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  • Naval Warfare

    Raytheon wins $677 million radar order

    12th June 2024

    Raytheon’s Air and Missile Defence Radar (AMDR), now officially designated as AN/SPY-6(V), will be purchased by the US Navy to equip the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers the service has been procuring under its Flight III initiative.

  • Air Warfare

    USAF orders Joint Strike Missile for its F-35s

    3rd June 2024

    The Joint Strike Missile (JSM) is a multirole version of the Naval Strike Missile. Norway funded the programme to develop and produce the JSM for the F-35 for anti-ship and land-attack missions.

  • Land Warfare

    PAC-3E uses Aegis to intercept live target

    21st May 2024

    The MIM-104F Phased Array Tracking to Intercept of Target (Patriot) Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) is a long-range, medium- to high-altitude, all-weather air defence missile designed to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and advanced aircraft.

  • Air Warfare

    Romania approved for $340 million Sidewinder purchase

    15th May 2024

    The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile (AAM). The heat-seeking AIM-9X Block 1 Sidewinder, the most widely used AAM on US and allied fighter aircraft, can also be mounted on helicopters.

  • Digital Battlespace

    Raytheon missile warning data processing system declared operational

    7th May 2024

    Raytheon’s Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution Mission Data Processing Application Framework (FORGE MDPAF) is designed as a modular and adaptable framework to provide integration of mission focused applications to handle information from satellites.

  • Naval Warfare

    South Korea approves more frigates plus SM-3 missiles

    6th May 2024

    South Korea’s six FFX Batch IV frigates are expected to be delivered by 2032 and will full retirement of remaining Pohang-class corvettes and Ulsan-class frigates, and possibly Gwanggaeto-class destroyers.

  • Air Warfare

    Spain fortifies air defences with more NASAMS

    22nd April 2024

    Spain began the advancement of its air defence capabilities with the initiation of the NASAMS modernisation programme.

  • Land Warfare

    US Missile Defense Agency’s budget could be cut by $2.6 billion over the next three years

    20th April 2024

    The reduction would impact several acquisition and development programmes, creating capabilities gaps in US missile defence architecture.

  • Air Warfare

    Lockheed beats out Northrop on $17 billion US missile contract

    16th April 2024

    The Next Generation Interceptor and accompanying radars will play a key role in protecting the US against long-range ballistic missile threats.

  • Land Warfare

    US approves support of Ukrainian Hawk missile systems

    10th April 2024

    The decades-old HAWK system has undergone substantial improvements since its introduction into service.

  • Air Warfare

    US hypersonic programmes to receive almost $7 billion in 2025

    2nd April 2024

    The investments in hypersonic capabilities, part of the US$9.8 billion fund the Pentagon requested for long-range fires, will cover several initiatives across all domains.

  • Land Warfare

    Germany orders more Patriot air defence systems

    26th March 2024

    The US Army has acquired more than 1,100 launchers of which it has exported at least 200 launchers, while more than 10,000 Patriot missiles have been produced to date.

  • Land Warfare

    Palantir bags $178 million US Army TITAN deep sensing contract

    8th March 2024

    Palantir has committed to constructing 10 TITAN ground stations and deploying five basic variants on the US Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, with frontline soldier input ensuring essential capabilities have been integrated into each system.

  • Land Warfare

    Raytheon and Rafael to expand Iron Dome missile production

    23rd February 2024

    Rafael developed Iron Dome to provide a dual-role system which could be used for C-RAM and very-short-range air defence. Since 2011, Iron Dome has served as the lowest layer of the multi-layered Israeli air and missile defence network.

  • Land Warfare

    Norway to provide more NASAMs to Ukraine

    9th February 2024

    If approved by the Norwegian Parliament, a proposal to supply additional National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) units to Ukraine would represent Norway’s fourth such donation of the systems.

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • ISR/special mission

    ISTAR Aircraft (South Korea)

    Programme Background South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration stated that Seoul is planning to procure additional aircraft to minimize potential surveillance gaps amid growing security ...

  • Military UAS - tactical

    Project Sea 129 Phase 5 [Australia]

    Programme Background Requirement Project Sea 129 Phase 5 was intended to acquire a new ISR UAS capability for the RAN. The aircraft was required to perform ...

  • Landing craft and hovercraft

    Littoral Manoeuvre Vessel - Heavy (Project Land 8710 Phase 2) [Australia]

    Programme Background Requirements Under Project Land 8710 Phase 2, Australia is seeking to acquire an undisclosed number of Littoral Manoeuvre Vessels to replace the Balikpapan-class. The 2020 ...

  • ISR/special mission

    MC-27J - Algeria

    Programme Background Algeria has a long standing ISR aircraft requirement to support its Beech 1900 fleet comprised of six aircraft. The new ISR fleet is ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    MQ-9B SeaGuardian [Morocco]

    Programme Background 2020-2030 Morocco-US Agreement In October 2020, officials from the Trump administration visited Morocco, and both nations signed a military and security cooperation agreement. ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle (USA)

    Programme Background Requirement The OMFV programme is the latest of several attempts to develop a Bradley replacement.  Designed to be capable of operating with or without ...

