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The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability (IOC) with the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 produced by Raytheon Company. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade that features enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. "RAM Block 2 provides the accuracy and lethality…

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Lockheed Martin’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, developed at Lockheed’s Missiles and Fire Control facility in Grand Prairie, is competing for a military contract to replace the Humvee. Lawmakers gave final approval to an $87 million incentive package intended to bring a Lockheed Martin military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas.…

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Israel said on Thursday it had received applications from 12 potential buyers to take part in the privatisation of Israel Military Industries (IMI), one of its largest defence contractors. The government expects state-owned IMI, developer of the Uzi submachine gun and other arms and ammunition, to fetch between $400 million…

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U.S. defence aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran. A current package worth $3 billion a year expires in 2017. A U.S. official, speaking…

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Defense contractor L-3 Communications (LLL - Get Report) said Thursday it has acquired U.K.-based CTC Aviation Group Ltd. in a £143 million ($220 million) deal to boost the company's efforts to grow internationally and expand its commercial operations. CTC provides pilot and crew training services to major airlines and other…

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The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has selected Cambridge Pixel (www.cambridgepixel.com), a developer of radar display and tracking subsystems, to upgrade its air defence capability at several strategic sites across the country, including air force bases and training facilities. Engineers at the Royal Thai Air Force headquarters at Don Muang…

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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Air Force that its plans to upgrade key weapons management software for the B-2 stealth bomber are on track and ready to proceed to the next level of development. The company successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) of the…

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Russia on Tuesday confirmed its decision to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, but said it could not yet announce a date. "The decision on delivering S-300 to Iran has been taken but the realization of the project will take some time," Yevgeny Lukyanov, deputy head of Russia's…

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Mexico is in talks to buy 50 more Caracal military helicopters from Airbus Helicopters a source familiar with the negotiations said, confirming a report on the La Tribune news website. A deal for the H225M helicopters could be concluded as early as the Bastille Day military ceremonies in Paris on…

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Russia has begun air defence exercises in the Ural mountains and western Siberia involving 12,000 soldiers and 250 aircraft, the defence ministry said on Tuesday. The manoeuvres, which began on Monday and are to last until Thursday, are meant to help the military prepare for a larger drill in September,…