News

December - 2015

  • Precise Biometrics wins Tactivo order

    Precise Biometrics wins Tactivo order

    31 Dec 2015

    The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has placed an order with Precise Biometrics for its Tactivo mobile smart card readers for iOS and Android devices, ...... read more

  • Uran-9 set for release

    Uran-9 set for release

    31 Dec 2015

    Rosoboronexport is set to introduce its new Uran-9 combat multi-purpose robotic system for the counter-terror and military markets in 2016, the company announced on 30 ...... read more

  • UK awards C-130 support contract

    UK awards C-130 support contract

    31 Dec 2015

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to three companies for the support of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) fleet of C-130 ...... read more

  • Heron reaches new flight hour milestone

    Heron reaches new flight hour milestone

    31 Dec 2015

    Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) has marked its 70,000th flight hour in support of operations in Afghanistan, IAI announced on ...... read more

  • New SkyStar 330 aerostat launched

    New SkyStar 330 aerostat launched

    30 Dec 2015

    RT LTA Systems has expanded its SkyStar family of aerostats with the introduction of the new SkyStar 330 system. Like the rest of the family, ...... read more

  • Northrop confirmed for DARPA UAV project

    Northrop confirmed for DARPA UAV project

    30 Dec 2015

    Northrop Grumman has been selected to develop a working demonstrator for DARPA’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) programme, it was revealed in a statement issued ...... read more

  • Aegis Technologies to enrich Vampire

    Aegis Technologies to enrich Vampire

    30 Dec 2015

    Aegis Technologies has been contracted to work on a programme for the Spanish Ministry of Defense being delivered under an AeroVironment-US Army UAS Foreign Military ...... read more

  • Elbit Systems awarded EW contract

    Elbit Systems awarded EW contract

    30 Dec 2015

    The Directorate of Production and Procurement of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has awarded a contract to Elbit Systems for the supply of Electronic ...... read more

  • Era Group receives AW189s

    Era Group receives AW189s

    29 Dec 2015

    AgustaWestland has delivered two AW189 heavy helicopters to Era Group, it was announced on 23 December.  The helicopters feature cabins configured with 16 seats. They ...... read more

  • Choppy waters for LCS

    Choppy waters for LCS

    29 Dec 2015

    The survivability and lethality of the US Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programme has again been called into question in a GAO report released ...... read more

  • MetaVR visuals for SOTACC simulators

    MetaVR visuals for SOTACC simulators

    29 Dec 2015

    Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training simulators at the US military's Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course (SOTACC) facility will feature MetaVR’s Virtual Reality Scene ...... read more

  • Selex, Saab team for EWOS

    Selex, Saab team for EWOS

    29 Dec 2015

    Selex ES and Saab have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Electronic Warfare Operational Support (EWOS) solutions, Selex announced on 23 December. ...... read more

  • MD Helicopters details 530F order

    MD Helicopters details 530F order

    28 Dec 2015

    The Fresno County Sherriff’s Office in Fresno, California, has ordered a new MD 530F, MD Helicopters announced on 22 December.  The new MD 530F will ...... read more

  • Airships have multirole future

    Airships have multirole future

    28 Dec 2015

    Airship producer Aeroscraft says lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft have an advantage over other ISR platforms, particularly in roles such as coastal patrol and port security, as ...... read more

  • France awards Comsat NG contract

    France awards Comsat NG contract

    28 Dec 2015

    The French defence procurement agency has awarded a contract to a consortium formed by Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defence and Space to build and deliver ...... read more

  • Reach opens new air ambulance base

    Reach opens new air ambulance base

    28 Dec 2015

    Reach Air Medical Service has opened a new air ambulance base in Alpine, California, it was announced on 22 December.  The base, located on the ...... read more

  • US Navy seeks laser weapons

    US Navy seeks laser weapons

    24 Dec 2015

    Northrop Grumman has been selected to design and produce a Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) by the US Office of Naval Research, the company announced ...... read more

  • France orders more Tiger HAD helicopters

    France orders more Tiger HAD helicopters

    24 Dec 2015

    The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters to supply seven additional Tiger HAD attack helicopters, the company announced on ...... read more

  • GDELS to support Danish Army vehicles

    GDELS to support Danish Army vehicles

    24 Dec 2015

    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) will provide on-going support for the Danish Army’s wheeled vehicle fleet under a new multi-year framework contract announced on ...... read more

  • Kongsberg Maritime to acquire SMSC

    Kongsberg Maritime to acquire SMSC

    24 Dec 2015

    Kongsberg Maritime is strengthening its maritime simulation capabilities with the acquisition of the Ship Modelling & Simulation Centre (SMSC), a simulation and consultancy company.  SMSC’s ...... read more

