UK’s Protector Aircraft undertakes maiden flight

September 28, 2020 @ 11:38 AM

The UKs first Protector RG Mk1 aircraft has successfully completed its first flight after coming off the production line on Friday, September 25. Protector RG Mk1, is said to replace the current Reaper Force when it is introduced to the RAF

Northrop Wins $404M to build two E-2D AEW&C Planes for US Navy...

April 2, 2020 @ 06:22 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $404 million deal to build two E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for the US Navy. “Northrop Grumman is awarded $404 million modification contract for non-recurring engineering and software support activities as well as product support for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye...

BAE Systems’ Solar-Powered Maritime Surveillance Drone Makes First Flight

February 17, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

BAE Systems new PHASA-35 solar-electric aircraft that can be used for maritime surveillance from the Earths stratosphere, has completed its first flight. “The trials marked the first fully integrated flight test of the PHASA-35 system,” the company said in a

Boeing Awarded USAF AWACS Aircraft Upgrade Deal

February 14, 2020 @ 05:09 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Boeing a contract worth $100 million that involves upgrade of US Air Forces Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) planes. This contract provides for the continued acquisition of supplies and services associated with the production of the E-3 AWACS Block 40/45 upgrade, the US Department of Defense...

NATO to Upgrade Old AWACS Planes for $1B

November 21, 2019 @ 08:23 AM

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on Wednesday divulged plans of upgrading their ageing fleet of E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) planes for $1 billion. “I can confirm we will sign a contract upgrading, modernising the AWACS fleet – $1 billion dollars,” Jens Stoltenberg, NATO chief, said at...

UAE Announces Plan to Buy Saab GlobalEye, Airbus A330 MRTTs at Dubai...

November 19, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force announced plans to acquire two additional GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from Saab, and three more Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, at the ongoing Dubai Airshow (17-21 November). The GlobalEye is among the static displays at the airshow, marking the aircrafts debut at any exhibition

UAE’s EDGE to Display ISR-configured Bombardier Challenger 650 Business Jet at Dubai...

November 13, 2019 @ 08:05 AM

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)s “Edge,” a new government-owned defense company launched on November 5, will display its new, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)– configured Bombardier Challenger 650 jet at the upcoming

Northrop Wins $1.4Bn for 9 Additional E-2D Aircraft for Japan

September 27, 2019 @ 04:23 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $1.36 billion modification contract for the production and delivery of nine Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Act

Thales Bags Swiss Air Surveillance Contract, Defeats Raytheon, Saab

September 23, 2019 @ 12:07 PM

The Swiss Army has selected Thales Skyview airspace surveillance and flight operations system for its Air 2030 procurement programme, clinching the deal after defeating its competitors- Raytheon and Saab. The programme includes contracts for the purchase of around 40 new fighter jets, a ground-based air defence system and radar

Northrop To Integrate Joint Tactical Radio Systems on Japanese AEW&C Planes

September 17, 2019 @ 05:39 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $16.2 million modification contract to integrate Joint Tactical Radio Systems on Japanese airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft

Indian Air Force Commissions Second AEW&C Aircraft

September 12, 2019 @ 09:17 AM

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday formally inducted its second Embraer-145 aircraft with indigenously-made Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) systems. The aircraft will be stationed at Air Force Station Bhisiana in Punjab

Rockwell Collins Wins USAF's E-8 Aircrew Training Device Sustainment Contract

August 3, 2019 @ 08:01 AM

Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions was awarded $40.2 million by the US Air Force to support training devices of E-8 aircraft