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The U.S. Navy Announces Plans For Munition Acquisitions
Weapon / Missile Investment

The U.S. Navy Announces Plans For Munition Acquisitions

In the announced plan for FY24, USN and USMC are set to acquire some of the new weapon systems, such as the CPS hypersonic missile and JASSM-ER cruise missile.

Poland Acquires $3.679 billion worth missile from the U.S.
Weapon / Missile

Poland Acquires $3.679 billion worth missile from the U.S.

The U.S. approved Poland’s missile acquisition request for JASSM-ER, AIM-120C-8, and AIM-9X, which will cost $3.679 billion.

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35
Air Country Bilateral Relations

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35

Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler approached Eurofighter, implying they were not close to the F-35 program.

Former US Ambassador Supports Turkiye Acquiring F-35s
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Former US Ambassador Supports Turkiye Acquiring F-35s

James Jeffrey, the Former U.S. ambassador to Ankara, supported Turkiye's acquisition of F-35s, underlining that CAATSA is fading away.

GDLS Presents the LAV-700 Desert Viper at DIMDEX
Land Expo and Air Show

GDLS Presents the LAV-700 Desert Viper at DIMDEX

American General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) presented the wheeled armoured vehicle LAV-700 Desert Viper (8 x 8) at DIMDEX Doha.

USMC’s XQ-58A Valkyrie UCAV Makes Second Test Flight
Unmanned Systems

USMC’s XQ-58A Valkyrie UCAV Makes Second Test Flight

Jet-powered XQ-58A Valkyrie UCAV of the U.S. Marine Corps completed its second flight test in February 2024.

U.S. Army Tests NGSW Prototypes in Alaska
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Army Tests NGSW Prototypes in Alaska

SIG Saurer’s XM7 rifle and XM250 machine gun prototypes, developed under the U.S. Army’s NGSW programme, were evaluated in extremely cold weather.

U.S. Opens a New Page on Defence Industry with Turkiye
Air Investment Ammunition Modernisation

U.S. Opens a New Page on Defence Industry with Turkiye

After the Turkish veto on Sweden’s NATO membership was lifted, U.S. officials showed interest in deepening U.S.-Turkiye defence industry relations.

Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus Spacecraft Lands on the Moon
Space

Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus Spacecraft Lands on the Moon

NASA has landed a spacecraft on the Moon for the first time since 1972; the spacecraft contains scientific payloads.

AMRAAM-ER Air Defence Missile Completes Flight Test
Weapon / Missile

AMRAAM-ER Air Defence Missile Completes Flight Test

Raytheon’s latest iteration of AMRAAM-ER medium-range air defence missile for the NASAMS system has completed its flight test.

U.S. Approves Arms Sale to Italy
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Approves Arms Sale to Italy

The State Department has approved sales to Italy for an estimated cost of $219.3 million.

India Close to Signing the Deal for MQ-9 UCAVs
Unmanned Systems

India Close to Signing the Deal for MQ-9 UCAVs

The Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar has announced that DAC approved the acquisition of 31 MQ-9 Reaper UCAVs for various services.

Sikorsky Concludes Greece’s three MH-60R Helicopters
Air Navy / Maritime

Sikorsky Concludes Greece’s three MH-60R Helicopters

Lockheed Martin's subsidiary Sikorsky has completed testing of the first three of seven MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopters that the Hellenic Navy acquired.

Turkish – U.S. Relations to Regain Momentum
Bilateral Relations

Turkish – U.S. Relations to Regain Momentum

U.S. Ambassador to Turkiye, Jeff Flake, wrote an article about bilateral relations at the Deseret, where he focuses on defence industry relations.