Oshkosh, Broshuis land $13.3M Army contract for new semitrailers

May 30 (UPI) — Oshkosh Defense said Thursday that the U.S. Army has awarded it and a partner a $13.3 million contract to produce a semitrailer for heavy equipment transporter. The $13.3 million contract award will fill an operational need for U.S. Army Europe for a semitrailer capable of carrying a larger payload while abiding by European road rules. The ...

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Ford-class carrier USS John F. Kennedy gets its command center

May 29 (UPI) — The command center of the under-construction aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy was installed on Wednesday, a milestone in its completion. The 588-ton “island house,” 56 feet long and 33 feet wide, was installed by crane atop the nuclear-powered vessel at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News, Va., construction facility. It will serve as the flight deck’s ...

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Britain’s Royal Air Force tests miniature missile decoys on Typhoon jets

May 28 (UPI) — Britain’s Royal Air Force has been testing a miniature missile decoy device on its Typhoon fighter jets, Defense Minister Stuart Andrew announced. The BriteCloud, which is roughly the size of a soda can, is designed to protect combat jets from the latest radar-guided missiles. They utilize powerful radar emissions to disrupt the targeting system within air-to-air ...

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Navy deactivates Grim Reaper fighter squadron in Florida

May 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy deactivated one of two remaining F-35C Joint Strike Fighter training squadrons, known as Grim Reaper, transferring the activities from northern Florida to central California. Almost 200 people attended the ceremony Thursday at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach as the last Grim Reaper F-35C began its journey to Naval Air Station ...

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