  • Vietnam unveils indigenous HALE

    Vietnam unveils indigenous HALE

    24 Dec 2015

    Despite outsiders knowing little about Vietnam’s UAV developments, local media revealed in December that the country was developing its largest vehicle yet, a HALE platform. ...... read more

  • GA-ASI delivers final RQ-1 Predator As

    GA-ASI delivers final RQ-1 Predator As

    24 Dec 2015

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has delivered two RQ-1 Predator UAS to the Italian Air Force, the company announced on 22 December. This marks the ...... read more

  • Cubic details new company acquisitions

    Cubic details new company acquisitions

    23 Dec 2015

    Cubic Corporation is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of two new companies, TeraLogics and GATR Technologies. The new acquisitions will enhance Cubic’s offerings in ...... read more

  • BAE Systems wins radar support contract

    BAE Systems wins radar support contract

    23 Dec 2015

    BAE Systems will provide radar support services to US government agencies under a $278.5 million contract awarded by the US Air Force.  The contract is ...... read more

  • Russian Helicopters eyes Iran after-sales support

    Russian Helicopters eyes Iran after-sales support

    23 Dec 2015

    Russian Helicopters has signed an agreement with the Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) to begin proceedings to develop an after-sales service provision for ...... read more

  • Canada's HCM project powers ahead

    Canada's HCM project powers ahead

    23 Dec 2015

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) project has reached an important new milestone, with First Article Acceptance now achieved, Lockheed Martin Canada announced on 22 ...... read more

  • Elbit wins Asia-Pacific ISTAR contract

    Elbit wins Asia-Pacific ISTAR contract

    23 Dec 2015

    Elbit Systems is to supply a tactical airborne intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) solution to an unnamed customer in the Asia-Pacific region. The ...... read more

  • Saab and UMS Aero Group form JV

    Saab and UMS Aero Group form JV

    23 Dec 2015

    Saab will form a joint venture with UMS Aero Group to target the defence and civil tactical UAS markets, the company announced on 21 December. ...... read more

  • Protector MCRWS selected for Stryker

    Protector MCRWS selected for Stryker

    22 Dec 2015

    General Dynamics Land Systems has selected Kongsberg’s Protector Medium Caliber Remote Weapon Station (MCRWS) as the 30mm weapon system solution for the Stryker vehicle, the ...... read more

  • CACI to provide (the other) C3PO support

    CACI to provide (the other) C3PO support

    22 Dec 2015

    The US Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) has awarded a task order to CACI International to continue providing Command, Control, Communications, and Prototyping ...... read more

  • UTAP-22 in further testing

    UTAP-22 in further testing

    22 Dec 2015

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has successfully conducted the third flight demonstration of its Unmanned Tactical Aerial Platform (UTAP-22) on the US Navy test range ...... read more

  • US considers CH-47F aircraft sale

    US considers CH-47F aircraft sale

    22 Dec 2015

    The US State Department is considering a potential foreign military sale (FMS) to Australia for CH-47F Chinook aircraft, related equipment and support worth up to ...... read more

  • BAE Systems to supply AAV7A1 to Brazil

    BAE Systems to supply AAV7A1 to Brazil

    22 Dec 2015

    BAE Systems will deliver 23 upgraded Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV7A1) to the Brazilian Marine Corps under an $82 million contract announced on 21 December. The ...... read more

  • Lean RIBs could run unmanned

    Lean RIBs could run unmanned

    22 Dec 2015

    The Royal Navy’s new Pacific 24 RIBs could include an unmanned capability in future by retrofitting technology demonstrated earlier this year. In October, BAE Systems and ...... read more

  • Harris receives new tactical radio order

    Harris receives new tactical radio order

    22 Dec 2015

    Harris has received an order to supply Falcon III wideband tactical radios and accessories to an unnamed Middle East nation, the company announced on 21 ...... read more

  • New arms for Taiwan

    New arms for Taiwan

    22 Dec 2015

    The $1.83 billion arms sale to Taiwan announced by the US on 16 December will probably be the last such package from the Obama administration ...... read more

  • PLA plans core restructuring

    PLA plans core restructuring

    22 Dec 2015

    China's President Xi Jinping has launched an ambitious restructuring of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with the force to be progressively reformed by 2020. A ...... read more

  • Lithuania requests Javelin FMS

    Lithuania requests Javelin FMS

    21 Dec 2015

    The US state department is considering a potential foreign military sale (FMS) to Lithuania for Javelin missiles and command launch units, related equipment and support, ...... read more

  • Saab to overhaul Swedish corvettes

    Saab to overhaul Swedish corvettes

    21 Dec 2015

    The Swedish Defence Material Administration has awarded a contract to Saab for the yearly overhaul and modification of the Swedish navy’s two Stockholm-class corvettes, the ...... read more

  • NATO's AGS conducts test flight

    NATO's AGS conducts test flight

    21 Dec 2015

    NATO's first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) UAS has successfully completed a range of test points during a flight from Palmdale, California, to Edwards Air Force ...... read more

