GE to Provide Engine Upgrades for Joint Strike Fighter Jets | Netherlands declared IOC for F-35 squadron


General Electric Aviation has won an order for $ 18.4 million, which provides engineering and engine system improvement services for F414 engine component upgrades in support of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The engine is a 22,000 pound class afterburner turbojet. It comprises an axial compressor with 3 fan stages and 7 high pressure compressor stages, and 1 high pressure turbine stage and 1 low pressure stage. With a weight of 2,445 pounds, the F414-GE-400 has a thrust-to-weight ratio of nine. The work will take place in Massachusetts. Planned completion will be in December 2022.

BAE Information and Electronic Systems Integration won up to $ 42 million contract amendment with a five-year option period adding national stock number 1680-K0-107-337VM for radar alert receiver vessel assemblies ALR-56M. The AN / ALR-56 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) is designed to detect incoming radar signals, identify, associate those signals with a known threat, and alert the aircraft crew. The work will take place in New York and New Jersey. The estimated completion date is March 30, 2024.

Middle East and Africa

According to the Associated Press, Iranian paramilitary Revolutionary Guards (IRGCs) staged a five-day drill in the southern region of the country amid heightened tensions over the government’s nuclear program. The news first appeared last week. Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, gave a vague answer at a press conference when a reporter asked him if the country would enrich uranium to 90% military purity. On December 24, Al Jazeera reported that the IRGC fired 16 surface-to-surface ballistic missiles at the end of five days of military exercises. The generals reportedly said the exercises were a warning to Israel.


The Dutch Ministry of Defense has officially declared the Initial Operational Capability (IOC) of the Air Force F-35 squadron. The army will now be able to deploy a unit of 4 F-35s with personnel and equipment anywhere in the world for a short period.

Asia Pacific

Russia has reportedly offered India to develop its own armored vehicles with the country on the basis of Armata’s universal platform from Armata. At the Army-2021 forum, Rosoboronexport chief Alexander Mikheev told Defense Ministry Zvezda that in the coming years Russia will bring around 50 new types of weapons and special equipment to foreign markets. .

South Korea’s Defense Project Promotion Committee has approved a plan to replace the country’s CH-47D helicopters with new ones. The project will cost $ 1.2 billion and run from 2022 to 2028.

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