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.

December 12, 2014, 8:36 AM

A400M Deliveries Proceed, but Tactical Capabilities Are Late

A schedule to add airdrop, paratrooping etc is being amended

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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.
F135 engine
Oct 15, 2014 - 4:21 PM
The U.S. Navy awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract modification on October 14 for a seventh low-rate initial production lot of F135 engines.
Oct 15, 2014 - 7:25 AM
The judge dismissed charges of international corruption but found the CEOs guilty of "false invoicing."
Bell V-280 Valor mockup
Oct 14, 2014 - 10:23 PM
Bell is offering the V-280 Valor tiltrotor while the Boeing-Sikorsky team is pitching the SB-1 Defiant, based on Sikorsky's X2 tech demonstrator.