The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on Wednesday divulged plans of upgrading their ageing fleet of E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) planes for $1 billion. “I can confirm we will sign a contract upgrading, modernising the AWACS fleet – $1 billion dollars,” Jens Stoltenberg, NATO chief, said at a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force announced plans to acquire two additional GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from Saab, and three more Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, at the ongoing Dubai Airshow (17-21 November). The GlobalEye is among the static displays at the airshow, marking the aircrafts debut at any exhibition
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)s “Edge,” a new government-owned defense company launched on November 5, will display its new, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)– configured Bombardier Challenger 650 jet at the upcoming
Northrop Grumman has won a $1.36 billion modification contract for the production and delivery of nine Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Act
The Swiss Army has selected Thales Skyview airspace surveillance and flight operations system for its Air 2030 procurement programme, clinching the deal after defeating its competitors- Raytheon and Saab. The programme includes contracts for the purchase of around 40 new fighter jets, a ground-based air defence system and radar
Northrop Grumman has won a $16.2 million modification contract to integrate Joint Tactical Radio Systems on Japanese airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday formally inducted its second Embraer-145 aircraft with indigenously-made Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) systems. The aircraft will be stationed at Air Force Station Bhisiana in Punjab
Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions was awarded $40.2 million by the US Air Force to support training devices of E-8 aircraft
The United States (US) has accused a Venezuelan Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter of “aggressively” shadowing its naval forces Lockheed EP-3 Aries II reconnaissance plane over international airspace on Friday. On Sunday, the US military said in a statement that the Russian-made fighter aggressively shadowed the EP-3 at an “unsafe distance” in international airspace for a prolonged period of time, “endangering the safety of the crew and jeopardizing the EP-3 mission
A locally-developed technology has enabled Chinese aerial early warning (AEW) aircraft such as the KJ-200, KJ-500 and KJ-2000 to increase electromagnetic resources efficiency. Developed by Tang Xiaobin, a senior scientist at the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), the technology works by separating different electromagnetic energies into two categories: One that boosts certain capabilities, and one that hinders certain capabilities,
Embraer and ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to develop next-generation P600 AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft, based on the advanced Embraer Praetor 600 business jet, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show. The primary sensor of the P600 AEW is the IAI/ELTA 4th generation Digital Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar with integrated IFF capabilities
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will likely finalise a $750 million contract with Boeing by the December of 2019 to extend the life of 14 ageing E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft through 2035. “Were planning to finalise the $750 million deal by December this year
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