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
Orbital ATK has won $86 million worth contract to fulfill requirements for the Afghanistan air force's AC-208 armed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. “Orbital ATK, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded an $86,402,055 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the Afghanistan Air Force AC-208 armed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft requirement,” the Department of Defense announced Thursday
Boeing has been awarded a $282 million contract to provide long lead parts associated with the manufacture of 19 P-8A Poseidon, the maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, for the U.S
A fleet of Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) were commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to fulfill a contract with an international customer. Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS was chosen by MDA to provide critical support in sea- and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions
Saab rolled out the first GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the public at its Linköping site, Sweden on February 23. GlobalEye is an advanced, swing role airborne surveillance system based on a Global 6000 jet aircraft from Bombardier, which has undergone a thorough modification programme to adapt it for its role
Paramount Group of South Africa and its partners in AHRLAC Holdings is ramping up its facility for production of the Advanced High Performance and Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) and its military variant, the MWARI. The production ready aircraft (PDM), which follows on from the successful AHRLAC prototype (XDM) has a retractable landing gear, Martin Baker ejection seats, revised cockpit canopies, improved avionics and a 8G-rated airframe
Specialists from a Russian military institute will showcase a bird-shaped drone designed for reconnaissance mission on Innovations Day held at Zhukovsky-Gagarin Air Force Academy, February 6. A bird-shaped drone developed by the Academy is designed "for reconnoitering terrain and ensuring a safe ornithological situation during flights at the aerodrome," the Russian Ministry was quoted as saying by TASS
Boeing, AAR Aircraft Services and StandardAero are being awarded contracts for P-8A Poseidon airframe and engine maintenance and repair depot support for the US Navy, Australia and other foreign customers. The aggregate amount for all contracts is $268
Super-Tucano turboprop aircraft in service with the Afghanistan Air Force dropped laser-guided bombs in the flight against Taliban. “This was the first time that [Afghan] pilots employed guided live bombs utilizing the on-board Forward Looking Infrared system,” Maj
The US Air Force has awarded a $15 million contract to AAI Corp. for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services through unmanned aircraft systems, the Department of defense announced last Friday
An Australian Growler Electronic Warfare jet caught fire after an aborted takeoff during Exercise Red Flag at a US military base in Nevada on Sunday, due to a reported engine failure. All Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel were reported as safe and the Defence Department said there were "no serious injuries" following the incident
Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) has delivered the second early warning aircraft to Italy under a reciprocal procurement deal in exchange for the purchase Leonardo M-346 training aircraft estimated at $1 billion. The early warning planes supplied to Italy were built on the platform of the Gulfstream executive jets equipped with the Conformal Airborne Early Warning and Control (CAEW) System developed by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems
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