Chilean Air Force Tests an Upgraded EW System for the F-16

ITT Exelis completed a successful demonstration of the new block upgrade of its AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS). The updated Block 5.2 configuration will be available to upgrade the defensive aids systems (DAS) for six international air forces which have selected the ALQ-211 AIDEWS for their F-16s.

Colombian Kfir Pilot Killed in a Crash

A Kfir TC.12 fighter jet belonging to the Colombian air force (FAC), crashed Tuesday (18 February 2014) on a training mission, killing one of the two pilots and injuring the other. The two-seat fighter jet identified as tail# FAC3006 crashed at 4:53 p.m. local time. It was on a training mission, performing combat manoeuvres over the municipality Norcasia in...

Brazil, Argentina to negotiate over Gripen aircraft

Argentina is probing to join with Brazil in the procurement of 24 Saab Gripen fighters. Argentinian and Brazilian defense ministers have recently discussed the potential procurement and Argentina's participation in the production of the Saab-designed aircraft

Brazilian Air Force, Embraer Conclude the KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft PDR

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and Embraer Defense and Security concluded the preliminary design review (PDR) of the military transport jet aircraft KC-390 development project.

Indonesia Receive Armored Vehicles from Germany, Transports from Spain

Jakarta, Indonesia: Germany is expected to deliver 44 Leopard II Main Battle Tanks and refurbished Marder armored infantry fighting vehicles to Indonesia by November 2012, as part of the Indonesian National Army (TNI) effort to establish the ‘Minimum Essential Force’ (MEF). The new armored formation will comprise 103 tanks, 50 AIFVs and 10 tank support vehicles procured in Germany...

FORT – An Armored Vehicle Tailored for Urban Missions

ISDS is introducing the Fort 1 armored combat vehicle at LAAD Security 2012; the vehicle was developed in only three months, under a joint venture established by ISDS and Global Shield. The Israeli team plans to offer the vehicle to the Brazilian special security forces an advanced, specialized urban assault and security vehicle.

Research: With 150 New Submarines to be Built until 2021, the Submarine Market Seems to be on Solid Ground

The military submarine market is expected to continue growing in a modest pace through the second decade of the 21st century, as naval forces are inducting modern, more capable submarines, designed for extended operational missions at sea.

US Air Force Aborts Super-Tocano LAS Selection

The US Air Force is moving to cancel the disputed $355 million Light Air Support (LAS) contract awarded in December 2011 to Sierra Nevada Corp., (SNC). This contract awarded SNC to 20 Brazilian AT-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft made by Embraer Defence. The Afghan Air Force slated these aircraft for light strike operation.

Israeli Surveillance Systems for Brazil’s SISFRON

Elbit Systems will supply electro-optical observation and surveillance systems for the Brazilian border security program known as 'SISFRON'. The systems will be supplied via Elbit Systems' Brazilian subsidiary AEL Sistemas, starting in 2014

Brazil Embarks on an AEW&C Upgrade

The Brazilian Air Force is upgrading its E-99 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft. Saab Defence and security company announced today it has received an order from the Brazilian company Embraer Defense and Security, for the upgrade of the Erieye AEW&C Mission System. The total order amounts to about US$60 million

AVIBRAS Unveil a New UAV, Guided Cruise Missile at LAAD 2011

AVIBRAS, established in 1961 as an independent aerospace company in Brazil shifted its focus in the 1970s to the development of artillery rockets. At LAAD Avibras displayed their latest member of the ASTROS 2 Mk 5 multiple launch rocket system, the AV-SS-80 300 mm rocket, fully compatible with the ASTROS II system, this 300mm rocket can hit targets up...

Beechcraft Corp. to Protest Again on the US Air Force Decision to Award LAS Contract to Embraer

Beechcraft Corporation today announced that it will formally protest to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) recent award of the Light Air Support contract to its Brazilian competitor, Embraer. “We simply don’t understand how the Air Force can justify spending over 40 percent more – over $125 million more – for what we consider to be less capable aircraft,” Bill Boisture, CEO, Beechcraft said.

IAI, Synergy Group Embark on Expansion Plan in Brazil

Yair Shamir, IAI Chairman: “We are determined to invest what is necessary to establish our position, introduce our capabilities and, along with our local partners, introduce the solutions we feel as mature and suitable for our Brazilian customers. We believe this market leadership strategy will win in the long run, as this market being in the advanced development phase, is searching for solutions we can offer.”

IVECO Inagurates New Production Plant in Brazil Supporting the VBTP Program

IVECO is displaying the first prototype of the VBTP amphibious armored vehicle destined for the Brazilian Army. The vehicle is the first of a 2044 production series to be manufactured by Iveco in Brazil. After the exhibit follows the prototype for the proving ground of the Brazilian Army in Marambaia (RJ), for a period of testing. At the same...