Featured — October 10 – Aerotech News & Review



NKorea launches 2 missiles towards the sea after US-SKorea exercises
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles towards its eastern waters on October 10, the latest in a recent barrage of weapons tests, a day after warning that the redeployment of a US aircraft carrier near on the Korean Peninsula was fueling regional tensions.

US and UK hold drone drill in Persian Gulf after Iran seizures
The US Navy held a joint drone exercise with the UK on October 7 in the Persian Gulf, testing the same unmanned surveillance vessels that Iran has seized twice in recent months in the Middle East.

The Kremlin, rejecting responsibility for the failures of the war, fires military commanders
Since the invasion began in February, Russian commanders have been fired, demoted and sidelined due to military failures, and others have been killed in action.


DOD grants waiver for F-35 deliveries interrupted by Chinese equipment
The Pentagon has approved a waiver that would allow Lockheed Martin to resume deliveries of F-35s that were halted following the discovery of an alloy made from unapproved materials from China.

Deadline looms in competition to build Army replacement Bradley
The deadline is approaching to submit bids for the construction of the U.S. Army’s Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Rafael predicts that the Iron Beam laser system could be deployed in two years
An Israeli defense company expects its new laser weapon to be operational in two to three years and integrated into the Iron Dome air defense system.

BAE and US in talks to restart production of M777 howitzer after Ukraine success
The potential resurrection of the big gun shows how the war in Ukraine could reshape the global arms industry.

Lockheed and Thales decide to boost Australia’s A$1 billion sovereign missile push
“Lockheed Martin will supply and transfer to Australia the same level of technology and development, as well as advanced programs and systems that we have in our factories in the United States,” said Pat Sunderlin, vice president of operations for Lockheed Martin Missiles. and Fire Control.

Companies behind robot dogs ask countries not to arm robot dogs, please
Six companies pledged to find ways to mitigate the risk of armed robots, but did not rule out their use for reconnaissance.

Check out Anduril’s new stray ammo, the company’s first (but not last) weapons program
“This will be a large and growing family of systems that we intend to add in the years to come,” Anduril Chief Strategy Officer Chris Brose told Breaking Defense in an interview. exclusive.

Here’s your first clear look at the next-gen “AbramsX” Main Battle Tank
After months of veiled teasing, General Dynamics Land Systems has finally revealed its first clear look at its next-generation main battle tank concept.

Italy plans US-style Compass Call electronic attack aircraft
As it expands its fleet of sensor-equipped Gulfstream aircraft, the Italian Air Force aims to acquire the Compass Call electronic attack variant currently being tested for the United States, the chief of the service.

Italian air force chief wants to participate in US next-generation helicopter technology – pronto
Italian air force chief says Italy needs to partner with the United States on the development of coaxial-rotor helicopters — and quickly — to gain the same advantages it has achieved as a first partner of the F-35 program.


U.S. Army on track to field 24 systems in Exercise 23 toward a modern force
The US military is set to deliver hypersonic weapons, missiles capable of reaching 500 kilometers and a cannon that will reach twice its current range as part of a group of two dozen systems it plans to roll out over the next year.

Task force seeks lighter Javelin missiles and robot dogs for infantry
A task force focused on soldier lethality is adding new initiatives to its portfolio, including a lighter Javelin missile, identifying how artificial intelligence can help squads and examining robot dogs as infantry combat companions.

Competition heats up for future Army tactical UAS
The US military is set to launch a competitive prototyping effort for a tactical drone after selecting AeroVironment’s Jump 20 earlier this year as a tentative option.

Supply chain issues delay KC-46 refueling vision system upgrade until 2025
The release of a redesigned refueling vision system for Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus will be delayed 19 months due to supply chain issues, the US Air Force said.

What the new ‘bat drone’ means for the Air Force’s autonomous fighter planes
The newly acquired MQ-28 is intended to be flown in coordination with human pilots.


Unemployment for veterans is below 3% for the seventh consecutive month
The unemployment rate for veterans remained below 3% for the seventh consecutive month in September, continuing the best period of job prospects for veterans in America in more than 20 years.


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