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Chinese Y-8 Military surveillance plane Found Flying Near Taiwan

August 10, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

A Chinese military Y-8 surveillance aircraft was spotted while flying over international waters east of Taiwan Wednesday. The flight path of the Y-8 aircraft as over the Western Pacific Ocean, through the Miyako Strait between Japan's Miyako and Okinawa islands, and into the East China Sea east of Taiwan, the Japan...

Philippines To Get Two Cessna 280B ISR Aircraft Soon

July 18, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

The United States is expected to deliver two Cessna 208 aircraft with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in “couple of weeks”. The Cessna 208B ISR variant carries an electro-optical sensor pod and other surveillance equipment

Boeing Wins $93 Million To Support NATO, Japanese, UK, French, Saudi E-3

July 8, 2017 @ 09:24 AM

Boeing has won a $93 million five-year contract for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support. This contract provides for support to the E-3 AWACS division and will also generate technical requirements for the Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), North Atlantic Treaty...

Australia To Upgrade E-7A Wedgetail AEW &C For $443 Million

July 6, 2017 @ 08:19 AM

The Australian Government will upgrade the Royal Australian Air Forces (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control capability for AUD582.5 million (US$443 million)

Six NATO Allies To Co-develop Multinational Maritime Multi Mission Aircraft Capabilities

June 30, 2017 @ 08:39 PM

Six NATO Allies have announced their readiness to co- develop and field follow-on solutions for their existing maritime anti-submarine and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. At a ceremony in Brussels on 29 June, Defence Ministers from France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey signed a Letter of Intent on “Cooperation on...

Boeing To Upgrade French E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System

June 30, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Boeing won more than $38 million to upgrade Frances airborne warning system, the Defense Department said in a press release. "Boeing Defense, Space & Security [of] Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has been awarded a $38,400,000… contract for recurring and non-recurring engineering services to support the French E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System mid-life upgrade in-service sustainment support," the release said on Thursday

Australia To Receive $1.3 Billion Gulfstream G550 ISR, EW Mission Systems Aircraft...

June 27, 2017 @ 04:39 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Gulfstream G550 Aircraft with Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Electronic Warfare (AISREW) mission systems. The estimated cost is $1

Australian AP-3C Spy Planes To Assist Philippines In Mindanao Operations

June 24, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

Australia has deployed two AP-3C Orion spy planes in Mindanao to help the Philippine government in its ongoing campaign to liberate Marawi City from the Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute terror group. Lockheed AP-3C Orion is a variant of the P-3 Orion used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for tasks such as naval fleet support, maritime surveillance, search and survivor supply and anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare

Textron Showcases Surveillance Solution At Paris Airshow 2017

June 21, 2017 @ 03:42 PM

BIRD Aerosystems, in cooperation with Textron Inc., has displayed a unique surveillance special mission concept at the Paris Air Show in Textrons static

Dash-8 Q 300 Aircraft To Be Equipped With Searchmaster Surveillance Radar, Amascos...

June 19, 2017 @ 02:38 PM

Force Multiplier Dash-8 Q 300 aircraft, designed by PAL and Thales, will be equipped with a ‘Searchmaster multi-role radar and an 'Amascos' multi-mission system. This aircraft has been specially designed to meet both the needs of maritime and ground surveillance, Thales announced Monday

China Admits Conducting Surveillance on US Planes

June 9, 2017 @ 02:51 PM

China said Friday that it has been vigilant over the military activities of the countries in the South China Sea in reference to the US Rockwell B-1B heavy bombers that flew over the disputed water Thursday. China's Ministry of National Defense(MND) said in response to news released by the US Pacific Command that two U

Saudi Arabia's AWACS Aircraft Fleet Gets Radar Upgrade

May 24, 2017 @ 03:38 PM

Boeing has completed a series of upgrades that substantially enhance the technological capabilities of Saudi Arabias E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. Among the enhancements to improve radar capabilities and reduce repair time for the airborne surveillance fleet are systems that increase the original equipments radar sensitivity and expand the range for tracking targets

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