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Raytheon Tapped For SeaSparrow Programs | Syria Demobilizes Thousands Of Reservists | Japan Launched 9th Mogami Class

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Americas Raytheon won a $10 million order, which provides for sustainment of delivered block fleet releases, as well as ongoing development of flight test and fleet releases and analysis in support of implementation of future sustainment block fleet releases for the V-22 avionics systems for the Navy, Marines, and Air Force. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in March 2026. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Raytheon won a $26 million modification to exercise options for engineering and technical support for the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile and NATO SeaSparrow Missile Systems programs. Work is expected to be completed by December 2025. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity. Middle East & Africa Syria plans the phased demobilization of tens of thousands of reservists from next month, a defense ministry official said, as fighting in the civil war has wound down in recent years. “Tens of thousands will be demobilised by the end of the current year, and the same next year, while maintaining combat readiness and acting in the interests of the people,” Major General Ahmed Sleiman told Syrian state television late Wednesday. Syria’s conflict has killed more than […]
Americas

Raytheon won a $10 million order, which provides for sustainment of delivered block fleet releases, as well as ongoing development of flight test and fleet releases and analysis in support of implementation of future sustainment block fleet releases for the V-22 avionics systems for the Navy, Marines, and Air Force. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in March 2026. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon won a $26 million modification to exercise options for engineering and technical support for the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile and NATO SeaSparrow Missile Systems programs. Work is expected to be completed by December 2025. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

Middle East & Africa

Syria plans the phased demobilization of tens of thousands of reservists from next month, a defense ministry official said, as fighting in the civil war has wound down in recent years. “Tens of thousands will be demobilised by the end of the current year, and the same next year, while maintaining combat readiness and acting in the interests of the people,” Major General Ahmed Sleiman told Syrian state television late Wednesday. Syria’s conflict has killed more than half a million people and displaced millions more since it broke out in 2011 after security forces cracked down on anti-government protests.

Europe

Embraer recently hosted a C-390 flight carrying Marcin Walków, a Polish journalist with money.pl. This glimpse inside Brazil’s twin-engine transport aircraft comes as Poland’s Ministry of National Defense weighs the possibility of acquiring this versatile airplane. The C-390 Millennium is a medium-sized military transport aircraft designed by Embraer. It boasts an impressive range and payload capacity, making it suitable for a variety of missions including transporting troops and equipment, aerial refueling, medical evacuation, and search and rescue. This feature set has piqued the interest of the Polish military, which is currently analyzing the C-390 as a potential option to bolster its airlift capabilities.

Asia-Pacific

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) launched the ninth Mogami-class guided-missile frigate ordered by the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) on Monday. The future JS Natori is scheduled for delivery and commissioning in 2025, with the entire fleet of 12 warships planned for induction by 2028. MHI and its subsidiary Maritime Systems are building the vessels in Nagasaki and Tamano at a rate of two per year.

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