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Thai Navy to Operate Hermes-900 on Maritime Surveillance and SaR Missions
Elbit Systems has received a contract valued at $120 million to supply Hermes 900 Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and training capabilities to the Royal Thai Navy. The contract will be performed over three years.
Hermes 900 to Assume SaR Missions in the South China Sea
Elbit Systems has recently delivered Unmanned Aerial Systems equipped for maritime search and rescue to an undisclosed customer in South-East Asia. In this configuration, the Hermes 900 is equipped with detection and identification systems, precision dispatch capability, and up to four inflatable life rafts, each can rescue six survivors. This configuration enables the drone to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SaR) missions, and deliver life-saving assistance quickly upon detection of survivors.
Greece Leases Heron Drones from Israel
Greece is leasing Heron I unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from Israel for a three-year service. the drones will be configured for maritime surveillance missions and will operate from the island of Crete. The Herons will be tasked primarily with maritime surveillance and border security. The Heron regularly operates in the region, since the drone was cleared to operate in civil airspace by Israel's Civil Aviation Authority in 2007.
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.
Enhancing Global Hawk ISR Capabilities Over Land and at Sea
The Triton recently demonstrated its ability to share the video with the navy’s P-8A Poseidon, as both platforms were airborne and far away from each other. The Air Forces’ Block 30 Global Hawk was also updated, to carry new mission payloads.
IAI set to produce drones, radars in Brazil
LAAD 2015: IAI set to expand operations in Brazil, investing in a number of strategic partnerships
Thales introduces AESA based maritime surveillance airborne radar
Thales has unveiled today the a new version of the Searchmaster multirole surveillance radar equipped with active electronic scanning antenna (AESA) technology.
IAI Unveils two new maritime surveillance radars at Euronaval 2014
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expanded its Maritime Surveillance Radar family. introducing two new models - the ELM-2022ML lightweight and compact radar, for helicopters and tactical unmanned systems, and the ELM-2022ES - employing mechanically rotating electronic scanned antenna array.
Boeing Tests a Challenger 605 Based Maritime Surveillance Platform
Boeing is developing a new type of Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) addressing mission requirements for smaller, more affordable systems, compared to the company's B-737...
Aussie Poseidon will be an advanced version of the US Navy...
The Australian Government has approved the acquisition of eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft at an investment of about A$4 billion (US$3.6 Billion). The Australian acquisition would be the second international Poseidon sale for Boeing and the first international sale for the Triton UAS. The first eight P-8I 'Neptune' were ordered by India in 2009 for US$2.1 billion. Three have already been delivered to India. Additional four aircraft were ordered in 2011.
Canada shelves plans to Renew its Arctic Air Patrol Fleet
The Canadian government has shelved plans to field a new fleet of aerial surveillance aircraft designed to patrol the Arctic territory by 2020. Instead,...
German ‘SmartRadar’ Demonstrates Aerial Ground Surveillance (AGS), Maritime Surveillance Missions
An airborne ground surveillance radar developed by Cassidian (EADS' defense and security division) was recently demonstrated in flight testing. The new AESA-based radar is...
Northrop Grumman displays MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drone in the UK
After avoiding high profile, expensive events such as the Paris Airshow, Northrop Grumman opted to become one of the principal industry sponsors at the 19th...
Piaggio Aero Unveils Hammerhead P-11HH Unmanned MALE Aircraft
Piaggio Aero Industries unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show today, the Piaggio Aero P.1HH “HammerHead”- Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The P.1HH HammerHead technological...