BAE Systems has received a $184 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for more Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) under full-rate production.
The three firms will have to design an air-launched drone that fires multiple air-to-air weapons.
Deliveries to the U.S. Air Force are to begin this quarter, say Boeing.
BAE Systems will provide lifecycle, engineering, and sustainment support to ensure precision approaches as part of a new $65.7m contract.
"It's not unreasonable today to think about a light carrier that would launch unmanned vertical take-off vehicles."
The aircraft, according to its builders, will be "the fastest, most manoeuvrable and most survivable assault helicopter in history".
The call "reaffirmed the importance of the special US-UK relationship & discussed mutual security concerns" according to the new US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Leonardo and Rafael have announced that they have completed the delivery of Trophy Active Protection Systems ordered by the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks.
NORAD plans to conduct 'Falcon Virgo', a routine air defence exercise, over Washington D.C. until the 26th of January.
J-STARS delivers real-time battle management situational awareness and wide area search.