Malaysian Air Force Tech Team to Evaluate Maritime Patrol Aircraft

November 9, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will set up a technical team to evaluate several types of maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) following government approval of the purchase of the surveillance aircraft as announced in the 2018 Budget recently. The technical team will analyse several aspects of the contender's aircraft and choose...

Lockheed Martin Awarded $260 Million for Greek P-3B Aircraft Upgrade

November 7, 2017 @ 03:36 AM

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded $260 million to provide structural mid-life upgrades and other modifications to four Greek Air Force P-3B surveillance aircraft. This modification provides for the modernization and upgrade of four P-3B aircraft in support of structural mid-life upgrades, tailored phased depot maintenance, a country-specific designed mission integration...

Lockheed Martin Airborne Tactical Mission System for German Navy’s P-3C Orion Aircraft...

November 1, 2017 @ 04:04 PM

Lockheed Martin received a $158.5 million contract for the second phase of the German Navy P-3C Mission System Refresh (MSR) program

IAI Elta Radar for Canada’s Airbus C295 Maritime Patrol aircraft

October 23, 2017 @ 01:25 PM

Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) unit Elta's ELM-2022A maritime patrol radar will be installed in 16 aircraft to be supplied to Canada's search and rescue service. IAI has announced that it was recently awarded a new contract by Airbus Defense & Space to supply 16 ELM-2022A maritime patrol radars

Bangladesh Navy Orders Two More Dornier 228NG Maritime Patrol Aircraft

October 17, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

Bangladesh Navy has ordered two more Dornier 228 unarmed twin turborprop maritime patrol aircraft under a contract signed with German aerospace company Ruag Aviation. The Dornier 228NG aircraft will serve to support surveillance and patrol flights for all aspects of maritime security, exclusive economic zone control, and search and rescue (SAR)...

US B-1B bomber, F-22 fighters To Participate In Seoul Airshow Next Week...

October 14, 2017 @ 10:53 AM

The US Air Force announced Friday that they are preparing to send a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets and other key defence assets to participate in an airshow to be held next week in Seoul, Yonhap news agency reports. Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2017 is scheduled from October 17-22 at the Seoul K-16 airport

Saab To Set Up US Aircraft Facility For USAF T-X Trainers

September 19, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

Saab has offered to establish manufacturing and production capability in the United States for its Boeing/Saab T-X advanced trainer aircraft. Developed in partnership with Boeing, the T-X advanced trainer can provide a new highly capable training solution for the United States Air Force

Ukraine Discusses Cooperation With UAE in Guided Weapons, UAVs

August 31, 2017 @ 01:28 PM

UAE and Ukraine have signed an agreement for cooperation in the production of precision-guided weapons for the Emirati Armed Forces and the delivery of Antonov transport aircraft to the UAE Air Force The agreement, signed earlier this month during a visit of an Emirati defence delegation to Ukraine also includes the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and anti-UAV systems besides and the joint production of electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment, State Enterprise “Ukrinmash” said in a press release

Boeing’s Insitu To Supply Philippines With Scan Eagle UAVs

August 16, 2017 @ 07:29 AM

Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. is being awarded a $7,407,625 firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines

Falling Orders Forcing Airbus To Reduce A400M Aircraft Production Rate

July 31, 2017 @ 06:33 PM

Airbus is considering slowing down the production rate of the A400M military transport aircraft to lengthen activity at the final assembly line in Seville and gain time to get new customers. The company has a backlog of 174 aircraft and has delivered 46 units, ABC De Sevilla reported Saturday

Indian Navy Seeking Ruggedised MiG-29K Fighter Jet

July 17, 2017 @ 02:49 PM

Indian Navy is seeking to ruggedise its fighter aircraft MiG-29K for carrying out operations from aircraft carriers which is supposed to be its main role. "The plane needs to be ruggedised further as very frequently after landings, the settings of the plane change and they have to be re-set," the Navy official was quoted as saying by

UK Defense Secretary Announces P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft Squadrons

July 13, 2017 @ 05:20 PM

UK Defence Secretary has announced that number 120 Squadron and number 201 Squadron from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray would be operating nine new P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft. 120 Squadron was the RAFs highest scoring anti-submarine unit in the Second World War with 14 kills