  • IRIS eyes operational focus

    IRIS eyes operational focus

    21 Dec 2015

    Colombia’s indigenous IRIS tactical UAV, developed by the government-owned Corporacion De La Industria Aeronautica Colombiana (CIAC), is set to be delivered to the Colombian Air ...... read more

  • Germany orders more Boxer vehicles

    Germany orders more Boxer vehicles

    21 Dec 2015

    Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) joint venture Artec will supply Germany with additional Boxer armoured fighting vehicles under a $516 million order announced on 18 ...... read more

  • Nexter set for ammo boom

    Nexter set for ammo boom

    21 Dec 2015

    Nexter Group’s newly enlarged ammunition business is expected to achieve sales of nearly €750m in 2015, a 50% increase from last year. Officials disclosed their results ...... read more

  • Bond Offshore launches new route

    Bond Offshore launches new route

    21 Dec 2015

    Bond Offshore Helicopters has launched a new service to transport passengers to offshore oil and gas facilities in the Northern North Sea from Aberdeen via ...... read more

  • CQGA becomes Bell Helicopter CSF

    CQGA becomes Bell Helicopter CSF

    18 Dec 2015

    China’s Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA) has become a Bell Helicopter authorised Customer Service Facility (CSF) to serve Bell Helicopter operators in the region, the company ...... read more

  • New UAS traffic management system

    New UAS traffic management system

    18 Dec 2015

    Passur Aerospace has established a UAS-Drone Traffic Management Integration service, the company announced on 17 December. The aviation intelligence platform is designed to give UAS ...... read more

  • BAE Systems wins ship maintenance work

    BAE Systems wins ship maintenance work

    18 Dec 2015

    The US Navy has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to perform overhaul and maintenance services on the USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), a Lewis ...... read more

  • Boxer beats rivals in Lithuania

    Boxer beats rivals in Lithuania

    18 Dec 2015

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently in negotiations with German consortium ARTEC for the proposed purchase of 8x8 Boxer infantry fighting vehicles. If ...... read more

  • M-TADS/PNVS systems for India

    M-TADS/PNVS systems for India

    18 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a foreign military sale contract from the US Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) ...... read more

  • Morocco orders Damen vessels

    Morocco orders Damen vessels

    18 Dec 2015

    Damen Shipyards will supply the Royal Moroccan Navy with five Interceptor 1503 vessels as part of an order announced on 14 December. The Moroccan navy ...... read more

  • AW101 on hold for Indonesia, for now

    AW101 on hold for Indonesia, for now

    18 Dec 2015

    Catering to domestic concerns, Indonesia’s president has overturned a decision by the national air force (TNI-AU) to acquire three AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters for VVIP use. ...... read more

  • NHI delivers ASW NH90 to Sweden

    NHI delivers ASW NH90 to Sweden

    18 Dec 2015

    NHI has delivered the first NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish defence procurement Agency (FMW), the company announced on 17 December.  ...... read more

  • Philippines boosts defence spending

    Philippines boosts defence spending

    18 Dec 2015

    The Philippine Congress gave the Department of National Defence (DND) a shot in the arm with a 9.2% increase for the 2016 defence budget. The ...... read more

  • Indonesia’s Badak opens fires

    Indonesia’s Badak opens fires

    17 Dec 2015

    The Badak (‘Rhino’) 6x6 armoured fighting vehicle from Pindad, first revealed at Indo Defence in November 2014, is undergoing certification by Indonesia’s military authorities. The ...... read more

  • Elbit announces C-MUSIC order

    Elbit announces C-MUSIC order

    17 Dec 2015

    Elbit Systems will supply multi-spectral infrared countermeasures to an unnamed customer in the Asia-Pacific region under a two-year $26.5 million contract announced on 16 December. ...... read more

  • HII supports US Navy’s San Antonio class

    HII supports US Navy’s San Antonio class

    17 Dec 2015

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division will provide life-cycle engineering and support services for the US Navy's USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ...... read more

  • EASA certifies Arrius 2R engine

    EASA certifies Arrius 2R engine

    17 Dec 2015

    Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R engine has received engine type certification from EASA, marking a significant milestone for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X programme. The Arrius ...... read more

  • GDLS wins Abrams upgrade contract

    GDLS wins Abrams upgrade contract

    17 Dec 2015

    General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Army to upgrade M1A2 System Enhancement Package (SEP) Version 2 (v2) Abrams tanks to the ...... read more

  • Waypoint Leasing, Omni sign agreement

    Waypoint Leasing, Omni sign agreement

    17 Dec 2015

    Waypoint Leasing announced on 15 December that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International. The aircraft covered in the agreement will ...... read more

  • France orders more A330 MRTTs

    France orders more A330 MRTTs

    16 Dec 2015

    A second batch of A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft have been ordered by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), Airbus Defence and Space announced ...... read more

