Australia Extends UAV ISR Service Contract with MDA

Canadian based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) announced today that it has signed contract amendments Worth CA$100 million with the Commonwealth of Australia, for the extension of Heron I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force in Kandahar Airfield for an additional two years.

Second F-35 Production Jet Takes First Flight

AF-7, the second F-35 Lightning II production jet, takes off on its first flight Friday, March 4, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint...

Pilatus Aircraft Introduce the PC-12 Spectre Special Mission Aircraft

The growing demand for special mission aircraft has raised the interest in the PC-12NG / Spectre platform from the Swiss company Pilatus. At the recent NBAA business jet convention in Las vegas the Swiss company Pilatus presented the special mission ‘Spectre’, a version of the PC-12 NG single-engine turboprop designed exclusively to support multiple government, military, law enforcement and medevac roles.

Australia to Operate Six MQ-4C Drones by 2025

Australia commits to buy six Northrop Gruman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drones, to be fielded beginning in 2023, at an investment of $1.4 billion. The Tritons will operate with manned aircraft to enhance Australian anti-submarine warfare, maritime strike, and search and rescue capabilities.

Bulgarian MOD Terminates Helicopter Upgrade Contract with Elbit

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense terminated a contract for the upgrading of attack and assault helicopters awarded to Elbit Systems in 2004. Elbit Systems...

Bird Expands Special Mission Aircraft Capabilities

BIRD Aerosystems will enhance the performance of ASIO SMA already operated by the customer, by upgrading their Mission Management System (MSIS), adding sensor enhancements, and improving connectivity and data sharing within the task force.

UVision’s Hero 400EC Demonstrates Loitering, Precision Attack Capabilities

Israel's UVision demonstrated their Hero-400EC extended-range loitering missile system last month, pitching the enhanced drone to a strategic customer that already operates the company's other Hero loitering weapons.

Rocket Systems for Coastal Defense

An island and coastal defense system uses precision guided rockets to provide Asian maritime and island nations with with the tools to enforce their national sovereignty over remote islands in the disputed archipelagos of the South China Sea.
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...

SM-6 ‘Dual 1’ Defeats Ballistic and Cruise Missiles on a Live Firing Test

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Navy conducted a successful series of missile intercepts in the Pacific Ocean last week, demonstrating the capability of a newly modified missile interceptor to defeat short range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with the same weapon. The SM-6 was designed from the start to defeat air breathing targets such as cruise missiles, but the recent test was the first to demonstrate the modified variant's capability to defeat ballistic threat missiles in their final seconds of flight.

Israel has quadrupled its air-strike capacity over the past eight years

"By the end of 2014 the Israel Air Force will be able to do in less than 24 hours what it did in three days of fighting during the Second Lebanon War of 2006". IAF commander Maj. General Amir Eshel

New Radars, Targeting Pods to Enhance Singapore’s Airpower – Singapore Airshow 2008

The inaugural Singapore Airshow was held from the 19 – 24 February 2008 at a brand new show site at Changi North. The new...

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...

Extending the F-16 range

A new concept, developed by FAR Technologies can apply to  various military aircraft, fighters and trainers, adapting existing fuel tanks to be carried under...