Military Aircraft 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 and unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs).

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.
AH-64E landing on Navy ship
Oct 14, 2014 - 7:37 AM
The fire-control radar of the AH-64E Guardian will be enhanced to work in the littoral environment close to shore, among other upgrades.
Oct 9, 2014 - 10:13 AM
With the new central mission computer, the upgraded Rafales offer complete versatility, according to manufacturer Dassault.
Oct 8, 2014 - 2:53 PM
The program is expected to be worth €200 to €250 million (up to $310 million), for the acquisition of 8-10 systems, with three UAVs per system.
Oct 8, 2014 - 8:08 AM
Several more nations have joined the coalition. The U.S. and most Western allies have ruled out the deployment of ground troops.
Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar
Oct 7, 2014 - 2:51 PM
The value of the contract could be as high as $72 million.
Boeing Next Generation Bomber
Jul 13, 2014 - 11:19 AM
The service has designated the platform a top priority and expects to make a contract award next spring.
Sikorsky S-92 U.S. presidential helicopter
May 8, 2014 - 11:20 AM
The VXX will replace the aging fleet of Sikorsky VH-3Ds and VH-60Ns flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One for presidential and VIP transport.