Airborne early warning and control

March 24, 2008 - 7:58am
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When Singapore revealed that it had chosen the Gulfstream G550 business jet as its new airborne early warning (AEW) platform last April, Northrop Grumman officials were reportedly shocked. They had every confidence that the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) would select the E-2D, an upgraded version of the Hawkeye twin turboprop that had served the RSAF well for nearly 20 years.

February 19, 2008 - 11:35pm

When Singapore revealed that it had chosen the Gulfstream G550 business jet as its new AEW platform last April, Northrop Grumman officials were reportedly shocked. They had every confidence that the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) would select the E-2D, an upgraded version of the Hawkeye twin turboprop that had served the RSAF well for nearly 20 years.

February 18, 2008 - 10:33pm

Following the signing of a contract by the Kingdom of Thailand for six fighters, Saab is celebrating the capture of its first Gripen customer in the region. The deal also covers the supply of two Saab 340 twin-turboprop airliners, one configured with the Saab Microwave Systems Erieye radar for airborne early warning. Thailand plans to use the other for training and transport.

February 17, 2008 - 10:07pm
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A computer-generated skeletal view of a military transport closely resembling the Boeing C-17 appeared in a promotional video released last year by Aviation Industries of China (AVIC). Coincidentally–or not–the FBI last week arrested a former Boeing engineer and charged him with passing trade secrets on the C-17 to China.

December 17, 2007 - 12:17pm
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After a short but intensive development phase, the IAI-Elta Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW) system will go operational with the Israeli Air Force early next year. A program manager told attendees at the recent AEW Conference in London, organized by Defence-IQ, that the dual-band system was meeting all of its performance goals.

November 20, 2007 - 4:59am
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The UAE’s requirement for an airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft was another topic bubbling just under the surface at Dubai, [UAE SET TO MAKE AEW&C CHOICE FROM NORTHROP, BOEING OR SAAB] as reported in AIN’s Dubai Air Show Tuesday edition.

November 13, 2007 - 5:08am

After a long-running procurement saga, the Royal Thai Air Force has selected the Saab Gripen to replace its elderly Northrop F-5 fighter fleet. The deal also covers the supply of airborne early warning aircraft to bolster the nation’s air defenses.

November 12, 2007 - 11:35am

The UAE Air Force will make a decision soon regarding its key airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C) requirement, AIN understands. The choice follows an extensive analysis of the force’s operational needs and the issue of a highly detailed request for information (RFI) last year.

November 12, 2007 - 6:52am

Embraer has signed contracts with the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Navy for the supply of two ERJ135LR jets for government transport and medical evacuation tasks. The agreements include provision for a substantial logistics package and mark Embraer’s defense and government business expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

November 11, 2007 - 7:22pm

Embraer has signed contracts with the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Navy for the supply of two ERJ135LR jets for government transport and medical evacuation tasks. The agreements include provision for a substantial logistics package and mark Embraer’s defense and government business expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

 
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