Brazil has formed an interministerial committee to monitor the FX-2 Project to acquire 36 Gripen fighters for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This is the objective of the FX-2 Project Monitoring Committee (CAF-X2), which held its first meeting on Friday (May 9) in the Ministry of Defence (MD)
ATK in conjunction with King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), has delivered the first modified CASA-235 light gunship aircraft to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. ATK was awarded a contract by KADDB to modify two of the country's CASA-235 transport aircraft into highly capable and cost-effective special mission aircraft
Sweden plans to increase its annual defence spending over the next 10 years, citing the crisis in Ukraine and an "unsettling" development in Russia. The government on Tuesday said that spending would rise gradually until 2024, when the annual defence budget increase would be around 5
BAE Systems, Beechcraft and CAE have developed an integrated pilot training system (PTS) that fully meets the Australian Defence Forces requirements by delivering highly cost-effective training for its AIR 5428 project. The team has offered a proven system that focuses on delivering advanced skill levels, reducing training times and improving productivity
Embraer Defense & Security will take part in the 14th Defence Services Asia exhibition, April 14 to 17, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Embraer business unit will present its full portfolio of integrated solutions at the event
BAE Systems today announced it has signed an AU $77 million, five-year contract extension with Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) to continue support for the electronic warfare sub-systems aboard the RAAFs Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. This extends the existing support contract until at least mid-2019 and retains 35 high skilled positions in South Australia, according to an official statement
Saab and Swiss company Pilatus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a PC-21 training solution for the Swedish Air Force, if they decide to replace their SK 60. The MoU, signed on March 28 by Pilatus CEO Markus Bucher and Jim Roche, Vice-President Government Aviation and Deputy CEO, places Saab and Pilatus on a footing to cooperate in the replacement of the Swedish Air Forces current pilot trainer aircraft, the SK 60, shouldSwedendecide to replace the fleet
Russia plans to offer Brazil joint development of the fifth-generation combat aircraft, the Sukhoi T-50, according to Alexander Fomin, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation. The proposal is reportedly in support of an unsolicited offer by Sukhoi whose Su-35 fighter was taken off Brazils shortlist for its F-X2 tender for the purchase of 36 fighter jets worth $4 billion
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded four prime contracts for Phase 1 of its vertical take-off and landing experimental aircraft (VTOL X-Plane) programme. Winners Aurora Flight Sciences, Boeing, Karem Aircraft and Sikorsky Aircraft, have all proposed unmanned vehicle designs for the programme, which seeks development of a high-speed VTOL aircraft with the hover capability of a helicopter, according to a DARPA statement
Lockheed Martin is developing a new kind of unmanned, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that seeks to replace helicopters on a wide range of military missions, and will go operational by mid-2015. In early 2013, US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) agreed on a proposal from Lockheed-Piasecki team, to pursue a flying vehicle that can carry a mix of modular payloads, including small vehicles, cargo containers, sensors or weapons weighing up to 1,360kg (3,000lb), according to Flight Global
ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi are set to deliver the last of the 12 M-346 new generation advanced trainers to the Republic of Singapore Air Force(RSAF) in March 2014, under the contract signed in late 2010. Currently, a total of 10 aircraft have been delivered along with the delivery of the relevant ground based training system and the associated M-346 initial logistics support package
Lockheed Martin recently submitted a Program Notification Letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 2014, for a type design update for its Model L-382J airplane, a civil-certified variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J. More than 100 L-100s, which were the commercial variant of the first generation C-130, were produced from 1964-1992
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