Insitu Unveils Next-Generation ScanEagle UAV At Euronaval 2014

October 29, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

Insitu announced today ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform at Euronaval 2014. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours, ScanEagle 2 provides increased payload power and expanded payload options, a more robust navigation system, better image quality due to a fully digital video system...

Airbus DS, Tatas Bid To Build C295 Transport In India

October 28, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) have submitted a joint bid to replace the Indian Air Force´s fleet of Avro aircraft with the market-leading Airbus C295 medium transport. The teaming follows a detailed industrial assessment and stringent evaluation of the Indian private aerospace sector by Airbus Defence...

S. Korea May Pursue Legal Action Against BAE Systems Over F-16 Upgrade

October 28, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

South Korea is reportedly considering legal action against BAE Systems for its failure to implement a KF-16 upgrade at an already agreed upon price. According to Korea Times, it will seek to force the company to pay any extra costs the upgrade will entail

Defense Companies’ Stocks Rally After India Approves $13 Billion Weapons Package

October 27, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

A day after the Indian Ministry of Defense cleared proposals worth $13 billion, shares of local arms manufacturers rose as much as 8.6 per cent Monday

Partnerships Between Indian, Foreign Defence Companies Gather Pace

October 27, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Partnerships between Indian and foreign arms manufacturers have shown a distinct upward trend in the past few months. Perhaps enthused by the hike in foreign investment limit from 26% to 49% and the Modi governments thrust to domestic manufacture of defence equipment, an increasing number of international firms are...

Slovakian Air Force To Get Two C-27J Aircraft

October 24, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

The Slovak military will purchase two Italian tactical transport aircraft C-27J Spartan, according to local media reports. Defence Minister Martin Glváč announced that the contract on delivery of the two machines will be inked next week, the TASR newswire reported

China To Demo J-31 Jet At Zhuhai Air Show

October 24, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

China will present the J-31 stealth fighter at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition on November 11, 2014 in Zhuhai and conduct a demonstration flight. According to Nanfang Daily, the J-31 stealth fighter is very likely to be put into mass production within five years, and has a big chance of being a carrier-borne type

S. Korea To Cancel F-16 Modernization Deal With BAE Systems?

October 24, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

South Korea may cancel a contract with BAE Systems for modernisation of the national air force's KF-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft fleet. BAE received a foreign military sales contract from the US in 2013 to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force's ageing fleet of 134 KF-16 fighters in two phases at a cost of KRW1

India Complained To RoE About Su-30 Ejection Seat Problems Two Years Ago

October 23, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

India has decided to ground its fleet of over 200 Su-30 aircraft, following a crash in Pune last week, until an investigation into the problem of automatically ejecting pilot seats has been concluded. In 2013, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) wrote to IRKUT Corp and Rosoboronexport about having problems with the aircraft's ejection seats on multiple occasions

China To Debut Two New Fighter Aircraft At Zhuhai Air Show?

October 22, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

China may debut two new models of domestically-made fighters at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, according to Zhou Lewei, head of the Zhuhai Conference and Exhibition Bureau. The most possible models may be two of the J-10B, J-15 or J-16, according to Zhou Lewei

Embraer Rolls Out First KC-390 Aircraft Prototype

October 22, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil. This milestone rollout will allow the Company to perform important ground tests prior to the aircraft's first flight, planned to take place by the end of this year, the company said in a statement

Widodo Aims To Diversify Indonesia’s Defense Partnerships, Reduce Foreign Tech Imports

October 20, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Indonesia under President Joko Widodo may see a diversification of defence partners to achieve cost-effective procurement and develop local industry. Earlier this month, Indonesia decided to buy into the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administrations (DAPA) new mid-level fighter jet program