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Lockheed Terminated Agreement To Buy Aerojet Rocketdyne | Morocco Wants Barak MX | Lithuania Gets Gunshot Detection Systems

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Americas General Dynamics won an $18.8 million contract modification for lead yard support and development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines.The Virginia-class attack submarine is an advanced stealth multimission nuclear-powered submarine for deep ocean anti-submarine warfare and littoral, or shallow water, operations. Work will take place in Arizona, California and Pennsylvania. Expected completion will be by November 2024. Lockheed Martin announced it has terminated its agreement to acquire rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. for $4.4 billion. The decision to terminate the agreement follows the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) lawsuit filed late last month seeking a preliminary injunction to block the acquisition. Middle East & Africa A news report says Morocco is planning to acquire the Barak MX air defense missile system. Globes reports that IAI CEO Boaz Levy had visited Morocco to give a briefing on the system to the Moroccans. Europe Raytheon BBN will provide 34 Boomerang gunshot detection systems to equip the Lithuanian Armed Force’s fleet of next-generation combat vehicles. Boomerang technology increases battlefield mission success, vehicle safety and warfighter survivability. Its networked-system increases situational awareness and command-and-control options. The Boomerang is integrated with Android Team Awareness Kit. BAE Systems said the Royal Navy’s […]
Americas

General Dynamics won an $18.8 million contract modification for lead yard support and development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines.The Virginia-class attack submarine is an advanced stealth multimission nuclear-powered submarine for deep ocean anti-submarine warfare and littoral, or shallow water, operations. Work will take place in Arizona, California and Pennsylvania. Expected completion will be by November 2024.

Lockheed Martin announced it has terminated its agreement to acquire rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. for $4.4 billion. The decision to terminate the agreement follows the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) lawsuit filed late last month seeking a preliminary injunction to block the acquisition.

Middle East & Africa

A news report says Morocco is planning to acquire the Barak MX air defense missile system. Globes reports that IAI CEO Boaz Levy had visited Morocco to give a briefing on the system to the Moroccans.

Europe

Raytheon BBN will provide 34 Boomerang gunshot detection systems to equip the Lithuanian Armed Force’s fleet of next-generation combat vehicles. Boomerang technology increases battlefield mission success, vehicle safety and warfighter survivability. Its networked-system increases situational awareness and command-and-control options. The Boomerang is integrated with Android Team Awareness Kit.

BAE Systems said the Royal Navy’s fifth Barrow-built Astute-class submarine Anson completed its first trim dive in the town’s Devonshire Dock. The operation saw Anson submerge completely beneath the surface of the water while crew tested on-board systems. This successful exercise proved the safety and stability of the 7,400-tonne, 97m-long attack submarine, the company said.

Asia-Pacific

The last three Rafale fighters that are to be delivered to India will depart France this week, the Hindu reports. After that, there will only be on India-owned Rafale left in France that is being used to certify India specific enhancements (ISE).

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