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The Bulgarian government on Wednesday approved the purchase of up to 10 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s as well as the purchase of 150 combat vehicles, the defense minister said. NATO has encouraged its eastern members, such as Bulgaria which joined in 2004, to…

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd., a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne communications management systems, announced today that it intends to unveil its revolutionary 12-inch Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT 30) for airborne satcom at SOFIC in Tampa, FL, USA, May 21-24, 2018. Orbit's MPT was designed to address the…

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) today. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps' fleet. The CH-53K is the new build replacement for the U.S. Marine Corps' aging CH-53E…

Lockheed Martin received a $23.1 million contract award from the U.S. Navy for follow-on production of Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTRs) to support the service’s Paveway™ II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) weapons training. The award exercises the initial option of the contract negotiated in 2017 and extends ELGTR production…

Britain on Monday awarded defense firm BAE Systems  2.4 billion pounds ($3.26 billion) to work on two submarine programs, the company said in a statement. The Ministry of Defense gave BAE a 1.5 billion pound contract for delivery of the seventh Astute class submarine, and a further 900 million pounds…

Germany will tell NATO in July that it expects to boost military spending to around 1.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2025, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told Germany’s top military brass on Monday. That would mark a significant increase from the current percentage of 1.2 percent, but…

Military transport planes from the United Arab Emirates landed on the sleepy Yemeni island of Socotra last week, unloading tanks and troops as part of the Gulf Arab state’s drive to extend its influence over a strategic waterway flanked by war zones. The UAE, with a population of less than…

On Monday, May 14, the Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa announced that the country would be expediting the construction of new navy corvettes, which the Minister said will be crucial to Taiwan’s asymmetrical military strategies moving forward. The plans for the first three new “Tuo River” class corvettes, call…

Raytheon Company executives, along with federal, state and local officials, and local business leaders, dedicated new facilities at Raytheon Missile Systems. This is part of a large-scale expansion and modernization project to increase capacity and capability at Raytheon's Tucson operations. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in front of newly-built structures…

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a $9 million sole-source contract for Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services (CHES) by the U.S. Air Force. The CHES environment is being developed to support the delivery of Microsoft Office 365 services and provides the ability for the Air Force to consume additional cloud…

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