The United Kingdom today revealed a model of its proposed new fighter jet, the Tempest at the Farnborough Air Show. Once manufactured, the aircraft will be able to fly either as a piloted aircraft or as an unmanned drone, UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said adding that the UK would be investing £2bn in the new project
Airbus is extending its advanced data analytics tool in the aviation community to the defense market with the launch of SmartForce. SmartForce suite of services to be launched by Airbus Defence and Space together with Airbus Helicopters will enable military operators to exploit the data gathered by their aircraft to enhance operational safety, boost mission availability and reduce maintenance support costs
Airbus Defence and Space successfully demonstrated an Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver aircraft. In a joint operation with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Airbus A310 company development tanker performed seven automatic contacts with a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport
Switzerland has invited five European and US companies to submit their bids to replace its ageing fleet of fighter jets. The defense ministry has sent out the offer to Saab (Gripen), Dassault (Rafale), Airbus (Eurofighter), Boeing (Super Hornet) and Lockheed Martin (F-35A) for the Air 2030 program
Belgium will receive seven A400M transport aircraft from Airbus between 2020 and 2023. The aircraft are part of the contract signed by Belgium in 2001 to replace the aging C-130s
Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed an operator agreement for HERON TP unmanned aerial systems (UAS) after parliamentary approval was granted on 13 June 2018. This contract includes both the provision of HERON TP UAS as well as all operational services required for the system
The first full scale model of the European Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft (MALE RPAS) was unveiled today during a ceremony held at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show, at Schönefeld airport. First unmanned aerial system designed for flight in non-segregated airspace, its characteristics will include mission modularity for operational superiority in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, both wide area and in-theatre, Dassault said in a statement Wednesday
Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Boeing have bid for Germany's plan to replace its fleet of 90 Tornado fighter jets. The German MoD had sought information from Lockheed Martin about its F-35 fighter jet and Boeing for their F-15E and F/A-18E/F fighter jets
The State Department approved sale to Germany of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for an estimated cost of $2.50 billion
Three suspected terrorists were killed on Wednesday during a drone attack, believed to have been launched by the United States military, in an area of Orkazai Agency near Pakistans border with Afghanistan. Daily Pakistan reported quoting local media outlets that the drone launched two missiles hitting a house in Dappa Mamazoi area in which Haqqani Network commander Ehsan alias Khawari and his two companions were killed
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first two Eurofighter Typhoons to be produced in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities to the Spanish Air Force. The aircraft were manufactured at the Getafe Final Assembly Line in the P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) configuration which marks a key step in the overall Eurofighter evolution plan
The Spanish Air Force has taken the delivery of second of 27 A400Ms turboprop military transport aircraft from Airbus. The Directorate General of armaments and Material (DGAM) delivered the aircraft to the Spanish Air Force at the Airbus factory in Seville, the defense ministry reported Friday
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