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Textron Demonstrated SEAD/DEAD Mission Capabilities Of Manned-Unmanned System | Morocco Showcased Chinese HJ-9A | DoS Approved MK 41 Sale To Netherlands

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Americas Timken Gears & Services won a $119.2 million modification to exercise the options for three Main Reduction Gear shipsets to support DDG-51 class. Work is scheduled to be completed by November 2027. The DDG-51 class is a class of guided missile destroyers in the United States Navy. It is also known as the Arleigh […]
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Timken Gears & Services won a $119.2 million modification to exercise the options for three Main Reduction Gear shipsets to support DDG-51 class. Work is scheduled to be completed by November 2027. The DDG-51 class is a class of guided missile destroyers in the United States Navy. It is also known as the Arleigh Burke class, named after Admiral Arleigh Burke, a World War II veteran and former Chief of Naval Operations. The DDG-51 class is designed for multi-mission warfare and is considered one of the most advanced and versatile surface combatants in the world.

Textron Systems and Anduril Industries have demonstrated the autonomous SEAD/DEAD (Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses) mission capabilities of a manned-unmanned system teaming for the US Army. The event showcased the use of an aerial drone integrated with sensors, platforms, and networks to support an army Aviation Air Assault mission. During the demonstration, the team operated Textron’s Aerosonde Hybrid Quad small unmanned aerial system and three loitering munition variants of Anduril’s ALTIUS-600 Launched Effects family through Anduril’s Lattice for Mission Autonomy command and control platform.

Middle East & Africa

Morocco has again turned to China to bolster its military capabilities. The Royal Moroccan Navy recently showcased its newly-acquired Chinese HJ-9A anti-tank missile system, the Red Arrow 9A. The weapon was used in a training exercise as part of the 67th anniversary celebration of the country’s armed forces. Designed to engage armored vehicles and fortified structures, the HJ-9A includes a tandem warhead that can penetrate reactive armor to a depth of 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).

Europe

The United States State Department has approved a foreign military sale of MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) to the Netherlands. The proposed $110 million deal will provide the Netherlands with eight MK 41 VLS Baseline (B/L) VII Strike Length Launcher Modules and spare parts, training, and other related logistics support. The US and Netherlands have historically imported and exported military equipment between the two countries, benefiting from the exchange of military procurement. Only the UK held a more significant market share of defence imports into the US.

Finnish company Patria announced that The Finnish Defense Forces purchase 91 Patria 6×6 wheeled armored vehicles as a part of the multinational Finland-led CAVS (Common Armored Vehicle Systems) program that also features Latvia, Sweden, and Germany. In addition to the vehicles, the purchase also includes spare parts, tools as well as operation and maintenance training and an option to purchase 70 more vehicles. Deliveries of the vehicles will begin during 2023.

Asia-Pacific

In a significant move towards bolstering trilateral cooperation in the face of mounting military threats from North Korea. South Korea, the United States, and Japan have agreed to establish a system for sharing real-time missile warning data. The announcement, made on Jun. 3, marks a crucial step in enhancing regional security and deterring potential aggression. The defense chiefs of the three countries convened during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, reaffirming their commitment to elevate security cooperation to new heights. Under the agreed-upon measures, the respective missile warning data sharing systems between South Korea and the United States, as well as between Japan and the United States, will be interconnected and operated jointly within the current year.

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