USAF Tanker program – Round 3!

In a third attempt in nine years to replace its current 50-year-old planes, the U.S. Air Force will release the Request for Proposal (RFP)...

Embraer Establishes a New Unit Dedicated to Defense & Security Markets

Brazil's Aerospace company Embraer announced the creation of Embraer Defense and Security, a subsidiary focusing  on defense and security markets worldwide. “Brazil has a growing...

USAF Caps B-52 Spending at $12 Billion for Support and Modernization Over the Next...

Boeing has been awarded a sole-source $11.9 Billion  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the fleet of B-52H bombers operated by the U.S. Air Force...

India Plans to Expand AEW Capability

India is expected to expand its fleet of airborne warning and Command Systems (AWACS) adding up to five additional platforms to the three Il-76...

Defense Update Issue II 2007

New Trends in Infantry Combat Gear Defense Update surveys the latest protection and survivability gear including body armor and helmets, developed for the modern infantry, including new ergonomic bullet-proof...

F-15E Platform Integration Marks the First Air/Ground Application for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing...

Following the installation of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) in the US Navy's F/A-18F, Vision Systems International (VSI) has been awarded an...

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...

France to Announce MALE Acquisition Decsion Next Week

the French MOD has decided to use General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drones to fulfill the French Air Force requirement for Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE). France is planning to buy four aircraft and, according to the blog editor Jean-Dominique Merchet, the French MOD is expected to announce the selection as early as next week.

India’s Private Industry Demand More Volume to Enter HS748M Avro Replacement Program

In an effort to expand its domestic supplier base, India’s Ministry of Defense is planning to open the tender for medium transport aircraft beyond the government owned HAL. Last week India's Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) approved US$2.6 billion (12,000 crore) for a global tender for 56 transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force, replacing the obsolete fleet of HS748M Avro planes.

Singapore Airshow opens for Business

Singapore Airshow 2012, Asia’s largest and one of the three most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, returns from 14 - 19...

GAO Sustains Boeing Claims on Unfair US Air Force Tanker Selection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended the Pentagon re-run the competition offering aerial refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force. Northrop Grumman won...

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...

Enhanced M-PNVS Could Transform Apache Situational Awareness

Lockheed Martin recently is introducing a new sensor into the Modernized-Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-PNVS) sensor system used on the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter....

Defense Update ‘Airshow-Live’ debut at Aero-India 2011

Defense Update is introducing its latest online project - Airshow-Live, providing on-site coverage of major airshows and defense exhibitions and conferences. Airshow-Live will...

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