CAEW – Business Jets Taking Control

IAI’s combat-proven Conformal Airborne Early Warning and Control (CAEW) aircraft have a proven record performing missions better than the bigger legacy airborne warning and control (AWACS) such as the E-3, for longer durations, at a much lower cost.

Saab 2000 Maritime patrol Aircraft Offered to India

After failing the MMRCA competition, Saab is now aiming at another Indian program Medium range Maritime recce (MRMR). The company is offering the Saab 2000 platform, equipped with a new phased array maritime search radar and RBS-15 missiles. The aircraft is currently operational in neighboring Pakistan, where it performs the Airborne early Warning and Control role. According to the company,...

India is Shopping for Nine Bizjets for Special-Missions

The Indian Air Force has floated a brand new requirement to support the acquisition of nine special mission aircraft for airborne Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Communications Jamming (COMJAM), ground survey and target towing.

MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft completes first flight

Alenia Aermacchi has recently completed the first flight of a fully customized MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft at the company's test flight center at Turin, Italy.

Vigilant Stare Launch Airborne Wide Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) Service

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis are nearing completion and testing of Vigilant Stare, a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) concept demonstrator.

P-8A Poseidon Fires Harpoon Anti-ship Missile

The US Navy P-8A Poseidon, the newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft completed a test firing of a Harpoon anti-ship missile on June 24, 2013, during a live fire event in California at the Navy’s Point Mugu Sea Test Range and scored a direct hit on a Low Cost Modular Target. Prior to the live fire the Poseidon completed one practice dry...

JPADS – The Way Ahead

Start < Page 5 of 6 > Heavier classes of Joint Precision Airdrop System systems are planned for fielding in the near future. These include the JPADS-L (Light), supporting cargo loads of up to 10,000 lb. rigged weight capability. In 2006 precision air-drops of 6,000 to 10,000 lbs (2.7 – 4.5 ton) guided cargo pallets was demonstrated by the joint military utility...

Israeli Weapon Systems on the Flying Gunship?

Israeli sources confirmed that Israeli weapon system may be offered to the package of the MC-27J aircraft equipped with a 30 mm gun. The planned gunship variant of the C-27J will undertake the first test firings of its 30mm cannon while slaved to an electro-optical/infrared sensor at the end of this year or early 2014. MC-27J is a new multi...

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 announced July 9. MC-12 Liberty ISR aircraft are currently operating with three units in SOuthwest Asia: the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron operating from Kandahar, Afghanistan and the 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan...

11 Killed on a Colombian ELINT Plane Crash

A Colombian Air-Force CN235 special-mission aircraft plane crashed on Friday in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board. The CN235 is manufactured by Airbus; the plane was produced in 1998 in Seville, Spain and was one of several aircraft converted to carry out Electronic Warfare missions.

Israel Moves to Tighten, Improve Special Ops, by Establishing a SOF Wing

Israel’s Air Force (IAF) today officially inaugurated the special operations wing, a combat formation that groups the air-force operated elite units under one wing. Based in Palmachim Air Force Base south of Tel Aviv, the 7th Special Operations Wing includes the 669 combat rescue squadron, Shaldag Special Tactics Squadron, and the Tactical Air Operations Unit. The new wing will soon establish a new intelligence to provide intelligence support for the special operations. A training center scheduled to open will complete the wing’s structure in 2022.

French Mirage 2000D to Assume F-1CR ELINT Capabilities by 2014

the French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a contract to adapt ASTAC tactical electronic reconnaissance pods for the Mirage 2000D. The process is due to complete by 2014, when the Mirage F1CR currently operating with the system is expected to phase out of active service.

Maiden Flight for the US Navy Future Aerial Refueling Drone

Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueler. The MQ-25 will provide the Navy with a much-needed carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling capability. It will allow for better use of the combat strike fighters currently performing the tanking role and will extend the range of the carrier air wing.

Israeli C4I, ISR solutions meet Brazilian requirements

LAAD 2015 Report: Israel offers C4I solutions to Brazil

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