South Korea to Purchase Boeing P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft for US$1.7 Billion

June 25, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

South Korea decided Monday to purchase Boeing's P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a US$1.7 billion project, the countrys Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced

Airbus Joins Race for S Korea's $1.76B Maritime Patrol Aircraft Project

May 16, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

Airbus has offered its C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for the South Korean Navy's MPA requirement which already has Boeing P8 and Saab Swordfish in the race. In February, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) unveiled its plan to sign a deal with an overseas aircraft manufacturer to introduce next-generation maritime...

Boeing To Provide P-8A Maintenance Device Training System Upgrades For US, Australia...

April 10, 2018 @ 09:20 AM

Boeing has been awarded a $35.9 million worth contract to provide upgrades to P-8A maintenance device training system for the U

Germany, France to Jointly Develop New Maritime Patrol Aircraft

April 9, 2018 @ 04:31 PM

Germany plans to sign a letter of intent with France to jointly develop a new maritime patrol aircraft later this month. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and her French counterpart Florence Parly plan to sign a letter of intent on 27 April, German Navy said in a statement last...

Rostec Subsidiary Develops Substitutes for Ukrainian Components in Tu-204, Il-76 aircraft

March 23, 2018 @ 02:12 PM

Technodinamika Holding, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, has started the production of the full line of parts and components for GP-26 hydraulic drives for Russian produced Tu-204 and Il-76 aircrafts. The firm is engaged in the large-scale import substitution program

Saab Pitches Swordfish Maritime Patrol Aircraft To S. Korea By Challenging Boeing

March 21, 2018 @ 02:56 PM

Saab, a Swedish defense firm, has offered its Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for South Korean Navys requirement to procure six new aircraft to supplement its MPA fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CK Orion planes in service. According to Yonhap, Saab argued Wednesday that its Swordfish aircraft is an optimum model for use by South Korea's Navy, which is seeking to bolster its ability to counter North Korea's submarines, some of which are equipped with ballistic missiles

Saab’s GlobalEye AWACS Aircraft Completes First Flight

March 15, 2018 @ 09:39 AM

Saab successfully completed the first flight of its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft (AWACS) on March 14 in Linköping, Sweden. The aircraft, a modified Bombardier Global 6000 jet platform, undertook a 1 hour 46 minutes test flight collecting extensive flight-test data using the on-board instrumentation suite

US Marine Unit Deploys F-35B Lightning II Aircraft For First Time

March 8, 2018 @ 01:22 PM

The US Marine Corps deployed F-35B Lightning II aircraft this week to one of its Marine Expeditionary Unit in East China Sea, marking the fighter's first operational deployment with the unit. A detachment of F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, landed on the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on March 5, the US Marines said in a statement

China Deploys Russian-made Su-35 Combat Jets in South China Sea Patrol Missions

February 8, 2018 @ 09:19 AM

China has dispatched Russia-made Su-35 advanced fighters for joint combat cruise missions in South China Sea, in response to provocation by the US in January, the People's Liberation Army Air Force announced on Wednesday. This is a pragmatic action for the air force to fulfill its mission in the new era and conduct a combat training military exercise," according to a notice on the PLA Air Force official Weibo social media account, Global Times reports

Myanmar To Receive Six Additional Yak-130 Combat Trainers This Year

February 7, 2018 @ 03:57 PM

Russia will deliver an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft to Myanmar, Mikhail Petukhov, a deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik. "In December 2016, a contract was signed with Myanmar on delivery of an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft," Petukhov said on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow-2018

Boeing P8, Saab Swordfish in Contention for S Korea Maritime Patrol Aircraft...

February 7, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Boeing P8 and Saab Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) are the likely candidates as South Korea today decided to procure six new aircraft to supplement its MPA fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CK Orion planes in service. South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) aims to respond to a change in security conditions, including North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) threats, Yonhap reported quoting DAPAs statement Wednesday

Saab Offers 'Swordfish' Maritime Patrol Aircraft as Alternative to 'Airliner-type' MPAs

February 6, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

In a clear attempt to target Boeing's P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), Saab has highlighted its 'Swordfish' MPAs as an alternative to "large, costly airliner-type platforms". In a press release ahead of the Singapore Airshow, Saab said that 'Swordfish' MPA consisting of Bombardiers Global 6000 ultra-long-range aircraft, General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canadas acoustics processor and Saabs pedigree in total airborne surveillance solutions, ensures a new era in maritime air power