Northrop Grumman Delivers First Operational MQ-4C Triton Aircraft to US Navy

November 11, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first operational MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the US Navy facility at Point Mugu, for maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission. “Triton is a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned system that delivers a critical autonomous capability to the Navy, expanding the services maritime patrol mission,”...

Thales To Unveil On-Demand Surveillance Aircraft At Dubai Airshow 2017

November 10, 2017 @ 02:43 PM

Thales and PAL Aerospace are unveiling the Force Multiplier, an aircraft with an endurance of more than 10 flight hours at Dubai Airshow starting on November 12. The aircraft is specifically designed to provide an operational service that meets the immediate needs of both government and private customers in terms of...

Raytheon To Provide Telemetry, Transmitter Systems For US Navy G550 AEW Aircraft

November 9, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

The US Navy has awarded a $79.6 million worth contract to Raytheon to develop the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and the Airborne Command Transmitter System for its newly ordered Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning aircraft

China Test-flies Electric Plane for 2 hours With 600 Kg Take-off Weight

November 4, 2017 @ 06:47 AM

A Chinese research institute will begin work on a four-seat electric following the successful test flight of a two-seat version earlier this week. The two-seat plane, designated as the RX1E-A, achieved a flight time of two hours

Boeing, Saab in Race for S Korea’s Maritime Patrol Aircraft Order

October 22, 2017 @ 09:04 AM

Boeing and Saab are in the race for South Korea's upcoming maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) contract that could see Seoul buy up to 60 MPA potentially worth several billion dollars. While Boeing has proposed its P-8A Poseidon aircraft, Saab has offered its Swordfish aircraft as candidates for the contract

Embraer Wins A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft Contract

October 16, 2017 @ 01:23 PM

Embraer announced today a firm order for 6 A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft from an undisclosed customer. The aircraft can be used for tactical and advanced training as well as light attack and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions

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

General Atomics Commences Production of New Long Range Attack, Reconnaissance Drone

October 11, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced in a press release Tuesday that it has officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range following the completion of the last contracted MQ-1C aircraft

Philippines Armed Forces Deploys Gray Eagle Surveillance Drones For Terror Fight

September 13, 2017 @ 10:19 AM

The United States has deployed the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to Mindanao, southern Philippines, for additional surveillance in support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterterrorism efforts. Compared to current surveillance platforms used in the region, the Gray Eagle has a longer flight duration which will enable a larger area of reconnaissance and surveillance, the US Embassy Manila said in a press release

India, Japan To Finalize $1.3B Amphibious Aircraft Deal During Shinzo Abe’s Visit...

September 12, 2017 @ 07:19 AM

India is likely to buy 12 ShinMaywas US-2i amphibious aircraft from Japan in a $1.3 billion during Prime Minister Shinzo Abes visit to India later this week

India's Plan to Buy Two AWACS from Israel, Russia Stalled Citing Price...

September 11, 2017 @ 04:50 AM

The Indian Air Force plans to buy two new Airborne Early Warning Systems from Israel, Russian has been put on hold after a steep hike in price. "The price of the two new AWACS has been quoted very high

Human Error, Weather Caused US Marine Osprey Crash-landing In Japan’s Okinawa Island...

August 26, 2017 @ 09:16 AM

A V-22 Osprey aircraft that crash-landed off Japan's southern island of Okinawa in December last year was caused by weather conditions and human factors, according to the US military report. The report refutes various media claims about sustainability of the Ospreys, and a Japanese government source told the Mainichi Shimbun on August 23 that the government is set to release the full report soon, once it formally receives the document from the U