Northrop Grumman has received a US Navy contract to begin production of a second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) and surveillance aircraft. The first Japanese E-2D is in production and will be delivered in 2018
China had conducted a reconnaissance mission with Tupolev Tu153M aircraft prior to its transgression in the Barahoti area in Uttarkhand district. The aircraft used by Chinese Peoples Liberation Army was armed with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) which provides broad-area imaging at high resolutions
India signed a contract worth $1 billion on Wednesday to purchase four long-range P-8I aircraft from Boeing Co, defence and industry sources told Defenseworld.net
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has won a contract to supply two Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft, including their mission systems and sensor load-outs, for an African customer. The aircraft will be equipped with the companys ATOS (airborne tactical observation and surveillance) mission system and a suite of sensors including the Leonardo Seaspray AESA surveillance radar, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder and interrogator, Link 11 datalink and an integrated mission management system
Boeing has won contracts worth $6 billion from the UK Minister of Defense in a government to government deal with the US for the purchase of 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and nine P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft during the ongoing Farnborough air show. The 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters would cost $2
A new dual role version of M-346 jet trainer, a Leonardo-Finmeccanica built aircraft has been launched on the eve of the Farnborough Air Show 2016, held from July 11-17, in London, UK. The aircraft known as the M-346FT will fly at the Farnborough Air Show on Monday and Tuesday and will be ready for service within two years, company officials were quoted as saying by Defense News at the show yesterday
Bell-Boeing has been awarded a contract estimated $73 million for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft for the US Air Force. “Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $73,939,536 for modification P00053 to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target multi-year contract (N00019-12-C-2001)
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has approved the purchase of four additional Boeing P-8I Neptune aircraft estimated $1 billion (Rs 6,700 crore) for the Indian Navy. The contract with be signed with Boeing this week and the aircraft are expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy over the next three years, The Nation reported
Russia becomes the first of 34 signatories of the Open Skies Treaty which will be using digital video cameras on surveillance flights. The digital surveillance hardware equipment will be equipped to Tupolev Tu-154 Lk-1 and Antonov An-30B used on surveillance missions under the treaty has been certified, the Russian Defense Ministrys press office was quoted as saying in a statement by Russian Aviation
The body of a pilot of Vietnamese SU-30 fighter jet that went missing early Tuesday morning has been found in waters off Nghe An province in central Vietnam on Friday. Nguyen Xuan Duong, chairman of the Nghe An Provincial People's Committee, confirmed that the body found Friday is Tran Quang Khai, the other pilot of the fighter jet, Xinhua reported
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of five-year sustainment package for Iraqs AC/RC-208 fleet costing an approximate $181 million. The sale includes operational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance; spare parts; component repair; publication updates; maintenance training; and logistics
China's State Oceanic Administration said four crew members were killed when a Marine Surveillance aircraft crashed in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang Province on Tuesday. The plane was carrying a routine mission to monitor conditions in Zhejiang province whose coastline is dotted with hundreds of islands, the administration said in a statement on its website
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