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  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Puma 3 AE (Ukraine)

    Programme Background Military Aid - $300 Million On 1 April 2022, the US DoD announced a $300 million military aid package for Ukraine to "bolster Urkaine's capacity ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4, Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    JLTV Oshkosh Contract (US Navy)

    As of November 2020, the US DoD had signed 14 contracts with Oshkosh Defense covering the delivery of approximately 17,731 JLTVs to all branches of ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Switchblade 300 (Ukraine Aid) [US]

    Programme Background Presidential Drawdown (16 March 2022 & 13 April 2022) On 16 March 2022, President Biden announced $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine through ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Puma LE (Kosovo)

    Programme Background On 21 January 2022, the US Department of Defence (DoD) announced that AeroVironment had been awarded an $11.01 million firm-fixed contract for Puma LE. ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-35A Joint Strike Fighter - USAF

    According to the US FY2021 budget document, Turkey's removal from the JSF program and transition to the alternate supply chain sources may challenge to achieve ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Phoenix Ghost (Ukraine Aid) [US]

    Programme Background Presidential Drawdown (21 April 2022) Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, on 21 April 2022, President Biden announced an $800 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4, Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    JLTV Oshkosh Contract (US Air Force)

    As of November 2020, the US DoD had signed 14 contracts with Oshkosh Defense covering the delivery of approximately 17,731 JLTVs to all branches of ...

  • Fighter - naval

    F-35B STOVL - US Navy

    The JSF programme will develop and field a family of aircraft that meets the needs of the US DoD and US allies with the F-35A ...

  • Air: aerial targets, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    BQM-177A [US Navy]

    Background Previous Purchases The BQM-177A was designed for the USN and has been in service with the USN for many years. Indeed, in August 2022, Shephard reported ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Switchblade 600 (Ukraine Aid) [US]

    Programme Background $300 Million USAI (1 April 2022) On 1 April 2022, the US DoD announced a $300 million military aid package for Ukraine following ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Point Blank [US]

    Programme Background As IAI stated in a 19 January 2023 press release, it had been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by the Irregular Warfare Technical Support ...

  • Fighter - naval

    F-35C Carrier Variant

    The US Navy is planning to order 130 F-35Cs between FY2026 and FY2030 under the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. The purchase is estimated be ...

  • Loitering munitions

    ALTIUS-600M (Ukraine Aid) [US]

    Programme Background On 24 February 2023, the US DoD announced that the Biden Administration had released an additional aid package under the Ukraine Security Assistance ...

  • Military helicopters - maritime

    MH-60R Seahawk (India)

    Programme Background On 25 February 2020, a letter of acceptance for 24 MH-60Rs, worth approximately $2.12 billion, was signed by India and the US in Delhi. ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - small

    T-150 [Japan]

    Programme Years When speaking at the Defence Drone Strategy in February 2024, the UK's Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge MP, told the media that ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Pistols

    M9

    M9 is the US DoD designation for the military-specification 9mm Beretta 92FS, selected in 1985 to replace the 45cal M1911A1 in US service. Sales to ...

  • Man-portable missile systems

    Igla/SA-18

    The 9K38 Igla (US DoD designation SA-18, NATO reporting name Grouse ) IR-homing MANPADS was developed by KBM and entered service in 1983 to meet the requirements ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Point Blank

    Point Blank Weapon System is a hand-launched electro-optical VTOL-capable loitering munition developed by Isreal Aerospace Industries (IAI). IAI has been awarded a contract by the US ...

  • Air: aerial targets, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    BQM-177A/i

    The BQM-177A subsonic aerial target (SSAT) was designed for the USN, and the BQM-177i is the export variant. The BQM-177 provides realistic threat emulation for ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    BAT-850

    Pathfinder's BAT-850 VSAT is a carbon fibre, tri-band terminal with auto-acquisition capability. Suitable for flyaway (case-based) and vehicle-mounted applications, it is in service with the ...

  • Autonomous GPADS

    Airborne Systems has developed a family of smart systems ranging in payload capacity from 90-4,536kg. Utilising the technology developed and used in ram-air canopies, Guided ...

  • Crew-served grenade launchers

    Striker 40/MK47

    General Dynamics is systems integrator for the Striker 40 (MK47 AGL in US service). The complete system comprises the weapon, AN/PWG-1 Lightweight Video Sight and ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    URC-300

    The URC-300 is a software-defined radio designed for line-of-sight, ground-to-air communications in particular. Introduced in 2020, it adheres to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards as well ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    ScanEagle 3

    Insitu unveiled the ScanEagle 3 at the Xponential exhibition in Denver in May 2018. The platform has twice the payload capacity of its ScanEagle predecessor ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    Banshee Tactical Radio

    Developed by Fenix Group, the Banshee Tactical Radio (BTR) is a communications system that uses 4G/LTE connectivity to provide secure mesh networking capability on the ...

  • Air: Radio and SATCOM

    AN/ARC-231 Skyfire

    The AN/ARC-231 Skyfire is an airborne VHF/UHF/LOS and DAMA SATCOM system. This system supports US DoD requirements for airborne, multi-band, multi-mission, secure anti-jam voice, data ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    Global Observer

    The AeroVironment Global Observer HALE UAV was a developmental HALE UAV designed for various civil, commercial and government applications.  Development of the platform began in 2007 ...

  • Counter-UAS systems

    CLWS

    Developed by Boeing, Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS or CLaWS) is a medium-range, low-power laser C-UAS system. According to the reports, the CLWS prototype has ...

  • Air-to-air missiles

    9M32 Strela-2

    The 9M32 Strela-2 is a helicopter-launched version of the Russian first-generation, shoulder-launched, short-range SAM,  the 9K32. Designated by the US DoD as the SA-7A with ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    MIDS JTRS

    The MIDS JTRS is a four-channel radio designed to run the Link 16 waveform and up to three additional communication protocols, including the Airborne Networking ...