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.
The South Africa company revealed details of several of its missile programs at the African Aerospace and Defence show.
The Ministry of Defence has revived the Ilyushin Il-112 project, a development of the Il-114 airliner.
The experimental demonstrator is being used to test aircraft systems and handling.
The single-engine turboprop will be used to provide light air support, reconnaissance and training capabilities to the Afghanistan military.
The service is adding mission systems for the new maritime surveillance aircraft.
Two aircraft have completed flight trials and are awaiting certification to the 2000-5 standard.
The recent contract brings to 72 the Russian defense ministry's order for Su-30SM fighters.
Pratt & Whitney has devised an interim fix and F-35s are flying agan, with borescope inspections mandated every three flying hours.
The U.S. Air Force has abandoned plans to re-engine the aging JStars platform.
Air Force leadership expresses confidence that top-priority procurements are safe from possible budget threats.