The Japanese government has planned to develop new electronic attack aircraft by equipping Self-Defense Forces transport and patrol planes with powerful jamming equipment to counter Russian and Chinese electronic warfare equipment. The plan to develop electronic attack aircraft is in line with the National Defense Program Guidelines, which stipulate the reinforcement of Japans capabilities to “neutralize radar, communications, and other means of counterparts intending to invade [Japan]
Boeing has delivered the final Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft modernized with avionics and a digital cockpit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Manching, Germany. This delivery is the final of 14 and ensures NATO AWACS compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements, the company said in a statement Tuesday
The US Navy has awarded a $203 million worth contract to L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC for T-45 advanced jet trainer services. The awarded contract is to “exercise an option for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, logistics, and engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support equipment for flight and test and evaluation operations,” the Department of defense announced Monday
The Pentagon has awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract worth over $164 million for procurement of one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for the government of Japan, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. “Northrop Grumman Systems Corp
Russia may develop an electronic warfare aircraft based on an upgraded Ilyushin Il-114-300 plane, Ilyushin Aircraft Company Director for Il-114 Programs Ivan Kabatov said. "With its unique performance characteristics, the plane is an optimal platform for making air platforms to solve the broadest range of tasks - from monitoring, patrolling and transport carriages to electronic warfare, reconnaissance and combat employment," Kabatov told TASS on Tuesday
China-made world's largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600, completed trial ground flights and has entered a new test phase on the water-surface, the plane's manufacturer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said on Monday. The AG600, codenamed "Kunlong", successfully finished a trial flight from an airport in the city of Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, to an airport in Jingmen, a city in central China's Hubei Province, on Sunday
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BAE Systems along with L3 Technologies has begun transitioning its Compass Call Electronic Warfare (EW) system from US Air Force's EC-130H aircraft to Gulfstream 550 aircraft to improve stand-off jamming capability and also counter communications and radar threats. In 2017, BAE Systems and its partners completed the initial design review of the Compass Call weapon system, and the final design review is planned for this fall
Thailand's air force on Wednesday commissioned the first batch of South Korea-built T-50 Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers into service. Four T-50TH supersonic advanced trainers of 401st Squadron was inducted into the RTAF during the commissioning ceremony on 4 April at an airbase in Nakhon Sawan, in a commissioning ceremony presided over by RTAF Commander Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang, Defence Blog reports
The US Department of defense announced a $67.5 million worth contract awarded to Orbital Sciences Corp
Super-Tucano turboprop aircraft in service with the Afghanistan Air Force dropped laser-guided bombs in the flight against Taliban. “This was the first time that [Afghan] pilots employed guided live bombs utilizing the on-board Forward Looking Infrared system,” Maj
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