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EADS to Build Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technology Demonstration Aircraft

EADS to Build Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technology Demonstration Aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va.: EADS North America and its industry team of American Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin will independently fund and develop three AAS-72X helicopters to demonstrate the performance, capabilities and maturity of this rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial […]


UK MoD Signs Partnership with MBDA, Orders RAF Weapons

UK MoD Signs Partnership with MBDA, Orders RAF Weapons

A series of new contracts and agreements marking key steps towards the MOD’s next generation of aircraft and air-launched weapons has been announced by Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth today, Monday 29 March 2010. In a move that will see industry […]


Flight tests set course for improved airborne communication

Flight tests set course for improved airborne communication

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass: A series of early March flight tests has validated a two-and-a-half year effort and set the course for significantly enhanced airborne communications capability. A team of specialists from the Electronic Systems Center, MITRE Corporation and […]


C-130E completes last combat mission

C-130E completes last combat mission

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq: After 47 years of service, a C-130E Hercules completed its last combat mission March 6 here. Upon reaching its total aircraft hours of more than 33,220, the Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. aircraft was retired. […]


Mission Computer Systems for Indian Navy Patrol Aircraft

Mission Computer Systems for Indian Navy Patrol Aircraft

GREENLAWN, NY: BAE Systems is developing the mission computer system suite for the P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy. The aircraft is a variant of the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon. Developed by a Boeing-led team, the P-8I is a multi-mission […]


Russia to produce most arms domestically

Russia to produce most arms domestically

Russia’s Army will mostly use domestically-built arms, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin told Ekho Moskvy radio on Saturday. “The national defense sector will shoulder [the production of] most arms. The purchase of military equipment abroad will be made only […]


Production Begins on Aircraft Countermeasures System for Helicopters

Production Begins on Aircraft Countermeasures System for Helicopters

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill: The Department of the Navy’s CH-53E heavy lift helicopter fleet will continue to receive new Northrop Grumman Corporation-designed, built and tested Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) self-protection systems following the Pentagon’s decision to authorize full rate production […]


Damocles XF Targeting Pod with Enhanced Communications and ID Systems

Damocles XF Targeting Pod with Enhanced Communications and ID Systems

NEWTOWN, Conn: Thales is Europe’s most important player in the targeting pod market with its Damocles multifunction pod for day/night laser-guided weapon capability. Though the Dassault Aviation Rafale is its primary platform, Damocles has been purchased for the Dassault Mirage […]


Committee Approves FY 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill

Committee Approves FY 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. I. Summary: FY 2010 Defense Appropriations The bill: Provides $636.3 billion in new discretionary spending authority for the Department of Defense […]


 
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