Lockheed Tapped For F-35 Support | Elbit Supplies Skylar 1 Ton IDF | Denmark To Give Ukraine $833M Military Aid
Lockheed Martin won a 841.5 million modification, which exercises options to provide non-recurring site activation, initial sustainment and associated administrative support, to include fleet management, support equipment, pilot flight equipment, post ejection survival training material, program management, and earned value management in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Foreign Military Sales customers, and non-Department of Defense participants. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California; Orlando, Florida; Fort Worth, Texas; and Lancashire, United Kingdom, and is expected to be completed in December 2029.
Northrup Grumman won a $458.2 million deal, which provides for retrofit installation of the cockpit technical refresh and theater combat identification, to replace the current integrated navigation and controls and display systems and tactical mission computer and display systems on E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Bloomington, Maryland; St. Augustine, Florida; Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Greenlawn, New York; Falls Church, Virginia (1.6%); Woodland Hill, California; Laval, Quebec, Canada; and various locations within the continental US, and is expected to be completed in September 2028.
Middle East and Africa
Elbit Systems will supply the Skylark 1 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) drone to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The IDF Artillery Corps will receive the small tactical unmanned aerial system, replacing the aging hand-launched Skylark 1. The Corps primarily uses the Skylark to provide video feeds to soldiers on the ground.
Denmark will give Ukraine a further $833 million, mainly to finance air defenses, ammunition, and tanks, the defense ministry said. “For Ukraine to be able to continue defending itself against Russia’s illegal invasion, it is essential that countries like Denmark maintain their military and economic support,” Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said.
The Indian military is studying potential responses in case near-peer adversary China launches a full-scale invasion of Taiwan. The move comes as the US presses the South Asian nation regarding the steps it would take in the event of a war between its neighboring countries. According to two senior Indian officials, the study will examine the broader impact of the potential war, which would involve the US and its allies.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia Tuesday ahead of a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that the United States has warned could see an arms deal to support Moscow’s assault on Ukraine. Making a rare foreign trip and his first since the pandemic, an unsmiling Kim waved from the doorway of his heavily armored private train as it departed Pyongyang on Sunday evening, according to images published by North Korean state media.
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