First Order for BrightNite Helicopter Piloting System

Elbit Systems received a first order for the BrightNite vision system from one of NATO air forces in, (name of the country has not been released). BrightNite is designed to enhance helicopter pilot visibility and situational awareness in Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) conditions. The company is expected to deliver the systems under a $17 million contract, within 30 months.

Elbit Systems Introduces SuperVision – Another Step Toward the Cockpit of the Future

At the Paris Air Show 2015, Elbit Systems is launching 'SuperVision' - an innovative man-machine interface that could narrow the gap that F-35 helmet and displays have opened over current generation aircraft.

Opening the Night For Danish F-16 Pilots

Night Attack The Royal Danish Air Force has validated the use of Night Vision Cueing and Display/ Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (NVCD/ ANVIS) on its F-16s, offering a night vision enhancement for the daylight functionality provided by standard Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). The system was flown for more than 300 hours as part of Operation Unified Protector during the summer of 2011.

Global Link – Empowering Airborne Net-Centric Operations

At Aero-India 2011 Israel's Rafael Advances Defense Systems is presenting the latest Network Centric Warfare solutions for aerospace applications, highlighting the 'Global Link' - a mature, operational solution providing integrated, airborne voice and data communication and applications suite designed for modern air forces Net work Centric Operations (NCO). Global Link provides air forces network-based operation an essential, robust and...

Lockheed Martin Awarded $206 Million to Prepare the F35A for the Israeli Avionics

The Pentagon has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin Corp on a $450 million program to enhance electronic warfare equipment on the F-35 fighter jet, and integrate Israeli-unique systems beginning in 2016, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

Fighter Aircraft Programs

Aero India - 2007 The most prominent program that dominated the recent air-show is the long expected US$6–11 billion plan to replace aging MiG-21s, 27 and Jaguars with 126 new multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA). The program was repeatedly delayed since 2005, when a formal request for Proposal (RFP) was expected. Although such request has not been filed yet, unofficial plans...

U.S. Army to Demonstrate Full Manned-Unmanned Operations Next Year

The U.S. Army is planning to test a combined operation of manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), as part of the demonstration of advanced capabilities enabled with current and future systems and technologies. The demonstration called 'Manned Unmanned Systems Integration Concept' (MUSIC) will take place at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, in September 2011. MUSIC will demonstrate the interoperability between manned and unmanned...

Elettronica and the art of Innovation

“In a highly competitive market niche you can’t afford to be runner up, but you must always get their first - explains the CEO Mr. Enzo Benigni - and to do so you must be at the forefront and invest in Research & Development. Neutralizing a threat implies knowing what’s happening, and transforming this know-how into a realistic undertaking.”

Raytheon’s Radars To Offer Common Datalink Interoperability

Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) will design and develop a Radar Common Data Link for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The program will establish datalink connectivity with for active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems to enable rapid exchange of non-traditional ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). The new protocols will match AESA radars installed in F-22, B-2, and the latest...

Telephonics to Establish Radar & Electronics JV with Mahindra

Five months after announcing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in October 2011 the Indian Mahindra & Mahindra group and U.S. radar manufacturer Telephonics Corporation are launching a Joint Venture company in India, aimed to provide radar and surveillance systems to the Indian Ministry of Defense and civil sector.

Boeing Offers Super Hornet Fighter Aircraft to Denmark

Boeing and the U.S. Navy delivered a proposal Aug. 15 offering the advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Royal Danish Air Force as part of Denmark's New Combat Aircraft competition. Denmark is already evaluating a proposal from the Swedish Saab Group, offering the Gripen multi-role fighter. Denmark has an initial requirement for 48 aircraft to replace its F-16s. The Block II...

Elbit Systems to Supply More DIRCMs to European, Asian Customers

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it recently was awarded two contracts for its MUSIC family of Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems, protecting aircraft and helicopters against air-to-air missiles (AAM) and infra-red guided Man Portable Air Defense missiles (MANPADS).

Update: Israel MOD Formally Orders the F-35A Stealth Fighters

Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government’s Foreign Military Sales process. beginning in 2015. In August 2010 Israel's defense minister Lt. General (Ret) Ehud Barak has given the go-ahead to a $2.75 billion purchase of 20 fifth Generation, stealth F-35I Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. About a month later, on...

Air Force Research Lab Completes Ground Collision Avoidance Flight Tests on an F-16

The U.S. Air Force completed the final 103rd test flight in the testing for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), part of the Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology (ACAT) /Fighter Risk Reduction Program. Researchers hope the lessons learned during these tests will lead to the virtual elimination of fighter aircraft mishaps. The cooperative program was conducted by the Air...

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