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BAE Systems offers combat-proven CV90 for Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 3 bid

BAE Systems will offer the CV90, a combat-proven Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), to the Commonwealth of Australia in response to the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability Request for Tender. BAE Systems today confirmed it is offering the CV90, a combat-proven Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), to the Commonwealth of Australia in response to the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability Request for Tender. The project team will be led by BAE Systems’ Sweden-based combat vehicles business and supported by BAE Systems Australia.

Advanced and highly-versatile, the CV90 uses the latest technology to keep soldiers safe. BAE Systems has continuously developed the CV90 to meet new customer requirements and future operational threats. A total of 1280 CV90s are in service with seven nations – including four NATO members – and the vehicle is available in 15 variants, designed to deliver the best capability for the Australian Army. CV90s are already operational with militaries in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Most recently, BAE Systems successfully completed the latest delivery of 144 CV90s to the Norwegian Army on time in 2018.

BAE Systems offers combat-proven CV90 for Australian Army's Land 400 Phase 3 bid

BAE Systems offers combat-proven CV90 for Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 3 bid


“The CV90 has a combat-proven track record, established customer base, and future growth potential that will more than satisfy the Commonwealth’s requirements for years to come,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, vice president and general manager for BAE Systems Hägglunds, the designer and manufacturer of the vehicle. “We look forward to demonstrating the vehicle’s unparalleled capabilities and our breadth of operational experience as the Australian Commonwealth considers the LAND 400 Phase 3 competition.”

“We’re proud to continue our support of the Australian Defence Force with a commitment to the largest land vehicle upgrade in the Army’s history,” said Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia. “We look forward to working closely with businesses across the country to increase sovereign Australian Industry Capability as important national projects like this develop.”

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Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk

Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk

On March 25 to March 28, the first in 2019 joint exercise of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation and the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus is held on the territory of the Guards Airborne Assault Brigade of the Airborne Troops in Ulyanovsk. During the exercise, joint tactical actions will be practised within peacekeeping tasks. The paratroopers will learn the specific features of the organization and functioning of checkpoints, observation posts, will conduct training to repel an attack of a group of armed persons on the guarded object.

Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk

Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk


In a mock conflict zone, servicemen will demonstrate peacekeeping actions at the border checkpoint of the security zone, where they will practise a inspection procedure for citizens and vehicles. A combined unit consisting of an air assault search and patrol group will land from Mi-8 helicopters by various methods (rappeling) to isolate an illegal armed formation. At one of the stages, the personnel will train to escort a convoy and conduct a humanitarian action in the refugee camp.
Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk

Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk


Then, the paratroopers, in cooperation with the mobile reserve with the means of reinforcement, will participate in the live-fire drills using BMD-4M weapons, RPG-7, RPG-26, RPO Shmel grenade launchers, Pecheneg machine guns, AK-74M assault rifles, and sniper weapons, The joint tactical exercise is conducted under the leadership of the Deputy Commander of the Airborne Troops for Peacekeeping Operations and the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF), Lieutenant General Alexander Vyaznikov. In total, more than 500 personnel will take part in joint exercises, up to 100 pieces of military and special equipment, about 20 helicopters will be involved.
Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk

Russian, Belarusian Airborne Troops conduct joint exercises near Ulyanovsk


General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft

General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Predator XP is the latest in a long line of GA-ASI Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems that carries the Predator name, beginning with the highly successful “RQ-1” Predator aircraft first flown by the U.S. Air Force in 1995. Predator XP is being produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) to provide air forces with increased surveillance capabilities. Predator since has been named by Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine as one of the top ten aircraft that changed the world. Offering unprecedented reliability, the aircraft has the highest operational readiness rate in the U.S. Air Force and also is operational with the U.S. Government, Italian Air Force, and other international customers worldwide.

General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft

General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft


Predator XP is an updated version of the flagship Predator RPA that has been licensed by the U.S. Government for sale to a broader customer base, including the Middle East, North African, and South American regions. The Predator XP RPA has a maximum air speed of 120kts and can fly to a maximum altitude of 25,000ft. It can remain airborne for up to 35 hours when flying at a height of 10,000ft above mean sea level. The aircraft has been updated with state-of-the-art technologies, including an automatic takeoff and landing capability, redundant flight control surfaces, enhanced avionics, and triple-redundant flight control computers. Predator XP is equipped with both Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) data link systems for over-the-horizon operations.
General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft

