Monday, June 27, 2022

PRESS RELEASES

US Air Force B-52s to get new beyond line-of-sight communication

On Sunday, the U.S. Air Force press release said that the service has moved one step closer to equipping B-52s with a new beyond line-of-sight communication capability called IRIS.  The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron executed the first...

US Air Force showcases future aircrew helmet

The U.S. Air Force is revealing details about its next-generation helmet for Air Force fixed-wing aircrew.  The Air Force said in a release that it selected LIFT Airborne Technologies to continue with prototype development of a new helmet...

First Navy littoral combat ship operates in Middle East

USS Sioux City (LCS 11) arrived to Bahrain for a scheduled port visit, June 25, marking the completion of a 10,000-mile journey while becoming the first littoral combat ship to operate in the Middle East. The ship and...

Cyprus signs deal for modern H145M helicopter

Airbus announced that Cyprus signed a deal to purchase six H145M attack helicopters with an option for another six as it seeks to shed Soviet-era armaments. The Government of Cyprus has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for...

Spain signs $2.15 billion deal to buy 20 Typhoon fighters

European aerospace giant Airbus announced on Thursday that Spain would purchase more Typhoon fighter jets. According to a press release from Airbus, the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) has signed a landmark contract for the...

French, Spanish companies team up to develop advanced mobile mortar

The French and Spanish companies are teaming up to develop a new low-cost, highly mobile artillery system on Sherpa chassis. The alliance of French Arquus and Thales with Spanis-based NTGS has developed the new Sherpa A2M (Advanced Mobile...

Rheinmetall unveils ‘game changing’ grenade launcher

German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall has revealed the potentially game-changing SSW40 grenade launcher at the Eurosatory defense and security tradeshow in France. According to a press release from Rheinmetall, the 40mm fire support weapon is the world's first automatic, magazine-loaded, shoulder-fired...

Saab delivers T-7A fuselages to Boeing’s plant in St. Louis

Swedish company Saab announced on Friday that it has shipped the last of five fully installed T-7A Red Hawk aft fuselages from its factory in Linköping, Sweden to Boeing’s production site in St. Louis.  In addition to the five Engineering...

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