Indian MMRCA Deal To Be Resolved Soon

December 2, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

In his first meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar raised the MMRCA deal with Dassault and said it would be "resolved in a fast-tracked manner". This is the second visit to India by the French defense minister in the past six...

Sukhoi T-50 Aircraft To Get New Navigation System

December 1, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET) has created an upgraded BINS-SP2M strapdown inertial navigation system for the fifth-generation T-50 (PAK FA) fighter jet that autonomously processes navigation and flight information, determines position and motion parameters in the absence of satellite navigation, and can integrate with GLONASS, Russias space-based satellite navigation system. BINS-SP2M...

Australia Awards Indra Deployable ATM System Contract

December 1, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Indra will provide three state-of-the-art Defence Deployable Airspace Traffic Management Control System to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and will also be responsible of its support. The systems will enable the RAAFs Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller (JBAC) teams to deliver world leading airspace management and air traffic control capability...

Israeli Cabinet Approves F-35 Purchase

December 1, 2014 @ 03:50 PM

The Israeli cabinet authorized on Sunday the immediate purchase of 14 F-35A Lightning II fighter jets with the option of ordering 17 more in 2017, according to The Times of Israel.The deal, which will cost upwards of $3 billion, was agreed by the US and Israel defense chiefs in late...

Russian Air Force To Get 150 Aircraft, Helicopters Next Year

December 1, 2014 @ 08:26 AM

The Russian Air Force will get over 150 aircraft and helicopters in 2015, as part of a state defense order, the Defense Ministry announced Monday. "In accordance with the state defense order for 2015 it is planned to deliver over 150 helicopters and airplanes to the [air] forces," a ministry spokesperson...

Second Phase Of Indo-Russian Air Force Drill Aviaindra 2014 Begins

November 19, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

India and Russia are participating in joint drills at the Aviaindra-2014 starting today at the Halwara air base in northwest India. Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Col

Lockheed Martin, Kaman Test Unmanned Quad Rotor Firefighting Aircraft

November 19, 2014 @ 06:04 AM

A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations, the company announced Tuesday. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames

Chinese J-31 To Impact F-35 Sales?

November 17, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

China unveiled its new J-31 stealth fighter jet at the Zhuhai Air Show last week as an alternative to the very expensive Lockheed Martin F-35 jet. The J-31 conducted a demonstration flight at the show with a mock-up also on display

China Targets Global Market For Military Heavy Lift Aircraft

November 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

China has unveiled its first domestically developed strategic air lifter, the Y-20 Kunpengwhich. The aircraft will soon be delivered to users, a senior aviation executive said, adding that the development of its engine is "faring well"

Chinese Drones Take Center Stage At Zhuhai Air Show

November 13, 2014 @ 08:14 AM

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is presenting a series of drones at the Zhuhai Air Show in China this week. The Yilong, or Pterodactyl drone, has garnered much attention and was reportedly selected by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force for purchase, as it was displayed along with other aircraft on active duty

Rostec, AVIC Sign Agreement To Increase Joint Partnerships

November 11, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

Rostec Corporation and the Chinese Industrial Aviation Corporation (AVIC) have reached an agreement regarding strategic cooperation, which will significantly increase interaction between the two companies. According to a statement from Rostec, plans are being made to work out the possibilities for implementing joint projects in aircraft, helicopter, and engine production, as well as in the manufacturing of aircraft materials, avionics, and similar products

Iran Tricked US Drone Into Landing

November 11, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Iran announced Monday that it has successfully flight-tested a copy of a US reconnaissance drone captured in 2011. The RQ-170 Sentinel was downed by Iranian electronic warfare systems, which convinced the aircraft to land in Iran instead of its designated home military base after it entered the countrys airspace from neighboring Afghanistan