Raytheon Awarded $239M for StormBreaker Smart Bomb Production

October 16, 2020 @ 07:09 AM

The Pentagon today awarded Raytheon a $239.113 million contract for StormBreaker (SDBII, GBU-53/B) production Lot 6

Afghan MD 530F Helos to receive Crashworthy Fuel System Upgrade

October 15, 2020 @ 10:40 AM

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has announced two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support allied operations of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopter

Tempest Jet to Generate 20,000 Jobs, Contribute £25 Billion to UK Economy

October 15, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

The British Future Combat Air Programme, Tempest, is expected to create 20,000 jobs every year from 2026 to 2050, and contribute £25 billion to the UK economy. The Tempest programme is being delivered by Team Tempest, a UK technology and defence partnership formed by BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and...

Saab, Canada Sign MoU in Gripen Contract

October 15, 2020 @ 07:17 AM

Saab and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Saabs commitments under Gripen contract, if signed. The MoU was signed in April 2020, the company said in a release

Croatia Offered Second-Hand French Rafale Jets

October 15, 2020 @ 06:01 AM

France offered to sell 12 second-hand Rafale jets to Croatia, weeks after it said it will give away 8 used jets to Greece as a “gift.” On October 14, Chief of the Defence Staff François Gérard Marie Lecointre confirmed Frances offer to Croatia was made in September

US 5G Target Drone, to Mimic Enemy Stealth Fighters, Ready for First...

October 15, 2020 @ 04:31 AM

The US Air Forces Fifth Generation Aerial Target (5GAT), intended to mimic enemy 5G stealth fighter jets, will take its first flight later this month at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, following completion of ground-based testing in September. 5GAT finished a battery of ground test events at Michael Army Airfield on September 18

Textron Systems, Shield AI Collab on Military Multi-Domain Autonomy Technologies

October 14, 2020 @ 01:11 PM

Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. company, and Shield AI, today announced their collaboration in support of advanced, multi-domain autonomy for a variety of military applications

Spanish Air Force Receives First NH90 Helicopter

October 14, 2020 @ 12:37 PM

NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities. The Spanish Air Force will receive 12 NH90s intended to replace its aging fleet of AS332 Super Pumas and will be based in Cuatro Vientos, near Madrid

Philippines Air Force Receives Six Super Tucano Aircraft from Embraer

October 14, 2020 @ 12:17 PM

All six Super Tucano aircraft ordered by The Philippine Air Force (PAF) have been officially handed over today. The aircraft will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, counter-insurgency missions, advanced training and are part of PAFs ongoing modernization plan

Malaysia Invites Bids for new Maritime Patrol Aircraft

October 14, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) is inviting bids for the acquisition of two new manned maritime patrol aircraft. An online briefing for the tender was conducted on 1 October 2020 in Kuala Lumpur