  • Indra modernises Polish maritime system

    Indra modernises Polish maritime system

    16 Dec 2015

    Indra has completed the implementation of an advanced iMARE maritime traffic information system in Poland, the company announced on 15 December.  The system has been ...... read more

  • Nexter-KMW merger complete

    Nexter-KMW merger complete

    16 Dec 2015

    Nexter Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have completed their association, with the companies having received all required approvals.  Going forward, the two companies will operate ...... read more

  • No modification for UK P-8

    No modification for UK P-8

    16 Dec 2015

    The UK will not fit Stormshadow or Sting Ray weapon systems onto its Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) in order to bring the ...... read more

  • Navigation contract goes to Northrop

    Navigation contract goes to Northrop

    16 Dec 2015

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to develop the replacement inertial navigation system (INS-R) deployed on navy combat and support ...... read more

  • Oshkosh resumes JLTV work

    Oshkosh resumes JLTV work

    16 Dec 2015

    The US Army has lifted the ‘stop work order’ and has directed Oshkosh Defense to resume the work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) ...... read more

  • Lockheed renews JLTV protest

    Lockheed renews JLTV protest

    16 Dec 2015

    The battle may not be over for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) production contract award. Losing bidder, Lockheed Martin is taking the matter to ...... read more

  • Tank life extension challenge

    Tank life extension challenge

    16 Dec 2015

    The UK MoD has released a tender document for an initial pre-competition phase for the life extension of 227 Challenger II (CR2) main battle tanks ...... read more

  • Russia to double firepower

    Russia to double firepower

    16 Dec 2015

    The procurement of missile and artillery units alongside the establishment of more Army units means Russia is set to double its capability over by 2020. ...... read more

  • UAS enthusiasts must register

    UAS enthusiasts must register

    16 Dec 2015

    Small UAS enthusiasts and hobbyists in the US will be required to register their aircraft with the FAA through a web-based facility in order to ...... read more

  • Newquay SAR base nears operations

    Newquay SAR base nears operations

    16 Dec 2015

    Operations from Cornwall Airport in Newquay for the UK's search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service are set to commence in January, as the service moves ...... read more

  • Airbus Helicopters completes JMSDF order

    Airbus Helicopters completes JMSDF order

    15 Dec 2015

    Two new H135 training helicopters have been delivered to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) by Airbus Helicopters, completing an order for 15 aircraft of ...... read more

  • New RN RIBs due from 2016

    New RN RIBs due from 2016

    15 Dec 2015

    The first next-generation Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) destined for the Royal Navy will come off the BAE Systems specialist small boat production line ...... read more

  • SeaRobotics to build Marlin Mk3

    SeaRobotics to build Marlin Mk3

    15 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin has appointed SeaRobotics to manufacturer its Marlin Mk3 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the company announced on 14 December. The AUV is designed to ...... read more

  • GE Aviation awarded R&D contract

    GE Aviation awarded R&D contract

    15 Dec 2015

    The US Army has awarded a $3.4 million contract to GE Aviation for the research and development of silicon carbide-based power electronics to support next-generation ...... read more

  • Lockheed Martin receives PAC-3 contract

    Lockheed Martin receives PAC-3 contract

    15 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin has received a production and delivery contract from the US military for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 ...... read more

  • Taiwan inaugurates South China Sea facilities

    Taiwan inaugurates South China Sea facilities

    15 Dec 2015

    With international attention focused on Chinese reclamation of reefs in the South China Sea in recent months, Taiwan has inaugurated new harbour facilities on Taiping ...... read more

  • Heron 1 multiplies RSAF capabilities

    Heron 1 multiplies RSAF capabilities

    14 Dec 2015

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Heron 1 UAV, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), attained a milestone as it makes its way toward ...... read more

  • AVT Simulation details NAWCTSD work

    AVT Simulation details NAWCTSD work

    14 Dec 2015

    New upgrades to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) visual/aero assessment system have been delivered to the US Naval Air Systems Command ...... read more

  • Ka-226Ts to head to Black Sea

    Ka-226Ts to head to Black Sea

    14 Dec 2015

    Amid increased tension with Turkey, Russia will add six Ka-226T helicopters to existing forces deployed near its southern maritime borders in the Caspian and Black ...... read more

  • More accommodation at MoD Caledonia

    More accommodation at MoD Caledonia

    14 Dec 2015

    The UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed the second phase of new modular accommodation for sailors working on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, ...... read more

  • Mi-171Shs delivered to Bangladesh

    Mi-171Shs delivered to Bangladesh

    14 Dec 2015

    Russian Helicopters has delivered five military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Bangladesh Ministry of Defence, the company announced on 11 December. The helicopters will be ...... read more

