BAE Systems along with L3 Technologies has begun transitioning its Compass Call Electronic Warfare (EW) system from US Air Force's EC-130H aircraft to Gulfstream 550 aircraft to improve stand-off jamming capability and also counter communications and radar threats. In 2017, BAE Systems and its partners completed the initial design review of the Compass Call weapon system, and the final design review is planned for this fall
Thailand's air force on Wednesday commissioned the first batch of South Korea-built T-50 Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers into service. Four T-50TH supersonic advanced trainers of 401st Squadron was inducted into the RTAF during the commissioning ceremony on 4 April at an airbase in Nakhon Sawan, in a commissioning ceremony presided over by RTAF Commander Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang, Defence Blog reports
The US Department of defense announced a $67.5 million worth contract awarded to Orbital Sciences Corp
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
Boeing has won $600 million modification contract for new preliminary design activity requirements on the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) Program. This contract modification supplements work already taking place under the PAR contract, including risk reduction activities and the acquisition of two commercial Boeing 747-8 aircraft
MiG Corporation, the developer of Russias cutting-edge interceptor aircraft, is expected to begin deliveries of MiG-41s in the mid-2020s, Sputnik reports. The research and development of the PAK DP, perspective aviation complex of long-range interceptor launched in 2013, dubbed MiG-41, is expected to replace the aging long-range interceptor MiG-31 and its variants whose active service life expires in 2028
Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. is being awarded a $7,407,625 firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines
The Royal Air Force of Oman has taken delivery of its first Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft. The two Mark 166 aircraft arrived at Masirah Air Base on July 29th and will now prepare pilots for life in the cockpit of its fast jet fleet, which now includes the Eurofighter Typhoon
The Indian Air Force has floated out a Request for Information (RfI) for seven signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming aircraft. As per the requirement, IAF is looking for five aircraft that should be suitably integrated by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and certified for signal intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming (COMJAM) duties and other two for SIGINT role,
Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) has joined the Skunk Works Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Recapitalization (Recap) team that currently includes Bombardier and Raytheon to deliver solution to the US Air Force. SNC, which previously qualified as a prime contractor candidate for the US Air Force's JSTARS Recap program, will perform modifications to Bombardier's Global 6000 aircraft, and will help obtain the necessary airworthiness certifications from the FAA and US Air Force, Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday This strategic partnership further enhances this industry team to provide a system that will drive cost-savings, schedule and performance efficiencies for the US Air...
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