U.S. Army Pulls Plug on Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:38:16 +0000 EST

infantry fighting vehicle near the mountains
The U.S. Army has canceled its solicitation for an optionally manned fighting vehicle (OMFV) to replace the Bradley after only one company submitted a bid.  The service was pursuing the …

Keel-Laying Ceremony Held for First Canadian Joint Support Ship
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:26:56 +0000 EST

supply ship infographic
A keel-laying ceremony was held January 16 for the first of two Canadian Joint Support Ships being built at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards.  The ships are being built using modular construction …

Israel Establishing Second F-35 Squadron
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:05:38 +0000 EST

The Israeli Air Force is inaugurating its second F-35 squadron. On January 15, 2020, IsraelDefense reported that the Israeli Air Force is expected to hold a ceremony at Nevatim air …

Sikorsky Military Outlook Solid, Commercial Outlook Mixed
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:54:54 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Sikorsky is one of the dominant manufacturers on the military side of the rotorcraft market, but only has a relatively small slice of …

U.S. Could Cut Iraqi Military Assistance
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:20:08 +0000 EST

The United States could cut military assistance to Iraq if it moves to oust American troops. The Wall Street Journal reported on January 14 that the Trump administration may move …

RUAG Splits Into Two Separate Aerospace and Defense Firms
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:44:24 +0000 EST

RUAG is capping off a dramatic change that has split the company into two independent firms, one focused on supporting the Swiss military and the other on commercial aerospace. On …

U.S. State Department Approves Singapore FMS Request for F-35B
Posted on Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:53:02 +0000 EST

On January 9, the U.S. State Department gave formal approval to Singapore’s request for a potential Foreign Military Sale of the F-35B Lightning II combat aircraft. The approval notification was …

Iranian Missile Salvo Strikes Iraqi Bases Housing American Troops
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:19:14 +0000 EST

Overnight on January 7, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps conducted a missile strike on several bases in neighboring Iraq that house American and other international troops, carrying out a revenge …

Iran Tensions Heighten while Iraq Questions U.S. Troop Presence
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:35:21 +0000 EST

soldiers training in the desert
Tension and uncertainty continue to mount in the wake of a U.S. military strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.  Tehran has vowed …

Poland Eyes Seasprite Helicopter Replacement Plan
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:55:16 +0000 EST

Poland’s Ministry of National Defense is readying a procurement effort aimed at replacing the Polish Navy’s fleet of four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters used in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) …