  • New HC-130J for US Air Force

    New HC-130J for US Air Force

    14 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin has delivered a HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery aircraft to the US Air Force, the company announced on 11 December. The aircraft ...... read more

  • SEA delivers flight deck simulator

    SEA delivers flight deck simulator

    14 Dec 2015

    SEA has delivered a new Flight Deck Training Simulator for the Royal Navy to train crew for the new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers, the ...... read more

  • Orbital ATK’s HAPS granted patent

    Orbital ATK’s HAPS granted patent

    14 Dec 2015

    Orbital ATK has been granted a patent for its Helicopter Active Protection System (HAPS) by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the company announced on ...... read more

  • USSOCOM to buy Non-Standard Commercial Vehicles

    USSOCOM to buy Non-Standard Commercial Vehicles

    11 Dec 2015

    United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has released its formal request for proposals (RFP) for its next generation of Non-Standard Commercial Vehicles (NSCV). NSCVs are ...... read more

  • Marshall plan for improved PMSCs

    Marshall plan for improved PMSCs

    11 Dec 2015

    Members of the private maritime security (PMS) industry welcomed the decision by the Republic of the Marshall Islands to require all shipping companies flying their ...... read more

  • PAC-3 MSE delivers in new test

    PAC-3 MSE delivers in new test

    11 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missile has successfully engaged and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target in US Army-led testing conducted at ...... read more

  • TLUH engine contract signed

    TLUH engine contract signed

    11 Dec 2015

    CTS800 turboshaft engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter programme will be supplied by the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) under a contract with ...... read more

  • Raytheon awarded C-130 radio contract

    Raytheon awarded C-130 radio contract

    11 Dec 2015

    Raytheon will install MXF-626K VHF communications systems on the US Air Force’s C-130H Hercules fleet under a $29.6 million contract announced on 10 December. The ...... read more

  • Upgraded Gotland sub delivered

    Upgraded Gotland sub delivered

    11 Dec 2015

    Saab has redelivered a Gotland-class submarine to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) after performing general overhaul and upgrades, the company announced on 10 December.  ...... read more

  • Aegis Ashore completes live fire intercept test

    Aegis Ashore completes live fire intercept test

    11 Dec 2015

    The US Navy, Lookheed Martin and the Missile Defense Agency have successfully conducted the first live fire intercept test of Aegis Ashore, with a ballistic ...... read more

  • NZ Army distributes simulation facilities

    NZ Army distributes simulation facilities

    11 Dec 2015

    The New Zealand Army is making wider use of weapon simulators as it attempts to ‘work smarter, not harder’. Burnham Camp near Christchurch received a ...... read more

  • FLIR Systems teams with DJI Innovations

    FLIR Systems teams with DJI Innovations

    11 Dec 2015

    FLIR Systems has entered into a technology collaboration agreement with UAV manufacturer DJI Innovations, FLIR Systems announced on 10 December.  The companies intend to develop ...... read more

  • Japan’s SH-X merits internal investigation

    Japan’s SH-X merits internal investigation

    11 Dec 2015

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) had planned that development of its next-generation SH-X naval multipurpose helicopter would occur from 2015-20. However, Defence Minister Gen ...... read more

  • F-16 upgrade will give RSAF flexibility

    F-16 upgrade will give RSAF flexibility

    11 Dec 2015

    An F-16 Block 52 upgrade programme will give the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) greater firepower and flexibility. Announced in December 2015, the midlife ...... read more

  • Second H225 for CHC Helicopter

    Second H225 for CHC Helicopter

    10 Dec 2015

    LCI Helicopters has placed a second Airbus Helicopters H225 helicopter with CHC Helicopter under a sale-and-leaseback agreement announced on 8 December. The financing of the ...... read more

  • USAF begins Airbus tanker testing

    USAF begins Airbus tanker testing

    10 Dec 2015

    The US Air Force has begun refuelling trials on the A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) as part of efforts to fully certify its fleet to ...... read more

  • Shadows and Apaches team for Iraq ops

    Shadows and Apaches team for Iraq ops

    10 Dec 2015

    Unmanned RQ-7B Shadow aircraft teamed with US Army Apache AH-64 attack helicopters have made a ‘significant impact’ during their first operational tour of Iraq, army ...... read more

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth lights up

    HMS Queen Elizabeth lights up

    10 Dec 2015

    The MT30 gas turbines built and supplied by Rolls-Royce for the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier have been run for the first time at the ...... read more

  • New tug for Royal Moroccan Navy

    New tug for Royal Moroccan Navy

    10 Dec 2015

    The Royal Moroccan Navy has taken delivery of its first ever tug from Damen, the company announced on 8 December. The 22m Stan Tug 2208 ...... read more

  • Turkish Peace Eagle fleet complete

    Turkish Peace Eagle fleet complete

    10 Dec 2015

    The Turkish Air Force’s Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) fleet is now complete, with the final aircraft delivered by Boeing to the ...... read more