  • Landing craft and hovercraft

    Littoral Manoeuvre Vessel - Medium (Project Land 8710 Phase 1A) [Australia]

    Programme Background Requirements Australia has set out requirements for a fleet of up to 18 Littoral Manoeuvre Vessels - Medium (LMV-M) with the release of ...

  • Landing craft and hovercraft

    Manoeuvrable Boats [Japan]

    Programme Background Requirements According to the 2022 Defence Buildup Programme, Japan will procure new manoeuvrable boats for the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The boats ...

  • Maritime patrol

    P-8A Poseidon-UK

    Programme Background In July 2016, the UK government announced that it had ordered nine aircraft for service with the RAF. Under this frame, in January ...

  • ISR/special mission

    ISTAR Aircraft - India

    Programme Background New Delhi has a long standing requirement for ISTAR aircraft to increase the IAF's capability to track mobile ground targets, map natural disaster areas, ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3A [Kuwait]

    Programme Background The capability packages granted to Kuwait will include the integration of Storm Shadow and Brimstone and other air-to-surface weapons, the integration of a ...

  • Military helicopters - maritime

    MH-60R (Australia)

    Programme Background Requirement The RAN already has 24 MH-60R Seahawks (the last delivered in September 2016), so this represents a 50% increase in fleet size. ...

  • Tanks

    M1A2T Abrams

    Programme Background Taiwan has had a long-standing desire to attain M1A1 or M1A2 Abrams from the US in order to replace elderly M60A3 TTS and CM11 ...

  • ISR/special mission

    E-6 TACAMO Recapitalisation Programme (E-XX) [USN]

    Programme Background The E-6 Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) Recapitalisation Programme (E-XX) provides for air vehicle replacement and mission systems modernization to augment and eventually ...

  • Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Project Tiquila [UK]

    Programme Background Tender Notice On 18 September 2020, the MoD Combat Air Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Team published a tender notice for a system integrator ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Naval: shipboard communication systems

    Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT)

    The Navy Multiband Terminal is the next-generation maritime military SATCOM for the US Navy and allied nations. The terminal integrates EHF and AEHF systems with ...

  • Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming, Air: chaff, flare and decoy systems

    ADM-160B/C MALD

    Teledyne Ryan (now Raytheon) was the original manufacturer of the ADM-160A Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (MALD), the acquisition of which was cancelled by the US Air ...

  • Airborne rockets - guided

    Talon LGR

    Raytheon developed the Talon Laser-Guided Rocket (LGR), a semi-active laser guidance and control kit that connects directly to the front of 70mm unguided rockets. Raytheon ...

  • Air: surveillance and maritime patrol radar


    The Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) is a battlefield surveillance synthetic aperture radar/moving target indication (MTI) system installed in the UK RAF's Raytheon Sentinel R1 aircraft, ...

  • Major networking projects


    Global Broadcast Service (GBS) provides worldwide IP broadcast of real-time video, imagery and other data sources across the Global Information Grid to support US forces ...

  • Air: Radio and SATCOM


    The AN/ARC-232(V) Starblazer is a single-channel radio that supports fixed- and rotary-wing applications. Designed by Raytheon, it is available in panel and remote mount variants.

  • Major networking projects

    DIB 1.3

    The Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB) is a key element of the US DoD strategy to build a net-centric capability, enabling service DCGS elements ...

  • EO/IR systems


    The Common Sensor Payload (CSP) joins Raytheon’s family of targeting systems that provide ISTAR mission capabilities to the warfighter. CSP will benefit from, and contribute ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical


    The Cobra UAS was designed to support Raytheon's development, integration and testing of unmanned systems. The onboard mission computer can process payload data and format ...

  • Sea: sonar systems


    The AN/SQS-62 is a towed array sonar developed by Raytheon. It is a variable depth sonar, which has been designed specifically for the US Navy's ...

  • Airborne rockets - guided

    GBU-53/B StormBreaker

    GBU-53/B StormBreaker is a precision-guided glide bomb developed by Raytheon to equip F-15, F/A-18 and F-35. It is also known as the Small Diameter Bomb II. The StormBreaker includes a ...

  • EO/IR systems

    Reconnaissance Pod

    Airbus Defence and Space's fast-jet reconnaissance pod system is in service on German and Italian Tornado aircraft. 

  • Major networking projects


    The Compartmented High Assurance Information Network (CHAIN) is described as a robust architecture that improves interoperability of IT systems among the military services and security ...

  • Deployable/static missile systems


    Unveiled at IDEX 2019, Falcon is a short-to-medium range ground-based air defence system, including C-RAM and C-UAS capabilities. The Falcon consists of Lockheed Martin's Skykeeper ...

  • Air: sonar systems

    AN/AQS-22 ALFS

    The AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low-Frequency Sonar (ALFS) is the primary undersea warfare sensor for the USN MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter. The sonar system enables the MH-60R ...