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  2. Americas Lockheed Martin won a $46.4 million deal for the digital expanded ultra-high frequency multiple input multiple output optimized radar. This contract provides for the development of advanced radar technology solutions applicable to both next generation platforms and current generation platforms (such as the E-2D). To support a rapid pace of development, the contractor will […]View the full article
  3. Some good points. In hc the main restriction is that when looking generically at asw you need to be able to loiter\hover at low alt at periodic places in order to drop bouys, lower sonar etc. I haven't tested mad but i seem to think mad will work (when fitted) at medium alt, but this could easy be wrong (and perhaps should be?) My asw patrols are based on a two ring octogon (or maybe hexagon, i forget) and at each node the unit loiters\hovers for 30 or 60 secs {probably it should be longer) so as to drop sensors. In between these it flies at low alt but I'm thinkng of having it fly medium alt for better electonic visual surveillance
  4. Americas BAE Systems Technology won a $67 million deal to exercise fiscal 2024 options to provide support services for the US Trident II D5 Strategic Weapon Systems program, the Attack Weapon System program, and the Nuclear Weapon Security program. This contract award also benefits a foreign military sale to the United Kingdom. Work will be […]View the full article
  5. One of the limiting factors would be how far the Sonobuoy can transmit data to the processing equipment on the aircraft. To process data from a sonobuoy field the AC would have to fly at an altitude to receive data from all the buoy's. An article I just came across says that a Sonobuoy from as high as 30,000 feet. https://dosits.org/galleries/technology-gallery/locating-objects-by-listening-to-their-sounds/difar/ Here is another article on Sonobuoy's: https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14283490/antisubmarine-warfare-asw-sonobuoys-underwater-sounds Here is an article on how the whole process for detecting a sub works: https://nps.edu/web/slamr/-/disrupting-anti-submarine-warfare-with-autonomous-systems The lower the AC is to the water the easier it is for the sub to hear the aircraft. Once a contact has been acquired and the general location of the contact is known only then the aircraft drops down to a lower altitude to get a precise location of the contact wit MAD. I haven't been able to find out the transmission range to the aircraft of the buoy. That information may not be published for a good reason. To detect a surface ship you would first look for any electronic emissions. The electronic emissions will be detected long before the ship will be able to detect the aircraft. Since the noise a surface ship makes is trapped above the thermal layer of the ocean it can travel long distances. The only way to try an localize a surface contact is to use Time motion analysis. A good example for TMA was used in the Hunt for Red October by Sonar Technician Jonsey when he plotted the course of the weird sound. He was able to figure out what the course was of the Red October. The one unknown factor is what can Harpoon do and can't do. That is the question for TE to try and answer.
  6. Americas An F-35B fighter assigned to US Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) has crashed north of North Charleston. The mishap aircraft was part of a two-ship flight that took off from MCAS Beaufort. The second F-35B landed safely at Joint Base Charleston. Officials are now trying to find the F-35B that went down […]View the full article
  7. Lets take something like a P8 Poseidon, it will fly 'low' to drop sonar bouy, but in between bouy drops will it normally remain low or climb to a medium alt to gain a better theatre eyes view? Any one know what the usual practice is here? I'm thinking of altering the Toolbox ASW patrol for fixed wing ac to give better detection of surface vessel.
  8. Americas Communication & Power Industries won a $28.2 million deal by the US Navy for the repair of single switch tubes and double duty switch tubes that are components of the AN/SPY radar systems in support of the Aegis Combat System. This is a five-year contract with no options. All work will be performed in […]View the full article