  • SM-3 Block IIA completes second flight test

    SM-3 Block IIA completes second flight test

    10 Dec 2015

    The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully conducted the second flight test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA, the company announced ...... read more

  • Zephyr could fit data link solution

    Zephyr could fit data link solution

    9 Dec 2015

    The Zephyr high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) is ‘an obvious candidate’ for a new high altitude cellular communications technology being developed by Roke Manor Research ...... read more

  • Australian SRHS contract extended

    Australian SRHS contract extended

    9 Dec 2015

    The government of South Australia has extended its contract with Australian Helicopters for the continued operation of the State Rescue Helicopter Service (SRHS), the company ...... read more

  • Penguin B granted Section 333 exemption

    Penguin B granted Section 333 exemption

    9 Dec 2015

    A UAV Factory Penguin B UAS owned by an unnamed customer has been granted a Section 333 exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the ...... read more

  • UTC bags imaging systems order

    UTC bags imaging systems order

    9 Dec 2015

    Vulcanair Aircraft has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver its Cloud Cap Technology TASE500 imaging systems to support the Chilean Navy’s maritime search and rescue ...... read more

  • Airbus Helicopters delivers German H145Ms

    Airbus Helicopters delivers German H145Ms

    9 Dec 2015

    Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two H145M military multi-role helicopters to the German armed forces, the company announced on 8 December.  The helicopters will be ...... read more

  • Venom plays C-UAS role

    Venom plays C-UAS role

    9 Dec 2015

    Northrop Grumman’s ground-based targeting system Venom has demonstrated the ability to identify and track small UAS and deliver accurate targeting data while on the move, ...... read more

  • Russia strengthens support for Egyptian helicopters

    Russia strengthens support for Egyptian helicopters

    9 Dec 2015

    Russian Helicopters will retool its repair base located in Heluane, Egypt to provide after-sales services and maintenance to its helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air ...... read more

  • NZ Army modernisation continues

    NZ Army modernisation continues

    9 Dec 2015

    The New Zealand government has confirmed the acquisition of new Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) assault rifles in an announcement on 8 December. Some 8,800 of ...... read more

  • Surion selected by Korea Forest Service

    Surion selected by Korea Forest Service

    8 Dec 2015

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been awarded a contract by the Korea Public Procurement Service to provide a KUH Surion helicopter to the Korea Forest ...... read more

  • MX-10 for UK NPAS aircraft

    MX-10 for UK NPAS aircraft

    8 Dec 2015

    The UK’s new P68 fixed-wing aircraft will be equipped with L-3 Wescam’s MX-10 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems under a contract from Airborne Technologies ...... read more

  • JBT, AMSS team for aviation support

    JBT, AMSS team for aviation support

    8 Dec 2015

    JBT Corporation and Aircraft Maintenance Support Services (AMSS) have teamed up to offer complementary support and services to the military aviation market, JBT announced on ...... read more

  • More vital functions for MVF-5

    More vital functions for MVF-5

    8 Dec 2015

    Unmanned fire-fighting and mine clearance platform manufacturer DOK-ING plan to add CBRN and HAZMAT detectors to its MVF-5 system.   The company aims to do ...... read more

  • Team 21 success in Australia

    Team 21 success in Australia

    8 Dec 2015

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has signed a contract worth A$1.2 billion ($880 million) with Lockheed Martin to provide a new Pilot Training System as part ...... read more

  • Boeing completes Chinook Mk6 deliveries to UK

    Boeing completes Chinook Mk6 deliveries to UK

    8 Dec 2015

    Boeing has delivered the fourteenth Mk6 Chinook aircraft to the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF), the company announced on 7 December.   The delivery marks ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: BISim closing on US Army deal

    I/ITSEC 2015: BISim closing on US Army deal

    8 Dec 2015

    Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is preparing to finalise a deal with the US Army on data and image gathering via UAV, with a contract announcement ...... read more

  • DynCorp supports Saudi land forces

    DynCorp supports Saudi land forces

    8 Dec 2015

    DynCorp International has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance management and support for Saudi Arabia’s Land Forces Aviation Command, the company announced on 7 ...... read more

  • Thumbs up for NZ trucks

    Thumbs up for NZ trucks

    8 Dec 2015

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is very pleased with its new fleet of MAN trucks acquired from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA), according ...... read more

  • Alion supports Indian Navy target practice

    Alion supports Indian Navy target practice

    8 Dec 2015

    Alion Science and Technology has provided equipment to support the ability of the Indian Navy to conduct improved live fire target practice, the company announced ...... read more

  • FAA approves Onboard’s cargo hook kits

    FAA approves Onboard’s cargo hook kits

    8 Dec 2015

    Onboard Systems International’s non-rotating cargo hook kits have been STC certified by the FAA for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft, the company ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Helicopter sim is rocking well (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Helicopter sim is rocking well (video)

