Saab has said that it has got offers to partner from both the United Kingdom-Italian Tempest fighter jet program and Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program. However, the Swedish company has not decided on which of these two consortiums to join
South Korea and Spain are expected to start negotiations on a proposed deal to swap Spanish A-400M military transport planes with Korean T-50 and KT-1 trainer jets as early as this month. The deal, if realized, would mark South Korea's first export of aircraft to Europe
Airbus has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for an additional three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the third and final tranche of the multi-year contract for 12 A330 MRTTs signed by the French Ministry of Defence in 2014, the company said in a statement Thursday
The South Korean military yesterday received its first Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft which will help extend the range of its fighter jets to better confront Japan and China which are in a dispute with Seoul over the Dokdo and Leodo islets. The Air Force said Monday an A330 MRTT arrived at an air base in the southern city of Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province
South Korea plans to sign a military aircraft swap deal with Spain during their joint committee meeting on defense industry cooperation in Madrid later this week. Under the plan, Korea is expected to sell 30 KT-1 basic trainer jets and 20 T-50 advanced trainer jets, manufactured by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), to Spain,
South Korean Air Force will get its first Airbus A330 MRTT Aerial refueling tanker by the middle of the current month allowing it to increase the operational radius of its fighter aircraft. The aerial refueling tanker will undergo acceptance tests for one month after delivery to confirm quality requirements specified for weapons and equipment delivered to the military have been met, a military official was quoted as saying to the Yonhap news agency
The United Kingdom today revealed a model of its proposed new fighter jet, the Tempest at the Farnborough Air Show. Once manufactured, the aircraft will be able to fly either as a piloted aircraft or as an unmanned drone, UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said adding that the UK would be investing £2bn in the new project
Airbus is extending its advanced data analytics tool in the aviation community to the defense market with the launch of SmartForce. SmartForce suite of services to be launched by Airbus Defence and Space together with Airbus Helicopters will enable military operators to exploit the data gathered by their aircraft to enhance operational safety, boost mission availability and reduce maintenance support costs
Airbus Defence and Space successfully demonstrated an Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver aircraft. In a joint operation with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Airbus A310 company development tanker performed seven automatic contacts with a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport
Switzerland has invited five European and US companies to submit their bids to replace its ageing fleet of fighter jets. The defense ministry has sent out the offer to Saab (Gripen), Dassault (Rafale), Airbus (Eurofighter), Boeing (Super Hornet) and Lockheed Martin (F-35A) for the Air 2030 program
Belgium will receive seven A400M transport aircraft from Airbus between 2020 and 2023. The aircraft are part of the contract signed by Belgium in 2001 to replace the aging C-130s
Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed an operator agreement for HERON TP unmanned aerial systems (UAS) after parliamentary approval was granted on 13 June 2018. This contract includes both the provision of HERON TP UAS as well as all operational services required for the system
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