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Iran Installs Home-made Radar in Mirage F1 Warplanes

February 17, 2020 @ 07:25 AM

Iran has installed locally-made radar and other equipment in Mirage F1 warplanes flown to the country by Iraqi pilots during the 1991 US invasion of Iraq. “We have overcome the aircrafts previous shortcomings in the area of radar surveillance capability with our radars,” Iran Air Force Deputy Commander Brigadier General Amir...

Russian firms to Develop "Small" Munitions for Drones

February 15, 2020 @ 02:20 PM

Russian firms Tactical Missiles Corporation and Kronshtadt hi-tech firm are together developing small-sized munitions to be armed on drones. "This issue is important and developers are trying to reduce both the dimensional and weight characteristics of air-launched weapons

Israel Freezes V-22 Osprey Procurement Temporarily

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The Israeli ministry of defense has frozen the deal to procure V-22 Ospreys temporarily, amid budget turbulences and the impending installation of a new government. "The contract to purchase the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey will be frozen until more resources are available,” senior Israeli defense officials were quoted as saying by ...

Israel Aerospace Unveils Updated Heron UAV at Singapore Airshow

February 15, 2020 @ 05:10 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled Heron MK II, a Multi Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), at the ongoing Singapore Airshow (February 11-16) The Heron MK II is an updated model of the Heron UAV, which is used by the Israeli Air Force. Fitted with a Rotax 915...

Boeing Awarded USAF AWACS Aircraft Upgrade Deal

February 14, 2020 @ 05:09 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Boeing a contract worth $100 million that involves upgrade of US Air Forces Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) planes. This contract provides for the continued acquisition of supplies and services associated with the production of the E-3 AWACS Block 40/45 upgrade, the US Department of Defense...

Is Boeing Elbowing MiG Out of India Carrier Jet Race?

February 13, 2020 @ 11:21 AM

Boeing has announced plans to test its F/A-18 Super Hornet jet on a carrier ski-jump to make a pitch for Indias carrier-based aircraft procurement program even as Russias MiG is expecting an order to supply the MiG-29K jets for the same. Indias Russian origin aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya and India's first Indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1) use the ski-jump system while US carriers use the catapult-launch system

Dassault, Airbus Team Awarded Future Combat Air System Demo Phase Contract

February 13, 2020 @ 08:11 AM

The team lead by French Dassault and German Airbus have been awarded a contract by their respective governments to launch demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). "The governments of France and Germany have awarded Dassault Aviation, Airbus, together with their partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran, MBDA and Thales, the initial framework contract (Phase 1A), which launches the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)," Dassault said in a statement Thursday

Airbus, Singapore to Develop A330 Automatic Air-to-air Refueling Aircraft

February 12, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

Airbus and Singapore have commenced work on an automatic air-to-air refueling (A3R) A330 MRTT aircraft which will apply for certification by 2021. The A3R system requires no additional equipment on the receiver and is intended to reduce air refuelling operator (ARO) workload, improve safety and optimise the rate of air-to-air refuelling (AAR) transfer in operational conditions to maximise aerial superiority

General Atomics’ Aircraft Launch and Recovery Systems Cleared for USS Gerald R....

February 12, 2020 @ 06:37 AM

General Atomics Aircraft Launch and Recovery Systems have been cleared for use aboard USS Gerald R.Ford aircraft carrier jets

Boeing to Repair Avionics of US Navy Super Hornets

February 12, 2020 @ 05:21 AM

Boeing has won a contract valued $19.3 million to repair various avionics equipment used on the US Navy F/A-18 aircraft

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Singapore Air Force’s F-16 fighter Jets

February 12, 2020 @ 03:48 AM

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $67,584,243 modification contract for upgrading F-16 fighter aircraft for the government of Singapore. Work will be performed at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas; and in Singapore

US’ F-35 Fighter Jet Costs to Rise, Production to Fall Following Turkey’s...

February 11, 2020 @ 12:26 PM

Cost of the US F-35 fighter jet will rise and production will fall in the Lot 15 series manufacture after the United States ousted Turkey from the F-35 programme citing its refusal to back down from purchasing the Russian S-400 air defence system. According to FY2021 US government budget documents page 64, “Lot 15 (of F-35) has lower production quantity compared to Lot 14 due to reduction in partner (read Turkey) and foreign military sales overall quantity

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