Snecma Tests Open Rotor Engine

Snecma, the French engine manufacturer of the Safran group is working on an 'open rotor' engine that promises to cut fuel consumption and CO2...

Israeli-Designed Mini Corvettes to Replace Eight Hetz Missile Boats

With ongoing domestic procurement of naval weapon systems for Magen corvettes and Dolphin submarines, and growing export opportunities, naval programs become an important growth opportunity for Israel’s defense industries.

BAE Systems to develop a new helmet Display for the F-35

BAE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to supply a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system for the F-35 during the next phase of its development. The new HMD incorporate the Q-Sight waveguide display and feature detachable Night Vision Goggles for night operations. BAE Systems will begin delivery of test assets in 2012 to support the F-35 development and integration laboratories, flight simulators, and flight-test platforms.

Tankers and Transports at the 2007 Paris Airshow

In contrast to its reduced commercial exposure, EADS and its Airbus Industries subsidiary had a strong military presence at the Paris Airshow, highlighted by...

U.S. Air Force Deploys the Last MC-12 to Afghanistan

The 30th MC-12 Liberty was recently deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility completing the initial deployment plan, an Air Force official...

Sweden to Receive 15 Black Hawk by Fall 2012 to Support its Afghan Deployment...

Sweden has requested accelerated delivery of 15 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to meet the scheduled deployment of Swedish military in Afghanistan in April 2013. The helicopters produced by Sikorsky Aircraft are delivered through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

Drone Defender

Integrating counter-UAV capability in it’s Very Short Range Air Defense (VSORAD) ‘Red Sky’ system IMI Israel now supports counter-UAV capability as part of the air defense mission. The new system called 'Drone Defender' had gone through extensive testing in January; tests included operations in day, night and adverse weather conditions.

India in Search for a Foreign Engine Maker to Improve Kaveri Program

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to attract an international partner for the development of the troubled Kaveri jet engine program, through an international, open tender, after the joint program with French engine maker Snecma failed to deliver the expected results.

Israeli Herons Supplied through France end up in Morocco

International media sources have reported recently that Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has acquired the three 'Harfang' unmanned aerial systems retired by the French...

Osprey Emergency Landing Reignites Japanese Safety Concerns

A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey forced to make an emergency landing on 9 July is fueling a resurgence of Japanese concern regarding the safety...

IAI’s Advanced 767 MMTT Will Also Carry Boom Refueling System

Israel Aerospace Industries' Bedek Aircraft Division is developing a new version of the 767 Multi Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT), with a Boom refueling system. Moshe...

Elbit Systems’ DIRCM to be Integrated on Boeing Military Aircraft & Helicopters

The Boeing Company and Elbit Systems have entered a cooperation agreement to jointly develop self-defense solutions for Boeing military aircraft in international markets.

Modernization of the F-16 Fleet

To keep the F-16 family of fighters running at top performance, operating air forces worldwide are implementing various upgrading programs. The Common Configuration Implementation...

DEFEXPO 2018 – Photo Highlights

Part I of 4 photographic reviews of DEFEXPO 2018 brought to you by Defense-Update.

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