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USN Fired AGM-88G AARGM-ER For 2nd Time | French Rafale Diverted To Malta | DoS Approved FMS To Taiwan

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Americas System High Corp won a $104.9 million deal, which provides program services for the F-35 Joint Program Office to include program management, general security, information security, information security, industrial security, physical security, personnel security, counter-intelligence and foreign disclosure support. The deal also provides special security studies, program protection cybersecurity and security control assessments as well as and engineering services support. Work will take place in Virginia, Ohio, Germany, Texas, Maryland and Florida. Expected completion date is in February 2027. The US Navy has fired the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) for the second time on January 21. Press release from Northrop Grumman said the weapon was able to “detect, identify, locate and engage a land-based air defense radar system from an extended range.” The AARGM-ER is now in Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) with initial operational capability (IOC) fielding in 2023. Middle East & Africa The Turkish Land Forces Command have taken delivery of new Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) equipped with Common Aperture Targeting System (CATS). The Aselsan-developed Common Aperture Targeting System (CATS) is a high-performance electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system designed for fixed-wing and rotary-wing airborne platforms, including unmanned air systems (UASs), […]
Americas

System High Corp won a $104.9 million deal, which provides program services for the F-35 Joint Program Office to include program management, general security, information security, information security, industrial security, physical security, personnel security, counter-intelligence and foreign disclosure support. The deal also provides special security studies, program protection cybersecurity and security control assessments as well as and engineering services support. Work will take place in Virginia, Ohio, Germany, Texas, Maryland and Florida. Expected completion date is in February 2027.

The US Navy has fired the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) for the second time on January 21. Press release from Northrop Grumman said the weapon was able to “detect, identify, locate and engage a land-based air defense radar system from an extended range.” The AARGM-ER is now in Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) with initial operational capability (IOC) fielding in 2023.

Middle East & Africa

The Turkish Land Forces Command have taken delivery of new Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) equipped with Common Aperture Targeting System (CATS). The Aselsan-developed Common Aperture Targeting System (CATS) is a high-performance electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system designed for fixed-wing and rotary-wing airborne platforms, including unmanned air systems (UASs), helicopters and aircraft.

Europe

A French Navy Rafale M was forced to divert to Malta after running low on fuel and was unable to land back on aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Apparently, part of the refueling probe had broken off, forcing the pilot to divert. A French NH-90 arrived at Malta international Airport on the night of February 6 with a maintenance crew and spare parts to fix the aircraft. Both left shortly after midnight.

Asia-Pacific

The US approved a potential FMS worth about $100 million to “sustain, maintain, and improve” the Patriot missile defense system used by the self-governing island claimed by China. In a statement, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said it has delivered the required certification notifying Congress following State Department approval for the sale requested by Taiwan’s TECRO.

The Indian Army has placed an order with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for the delivery of Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). In a statement, BDL said the contract is worth $418 million. The Konkurs ATGM was developed by the Tula Machinery Design Bureau (Tula KBP) of Russia. BDL has been producing Konkurs ATGMs under Russian license at the Bhanur facility. The missiles have been upgraded with a tandem warhead.

Today’s Video

S.Korean Turkish army receives new Bayraktar TB2 combat drone with local electro-optical system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIJkdAZjfqU

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