Defense

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.

November 24, 2014, 12:05 PM

France Confirms a Dozen Airbus Tankers

The aircraft will replace 14 (K)C-135FR tankers in the French air force from 2018, at a rate of one or two per year.

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Insitu ScanEagle 2
Oct 29, 2014 - 11:38 AM
Insitu unveiled the ScanEagle 2 with a new engine and payload options at the Euronaval 2014 conference in Paris.
Bombardier Challenger CL-604
Oct 28, 2014 - 3:30 PM
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority chose Cobham SAR Services to provide airborne search and rescue services beginning in 2016.
Northrop Grumman G/ATOR expeditionary radar
Oct 28, 2014 - 1:18 PM
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Northrop Grumman a contract modification to begin low-rate production of the G/ATOR expeditionary radar.
Oct 27, 2014 - 10:43 AM
Saab will begin delivering 36 Gripen NG fighters to Brazil in 2019.
Oct 27, 2014 - 7:39 AM
The Alenia C-27A/J series has suffered a chequered procurement history in the U.S.
Oct 23, 2014 - 1:36 PM
The IAF’s safety record is again under scrutiny, with concerns over training and maintenance being voiced unofficially.
Oct 23, 2014 - 12:51 PM
international monitoring body says the UAVs will complement observers on the ground
U.S. Air Force AN/TPS-75 mobile tactical radar
Oct 23, 2014 - 11:33 AM
Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin have protested the U.S. Air Force's 3DELRR contract award to Raytheon.
Embraer KC-390
Oct 22, 2014 - 8:39 AM
Brazilian company says that speed and flexibility are key attributes.
Oct 16, 2014 - 11:38 AM
The Italian manufacturer is challenging the legality of the service’s plan to sole-source the contract to replace its fleet of Bell TH-67 trainers.