Lockheed Tapped For JASSM Maintenance | Qatar Received 4th Al Zubarah Class Corvette | Indra Installed Lanza On Indian Navy Ship
Lockheed Martin won a $29.2 million modification for maintenance, additional tooling and equipment for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Lot 19/20. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1,090,980,036. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2026.
Boeing is taking the lead in enhancing the capabilities of the B-1B bomber with its self-funded development of the Load Adaptable Modular (LAM) pylon. This game-changing innovation not only showcases Boeing’s commitment to advancing military aviation but also receives support from the United States Air Force (USAF) in the form of financial contributions towards testing. Boeing’s LAM pylon introduces a remarkable advancement for the B-1B bomber. By leveraging adjustable mounts and attach points that can be easily modified on the flightline, the LAM pylon allows for the seamless transition between different types of weapons.
Middle East & Africa
Qatar has received the fourth Al Zubarah-class corvette from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at the company’s Muggiano shipyard. The “Semaisma” is the final corvette delivered under a $4.3 billion contract signed in 2016 for seven different surface vehicles. The latest Al Zubarah vessel was launched in March last year. The class’ first and second corvettes were delivered in 2021, while the third was handed over in 2022.
Elbit Systems has received a $305 million deal to supply Precise & Universal Launching System (PULS) artillery rocket systems to the Royal Netherlands Army. The award is part of an agreement supporting the ongoing military cooperation between the Israeli and Dutch defense ministries.
The Ukrainian military is revamping available commercial drones to help destroy Russian tanks and trenches. According to Reuters, a former IT programmer who is now with the Ukrainian Army can turn a four-rotor commercial drone into some kind of loitering munition. He said the unmanned systems bought over the counter for just $300 can be fitted with explosives to help neutralize Russian assets on the frontline.
Spanish defense firm Indra announced Wednesday that it has begun installing a naval variant of its Lanza 3D surveillance radar on an Indian Navy warship. The Lanza 3D was developed based on the Lanza-N radar installed on the Spanish ship Juan Carlos I. It was modified to suit Indian Ocean conditions, ensuring “optimum performance” in high humidity and extreme heat conditions.
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