TESAR UAV Recce SAR Payload

MiniSAR - Tactical UAV SAR Payload (Sandia Labs / USA) Sandia National Labs, the developers of the Lynx SAR system, are developing a smaller version of...

Sikorsky Selects CH-53K Fuselage Supplier Team

Sikorsky Aircraft announced today that it has selected four subcontractors to design and fabricate the major fuselage sections for its new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter...

Paris Airshow 2011 Photo Report

This is where Defense-Update will upload new photos during every day of the Airshow... The new Fury 1500 UAV from AME. With an empty weight...

Singapore Selects Sniper Targeting Pods for its New F-16s

Singapore selected the Sniper advanced targeting pod (ATP) to equip its newly acquired fleet of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. Singapore already use the Sniper on its F-15 and part...

First EF-18G Growler Electronic Attack Fighter Delivered to the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy's newest Electronic Attack Aircraft, the Boeing EA-18G Growler arrived at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island on June 3 2008....

Is The RQ-4 Global Hawk Somewhere In South Korea’s Future?

On 21 December, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible sale of four Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 30(I) Global Hawk UAVs to the Republic of Korea (ROK) for an estimated sale price of $1.2 billion, almost a year after a proposed Global Hawk purchase was postponed by South Korea, due to concerns related to pricing and aircraft performance. Washington’s foot-dragging on the deal has been a major disappointment for South Korean leaders and military commanders.

Unmanned Weight Lifters – UAVs Assume Cargo Delivery Role

The Marine Corps is nearing a decision about the deployment of unmanned air systems to resupply forward units in Afghanistan, replacing some of the...

US Air Force Embarks on a Composite Transport X-Plane

The US Air Force is embarking on the development of a future transport aircraft to be manufactured from composite materials. By October 2009, the...

Airborne Laser Tested at Edwards

Laser Packed 747 Prepares for Firing Demonstration The Boeing Company , industry teammates and the U.S.Missile Defense Agency have begun Airborne Laser (ABL) flight tests with the entire...

Rosvertol Introduce Modernized Mi-24PN Upgrades

Prospects programs are expected in Eastern Europe, India as well as other third world air forces. However, the "westernization" of Mi-24/35 in service with in...

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.

Sikorsky Signs Five-Year H-60 Helicopter Contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation confirmed that they have signed a multi-year contract to build Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters for the US Army and Navy; the contract is valued at between $7.3 billion and $8.5 billion and could eventually reach as high as $11.7 billion.

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...

Autonomous Airborne Refueling Demonstration (AARD)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in a joint effort with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, performed the first-ever autonomous probe-and-drogue airborne refueling...