Saab Hands Over First Saab 340 Airborne Early Warning Aircraft to Poland

September 30, 2023 @ 06:16 AM

Saab officially handed over the initial Saab 340 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft to Poland during a ceremony in Linköping. This event occurred on 29 September, two months after Poland placed an order for two AEW aircraft

KC-135 Aerial Tanker Added with Command & Control Capabilities

September 28, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

During the recent Northern Edge 2023 exercise, the KC-135 Stratotanker was equipped with new command and control capabilities, marking a departure from its traditional 50-year role of providing fuel support to military aircraft during operations. Equipped with the

Modernized A-50U AWACS Aircraft handed Over to Russian Air Force

September 22, 2023 @ 07:29 AM

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) handed over to the Russian Air Forces a modernized A-50U airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft that will help in the detection of aircraft and missiles launched from Ukraine. On July 3, 2023, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a conference call with officers of...

Boeing Envisions Expanding P-8I Poseidon Maritime Patrol Planes to 18 Units

September 21, 2023 @ 12:16 PM

Boeing is actively pursuing the sale of an additional eight P-8I Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to India by leveraging the significant progress made in the aircraft's domestic production and ongoing maintenance. India's naval fleet in the Indo-Pacific region currently benefits from the operation of twelve P-8Is

Austria to Replace C-130K Transport Planes with Embraer C-390s

September 21, 2023 @ 07:12 AM

Austria will replace its ageing C-130K military transport aircraft with Embraer C-390 and not the latest C-130J, the countrys Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner announcement today. Austria is pursuing the acquisition of approximately four aircraft and engaging in negotiations with the Netherlands for a potential collaborative order, as disclosed by Tanner during...

Australia to Upgrade P-8A Poseidon Fleet, Acquire Fourth MQ-4C Triton to Improve...

September 19, 2023 @ 09:15 AM

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) today announced an upgrade to fleet of 14 P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft with enhancements to its anti-submarine warfare, maritime strike and intelligence collection capabilities. In addition, the ADF will acquire a fourth MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft system to provide long-range, persistent surveillance across Australias maritime region

Airbus Delivers First C295 to India

September 14, 2023 @ 06:51 AM

Airbus Defence and Space has officially delivered the initial batch of 56 C295 aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF), ready for operational use as they gradually replace the aging Avros-748 fleet. The C295, configured for transport and equipped with a domestically developed electronic warfare suite, is set to depart from Airbus' production facility in Seville, Spain, for its destination in Delhi, India, in the coming days

Argentina to Bolster Naval Surveillance with Acquisition of P-3 Orion Aircraft from...

September 9, 2023 @ 05:26 AM

Argentina has concluded negotiations to purchase four surplus P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft from the Royal Norwegian Air Force, fulfilling a requirement set by the Argentine Navy in 2015. The agreement, reached on August 31 in Buenos Aires during discussions between Defense Minister Jorge Taiana and representatives from the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, involves three P-3C aircraft equipped for maritime surveillance, anti-submarine, and anti-surface missions, alongside one P-3N specially designed for search and rescue operations

Israel Tests ‘Oron’ Surveillance Aircraft

September 4, 2023 @ 08:20 AM

Israels Ministry of Defense this week announced that test flights have begun for its new Oron surveillance aircraft. The aircraft was developed jointly by the Ministry of Defenses research and development arm, Israeli Aerospace Industrys Elta subsidiary, the Israel Air Force, Intelligence Corps and the Navy

U.S.A.F. Asks JetZero to Develop Blended Wing Body Aircraft Prototype...

August 23, 2023 @ 01:37 PM

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) selected JetZero to build a blended wing body (BWB) prototype aircraft by 2027 for future military transports. The effort aims to mature BWB technology and demonstrate its capabilities, giving the department and commercial industry more options for future air platforms

Titra ALPIN Unmanned Helicopters to Enter Turkish Inventory

August 18, 2023 @ 11:32 AM

Turkish Land Forces will soon induct Titra Teknolojis unknown number of ALPiN unmanned helicopters, as per local media reports. ALPiN Unmanned Helicopter is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is made unmanned/autonomous by changing the control mechanisms and interfaces of a two-man helicopter with system-specific servo actuators controlled by our autopilot system

Airbus Wins €2.1B Canadian deal for 4 New A330 MRTTs, Convert 5

July 26, 2023 @ 07:10 AM

Canada has awarded Airbus Defence and Space with a contract for four newly-built Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTT) and for the conversion of five commercial A330-200s that have already been used. The current contract has an order value of approximately CAD $3 billion or €2