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US Army’s Bradley Replacement Moves Along | Rheinmetall Sends 14 Leopard-2s To Ukraine | Australias Future Short-Range Air Defense System Trialed

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Americas Northrop Grumman won a $15.6 million deal for the repair and overhaul of 270 power amplifier modules in support of the E-2D aircraft used in the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Integrated Weapon Support Team’s program. The delivery order does not include an option period. Work will be performed in […]
Americas

Northrop Grumman won a $15.6 million deal for the repair and overhaul of 270 power amplifier modules in support of the E-2D aircraft used in the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Integrated Weapon Support Team’s program. The delivery order does not include an option period. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, California (95%); and Liverpool, New York (5%). Expected completion date is in July 2026.

The US Army’s potential $45-billion Bradley replacement competition has been narrowed down to two firms. The service on Monday announced that it has selected American Rheinmetall and General Dynamics to move to the next phase of its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program.

Middle East & Africa

SMARTSHOOTER, an Israeli designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that increase accuracy, lethality, and situational awareness while reducing collateral damage, will showcase its SMASH 2000L already deployed by the Marine Corps, and the Hopper Light Remotely Controlled Weapon Station integrated with the DRS RADA Technologies MHR radar, at the Modern-Day Marine event in Washington, DC.

Europe

German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall will supply 14 Leopard-2 battle tanks to Ukraine next year. A contractual agreement on this has been reached with representatives of the German government and the two customers – the Netherlands and Denmark, Rheinmetall announced in Düsseldorf on Tuesday. The tanks are to be delivered in the course of 2024, the first of them already in January. The vehicles in question are refurbished 2A4s that Rheinmetall has taken over from earlier stocks of various user nations. The order has a volume in the low three-digit million range, it said.

Asia-Pacific

Raytheon Australia recently flight-trialed Australia’s future short-range air defense system. Raytheon tested the Short Range Ground Based Air Defence (SRGBAD) system at the Woomera Test Range in South Australia, confirming its accuracy and capability. The test validated the system’s detection, tracking, engagement, and guiding missiles against their targets, the company stated.

The Taiwanese Army has conducted an aircraft hot refueling and arming exercise in preparation for a potential conflict with China. Held at a base in southern Taiwan, the drill involved AH-1W and OH-58D attack helicopters. During the training, ground crew swiftly refilled the tanks of the freshly-landed choppers while their engines were still running.

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