June 19, 2007 - 11:32am

With retirement for its aging RF-4 Phantoms looming, the Japan Air Self Defence Force has decided to equip a portion of its F-15J Eagle fighters with a reconnaissance capability. Yesterday Lockheed Martin announced that it would be part of a Japanese team to provide a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) capability to the Eagle. The company will provide SAR radars to be fitted into a pod carried under the aircraft’s belly.

June 19, 2007 - 11:08am

Boeing has revealed a surprise and innovative entry for the U.S. Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) competition. While two rival bids use High-Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Boeing is adapting the Gulfstream G550 business jet to fly the mission manned or unmanned.

June 19, 2007 - 3:31am

As the final E-2C Hawkeye 2000 proceeds down the Northrop Grumman production line at St. Augustine, Florida, the company is preparing to fly the first example of its replacement–the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The first of two system development and demonstration (SDD) aircraft was rolled out at the plant on April 30 and is being checked out on the ground prior to a first flight in late summer.

June 18, 2007 - 10:29am

ITT, for many years a key player in the electronic warfare (EW) sector, continues to reinforce its position by continual developments. On display in model form here at Paris is the latest iteration of the state-of-the-art ALQ-211 electronic countermeasures system (ECS), now packaged into a stand- alone pod.

June 18, 2007 - 1:48am

After spending a decade studying automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technologies, Russia and Sweden have signed an accord to bring to their part of the world the necessary ground infrastructure for support of the concept.

June 13, 2007 - 11:16am

The advent of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has not only dramatically improved the traditional capabilities of the radar, but has also opened the door to a new world of capabilities.

June 12, 2007 - 9:27am

Galileo Avionica, the Italian division of Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems, is showcasing a new family of airborne sensors named “Gabbiano” (Italian for seagull). The modular airborne surveillance radars tap the combined expertise of the Finmeccanica group’s newly combined Italian and UK sensor businesses, which in the past have developed light maritime radars such as the RDR 1500 and the APS-717.

June 11, 2007 - 5:33am

As the U.S. equips its fighter aircraft with active electronically scanned array (aesa) radars, Europe’s avionics industry is working hard to put similar technology into its three “Euro-canard” fighters–the Gripen, Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon. This effort was highlighted last month by the first flight of a Typhoon with an AESA radar installed.

May 31, 2007 - 11:12am

A new advertisement sponsored by the Air Transport Association (ATA) and targeted at airline passengers on the CNN Airport Network has NBAA and the Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA) striking back.

May 31, 2007 - 6:49am

The investigation into why an Embraer Legacy and Gol Airlines Boeing 737 collided over the Amazon jungle last September 29 isn’t expected to conclude for several months, but that hasn’t stopped Brazil’s Federal Police from recommending criminal prosecutions for ExcelAire pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino.