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French Air Force tests UAV control via SATCOM
The flight represents a first operational test of a "Reachback" concept for the Harfang, proving that the UAS piloting functions could be transferred from the cockpit in Niger, where the UAV took off from, to the cockpit in Cognac almost 5,000 km away, for the activation and control of the drone's sensors
System Upgrades are Turning the Typhoon into a Multi-Mission Eurofighter
Cassidian, EADS’ military division soon to be transformed into Airbus Defense and Space) celebrated last week the delivery of the 400s Typhoons jet fighter...
EADS: Seoul Could Benefit from Splitting Fighter Buy Between F-35, Typhoon
Typhoon has lost the bid offering 60 aircraft for the Government of South Korea. The Koreans initially favored the newest version of the Boeing...
Increased Operational Capabilities for Eurofighter Typhoon
Cassidian, the defence division of EADS, has successfully finalized its flight testing of the Eurofighter Typhoon Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E) programme. After an intensive...
Boeing F-15SE Silent Eagle to be Seoul’s Next Generation Fighter
The South Korean defense acquisition program administration (DAPA) has indicated this week that the bidding process for the 8.3 trillion won (US$7.2 billion) program...
Is Seoul Underestimating its Fighter Procurement Costs?
While the South Korean F-X Phase 3 program is out for grabs for about two weeks, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and EADS are not rushing...
European Aerospace Industries Call For a European MALE Program
Paris, Le Bourget: European aerospace industries and defense establishments are promoting pan-European collaboration in launching a collaborative development of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE)...
France Opts for U.S. Reapers
France has decided to buy two MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drones from the USA, to extend the strategic reconnaissance capability of the...
EADS – BAE Systems Merger Talks Collapse
BAE Systems plc (BAE Systems) and EADS N.V. (EADS) confirmed yesterday that they are negotiating a possible merger which would create the world's largest aerospace and defense company.
Thailand Orders Four EC725s Helicopters for Search and Rescue Missions
The Government of Thailand has reportedly ordered four EC725 helicopters for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. The €100 million deal was announced by Thai deputy prime minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa on 29 August, quoted by the French media.
Barracuda UAS Demonstrates Networked Multi-UAS Missions in Canada
Cassidian has successfully carried out a series of test flights with its Barracuda UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) technology demonstrator at Goose Bay military test range in Canada. In the past month Barracuda testbed completed five test flights under the 'Agile UAV in a Network Centric Environment' (Agile UAV-NCE) program.
Cassidian, Rheinmetall form Unmanned systems’ JV
Rheinmetall and Cassidian are pooling their Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities in tactical, Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS and cargo loading systems. The newly announced cooperation will consolidate the offering of the two companies to gain customer support.
European Defense Update – November 18, 2011
MEADS Air Defense System Progresses Despite Uncertain Future | Italy Accepts First T-346 Advanced Jet Trainer | German Government to Own Part of EADS | Secure Positioning from Saab | Cassidian to Maintain Spanish Air Force C130
Update: Decision Time for MMRCA
The long process of the selection of the future 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA) for the Indian Air Force is reaching a crucial milestone today, with the planned opening of the two offers, submitted by the European consortium EADS offering the Eurofighter Typhoon and French company Dassault offering the Rafale. The request for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition worth over US$10 billion was originally issued in 2007.