    7 Dec 2015

    Motion systems manufacturer D-Box teamed up with Rockwell Collins at this year’s I/ITSEC to present a low-cost, high-fidelity helicopter simulator that was developed in just ...... read more

  • Robinson’s R66 passes snow test

    Robinson’s R66 passes snow test

    7 Dec 2015

    Robinson’s R66 Turbine helicopter has passed FAA and Transport Canada-compliant flight testing in snow conditions, the company announced on 4 December.  The testing was conducted in ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: That's a wrap (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: That's a wrap (video)

    7 Dec 2015

    Military Training and Simulation News editor Trevor Nash runs through some of the key trends and events at this year's I/ITSEC exhibition, held in Orlando ...... read more

  • HII preps for LPD 28

    HII preps for LPD 28

    7 Dec 2015

    The US Navy has awarded an advance procurement contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for LPD 28, the 12th amphibious transport dock of the San ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Cubic sets out future vision (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Cubic sets out future vision (video)

    7 Dec 2015

    Cubic Global Defence’s new chief technology officer Amy Kruse spoke with Shephard at this year’s I/ITSEC in Orlando about the training challenges faced today by ...... read more

  • Saab cleared for technician training

    Saab cleared for technician training

    7 Dec 2015

    Saab has been authorised to provide technician training for the Gripen fighter and SK60 trainer aircraft by the Swedish Military Aviation Safety Inspectorate, the company announced ...... read more

  • Greece extends Erickson’s service contract

    Greece extends Erickson’s service contract

    7 Dec 2015

    Erickson has signed a two year extension of its service contract with the NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) and the Hellenic Fire Department (HFD) ...... read more

  • Training industry gears up for ITEC

    Training industry gears up for ITEC

    7 Dec 2015

    Following a successful I/ITSEC, the training and simulation community will be gearing up for the next industry event, ITEC, which will be held at London’s ...... read more

  • Rheinmetall announces Fieldguard 3 order

    Rheinmetall announces Fieldguard 3 order

    7 Dec 2015

    Rheinmetall has received an order to supply additional Fieldguard 3 systems to an unnamed international customer, the company announced on 4 December.  The order falls ...... read more

  • H225M integration with AM39 begins tests

    H225M integration with AM39 begins tests

    7 Dec 2015

    In-lab testing of the Exocet AM39 missile integrated with the H225M helicopter for the Brazilian Navy has begun, with several simulated missile launches undertaken during ...... read more

  • Kratos conducts UTAP-22 flight test

    Kratos conducts UTAP-22 flight test

    7 Dec 2015

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has successfully performed the second flight of its Unmanned Tactical Aerial Platform (UTAP-22) on the US Navy test range at ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Rheinmetall to complete upgrades

    I/ITSEC 2015: Rheinmetall to complete upgrades

    7 Dec 2015

    Rheinmetall will soon complete the incremental update of its NH90 training software for the German Army. The company displayed its Asterion cockpit procedure and maintenance ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Inside the V-280 simulator (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Inside the V-280 simulator (video)

    4 Dec 2015

    During this year's I/ITSEC show in Orlando, Shephard was given special access to Tru Simulation + Training's V-280 Valor technology demonstrator, which is being developed ...... read more

  • US Navy accepts fourth MUOS satellite

    US Navy accepts fourth MUOS satellite

    4 Dec 2015

    The US Navy has accepted the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin following the successful completion of on-orbit testing. The ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Mentally armouring future soldiers

    I/ITSEC 2015: Mentally armouring future soldiers

    4 Dec 2015

    The US Army is working with the Marine Corps and Navy on a cross-service working study to determine the mental readiness of military personnel through ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Gladiator ready (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Gladiator ready (video)

    4 Dec 2015

    Swiss company RUAG Defence showcased its live training solutions at this year’s I/ITSEC exhibition in Orlando, including its deployable combat training centre (CTC) and man-worn ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: RUAG launches Spider positioning

    I/ITSEC 2015: RUAG launches Spider positioning

    4 Dec 2015

    A new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that can be worn on a trainee’s leg has been launched by RUAG Defence. The Spider mPos uses ...... read more

  • New water barge for Moroccan navy

    New water barge for Moroccan navy

    4 Dec 2015

    A new Stan Pontoon 3011 Water Barge has been delivered to the Royal Moroccan Navy by Damen, the company announced on 3 December. The barge ...... read more

  • Cubic awarded USMC I-TESS II contract

    Cubic awarded USMC I-TESS II contract

    4 Dec 2015

    Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has received a delivery order from the US Marine Corps for the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System II (I-TESS II), the company ...... read more

