Venezuelan Su-30MK2 Shadowed Our Naval Plane: US

July 22, 2019 @ 07:50 AM

The United States (US) has accused a Venezuelan Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter of “aggressively” shadowing its naval forces Lockheed EP-3 Aries II reconnaissance plane over international airspace on Friday. On Sunday, the US military said in a statement that the Russian-made fighter aggressively shadowed the EP-3 at an “unsafe distance” in international...

Local tech Helps China increase Early Warning Aircraft Efficiency

July 8, 2019 @ 09:15 AM

A locally-developed technology has enabled Chinese aerial early warning (AEW) aircraft such as the KJ-200, KJ-500 and KJ-2000 to increase electromagnetic resources efficiency. Developed by Tang Xiaobin, a senior scientist at the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), the technology works by separating different electromagnetic energies into two categories: One...

Embraer, ELTA Systems To Develop New Airborne Early Warning Aircraft

June 18, 2019 @ 01:30 PM

Embraer and ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to develop next-generation P600 AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft, based on the advanced Embraer Praetor 600 business jet, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show. The primary sensor of the P600 AEW is the...

NATO Likely To Finalise $750M Contract To Extend Service Life of E-3A...

June 18, 2019 @ 07:36 AM

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will likely finalise a $750 million contract with Boeing by the December of 2019 to extend the life of 14 ageing E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft through 2035. “Were planning to finalise the $750 million deal by December this year

Greek Navy Gets Modernised P-3B Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

May 18, 2019 @ 02:29 PM

The Greek Navy has received its first upgraded Lockheed Martin P-3B maritime surveillance aircraft, the Greek Defense Ministry said. The ceremony took place at the Greek aircraft industry plant in Tanagre, north of Athens on Friday in the presence of Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Apostolakis, US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt...

China’s PLA Navy To Convert M60 Airliner Into Surveillance plane: Report

May 17, 2019 @ 07:34 AM

Chinas People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is likely to buy the domestically developed Modern Ark 60 (MA60) airliner and convert it into a maritime surveillance aircraft, military analysts were cited by Chinese media as saying. The PLA Navy may have the new MA60 search and guidance aircraft in its arsenal of special-mission aircraft

Northrop Grumman Wins $3.2B US Navy Contract For 24 Hawkeye Early Warning

April 13, 2019 @ 07:58 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $3.2 billion contract to supply 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft to the United States (US) Navy

DRDO Offers India Netra AEW&C On New Platform

April 4, 2019 @ 09:52 AM

Indias Defense Research and Development Organisation has made an offer to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to equip Airbus C-295 aircraft with upgraded Netra airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system. On

Leonardo to Configure C-27J For Fire-fighting Capability

March 19, 2019 @ 06:05 PM

Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Harris Corp Wins $44M for Electronic Jammers On Kuwaiti F/A-18s

March 9, 2019 @ 07:23 AM

American company Harris Corp has won a $43.2 million modification contract for additional electronic warfare equipment on Kuwait's F/A-18s fleet

Israel to Choose Between Lockheed F-35, Boeing F-15

March 4, 2019 @ 05:50 PM

Israel is poised to choose between two fighters- Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Boeing's F-15 for its Air Force at a price of $11 billion as a part of its arms procurement plan. The country had on its list to purchase a squadron of combat jets, 5-7 aircraft for airborne refuelling and transportation helicopters to replace the four-decades-old Yasur (Sea Stallion) helicopters using the US defence aid money

Second GlobalEye AEW&C Completes Maiden Flight

January 4, 2019 @ 09:05 AM

Saab's second GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft completed its first flight on 3 January, taking off from Saab's Airfield in Linköping, Sweden. It undertook a test flight of 2 hours and 54 min collecting flight test data, the company said in a statement Thursday