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U.S. Announces Security Assistance Package for Ukraine
Bilateral Relations

U.S. Announces Security Assistance Package for Ukraine

The Biden administration announced a new security assistance package for Ukraine that includes Patriot, NASAMS, and HIMARS and totals up to $6 billion.

Poland Acquires 360 AGM-88G AARGM-ER
Weapon / Missile

Poland Acquires 360 AGM-88G AARGM-ER

The State Department has approved a $1.275 billion FMS for Poland, including 360 AGM-88G AARGM-ER.

The Netherlands Acquires AGM-88G AARGM-ER for $700 million
Weapon / Missile

The Netherlands Acquires AGM-88G AARGM-ER for $700 million

The State Department approved an FMS to the Netherlands for 265 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles -Extended Range (AGM-88G) at a cost of $700 million.

GE Aerospace T901 Engine to Fly with Black Hawk Helicopters
Engine and Transmission

GE Aerospace T901 Engine to Fly with Black Hawk Helicopters

GE Aerospace’s new turboshaft engine, which will succeed T701 turboshaft engines, is planned to make its first flight on the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.

Raytheon Develops Guidance Upgrade for SM Missiles
Weapon / Missile

Raytheon Develops Guidance Upgrade for SM Missiles

According to a report from Defense News, Raytheon is working on a new guidance section for SM-2 Block IIIC and SM-6 air defence missiles used by the USN.

General Atomics’ Mojave UAV for CAS Missions
Weapon / Missile Unmanned Systems

General Atomics’ Mojave UAV for CAS Missions

General Atomics said it tested Mojave UAV with two Dillon Aero DAP-6 machine guns. The Mojave passes another milestone for Close Air Support (CAS) missions.

Northrop Grumman Unveils Manta-Ray UUV Prepared for DARPA
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Northrop Grumman Unveils Manta-Ray UUV Prepared for DARPA

Northrop Grumman announced the completion of the assembly of the first large-scale, underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV), Manta Ray, to perform in oceans.

Hanwha Builds a New Factory to Manufacture KF-21's Engine
Engine and Transmission

Hanwha Builds a New Factory to Manufacture KF-21's Engine

Hanwha Aerospace will locally manufacture GE AerospaceF414-GE-400 engines for KF-21 Boramae 4.5-generation aircraft.

GA-ASI Offers Modified MQ-1C UAV as FARA Alternative
Unmanned Systems

GA-ASI Offers Modified MQ-1C UAV as FARA Alternative

GA-ASI, General Atomics' aerospace wing, plans to offer a modified MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed UAV as an alternative to cancelled FARA helicopters.

USAF Conducts Tests with AI-Piloted Fighter Jet
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Unmanned Systems

USAF Conducts Tests with AI-Piloted Fighter Jet

An X-62A VISTA experimental aircraft flown by AI had been pitted against a manned F-16 in various dogfight scenarios.

Portugal to Modernise its Fleet with F-35 Jets
Air

Portugal to Modernise its Fleet with F-35 Jets

The Chief of Staff of the Portuguese Air Force confirmed that Portugal is in the process of replacing F-16Ms with modern F-35 aircraft.

True Velocity Sues SIG Sauer for Technical Theft
Ammunition Weapon / Missile

True Velocity Sues SIG Sauer for Technical Theft

True Velocity, one of the contenders partnered with General Dynamics for the NGSW squad weapon programme, sued SIG Sauer for stealing critical information.

GOA Report: F-35 Sustainment Costs to Reach $2 Trillion
Air Logistics

GOA Report: F-35 Sustainment Costs to Reach $2 Trillion

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) reports that F-35 aircraft sustainment costs to reach $2 trillion while operational availability decreases.

MDA Awards Lockheed Martin $17 Billion Contract
Weapon / Missile

MDA Awards Lockheed Martin $17 Billion Contract

The Missile Defence Agency (MDA) selected Lockheed Martin to deliver the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI), which will intercept long-range ballistic missiles.