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HHI Wins $1.5 Bn Contract for LPD 28 Amphibious Ship

Pentagon Contract Announcement(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Dec 19, 2016)Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded a $1,463,276,000 fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Australia, France Sign Inter-Governmental Agreement on Future Subs

Australia and France Sign Future Submarine Inter-Governmental Agreement(Source: Australian Prime Minister’s Office; issued Dec 20, 2016)In Adelaide today, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Court to Rule on Canada’s $15Bn Saudi Arms Deal

(Source: The Globe and Mail; published Dec. 18, 2016)OTTAWA --- The federal government is defending its decision to export combat vehicles to Saudi Arabia by arguing in court that the Canadian Foreign Minister has such broad authority to green-light...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Italy’s Top Court Orders Retrial of ex-Finmeccanica Chiefs In India Bribery Case

Italy's Top Court Orders Retrial of Ex-Finmeccanica Executives In India Bribery Case (excerpt)Italy's highest court on Friday ordered a re-trial of former top executives at defense group Leonardo Finmeccanica over allegations of bribery in a 2010 con...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

Iran Air Confirms Cutting Airbus Order, Dropping A380s

IranAir has trimmed its planned order from Europe's Airbus to 100 planes, partly by dropping superjumbo A380s, the flag carrier's head said on Sunday, confirming an adjustment first reported by Reuters. "Although the nominal value of the contract for...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

US Files Appeal Against WTO Ruling On Boeing Tax Breaks

Dispute Settlement: US Files Appeal Against WTO Panel Ruling On Tax Breaks for Civil Aircraft ProductionThe United States filed a notice of appeal on 16 December 2016 in the case brought by the European Union in “United States — Conditional Tax I...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

Listen to Marian Hill & Lauren Jauregui Collab “Back To Me” Single (Review)

Marian Hill has released her latest single titled “Back To Me” after their debut album ‘ACT ONE’ release this year. That album was a complete solo effort and this new single features Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui. So M...
by Just Random Things on Dec 18, 2016

Watch the Lyric Video for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” by Zayn & Taylor Swift

About a week ago the first single off of the Fifty Shades Darker movie soundtrack dropped and nobody expected it to be a collaboration between Zayn and Taylor Swift. As pleasant as that surprise may have been, the track titled “I Don’t Wa...
by Just Random Things on Dec 16, 2016

Budget Cap to Freeze Brazil Defense Spending

BRASILIA --- On December 13, Brazil's Senate approved a constitutional amendment that will cap government spending in Brazil. The new law will go into effect on December 15. The spending cap will apply to the federal spending in Brazil starting with...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

Poland Orders SP Guns in $1.1Bn Deal

Artillery “Deal of the Century” Concluded As Poland Awards $1.1 Billion Contract (excerpt)The Polish Army’s new Kruk (crab) self-propelled howitzer is based on a South Korean design, and closely resembles the US-manufactured M-109. After an ini...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

Europe’s Galileo Navigation System Goes Live

by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

Watch Lady Gaga’s Emotional Tribute “Million Reasons” Music Video

Lady Gaga has finally released an official music video for her hit ballad “Million Reasons” from her 2016 album ‘Joanne.’ She performed the song live on Dive Bar tour before, which was quite different from what we see in these...
by Just Random Things on Dec 15, 2016

Increased Risks, Costs Seen for Littoral Combat Ship Program

Overhaul of Littoral Combat Ship Program Likely to Increase Risks and Costs (excerpt)The Navy’s $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program provides a step-by-step case study in acquisition failures and the costs and risks of unacceptable levels...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

US to Deploy F-22s to Australia In 2017

US to Fly F-22 Raptors In and Out of Australia Amid South China Sea Tensions (excerpt)The United States will follow up the deployment of a permanent Marine force in Australia’s Northern Territory with regular deployments of F-22 Raptor stealth figh...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

Pakistan Tests Babur-2 Ground-Launched Cruise Missile

Press Release(Source: Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations; issued Dec 14, 2016)Pakistan has successfully tested the Hatf VII Babur cruise missile launched from a new canister. The missile has a range of about 700 km and a submarine-launched vers...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

Watch Mac Miller & Ariana Grande Get Steamy in “My Favorite Part” Music Video

Mac Miller released a much awaited music video for his hit single “My Favorite Part” featuring Ariana Grande and it has had very good reviews so far. The track appears on Miller’s 2016 album ‘The Divine Feminine’ and the...
by Just Random Things on Dec 14, 2016

Argentina Launches $2.5Bn Military Modernization

President Mauricio Macri has approved the purchase of airplanes for the Air Force, patrol vessels for the Navy and armored vehicles and combat rifles for the Army, it was announced Monday, to give the Armed Forces back some of their lost firepower, D...
by Defense news alert on Dec 14, 2016

US Grounds All MV-22 Ospreys In Japan After Crash

U.S. Military Grounds All Osprey Airplanes After Crash (excerpt)(Source: Mainichi Japan; published Dec 14, 2016)TOKYO --- The United States told Japan on Wednesday it will ground its Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in line with Tokyo's request that it do...
by Defense news alert on Dec 14, 2016

Germany to Seek Penalties for A400M Late Delivery

BERLIN --- A sixth new Airbus A400M military transporter plane is due to land in Germany on Wednesday, with another likely to follow before the year's end, but Airbus faces penalties for the late deliveries, the German defence ministry said on Tuesda...
by Defense news alert on Dec 14, 2016

Safran Wins 10-Year Contract to Support Belgian, Dutch and French NH90s

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by...
by Defense news alert on Dec 13, 2016


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