Global Hawk RQ-4B Block 40 | NATO AGS Configuration

Industry Team Finalizes AGS Negotiation, Anticipates Order Award in July 2011

Northrop Grumman Corporation submitted its final proposal for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) core capability. NATO AGS system will employ an air segment consisting...

Long Live the Fighting Falcon!

The U.S. Air Force authorized extending BY 50 percent the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16 enabling operators of the Fighting Falcon to safely fly Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond
RQ21A STUAS

Navy, Marines Begin RQ-21 Developmental Flight Testing

A little more than two years into its engineering, manufacturing and development phase, the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS) entered developmental test...

New Mobile VSHORAD Positioned to Replace German Stinger-Based leFlaSys

Rheinmetall and MBDA launched today a mobile air defense system designed to defeat aerial targets at close- and very close-range, including small and very unmanned aerial systems (UAS, LSS). As an element of the future integrated air defence, the new modular system is positioned to become a possible successor to the lightweight air defence system leFlaSys/Stinger currently in use with the Bundeswehr.

German ‘SmartRadar’ Demonstrates Aerial Ground Surveillance (AGS), Maritime Surveillance Missions

An airborne ground surveillance radar developed by Cassidian (EADS' defense and security division) was recently demonstrated in flight testing. The new AESA-based radar is...

Private Industry Demand Increased Government Commitment for Avro HS748M Replacement

In an effort to expand its domestic supplier base, India’s Ministry of Defense is planning to open the tender for medium transport aircraft...

Airbus Military Absorbed into a Business Unit of Airbus Industries

EADS announced the reorganization of its military transport activities, absorbing its formerly independent military transport aircraft division (MTAD) into Airbus Industries, to be operated...

Precision Aerial Delivery

Precision aerial delivery has also matured in recent years, with the availability of lightweight GPS navigation and flight control systems. Altair Aerospace introduced at...

First Flight for the Israeli C-130J Samson

The first C-130J destined for the Israel Air Force (IAF Tail number 661) made its first flight this week at Lockheed Martin's Marietta plant in GA. After flight inspection the aircraft will be equipped with additional mission systems to meet IAF specifications; it is scheduled to arrive in Israel in 2014.

Obstacle Avoidance radar for Military Helicopters

Prototype obstacle warning radar, developed at BAE Systems has completed flight testing on a helicopter. The system can operate under all-weather conditions, identifying cables...

Rafael’s ‘Smarter’ Spike is Designed to Defeat Tanks with Active Protection

Israel's missile pioneer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveiled today the latest member of its Spike multi-purpose missile family - Spike LR II. The new weapon defined as the first "5th generation" variant of the Spike Family, is designed to defeat the toughest targets in the battlefield, modern main battle tanks, fast vehicles or bunkers.

HAL Develops Weapon Carriers for Manned-Unmanned Teaming

India's leading aerospace manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) unveiled today the Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) at the Aero India airshow in Bengaluru. CATS aligned with similar teaming concepts underway in the USA and Europe, integrating manned and unmanned aerial platforms in cohesive, dynamic future air combat.

Iran Test Fires Sayyad-3 High Altitude SAM

Iran’s Air Defense employed an upgraded version of the locally-made Sayyad-3 high-altitude air-defense missile yesterday. This missile provides the upper layer of the Talash air defense system, designed to intercept targets at ranges up to 150 km. It can track 30 targets and engage 12 of them simultaneously.

Future Ad-Hoc Networks to Integrate Airborne Radar, Ground Elements

Radar developer Raytheon and L-3 Communications are designing new systems to improve the common operating picture obtained by field commanders. "Getting intelligence and surveillance...

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