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T-AKE 2 Gets Shipyard Availability | Aeronautics To Supply Greece With Orbiter 3 Systems | Russia Lost More Than 10,000 Armored Vehicles

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Americas Alabama Shipyard won a $22 million deal for a 123-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of the Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). This contract includes a base period and options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $22,163,078. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama, beginning June 15, 2023, and is expected to be completed by October 15, 2023. VMFA-311, also known as the Tomcats, was recently reactivated at US Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, on April 14. As the US Marine Corps’ second F-35C squadron, VMFA-311 brings its unique capabilities to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) as a long-range compliment to their existing aviation assets. This reactivation represents a key transition for the squadron to the F-35C Lightning II and supports the Marine Corps’ ongoing modernization efforts across Marine aviation. Middle East & Africa Aeronautics, an Israeli designer, developer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for global defense and HLS markets, announced a contract to supply dozens of its Orbiter 3 systems to the Greek Ministry of Defense. The agreement is part of the large contract between the Israeli and Greek […]
Americas

Alabama Shipyard won a $22 million deal for a 123-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of the Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). This contract includes a base period and options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $22,163,078. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama, beginning June 15, 2023, and is expected to be completed by October 15, 2023.

VMFA-311, also known as the Tomcats, was recently reactivated at US Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, on April 14. As the US Marine Corps’ second F-35C squadron, VMFA-311 brings its unique capabilities to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) as a long-range compliment to their existing aviation assets. This reactivation represents a key transition for the squadron to the F-35C Lightning II and supports the Marine Corps’ ongoing modernization efforts across Marine aviation.

Middle East & Africa

Aeronautics, an Israeli designer, developer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for global defense and HLS markets, announced a contract to supply dozens of its Orbiter 3 systems to the Greek Ministry of Defense. The agreement is part of the large contract between the Israeli and Greek Ministry of Defense, worth approximately €370 million, for the procurement of Rafael’s Spike missiles. While the Orbiter 3 systems detect, recognize and identify (DRI) the target, the Spike missiles, launched from the air, sea, or land can rapidly close the sensor-to-shooter loop, using the “Fire Weaver” C4I system. The rapid Sensor to Shooter process implementing advanced technologies, enables   mission success.

Iran will mark its National Army Day on April 18, an annual event that showcases the country’s military progress and capabilities. This year’s parade was marked by the presence of over 40 locally produced and non-locally manufactured fighter jets, including the Saeqeh, Kowsar, F-7, F-14, F-4, MiG-29, and Su-24s, which will perform aerial maneuvers over the capital and other parts of the country. The parade involved units from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Air Defense Force, displaying advanced equipment such as missiles, tanks, armored vehicles, rifles, UAVs, fighter jets, radar systems, and air defense missile systems. The event is seen as an opportunity for the Iranian Army to showcase its latest weaponry and military progress.

Europe

The Russian military has lost more than 10,000 armored vehicles since its invasion of Ukraine, according to a UK intelligence report. Open-source intelligence tracker Oryx said verified losses include 1,900 tanks, 3,500 armored vehicles, and more than 2,400 logistics and supply vehicles. Russia has also lost dozens of high-tech radars and command vehicles, in addition to 78 combat jets.

Asia-Pacific

The US government has sent around 200 soldiers to Taiwan to provide military training amid increasing tensions with China, according to a report by Taiwan News. The announcement was made after Chinese fighter jets and warships simulated strikes on the island nation during a recent military drill.

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