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

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.
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 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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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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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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Security

Saab to Increase Security for Australian Government

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

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

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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Aircraft

Tata, Lockheed Martin Agree on India F-16 Production

The agreement will allow India “to produce, operate and export F-16 Block 70” models.
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

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

Airbus Negotiating To Reduce A400M Penalty Payments

The European countries that launched the airlifter are being asked to forgive late deliveries of aircraft and performance
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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

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.

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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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.
Avionics

Safran Unveils New-Generation Optical Sensor

The Euroflir 410 provides multispectral imaging from a variety of airborne platforms
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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
Aircraft

Fast as Lightning

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force have brought two F-35A stealth fighters to Paris.
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Aircraft

L3 Shows New Light Strike System Based On Agplane

The AT-802L is a conversion of Air Tractor's cropduster, with attack mission avionics and weapons
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MBDA Launches Glide Weapon Family

European missile house MBDA has unveiled a new family of precision-guided weapons with long glide ranges to provide stand-off capability
Aircraft

Embraer Demo Flight Highlights KC-390 Capabilities

Embraer expects to begin deliveries of the KC-390 to the Brazilian air force in 2018.
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Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Reacts to 'Hypoxia like' Incidents Affecting F-35As

The investigation into the root cause of a series of physiological incidents at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona was ongoing.
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Aircraft

Lockheed Martin’s F-35A Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017

Lockheed Martin’s F-35A Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017
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Aircraft

Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017

Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Flying Display at Paris Air Show 2017
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Elbit Systems debuts 'SkyStriker' loitering munition

Elbit will also feature a new wide-area persistent surveillance system at this year's Paris Air Show.