General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft


Additionally, it may be integrated with multiple ISR sensors, including state-of-the-art Electro-optical Infrared (EO/IR) cameras and GA-ASI’s Lynx® Multi-mode Radar which features a state-of-the-art Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mode that offers all-weather, day/night performance for a wide-area search capability. Its Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) mode provides a quick and easy method for locating moving vehicles. The radar’s new Maritime Wide Area Search (MWAS) mode provides the capability to complete a variety of maritime missions successfully, including coastal surveillance, drug interdiction, long-range surveillance, small target detection, and search and rescue operations. Predator XP also is equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) for identifying vessels at sea.
General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft

General Atomics Predator XP Remotely Piloted Aircraft


Predator XP features an automatic takeoff and landing system (ATLS) that allows the aircraft to be launched and recovered without any operator interaction. Its ATLS is based upon GA-ASI’s Gray Eagle ATLS which has conducted tens of thousands of takeoffs and landings successfully. GA-ASI’s Claw® integrated sensor payload control and analysis software is available with Predator XP. Claw features moving-map displays, enables cross-cueing of all onboard sensors, pre-mission planning, and post-mission sensor data analysis and exploitation.Offering unsurpassed ISR capabilities, Predator XP is available now to support a variety of overland and maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions worldwide.

Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter

Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter

The Leonardo AW149 is a medium-lift military helicopter developed by AgustaWestland, now Leonardo. Derived from the AW139, the AW149 has a larger fuselage and more powerful engines, resulting in a greater cargo volume and payload carrying ability. The AW149 is the brand new medium category helicopter, designed to provide versatile battlefield support, with excellent performance characteristics and competitive economics, certified to the latest CS29 standards. The aircraft provides excellent payload and range capabilities and features a large, unobstructed cabin for rapid reconfiguration to meet mission demands. Thailand has ordered 5 AW149 helicopters, and is the first export customer.

Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter

Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter


NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4 axis AFCS, dual Flight Management System (FMS), advanced avionics and systems minimise pilot workload and provide excellent situational awareness, maximising mission effectiveness and safety. Latest-generation, modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment, including: radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, mission console, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook. Accommodation for at least 2 stretchers (longitudinally and transversally) 8 personnel, mission console and SAR equipment with easy access to the entire patients body from both sides
Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter

Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter


Military certification for the AW149 was announced by Finmeccanica at the 2014 Farnborough airshow. Largest cabin in its class (11.2 m3 / 395.5 ft3), featuring large flat floor space with accommodation for seats, stretchers, mission console and weapon mounts; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping capability The landing gear can sustain a touchdown with a sink speed of 9.5 m/s, compared with the 2 m/s for a civilian helicopter.Two powerful GE CT7-2E1 engines, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior performance and handling for battlefield operations in confined areas. The AW149 is being marketed as an alternative to the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk family.
Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter

Leonardo AW149 Medium-lift Military Helicopter


Armament

  • Rocket launcher 7/12/19 tubes 70/81 mm
  • Window mounted machine gun 7.62 mm
  • Machine gun-pod 12.7/20 mm
  • Machine gun-pod 12.7 mm with 3 tubes 70 mm rockets
  • Provision for air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles
  • Self sealing fuel tanks
  • Ballistic protection
  • Door mounted machine gun 12.7mm
Austal awarded 369 million U.S. Navy contract for Expeditionary Fast Transport ships

Austal awarded 369 million U.S. Navy contract for Expeditionary Fast Transport ships

Austal Limited (Austal) has been awarded a new A$369 (US$261,776,539) million contract for two additional Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships (EPF) by the U.S. Navy. The contract award extends the EPF program to 2022, with construction of EPF 13 to commence in late 2019 and EPF 14 to follow in the middle of 2020. The contract follows the award for long-lead time materials on EPF 13 and EPF 14 that was announced in December 2018. The 14-ship, EPF program has to date been worth over US$2 billion and underscores the ability of Austal USA to build highly capable ships at an affordable cost.

Austal Expeditionary Fast Transport ships

Austal Expeditionary Fast Transport ships


“The extension of this program to 14 vessels is a result of the versatility of the EPF platform to perform an increasing range of roles for the U.S. Navy combined with the confidence our customer has in it. We continue to believe that the EPF vessel, in various configurations, has a long future ahead of it,” Austal CEO, David Singleton said. “We have a proven ability to build these cost effective vessels efficiently at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama and as a result they will continue to underpin the shipyard for several years to come. We are pleased to add these new vessels to what is already a record order book, which includes the contract Austal recently received for two additional Independence Class, Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).
Austal Expeditionary Fast Transport ships

