Air Force

GA-ASI and GKN Aerospace Expand Strategic Relationship

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and GKN Aerospace have signed a contract for GKN Aerospace to manufacture the advanced composite V-tails for GA-ASI’s new MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) from their Cowes facility in the United Kingdom. SkyGuardian is the baseline system of the UK Royal Air Force’s …

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Russian tech firm develops compact counter-drone system

Rostec State Corporation’s Ruselectronics Holding has developed a mobile anti-drone system. In a statement, the company said the system comes with three cases. The complex is capable of suppressing control of a drone within a radius of 2 km while it remains invisible and invulnerable to radio countermeasures. System deployment takes no …

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Bell delivers three Huey IIs to the Lebanese Air Force

This month, Bell delivered three Bell UH-1H-IIs to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF).  These aircraft will augment their existing fleet and be utilized for search and rescue, troop transport, firefighting and utility missions. “We are privileged to support the LAF with additional Huey II aircraft, which will enhance its operational …

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Leonardo’s drink-can-sized decoy launched from GA-ASI MQ-9

Leonardo and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) are working together to bring the world-class protection offered by Leonardo’s BriteCloud expendable active decoy to operators of the MQ-9 remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The joint activity is addressing the growing market need to protect the high-value unmanned aircraft from modern, radar-guided …

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Saab Delivers Third GlobalEye

Saab Delivers Third GlobalEye

Saab delivered the third GlobalEye aircraft to the United Arab Emirates on 20 February 2021. This follows Saab’s previous deliveries of GlobalEye in April and September 2020. The United Arab Emirates has ordered a total of five GlobalEye aircraft. “Completing three deliveries of a solution as advanced as GlobalEye in …

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Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr with two additional cargo hold simulators for the Airbus A400M European transport aircraft

The German Air Force continues to count on Rheinmetall’s cutting-edge simulation expertise for training its A400M Military transport aircraft personnel. In January 2021 the A400M’s maker, Airbus, contracted with Rheinmetall Electronics to supply not just one but two additional training simulators for the European A400M. Earmarked for German air bases …

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US State Dept OKs $200M RAM missile sale to Egypt

RAM missile

The US State Department signed off Tuesday on a potential $197 million sale of Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) to the Egyptian military.  Raytheon’s naval missiles are used to defend against anti-ship missiles, and are employed by the navies of 11 countries including Turkey and the US. The deal is for …

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Jordan Requests F-16 Air Combat Training Center

Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fighter

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and related equipment for an estimated cost of $60 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this …

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Norway upgrades the NASAMS air defence system

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has been awarded a contract of approx. MNOK 266 by Norwegian Materiel Defence Agency for upgrade of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). The upgrade of the NASAMS Sentinel radar’s Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) ensures the system operates in accordance with future …

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Russia: Su-57 fifth-generation fighter gets maximally automated cockpit

The Su-57 features the maximum automation of piloting and combat employment processes, which has helped specialists develop a one-seat multirole fighter, the publication says. Automation, information integration and intellectual support are the key requirements for the ergonomics of the cockpit of a modern fighter, Head of the Cockpit Department of …

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