Israel’s firefighting unit to expand with six new planes

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $100 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to procure six new AT-802F firefighting aircraft and operate the firefighting squadron, which will consist of a total of 14 aircraft.

Unmanned Helicopters Could Augment Vertical Lift Transport in Combat Areas

October 2011 Update: KMAX to Begin Hauling Cargo for Marines in Afghanistan Next Month An unmanned Kaman K-MAX helicopter was recently flown by Lockheed Martin and...

System upgrades are key in Aegis destroyer’s success defeating ballistic, cruise missile raid on...

The US Navy Aegis missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test today testing the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system capability to defeat a synchronized raid, of nearly simultaneous attacks ballistic and cruise missiles. The test included three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean.

AIR POWER Middle East Conference to take place in Dubai Sept 2-3, 2007

On 2nd September, delegates from key nations will gather in Dubai to attend the Air Power UV Middle East International Conference , which will focus on military...

A Series of Crashes are Haunting Afghanistan Air Ops

A civilian operated helicopter such as this Mi-8 was crashed at the Kandahar airbase on 19 July 2009 killing 16 and wounding five civilians. Archive...

Successful Intercepts Sweeten the End of a Challenging Year for Missile Defense

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year. Two tests performed earlier today included a successful exo-atmospheric intercept test of the Arrow 3 interceptor, and first intercept mission of the Land-Based Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB launched from a land-based site. A third test conducted earlier this week tested the latest, most advanced variant of Standard Missile 3 series, the US-Japanese SM-3 Block IIA.

Project Liberty Birds Take Off – Special Mission MC-12W In Iraq

At the Paris Airshow Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) displayed the Beechcraft King Air 350ER configured by L3 for special missions. According to HBC, the...

Update: Brazilian KC-390 Program Gathers Steam

In the recent month Embraer has strengthened its KC-390 tanker transport program, transforming from a domestic program into an international venture. Following the announced Brazilian...

DB110 Aerial Reconnaissance Pod

The Goodrich's DB-110 reconnaissance pod is a digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system designed to capture images in day or night, using electro-optical sensor technology....

Missile Launch Detected by F-35 Provide Early Warning for Ballistic Missile Intercept Test

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the Missile Defense Agency, and the U.S. Air Force successfully connected an F-35, U-2 and a ground station in a ground-breaking test demonstrating a secure distribution of sensitive information across multiple platforms, facilitating true multi-domain operation. During the demonstration, called Project Riot, an F-35 detected a missile launch at long range, using standard onboard sensors. It then shared that information through the U-2 gateway, providing an early warning to an air defense center on the ground, enabling the commander to quickly make the decision to target the threat.

Life at the boneyard

The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total of 36 A-10 aircraft into BAI status. Although Congress has authorized 36 of the A-10 aircraft to be put into BAI status, the Air Force has elected for the time being to place fewer in BAI status.

SOCOM Launches Silent Knight Airborne Radar Development

The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) a $135.4 million contract to develop a new tactical radar for rotary and fixed-wing...

UAE is ready to take thousands of used MRAP vehicles

The UAE plans to acquire 4,500 used MRAP package from US military surplus, to improve force protection and protected mobility for land forces. The emirate is also planning to add a ballistic missile regiment, equipped with 12 HIMARS mobile launchers and 100 ATACMS ballistic guided missiles

Washington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National Guard

Following a conclusion of a large foreign military sales contract signed by the US Government, the Raytheon company is expecting an order for 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missiles worth about $750 million.

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