News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft, unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs), military aircraft engines, avionics, missiles, bombs, guidance systems and ground-based air-defense systems.
Aerostat manufacturer TCOM suggests the market is growing at the expense of other airborne solutions.
The U.S. Navy completed the first ship-based testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.
The Albacete facility of Airbus Helicopters assembles both types for Spain, and builds sub-assemblies for other customers
The Army displayed the first aerostat of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor it will fly over the East Coast.
After leaders meet, Western bidders could be shut out of three pending requirements.
Security is a major factor driving assignments of airframe and engine MRO work for the stealth fighter
The former LEMV won’t fly again until late 2015, but its maker and Selex are developing an ISR sensor payload
Four rotary types set to fulfill various roles
The U.S. Army has installed the first of five ground-based sense and avoid radar systems to track flights of unmanned aircraft in the U.S.
Choices for the MRO of components will follow these initial depot awards