Defense

Essential news and analysis on the defense aerospace business. Your trusted source for new and ongoing programs and requirements in military aircraft (manned and unmanned), engines, avionics, weapons and associated systems, including ground-based air defense.

Aircraft

Republic of Singapore Air Force Prepares for New Threats

The Republic of Singapore Air Force projected a strong presence at the Singapore Airshow
RSAF Apache AH-64D
Aircraft

Saab Eyes Southeast Asia for Gripen Multirole Fighter Sales

Saab has Thailand and the Philippines in its sights
Saab Grippen
Aircraft

RSAF Boeing F-15SG Fighter Jet Flies at the Singapore Airshow

The F-15SG is a special variant of the Strike Eagle made for Singapore.
RSAF Boeing F15SG flying with flares
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Latest Elbit Hermes UAV Sparks to Life

Hermes 650 multirole UAV boasts a 24-hour endurance
Hermes 650 Spark
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Expands Cost-Per-Hour Program to Defense Business

Bombardier continues to build on its special mission portfolio
Bombardier global and challenger aircraft in defense configurations flying together.
Engines

Pratt & Whitney Wins Korean Engine Support Contract

P&W has signed a third contract for fighter engine support
Pratt & Whitney $355 million F100 engine sustainment contract for South Korea's F-15s, F-16s
Security

High Point Launches Singapore Subsidiary

High Point expands Southeast Asia reach with new office in Singapore
High Point Aerotechnologies counter-drone system
Aircraft

China’s Fighter Goals Soar on the Wings of the Dragon

China's military aircraft push new technical boundaries
Shenyang J-35
Airports

Changi East Rises As Paya Lebar Closes

Changi East ready to open as Paya Lebar closes in the mid-2030s
An impression of Changi Airport's giant new Terminal 5, with the third runway to the right and the existing terminals in the background.
Aircraft

Embraer Teams with Mahindra for C-390 in India

If selected, the C-390 could be made in India
Embraer C390
Aircraft

Asia-Pacific Air Power Demand Fueled by China Threat

China’s expansionist aims boost requirements for military aircraft
F-35A (left), F/A-18F (center) and EA-18G (right).
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Airbus Grows UAS Portfolio with Aerovel Acquisition

Aerovel produces the Flexrotor uncrewed aerial system
Aerovel's Flexrotor uncrewed aerial system
Aircraft

Bombardier Defense Prepares Luxury Global and Challenger Jets for Military Service

You probably won't find any champagne on these business jets.
Bombardier Defense Global 6500
Aircraft

Hermeus Completes Iron Bird Quarterhorse Testing

Mk 0 is one of four test vehicles in Hermeus' hypersonic program
Hermeus Quarterhorse Mk 0 (Photo: Hermeus)
Aircraft

Bombardier Defense Wins Hades Global 6500 Contract

Contract supports research for the Army's Hades program
Bombardier Global 6500 business jet for U.S. Army Hades program
Rotorcraft

Airbus Bags Biggest H145M Helicopter Order

German armed forces order up to 82 Airbus H145M helicopters
Airbus H145M
Safety

Osprey Crash Triggers Worldwide Grounding

Tiltrotor crashes in the last two years have killed 20
MV-22 Osprey
Training and Workforce

Top Aces A-4s To Join Canada Adversary Fleet

Older fighters will reduce the RCAF's need to use CF-18s for adversary training
Top Aces Dougle A-4 fighter jet
Aircraft

Bombardier Loses Canadian Patrol Aircraft Bid to Boeing

Bombardier claims its multi-mission offering was never fully evaluted.
artist rendering of Boeing P-8 Poseidon in RCAF markings
Safety

STCs Underway for Klatt Works AR Oxygen Mask

The Klatt Works mask helps pilots fly the airplane in case of smoke in the cockpit
Klatt Works Saved Augmented Reality Oxygen Mask System on Boeing 777
Aircraft

UAE's F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcon Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow

UAE's F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcon Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow
UAE F-16 Block 60 Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Hongdu L-15 Falcon Advanced Jet Trainer Flies at Dubai Airshow

Hongdu L-15 Falcon Advanced Jet Trainer Flies at Dubai Airshow
Hongdu L-15 flying display Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Dassault's Rafale Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow

Dassault's Rafale Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow
Dassault Rafale Dubai airshow
Aircraft

Calidus's B-250 Light Attack/Trainer Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow

Calidus's B-250 Light Attack/Trainer Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow
Calidus B-250 Dubai Airshow flying display
Aircraft

Qatari Boeing F-15QA Flies at Dubai Airshow

Qatari Boeing F-15QA Flies at Dubai Airshow
Boeing F-15QA Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Russian Knights Display Team Flies at Dubai Airshow – AIN

Russian Knights Display Team Flies at Dubai Airshow
Russian Knights Dubai airshow
Aircraft

Dassault's Mirage 2000-9 Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow

Dassault's Mirage 2000-9 Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow
Dassault Mirage 2000-9 Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Thunder Displays Maneuvers at Dubai Airshow

PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Thunder Displays Maneuvers at Dubai Airshow
PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Dubai airshow
Aircraft

Dubai Airshow Flying Display Opens with Big UAE-Themed Flypast

Dubai Airshow Opens with UAE-Themed Military and Civil Flypast
Dubai Airshow UAE Flypast
Aircraft

HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow

HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow
HAL Tejas Dubai Airshow