GenDyn tapped for 120mm tank ammunition for Iraq

May 16 (UPI) — General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $92.4 million contract to produce 120mm ammunition cartridges for Iraq’s tanks. Work locations and funding will be determined for each order under the modification to a previous foreign military sales contract, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday. The deal is set to run through October 16, 2022. ...

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Israeli navy tests unmanned sonar mine-sweeping vessel

May 15 (UPI) — The Israeli Navy successfully deployed its Seagull unmanned surface vessel in exercises earlier this month, Elbit Systems announced. Working with Greece’s navy, the vessel employed its HELRAS “dipping” sonar, mounted beneath the hull of the unmanned ship. The deployment came three months after the Israeli Navy accepted the ship’s Sea Acceptance Test. Unveiled at the Singapore ...

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Northrop Grumman receives $46M order for eight Air Force threat simulation, training systems

May 14 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $46 million delivery order from the U.S. Air Force for eight joint threat emitter units for electronic warfare simulation and training. An indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the JTE enhanced delivery initiative contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force in December 2018, according to a company news release ...

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Pentagon looks for new vendors to replace F-35 parts made in Turkey

May 13 (UPI) — The Defense Department is seeking new parts suppliers for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to replace those coming from Turkey should it buy a defense system from Russia. Ellen M. Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, mentioned the search for alternate suppliers during a news conference in the Pentagon on Thursday, “The ...

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Two more B-52s, Marine expeditionary unit head to Middle East as tensions rise with Iran

May 10 (UPI) — The Defense Department has dispatched two more B-52s and a Marine expeditionary unit to the Middle East amid growing tensions with Iran. The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group was deployed this week in response to what Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Wednesday was “very, very credible” intelligence that Iran ...

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