  9. Hi, im trying to install Simplot onto my Mac but keep getting an exception override 30 message... any ideas?
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  11. Americas Dominion Energy won a $27.5 million order for design and construction of Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program P505 electrical distribution upgrades at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, and the implementation of selected energy conservation measures for lighting improvements. Work will be performed in Beaufort, South Carolina, and is expected to be […]View the full article
  12. Americas Lockheed Martin won a 841.5 million modification, which exercises options to provide non-recurring site activation, initial sustainment and associated administrative support, to include fleet management, support equipment, pilot flight equipment, post ejection survival training material, program management, and earned value management in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program of the Air Force, […]View the full article
  13. Americas Raytheon won an $80.3 million modification, which adds scope to provide non-recurring tooling, equipment, and associated support required to increase the annual AIM-9X missile production capacity for the Navy. Work will be performed in St. Albans, Vermont; Simsbury, Connecticut; Keyser, West Virginia; Tucson, Arizona; Murrieta, California; St. Petersburg, Florida; Midland, Ontario, Canada; Anniston, Alabama […]View the full article
  14. Americas Raytheon Technologies won a $220.9 million deal, which provides material and support equipment, program administrative, labor, supplies, services, planning, and unit level support equipment for F135 propulsion depot maintenance, non-recurring sustainment activities, and depot activations in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Military Sealift Command, […]View the full article
  15. Americas Lockheed Martin won a $31.6 million modification for capability package development and fielding, system integration and fielding, and in-service sustainment in support of current configurations of the AEGIS combat system. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by December 2023. Western allies started a major naval exercise […]View the full article
  16. Americas Oasis Systems won a $19 million deal for Sea Hunter and Seahawk operations and sustainment. This award includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this delivery order to $37,435,818. Work will be performed in San Diego, California; Ventura, California; Rockville, Maryland; Burlington, Massachusetts; and various locations across the US. Work […]View the full article
  17. Americas Sikorsky won an $8.4 million delivery order for the repair of 17 motor controls and five actuator mechanical control processors in support of the CH-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. This contract contains no options, and work is expected to be completed by March 2027. Annual working capital funds (Navy) […]View the full article
  18. Americas According to the Defense Post, the US Army is developing its new Command Post Integrated Infrastructure (CPI2) to enhance operability across the battlefield. CPI2 is a mobile command platform that is able to rapidly “tear down, move, and stand” command and control (C2) capabilities, helping the army achieve its top communications priorities while reducing […]View the full article
  19. Americas Lockheed Martin won a $81.3 million modification to exercise options for Littoral Combat Ship class design support and integrated data and product model environment support. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia; Washington, DC; Marinette, Wisconsin; and Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by August 2024. The F-15EX Integrated Test […]View the full article
  20. Americas Longbow won a $156.4 million deal for procurement of Apache Attack Helicopter Fire Control Radar and other support hardware and auxiliary services. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida; and Linthicum Heights, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2027. The Apache attack helicopter is a combat proven aircraft manufactured by American […]View the full article
  21. The Arrow 3 or Hetz 3 is an exoatmospheric hypersonic anti-ballistic missile, jointly funded, developed and produced by Israel and the United States. Undertaken by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Boeing, it is overseen by the Israeli Ministry of Defense's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_3 https://www.iai.co.il/p/arrow-3 View full record
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    Arrow 3

    The Arrow 3 or Hetz 3 is an exoatmospheric hypersonic anti-ballistic missile, jointly funded, developed and produced by Israel and the United States. Undertaken by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Boeing, it is overseen by the Israeli Ministry of Defense's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_3 https://www.iai.co.il/p/arrow-3
  23. Americas Raytheon won a $48.8 million deal for the repair of 10 forward-looking infrared components in support of the V-22 and CH-53 helicopters. This contract includes a five-year base period with no options. Work will take place in McKinney, Texas (40%); El Segundo, California (30%); Jacksonville, Florida (15%); and Goleta, California (15%). Work is expected […]View the full article
  24. Americas A hypersonic missile data processing center is slated to be established at the Air National Guard base at Hector Field. This announcement was made by Senator John Hoeven, during the Grand Farm Autonomous Nation Conference at the Fargo Microsoft campus on August 29. The data center is a crucial component of the Sky Range […]View the full article
  25. Americas Kihomac won a $12.5 million deal for A?10 aircraft nacelle doors. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a five?year contract with no option periods. The performance completion date is August 31, 2028. Using military service is Air Force. Boeing won a $7 million delivery order for the the procurement […]View the full article
  26. Americas Leidos has awarded CAE a deal to supply a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the US Army’s High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) program. HADES seeks to enhance the service’s aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (A-ISR) capabilities by replacing existing ISR aircraft fleets that have been operational since the Cold War. CAE will […]View the full article
  27. Americas Sikorsky won a $2 billion modification by the US Navy, which adds scope for Lots 7 and 8 block buy contract for a combined quantity of 35 CH-53K full-rate production aircraft, 27 for the Marine Corps and eight for the government of Israel, as well as provides associated aircraft and programmatic support, logistical support […]View the full article
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