Austal Expeditionary Fast Transport ships


Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and build the first 103-meter EPF in November 2008. Since then, ten Spearhead-class EPFs have been delivered and are serving as an affordable solution to fulfilling the Military Sealift Command’s requirements worldwide. The 338-foot long EPF vessel is an aluminum catamaran capable of transporting 600 tons, 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots, and is designed to operate in austere ports and waterways, too shallow and narrow for the larger ships in the surface fleet, providing added flexibility to U.S. warfighters worldwide. The ship’s flight deck can also support flight operations for a wide variety of manned and unmanned aircraft, including a CH-53 Super Stallion.
Austal Expeditionary Fast Transport ships

Austal Expeditionary Fast Transport ships


The Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships (EPF)’s large, open-mission deck and large habitable spaces provide the opportunity to conduct a wide range of missions including engagement and humanitarian assistance to disaster relief, maritime security support operations, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance across the world. The design of the EPF has a shallow draft of 13 feet and an advanced water jet propulsion system, enabling speeds greater than 40 knots. This capability provides EPF the versatility to access austere and degraded ports with minimal external assistance, enabling the vessels to support requirements in special operations, command and control, and support operations.

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 successfully completed first AIM-120 missile tests

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 successfully completed first AIM-120 missile tests

The 332 Squadron (332 Skvadronen) of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (Luftforsvaret) F-35A fighter aircraft conducted the first practical launches of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) air-to-air missile at the Halten proving ground northwest of the Orland air base. The first Norwegian F-35s arrived in-country for permanent basing at Orland Air Base in November 2017. Norway joined the F-35 program as a partner in the System Development and Demonstration phase.

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35


In November 2008, the Norwegian government selected the F-35 as the replacement for the F-16 fleet. And in September 2015, the first F-35A was unveiled before Norwegian and U.S. government officials and Lockheed Martin leadership at a formal ceremony at the Lockheed Martin production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Currently, the Norwegian government has funded the procurement of 40 of 52 F-35s, and subsequent authorization will occur on an annual basis.

The AMRAAM missile is operational on all F-35 variants. It’s the only radar-guided, air-to-air missile cleared to fly on the F-35. The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM, is a modern American beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations. The AMRAAM is the world’s most popular beyond-visual-range missile, and more than 14,000 have been produced for the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and 33 international customers. The AMRAAM has been used in several engagements and is credited with ten air-to-air kills.

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35


With more than 25 years of design, upgrades, testing and production, the AIM-120 missile continues to meet all warfighter requirements. Its capabilities have been fully demonstrated in over 4,200 test shots and 10 air-to-air combat victories. Procured by 37 countries including the U.S., the combat-proven AMRAAM missile has been integrated onto the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado and Harrier. The AIM-120C5 and AIM-120C7 missiles are fully integrated onto the F-35 and support the U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35B initial operational capability as the only air-to-air missile qualified on the F-35.

Raytheon to update Advanced Synthentic Aperture Radar for US Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady

Raytheon to update Advanced Synthentic Aperture Radar for US Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady

Raytheon announced on Monday the the ASARS-2B doubles the surveillance range while maintaining the mapping and imagery resolution of the current ASARS-2A system for U.S. Air Force. Raytheon signed a $320 million undefinitized contract to develop new version of the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar that flies on the U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft. ASARS-2B completed a flight test at Edwards Air Force Base in California earlier this year. The proposed radar will use active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar technology and support both land and sea missions. Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System was developed in the early 1980s.

Raytheon to update Advanced Synthentic Aperture Radar for US Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady

Raytheon to update Advanced Synthentic Aperture Radar for US Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady


ASARS-2B allows the Dragon Lady to see doubles the surveillance range while maintaining the mapping and imagery resolution of the current ASARS-2A system. That kind of range is crucial for commanders to achieve decision superiority — and it ensures that the U-2 remains a preferred option for manned airborne surveillance operations. ASARS-2B’shigh-resolution, multimode, long-range, air-to-ground radar can provide critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data. ASARS detects and precisely locates fixed and moving targets on the ground in all kinds of weather. The U-2 modularity allows the aircraft to adapt to different mission needs and “respond to emerging threats anywhere, anytime.
Raytheon to update Advanced Synthentic Aperture Radar for US Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady

Raytheon to update Advanced Synthentic Aperture Radar for US Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady


Lockheed U-2, nicknamed “Dragon Lady”, is an American single-jet engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). With a range of 3,000 miles, it can carry up to 700 pounds of the latest photoreconnaissance equipment to altitude of 70,000 feet. Built from the profile of a traditional sailplane with a long-tapered wing, the plane was designed in the mid-1950s as reconnaissance on Soviet military activity. On July 4, 1956, Hervey Stockman flew a U-2 from Wiesbaden, West Germany, deep into the heart of the Soviet Union to detailed photos of airfields, factories and shipyards not possible by other aircraft.