AMERGINT eyes acquisition of space-based optics business from Raytheon Technologies following merger

WASHINGTON – AMERGINT Technologies, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo., has completed the purchase of the Collins Aerospace space-based optics business from Raytheon Technologies Corp. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

Source: Raytheon Technologies acquisition optics | Military & Aerospace Electronics

Air Force Awards $13.3 Billion Contract for Nuclear Missiles 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force on Tuesday awarded a $13.3 billion contract for engineering and development work on a replacement for the Minuteman 3 missile, which has operated continuously for half a century as a key part of the nuclear force.

Source: Air Force Awards $13.3 Billion Contract for Nuclear Missiles | Political News | US News

Lockheed Martin: Behind The Huge $62 Billion F-16 Win 

Lockheed Martin (LMT) has been one of the names I have been bullish on for some years. Admittedly, the stock price performance since I wrote my first report on Lockheed Martin has only outperformed the broader market by a few percent, but its total return has been strong and that’s realized by strong growth in the dividends. In turn, that ability to grow dividends is driven by a strong product complementary product portfolio and ongoing wins in the field.

Source: Lockheed Martin: Behind The Huge $62 Billion Win (NYSE:LMT) | Seeking Alpha

Japan Cleared to Buy 32 Amraam Missiles in $63M Deal

WASHINGTON — The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of thirty-two (32) AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) with support for an estimated cost of $63 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Source: Japan – AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles

Korean Military to Buy 40 More Fighter Jets from U.S.

SEOUL — Korea will double the number of F-35 stealth fighter jets it will buy from the United States, including variants that will operate on the country’s first aircraft carrier, according to military sources.

Source: Korean Military to Buy 40 More Fighter Jets from U.S. (excerpt)

BAE Systems completes acquisition of military GPS business 

BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of the Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System business from Raytheon Technologies Corporation, bringing decades of experience, innovative technology, and an extensive installed base of products to the company.

Source: BAE Systems completes acquisition of military GPS business | Aerotech News & Review

Army Starts Construction On Prototype Lasers 

WASHNGTON: After years of lower-power field tests and more than one thousand hours of soldier feedback, the Army is on track to field-test two different types of high-energy lasers in 2022: a 50-kilowatt weapon to destroy enemy drones and incoming artillery rockets, and a 300-kW weapon that could potentially shoot down cruise missiles.

Source: Army Starts Construction On Prototype Lasers « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Raytheon to maintain DBR radar until EASR comes onboard

WASHINGTON – Shipboard radar experts at Raytheon Technologies Corp. will continue supporting an expensive surface-search radar system for large U.S. Navy warships until a suitable replacement comes online, under terms of a $9.7 million order announced Friday.

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Taiwan can supply 90% of key technologies for space industry

Taiwan’s ecosystem is able to supply 90% of the key technologies needed to support development of a space industry, according to Lin Chun-liang, director general for National Space Organization under National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs).

Source: Taiwan can supply 90% of key technologies for space industry

Electronics Manufacturing Industry Applauds Congressional Actions

IPC, the global electronics manufacturing association, applauds leaders in the U.S. Senate and House for approving IPC-backed measures that will bolster the resiliency and security of the U.S. defense electronics industrial base.

Source: Electronics Manufacturing Industry Applauds Congressional Actions

Bringing self-driving car technology to space satellites 

AImotive is collaborating with C3S, a satellite and space technology provider, to create a prototype hardware platform for satellites using self-driving car technology and artificial intelligence (AI).

Source: Bringing self-driving car technology to space satellites | Engineering360

Raytheon delivers first SPY-6 radar array to U.S. Navy

Raytheon Technologies delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array for installation on the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the U.S. Navy’s first Flight III guided-missile destroyer. The SPY-6 family of radars performs simultaneous air, missile and surface defense on seven types of U.S. Navy ships.

Source: News | Raytheon Missiles & Defense delivers first SPY-6 radar array to U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer | Raytheon Technologies