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

Dassault’s Rafale Fighter Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017

Dassault’s Rafale Fighter Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017
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Aircraft

Embraer’s KC-390 Military Transport Jet Makes Paris Debut, Nears Certification

Embraer’s KC-390 Military Transport Jet Makes Paris Debut, Nears Certification
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Patriot and SM-6 on Target

As the well-known Patriot successfully engages ballistic missile attacks in Arabia, Raytheon is adding customers and advancing its SM-6 missile.
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Aircraft

Rafael Displays Wide Range Of Airborne Weaponry

The Israeli company has some innovative solutions to precision attack, and electronic warfare
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Aster On Course To Provide Missile Defense

MBDA’s Aster 30 missile is getting a new seeker and guidance control system to expand its anti-ballistic missile capabilities.
Aircraft

LASA Shows T-Bird at Paris

The T-Bird is entering the market for military light counter-insurgency aircraft based on cropduster airframes.
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Aircraft

Pioneering Civilian Lease Deal for C295 Airlifter

A Canadian leasing company placed a firm order for 12, hoping to place them in various civilian and government operations.
Engines

F-22 Engine Reaches the Half-million

Pratt & Whitney’s F119 engine that powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor has recently surpassed 500,000 engine flight hours
Aircraft

F-35 Stamps Fifth-Gen Authority On Paris

JSF makes statements on the air and on the ground at the 2017 Salon du Bourget, where it was the star of the show.
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Aircraft

Rafale New Standard To Enhance Capabilities

French military procurement agency DCA has launched a broad program to study the next upgrade to the Dassault fighter.
Aircraft

Turkish Trainer Shows Its Teeth

TAI is now in production with its Hurkus turboprop trainer, and is gearing up to begin flight-testing of production aircraft
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Safety

Vintage Fighters Put Ejection Seats To the Test

Ejection seat leader Martin-Baker keeps a pair of classic Gloster Meteor jets on its test team.
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Security

Saab to Increase Security for Australian Government

Saab Australia will introduce an integrated security system during 2017 and 2018, monitoring and identifying threats.
Aircraft

New Chinese Fighters Tap Russian, U.S. Technology

It remains unclear how far Chinese fighter manufacturers Shenyang and Chengdu have progressed their respective FC/J-31 and J-20 designs.
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India's MKU Broadens Global Reach

India’s MKU strengthens global business with German
Aircraft

Chinese Transport Goes on Sale

China’s C-130J equivalent has been in service in China for some time, and is now available for export.
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Aircraft

Activity-Based Intelligence Comes of Age in Modern Warfare

Geographic intelligence has emerged as a key tool as states battle new types of enemies.
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Aircraft

LM Boosts Hercules Program With Civil Order, New SOF Version

The LM-100J on display at Paris has a launch customer, and a new international version for special missions was also announced.
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Aircraft

New Life for an Old Classic

Antonov and its Saudi partners have engaged leading U.S. and European suppliers to create a throroughly modern version of the An-32
Aircraft

Typhoon Gears Up for Brimstone Firing

Eurofighter is shortly to begin firing tests with the MBDA Brimstone weapon, a key part of the process of transferring Tornado capability to the Typhoon
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Avionics

Safran Unveils New-Generation Optical Sensor

The Euroflir 410 provides multispectral imaging from a variety of airborne platforms
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Training and Workforce

Thales to Provide Kuwait With H225M Training Solutions

The 30 multirole Caracal H225Ms are for search and rescue, transport and ground support missions.
Rotorcraft

With CH-53K in Production, Lockheed Martin Looks to Future

Legacy CH-53 customers Germany, Japan and Israel among others are considered potential customers of the new CH-53K King Stallion.
Security

Raytheon Offers Cyber Security Safety Net As Threats Escalate

Raytheon has warned about complacency over cyber security in the aerospace supply chain.
Aircraft

Air Power Conference and RIAT Draw Air Force Decision Makers

The RIAT show and Air Power Conference will be held in the UK in July.
Aircraft

King Airs and Caravans Serve Special Mission Needs

Textron Aviation's line of special mission aircraft range from the Cessna 172 to its largest jets.
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Security

RT LTA Teams With SES For Global Comms

SES and RT LTA are showing off a collaboration in which surveillance imagery from an aerostat can be transmitted around the world.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Textron Systems, Boeing Win U.S. Special Ops Tasking Contracts

The Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems III program has a potential value of $475 million.

Network-Enabled Spike Unveiled

Rafael has delivered 27,000 missiles of the Spike family to more than 26 countries. The latest version is being unveiled at the Paris Air Show.
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Aircraft

Mirage Testbed Showcases New Capabilities

The French military flight test organization is testing equipment and weapons that are due to feature in the Miirage 2000D update program