Defense Military Aircraft

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).

Jul 15, 2014 - 2:30 AM
Only Lockheed Martin (LM) has progressed beyond the drawing board in the arena of airship vehicles.
Jul 15, 2014 - 2:30 AM
Hybrid air vehicles could finally fulfill the promise once offered by airships.
Jul 15, 2014 - 2:30 AM
Airship pioneer led a series of British companies specializing in lighter-than-air technology for nearly 40 years.
Jul 15, 2014 - 2:30 AM
Only Lockheed Martin (LM) has progressed beyond the drawing board in the arena of airship vehicles.
Jul 15, 2014 - 12:25 AM
Israel selected the M-346 in 2012 to replace its aging McDonnell Douglas A-4N, TA-4H and TA-4J Skyhawks of the 102 “The Flying Tigers” Squadron.
The Saab Gripen did the first eight development firings of the MBDA Meteor BVRAAM. The European missile house chose the Swedish fighter in preference to the Rafale or the Eurofighter, but the Meteor has since been integrated on all three aircraft.
Jul 14, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The Saab Gripen has proved to be a good test bed for missiles, as Saab explains how it manages to keep costs under control.
The Reaper can be armed with four Hellfire missiles and two GBU-12 laser-guided 250-pound bombs. The RAF usually flies with all four missiles, but only one bomb. The UAV’s Raytheon MTS-B sensor ball and laser rangefinder/designator is beneath the nose, with the satcom antenna above.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:45 AM
The UK RAF is proud of its Reaper capabilities and confident its rules of engagement in Afghanistan comply with the law and are adhered to.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:35 AM
The Eurofighter contract adds further components to the ones already supplied by Denroy, which now provides 180 separate parts for the Typhoon.