charge of developing CHPS.
The Defense Department (DoD) is ending a study on how to streamline and better protect its vast array of often incompatible ground terminals for satellite communications to introduce some changes next year, the DoD’s SATCOM chief was quoted by Breaking Defense.
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Lockheed Martin and IAI partnered up to jointly promote a Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) system, which is centered around the Lockheed Martin United Kingdom SkyKeeper and the BARAK MX system. As part of the partnership, Lockheed Martin and IAI will promote their technological and manufacturing expertise in air defense solutions that protect military forces and high value assets from missile threats around the world.
Thales has demonstrated its anti-drone system, Horus Shield, to the Spanish Army a few weeks ago at the airfield of the Segovia town of Marugán. The demonstration was part of the Spanish Army’s Fuerza 2035/BRIEX 2035 initiative and was coordinated and supervised by the Spanish Army’s Head of Information Systems, Telecommunications and Technical Assistance (JCISAT).
The US State Department approved the sale of up to eight MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to Spain in a deal potentially worth $950 million. The deal would also include a range of weapons and systems — Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II guidance sections, communications equipment, Airborne Low Frequency Sonars, sonobuoys and more — to enable surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and electronic warfare by these ship-based helicopters.
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) launched a new 2,800-ton frigate with enhanced anti-submarine capabilities. Launching ceremony for the Chuncheon took place at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in Ulsan, some 410 km southeast of Seoul, according to the state arms procurement agency.
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