X-56B UAV Destroyed In Crash | Thyssenkrupp Handed Over Sub To Egypt | Babcock Builds Greek Supply Chain For Hellenic Frigate
Collins Aerospace won a $22.4 million contract for High Fidelity Visual Display Systems required to support the F-35 Joint Simulation Environment. The contractor will deliver, install, and provide training for the visual display systems. Work will be performed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Edwards AFB, California; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be completed July 31, 2023. The F-35 Lightning is a stealthy, supersonic multirole fighter developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and programme partners from the NATO and US allies. Work will take place at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Edwards AFB, California; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Estimated completion date is July 31, 2023.
The Lockheed Martin X-56B was destroyed on July 10 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards. The aircraft impact the ground at approximately 7:35 am local time after taking off. The unmanned aerial vehicle was designed to test active flutter suppression and gust-load alleviation technologies.
Middle East & Africa
German group Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems handed over S44, the fourth Type 209/1400mod-class submarine, to the Egyptian Navy. The contract for the delivery of the first two 209/1400 mod class submarines to the Arab Republic of Egypt was signed in 2011. In 2015, Egypt decided to take the option for two additional units. The first submarine was handed over in December 2016, the second in August 2017 and the third in April 2020.
Babcock is preparing to showcase its frigate project credentials during ‘Defence Exhibition Athens’ to promote its bid to deliver the Hellenic Navy’s new frigates. Supported by the UK Government, Babcock has been fine-tuning its comprehensive and compelling programme to provide the Hellenic Navy with a Hydra Class upgrade programme, an interim frigate capability and four Babcock Arrowhead 140 frigates.
Japan will deploy six F-35Bs at Nyutabaru Air Base in 2024, two more are to arrive there in 2025, local news reports say. There will be a squadron of 20 aircraft eventually at the base in Miyazaki Prefecture. The facility was chosen due to its proximity to a Field Carrier Landing Practice facility that Japan is building for the US military at Mageshima island.
The Indonesian Navy today inaugurated its newest ship, KRI Teluk Youtefa 522 which is the third ship of the Teluk Bintuni class tank transport ships. Also known as Landing ship tank, the tactical transport amphibious ship can land tanks, amphibious vehicles and troops close to the coast. It is manufactured by PT. Daya Radar Utama and launched in May 2019 in Lampung, an Indonesian Navy information said.
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