Germany's PEGASUS Airborne Surveillance System Passes Critical Design Review

November 17, 2023 @ 10:40 AM

Hensoldt, the prime contractor for the Persistent German Airborne Surveillance System (PEGASUS) based on the Global 6000 business jet, has announced the successful completion of its Critical Design Review (CDR). The Bundeswehr representatives conducted the CDR two years after Hensoldt was contracted for the project, utilizing the Kalaetron signals intelligence (SIGINT)...

Eurofighter Typhoon to get BAE Systems’ Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver

November 17, 2023 @ 09:44 AM

BAE Systems has announced that its Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver (DIGAR) has been chosen for the Eurofighter Typhoons Phase 4 Enhancements (P4E) capability program, making it the first international platform with DIGAR upgrade. This upgrade aims to enhance the Typhoon's protection against GPS signal disruptions, jamming, and Radio Frequency (RF) interference,...

Two Indonesian Super Tucano Aircraft Crash, 4 Crew Killed

November 17, 2023 @ 08:03 AM

Two Brazil-made EMB-314 Super Tucano counterinsurgency (COIN) aircraft from the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU)s 21st Squadron crashed in two separate locations inside the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java on November 16. The Air Force has deployed the Accident Quick Response Team (AQRT) to the crash sites of...

P&W wins U.S. Defense Logistics Agency’s $870M TF33 Engine Sustainment Contract...

November 16, 2023 @ 05:20 AM

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, was awarded a TF33 engine sustainment contract valued up to $870 million by the Defense Logistics Agency. The TF33 engine powers a range of aircraft, including Boeing's B-52 Stratofortress and E-3 Sentry

Pakistan’s JF-17 Block III Fighter Integrates American, Chinese Weapons

November 14, 2023 @ 10:38 AM

The JF-17 Thunder Block III multirole fighter made by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC)/Chengdu marked its first international air show appearance at the Dubai Airshow 2023. The static display aircraft was shown with its entire gamut of weapons and sensors including the U

Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Ready for Export

November 14, 2023 @ 10:07 AM

Russia is ready to receive applications for the export of its Su-57 stealth fighter jet after completing its development program. Officials from The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) stated at the ongoing Dubai Air Show that, 'If our foreign partners contact us, we are ready to begin working on this topic

First European F-16 Training Center Opened in Romania

November 14, 2023 @ 07:16 AM

The first European F-16 Training Center was inaugurated at the Fetești Air Base in southern Romania on Monday, November 13. Lockheed Martin and subcontractors, Daedalus Aviation Group, Draken International, GFD, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, and ILIAS Solutions will work as one team to provide F-16 training at the newly formed center, which is the result of unique collaboration between the Romanian Ministry of National Defence, the Romanian Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Air Force, in partnership with Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Secures $238M for F-16 Spares Provisioning in FMS Support

November 11, 2023 @ 04:57 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a $238 million contract dedicated to the initial spares provisioning for the F-16 Systems Program Office, specifically in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for several nations. The awarded contract encompasses the provisioning of initial spares crucial for new aircraft acquisitions or significant fleet upgrades

Russia to Premiere Heavy Transport Aircraft Il-76MD-90A(E) at Dubai Air Show...

November 10, 2023 @ 08:40 AM

Russia's Rostec State Corporation will exhibit the heavy transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A(E) for the first time at the upcoming Dubai Air Show, marking Russia's initial presentation of an aircraft of this class abroad since 1994. The company plans to showcase approximately 200 military, dual-use, and civilian products at the event scheduled from November 13 to 17

Saab Displays Gripen-E Model at Thailand Defense Show

November 9, 2023 @ 01:38 PM

“New to this years show is that we are presenting Gripen E, which I am really thrilled about and confident it will attract some great attention,” says Fredrik Lindblom, Head of Saab Thailand. Thailand is an existing Gripen operator and has 11 of those aircraft leased from Saab