The Boeing CH-147 Chinook is becoming a prime time player for the Royal Canadian Air Force, with its versatility and tactical abilities being displayed regularly. The heavy helicopter shows off a stunning combination of quickness and power. It can maneuver through and land in tight and tricky places, while having heavy lifting capabilities like its Hafthór Björnsson. The maximum gross takeoff weight that it can handle is listed at around 50,000 pounds.


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Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin has just received a $227 million contract from the US Army for its brand new Alternative Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary (GMLRS). The new US Army contract also includes provisions to provide for a Foreign Military sale of GMLRS rockets to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. GMLRS is an all-weather rocket designed to perform in any condition, with swift deployment and a range far greater than that of conventional weapon. Also, the new alternative version of the GMLRS vastly improves upon its predecessor. New features include a more precise accuracy processor, an enhanced anti-jam system, a 200 pound Unitary Warhead, one-round one kill capability, and reduced collateral damage. One of if not the largest improvement in the alternative GMLRS is the lowered risk of unexploded ordinance. This missile has one of the longest ranges of any submunition warheads, but it is also incredibly accurate.


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Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is a European multinational aerospace and defence corporation that manufacturers aircraft parts as well as civil airliners. Airbus was originally formed as the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), but in January of 2014 was reorganized as Airbus Group—combining the divisions for development and marketing of civil and military aircraft, as well as communications systems, missiles, space rockets, helicopters, satellites, and related systems. In February 2015, Britain’s Ministry of Defence announced that a USD$228 million deal has been signed to equip Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets with the newest Brimstone 2 surface attack missiles.


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