Dylan Malyasov

Dylan Malyasov

U.S. defense journalist and commentator. Formerly at the Military Informant and Jane's Defence Weekly. Aviation photographer.

Dylan leads Defence Blog's coverage of global military news, focusing on engineering and technology across the U.S. defense industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

Born in Arequipa, Peru and educated in Kyiv, Ukraine, he graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist.

E-mail: [email protected]

U.S. Army awards contract to Oshkosh for heavy tactical vehicles

Defense division of specialty vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. has received orders to produce heavy tactical vehicles for the U.S. Army. The new contracts, from U.S. Army Contracting Command and announced on Friday, is valued at more than 344 million. Several contracts cover the production of heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks, palletized load system (PLS) trucks and PLS trailers...

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U.S. Air Force selects Raytheon and L3-Harris to develop next gen tactical modem

Raytheon and L3-Harris were selected to develop the U.S Air Force's next protected tactical waveform capable modem. According to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, Both companies have each been awarded a $500,000,000 ceiling contract with corresponding delivery orders valued at $37,639,960 for Raytheon Co. and $30,604,891 for L3-Harris. This contract provides for research, development and...

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon with $493M contract for Tomahawk upgrade

Raytheon Co., one of the world's largest defense contractors, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for Tomahawk upgrade. The Department of Defense announced on Friday an agreement worth about $493 million for recertification and modernization of Tactical Tomahawk (TACTOM) Block IV all-up round missiles to include the integration of navigation and communication kits...

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Boeing suspends production of newest Pegasus and Poseidon aircraft

Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, announced a two-week suspension of production operations in all facilities in the Seattle area amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to FOXBusiness. U.S. aerospace giant operates two commercial aviation production facilities in the Seattle area, one in Everett and another in Renton....

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U.S. Army selects Bell and Sikorsky to build new lethal rotorcraft

The U.S. Army selected Bell, a Textron Inc. and Sikorsky, a business unit of Lockheed Martin, to build and test versatile, lethal and sustainable competitive prototype for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program. According to the Army's officials, prototypes of a are new lethal rotorcraft scheduled to first fly in 2023. As part of the U.S. government’s Future...

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Raytheon to increase Brazilian Air Force capabilities

Raytheon Co., one of the world's largest defense contractors, is modernizing the Brazilian Air Force’s surveillance radars across the Amazon to increase its capabilities. According to a recent service release, Raytheon will upgrade seven legacy radars to the next-generation Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar system, Condor Mk3, increasing efficiency and reducing electric energy consumption. The new, more advanced Condor...

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U.S. Army awards contract to BAE Systems for new self-propelled cannons

The U.S. Department of Defense and BAE Systems announced on Tuesday an agreement worth about $339 million for the production of 48 vehicle sets of M109A7 Self-propelled Howitzer (SPH) and its companion, the M992A3 Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) vehicle, and includes post-delivery support and spare parts. The M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) and M992A3 Carrier Ammunition Tracked (CAT), formerly...

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Russia deploys chemical defense troops to Italy

Russia reportedly is deploying its Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defence or RChB Defense to Italy. Russia has loaded nine Il-76 cargo planes that flew to Italy, with eight mobile medical teams, medical equipment and aerosol disinfection trucks. Moscow also sent about 100 military specialists in virology and epidemics, one special military laboratory and 20 mobile disinfection vehicles....

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