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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Raytheon Company a $20 million contract modification for the Tactical Boost Glide program. Under the TBG program, Raytheon intends to develop and demonstrate the technology to enable air-launched hypersonic boost glide systems. A majority of the work will be performed in…

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French group Dassault Aviation is poised to sign a multi-billion-euro deal with Qatar for 36 of its Rafale fighter jets, sources close to the negotiations said Thursday, the third foreign order this year. Having struggled for years to sell any of its Rafale jets abroad, Dassault has recently scored several…

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Alion Science and Technology, which provides naval engineering and systems design services to the US Department of Defense, filed on Wednesday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. The company has $576 million of debt on its balance sheet, which it plans to…

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A universal payload adaptor would allow the RQ-4 to carry approximately 3,000-4,000 lbs (1360-1814 kg) of sensors Critical U-2 sensors weigh approximately 1,500 lbs (680 kg) Northrop Grumman has nearly completed integration of key sensors carried by the US Air Force's (USAF's) Lockheed Martin U-2 manned reconnaissance aircraft onto its…

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French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would increase the country's defence budget by 3.8 billion euros over four years from 2016 to ensure the army had the capacity to deal with threats at home and handle overseas operations. "France is facing threats at home and overseas," Hollande told…

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BAE Systems completed the sale of its 75 percent holding in its South African land systems business to South African state-owned weapons maker Denel. BAE announced in August it was selling its stake in the business and announced April 28 it completed the cash deal for 641 million rand (£36…

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The new US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter will be visiting India in June and will sign the enhanced Defence Framework Agreement for the next ten years between the two countries. Also on the agenda will be the nearly $2.5-billion deal for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters besides taking…

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The U.S. House Armed Services Committee's fiscal 2016 defense bill includes $1.15 billion in extra funding for 12 additional Boeing Co Super Hornet combat jets and $1 billion for six Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 B-model fighters. The committee is expected to mark up the proposed legislation on Wednesday, followed by…

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Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando unit has received contract awards from the U.S. Air Force valued at more than $80 million. The contracts include the delivery of the following training solutions: • A C-130J Air Mobility Command weapon systems trainer and C-130J AMC loadmaster part task trainer at Yokota Air Base in…

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The crises in Yemen and Syria as well as defence and construction deals will top the agenda when Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets Kuwait's emir this week, the latest sign of Turkish efforts to strengthen ties with Gulf Arab states. Erdogan has supported fellow Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and its…