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Author Topic: News flash april, from the military industrial complex 2010  (Read 1690 times)
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« on: 4 April 2010, 10:58:13 »

Lebanon has reached an agreement with russia for the supply of second-hand MI24 helicopters rather than the mig 29 fighters Moscow formally offered to donate to Beirut.
The agreement between the 2 countries was signed  on 25th frebruary.
The UAE has donated 9 SA342K Gazelle choppers equiped with .50 cam mgs and HOT AT missiles already in 2007.
With this new batch of helicopters Lebanon has more power to support its ground forces in their actions against terrorist groups.

Construction of a new base where the Brazilian navy new nuclear and conventional subs will operate is being started at Sepetiba bay, south of Rio the janeiro.
The base will also accomodate the shipyard where 4 conventional subs of the Scorpene type will be built by 2016 and a nucleair sub in 2020.
Its sceduled to be finished in 3 years.
The budget for the project is US $ 1,2 Billion.

South Korea has responded to renewed Northen activities in the disputed yellow sea border zone by buying 8 additional refurbished P-3CK aircraft.
These ac will carry improved surveillance equipment and weapons like the Harpoon Block II air to ground missiles.
Each aircraft is supposed to be sold at 550 million US$.
South Korea already operates 8 PC 3s

The Argentine airforce is studying a possible purchase of AEW & C aircraft to use them as part of the radar system together with ground based radars already deployed on the Northern border of the country.
Negotions are underway with Sweden to buy a batch of 2 SAAB 340AEW equiped with the ERIYE radar.

The US will deliver 1000 laser guided bomb kits to the Pakistan army.
It will enable the army to strike terrorists holdouts and other targets with better accuracy.
With these kits the army can convert 1000 MK 82 500 lbs bombs into guided weapons.
The deal is believed to include 700 GBU-12 and 300 GBU-10 PAVEWAY kits.

The US defense security coop. agency has notified congress of a possible foreign sale to Pakistan for a refurbished Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate.
The deal also includes logistical support, spare parts and other equipment worth about US$ 78 million.
The ship in question is the former US MCINERNEY (FFG-8)

The US airforce has selected raytheon for an initial contract of US $ 887 million to develope a new element of the global positioning system to improve the accuracy of information from GPS sattellites.
The contract represents the first two development blocks of the advanced control segment(OCX)
This segment will include anti jam features and improved security.
It will be based on a modern service orientated architecture to integrate government and industry open system standards.
It will dramatically affect GPS C2 and mission capabilities and it will make it easier for the operations team to run the current GPS II block and future sattellites.

Harris corporation has been awarded an order worth of $78 million to provide additional FALCON II AN/VRC-104 HF tactical radios for use in theMine Resistant Ambush Protected All terrain vehicles (M-ATV).
The order was placed by the US marine corps system command on behalf of the MRAP programme.
The AN/VRC-104 HF is a vehiclebased transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/VRC-150 manpack Type 1 high frequency radio.

Boeing has been awarded an $11.4 million contract to supply Laser Joint Directed Attack Munitions (Laser J-DAM) to meet the US Navys direct attack moving target capability(DAMTC) requirement.
The initial contract which calls for 23 munitions for testing and evaluation is expected to lead to a producktion contract in 2011.
Together with follow on options, the company is expected to deliver 11.000 units.
Total value of the order can mount to $ 91 million.
Laser Jdams combines a precision laser seeker to aquire and track laser targeted signals and a JDAMS  guidance tail kit to engage a target.

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« Reply #1 on: 4 April 2010, 11:23:42 »

Good Stuff! Keep it coming!


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