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The US Navy shoot down a cruise missile with a new tech laser
Weapon / Missile

The US Navy shoot down a cruise missile with a new tech laser

The US Navy claims to have shot down a simulated cruise missile with an all-electric laser weapon for the first time.

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE Drone sets world record 39-hour flight in its class
Unmanned Systems

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE Drone sets world record 39-hour flight in its class

The Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE drone has set a world record in February by flying for 39 hours non-stop. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has received Lockheed’s submission for the endurance record in the Group 2 (5 to <25-kilogram) category. The company says the flight was possible with its external, wing-mounted fuel tank.

Canada Decides to Acquire Lockheed Martin’s F-35
Air

Canada Decides to Acquire Lockheed Martin’s F-35

Canada has picked Lockheed Martin (LM) as the preferred bidder to supply 88 new fighter jets. Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi said Monday that the U.S. company is set to win a multibillion-dollar contract in a clear sign. Ottawa’s decision indicates that LM’s F-35s will replace Boeing’s CF-18s.

The Philippines Doubled Black Hawk Order
Air

The Philippines Doubled Black Hawk Order

The Philippines decided to procure an extra 32 S-70i Black Hawk Helicopters, which are worth roughly $ 624 million.

China Imposes ‘Countermeasures’ on U.S. Companies
Bilateral Relations

China Imposes ‘Countermeasures’ on U.S. Companies

China announced it would take “countermeasures” against U.S. companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin for selling U.S. arms worth $100 million to Taiwan.

F-35s Get a Flawed $14 Billion Software Upgrade
Air

F-35s Get a Flawed $14 Billion Software Upgrade

Bloomberg reports that a new evaluation by the military's testing division states that a $14 billion Pentagon software upgrade for F-35 warplanes.

Lockheed Martin Reported Net Sales of $67.0 billion in 2021
Country

Lockheed Martin Reported Net Sales of $67.0 billion in 2021

Lockheed Martin Corporation today reported fourth quarter 2021 net sales of $17.7 billion, compared to $17.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Rover for NASA’s Artemis Project
Space

Rover for NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA unveiled the new lunar rovers that astronauts will use to go around the moon; the Artemis project.

Moroccon Navy plans two acquire two MPA to increase its ASW capabilities
Navy / Maritime

Moroccon Navy plans two acquire two MPA to increase its ASW capabilities

According to Spanish “Defensa” website, the Royal Moroccan Navy has launched a program to acquire two multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft.

Thailand Considers Acquiring F-35 Fighters Rather than Saab
Air

Thailand Considers Acquiring F-35 Fighters Rather than Saab

According to the Royal Thai Air Force’s commander-in-chief buying eight F-35 stealth fighter jets from the U.S. would strengthen the country’s defence.

LM Will Design and Develop a 'Tailored' F-35 Variant for a Foreign Customer
Air

LM Will Design and Develop a 'Tailored' F-35 Variant for a Foreign Customer

The Pentagon Awarded Lockheed Martin $ 49 million to support its work on an F-35 variant "tailored" for an undisclosed FMS customer.

Boeing is Kicked out of Canada’s $19-Billion Worth Tender
Air

Boeing is Kicked out of Canada’s $19-Billion Worth Tender

According to the Toronto Star, a Canadian daily, Boeing will no longer compete at Canada’s $19-billion tender.

Turkey may Acquire second-hand F-16 Block 10 from Denmark
Air

Turkey may Acquire second-hand F-16 Block 10 from Denmark

According to Danish Radio, Danish Defence intends to sell 16 to 24 of its 43 F-16 fighter jets before the arrival of its complete force of F-35s in 2025.

TCG Istanbul to be equipped with HİSAR and ESSM Missiles
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

TCG Istanbul to be equipped with HİSAR and ESSM Missiles

The TCG Istanbul (F-515) Frigate will have a 16-cell National Vertical Launch System (MDAS), which Roketsan continues to develop.