The Indian Air Force will fly an aircraft operating on aviation turbine fuel blended with 10 per cent biofuel for the first time at the Republic Day Parade to be held on January 26, New Delhi, India. The parade will see An-32 biofuel-driven aircraft in formation lead by Squadron Leader Mehtab Sond of the Aircraft Systems Testing Establish-ment
Thales, alongside Dassault Aviation and Safran, has been awarded a contract by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to develop the future onboard sensors and communication systems that will equip the F4 standard of the Rafale omni-role combat aircraft. In particular, Thales will prepare for the introduction of the CONTACT radio; secure, intelligent communications server technology; and a Syracuse IV satellite communications capability
General Atomics has teamed with Belgiums SABCA, Thales Belgium, Esterline, DronePort and Newtec to provide Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) activities and other services to support the Belgian militarys selection of SkyGuardian UAVs. GA-ASI and SABCA will be responsible for production and MRO activities, including initial in-country entry into service and support for SkyGuardian
Northrop Grumman has won a $86 million US Air Force contract for Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP) Peacekeeper and Minuteman Solid Rocket Motor Aging Surveillance. The contract includes component dissection, motor plugging, propellant properties testing and hazards analysis and overall program support, the company said in a statement Thursday
The Russian Su-34 fleet has been grounded after two of the jets collided mid-air while training over Sea of Japan on Friday. "On 18 January, at 8:07 (Moscow time), while performing a planned training flight over the Sea of Japan, 35 kilometers from the coast, two Su-34 planes of the Far Eastern Air Defence Forces made contact in the air while manoeuvring," Russian media quoted Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian MoD as saying
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have completed their technical evaluation to select the next generation fighter to replace its F-16s. The F-16s will have to retire soon after 2030 and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has been identified as the most suitable replacement to maintain the RSAF's capabilities, Singapores Ministry of Defense said in a statement Friday
The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded Leonardo a £293 million ($379 million) contract to support the existing fleet of 50 Apache AH MK1 Attack Helicopters. The Apache AH MK1 Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract will maintain the fleet until its out of service date in March 2024, the company said in a statement Thursday
Lockheed Martin has won $77 million modification contract for production of the United States Navys AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System (UWS). The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is the Surface Ship Undersea Warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday
Indian state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)s indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) has completed weapon trials and is ready for operational induction. “This is the first time in the country that a helicopter has carried out an air to air missile engagement
Russias state-run United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will showcase Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft in Aero India Show-2019 scheduled between February 20-24 in Bangalore. “As India is now discussing the need to expand regional connectivity, we believe our Be-200 jet will fit into the new strategy very well as it can take off and land on water so it does not necessarily needs to be based at the airports,” the report quoted Sergei Ganin, Head of R&D Center of Beriev Aircraft Company, a unit of UAC as saying
The US Army is seeking to purchase two Iron Dome Air Defence System Batteries from Israeli firm Rafael in a deal worth $373 million. The Army are acquiring the two Iron Dome batteries to provide ground forces an interim capability by 2020 against unmanned air vehicles, mortars, rockets, artillery and cruise missiles as well as explore full adoption of the Israeli-developed system for the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept program and incorporation with the Integrated Battle Command System by 2023
Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract from the Swedish armed forces to supply vehicles for transporting Patriot air defence systems made by Rheinmetalls partner Raytheon. Starting in the first quarter of 2021, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) will supply Sweden with a total of forty high-mobility trucks from its HX series, including 16 tractor trucks and 24 transport vehicles
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