The French Air Force took delivery of the first of three upgraded KC-135s last week, according to an official statement. The upgrade of the KC-135RGs operated by the Escadron de Ravitaillement en Vol (In-flight refueling squadron, ERV) primarily concerns avionics, through the RENO GATM (Global Air Traffic Management) standard
BAE Systems today unveiled its Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD), a fully digital solution that provides todays combat pilot with exceptional night vision and target tracking technology, integrated within a visor-projected system. With decades of combat-proven experience, the new platform-agnostic Striker II HMD builds upon BAE Systems current Striker HMD, which has been successfully deployed on Eurofighter Typhoon and Gripen fleets, according to an official statement
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)s air strikes against militants in Libya last week, has brought in focus the military capabilities of this oil-rich Sheikhdom which has never gone to war. The joint air strike conducted with Egypt with support from Saudi Arabia reportedly took Washington “by surprise” with senior US officials telling news agencies that they were “not consulted” about the attacks possibly because American weapons may have been used, violating agreements under which they were sold
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd and Indias Tata Advanced Systems have signed an agreement for manufacture and supply of Pilatus PC-12 “Green Aircraft” Aerostructures at Tata Advanced Systems facility in Hyderabad, India. This will include assembly of complete airframe for the aircraft, including Integrated Fuselage, Wing, Cockpit, Ailerons, Fins, and Rudders
Australia's Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australias P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Senator Johnston said this key Defence procurement would allow the withdrawal of the ageing AP-3C Orion fleet, and enable Boeing US to place lead time orders in support of Australias first four P-8A aircraft
For the first time UAE and Egyptian air forces conducted two series of joint air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, U.S
The Indian Navy will deploy its MiG29K/KUB, for the first time in over four years of their service, towards the eastern seaboard. Preparations have begun to deploy and permanently base a full squadron (consisting 17 aircraft) of these fighters to strengthen the security of Indias energy-rich and trade-wise vital, eastern seaboard, according to local media reports
Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries will be allowed to continue doing business in India and will not face blacklisting, according to a report published by India Today magazine. The Indian government has placed conditions, which will disallow the company from getting any new order where there is another vendor option, the report said
Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract from Indonesia to provide its Air Force with the latest aircraft identification and air surveillance equipment, thus improving the air traffic control and air defence capabilities over the country's more than 15,000 islands. The company has been awarded a contract by SBL Star Technology Pte Ltd
Bulgaria has announced a $680 million program to upgrade its weapons in an effort to minimize its dependency on Russia by 2020. Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov said that the ministry aims to ensure that Bulgarias defense industry takes part in the designed program
The US has bumped Russia and Israel to become Indias biggest supplier of military in the past three years thanks to large aircraft purchases. Washington took home nearly $5 billion in arms sales from the $13 billion India awarded to foreign vendors
Russia could block overflights between Europe and Asia in retaliation to Western sanctions relating to the Crimean crisis. Russias Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the Russian government was considering a series of measures in response to Western sanctions that shut down the countrys first low-cost airline, according to the Associated Press
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