  • OSI navigation systems for Swedish subs

    OSI navigation systems for Swedish subs

    4 Dec 2015

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) will provide navigation systems for Swedish Royal Navy submarines under a contract from Saab announced on 1 December. The company will supply its ...... read more

  • Russian authorities certify H225

    Russian authorities certify H225

    4 Dec 2015

    Russian authorities have certified Airbus Helicopters’ H225 for operation in Russia, the company announced on 3 December.  The certification by the Interstate Aviation Committee opens up the ...... read more

  • Saab to continue FMV support

    Saab to continue FMV support

    4 Dec 2015

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has placed an order with Saab to provide technical system support to the Swedish armed forces in 2016, the ...... read more

  • Lockheed Martin demos UAS collaboration

    Lockheed Martin demos UAS collaboration

    4 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the ability to integrate UAS operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) using its prototype UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system, the ...... read more

  • Vietnam launches new OPV

    Vietnam launches new OPV

    4 Dec 2015

    Vietnamese shipbuilder Song Thu Corporation launched an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) destined for the country’s coast guard on 30 November. Based on a Damen 9014 ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Presagis applies sensor simulation

    I/ITSEC 2015: Presagis applies sensor simulation

    3 Dec 2015

    Presagis has demonstrated the importance of sensor training for warfighters by showcasing the Ondulus line of high-fidelity sensor simulators, part of its new M&S Suite ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: GD improves live fire training

    I/ITSEC 2015: GD improves live fire training

    3 Dec 2015

    General Dynamics Information Technology has updated its Advanced Live Combat Training System (ALCTS)  following a demonstration last year. The ALCTS is a system that uses mirrors to ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Life-like robots for USMC training (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Life-like robots for USMC training (video)

    3 Dec 2015

    The officer responsible for training systems in the US Marine Corps has outlined his vision for training and simulation in the service, including the use ...... read more

  • Kestrel ViDAR system for Aussie SAR jets

    Kestrel ViDAR system for Aussie SAR jets

    3 Dec 2015

    Sentient Vision will supply its Kestrel Maritime Visual Detection and Ranging (ViDAR) system as part of the sensor suite for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Nightfox advances pilot training

    I/ITSEC 2015: Nightfox advances pilot training

    3 Dec 2015

    AMST is displaying its new night vision imaging solution, Nightfox, for training aircrews at I/ITSEC, where Shephard learned that the company already has the system implemented ...... read more

  • Insurance market delves into UAS technologies

    Insurance market delves into UAS technologies

    3 Dec 2015

    Cunningham Lindsey has announced a partnership with VDOS Global to incorporate unmanned technologies into insurance provider processes. VDOS is an FAA-authorised provider of UAS services. ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: US Navy adopts gaming tech (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: US Navy adopts gaming tech (video)

    3 Dec 2015

    The US Navy should expand beyond traditional training tools and embrace technology from the gaming industry, a senior official told Shephard at I/ITSEC. Captain Wes ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015:  RSAF's 50,000 training hours

    I/ITSEC 2015: RSAF's 50,000 training hours

    3 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin is celebrating the delivery of 50,000 flying hours as part of the Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Basic Wing Course (BWC). The company has worked with ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Saab's training upgrade influx

    I/ITSEC 2015: Saab's training upgrade influx

    3 Dec 2015

    Saab's recent European contracts to upgrade training facilities are giving the company a chance to tap into new markets in Eastern Europe. The company was awarded a contract in ...... read more

  • Rega orders AgustaWestland helicopters

    Rega orders AgustaWestland helicopters

    3 Dec 2015

    Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has ordered three AW169 helicopters and one GrandNew helicopter, AgustaWestland announced on 2 December. The acquisition is valued at $ 48.73 million. The ...... read more

  • UTC Aerospace Systems acquires N2

    UTC Aerospace Systems acquires N2

    3 Dec 2015

    UTC Aerospace Systems announced on 2 December that it has acquired N2 Imaging Systems (N2) to strengthen its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance business.  N2's experience ...... read more

  • Microflite receives H125 helicopter

    Microflite receives H125 helicopter

    3 Dec 2015

    Airbus Helicopters has delivered a new H125 aircraft to Victoria's Microflite Helicopter Services for emergency response operations, Airbus Helicopters announced on 2 December.  The new helicopter will ...... read more

  • Lockheed Martin awarded MAPS contracts

    Lockheed Martin awarded MAPS contracts

    3 Dec 2015

    Lockheed Martin is to continue development of an open-architecture controller for the US Army’s Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) programme under two contracts from the ...... read more

  • General Dynamics to support air force comms

    General Dynamics to support air force comms

    3 Dec 2015

    General Dynamics Information Technology will support the Air Defense Communications Service 3 programme under a contract announced on 1 December.  The single-award, task order is ...... read more

  • Gulf states get Patriot upgrades

    Gulf states get Patriot upgrades

    3 Dec 2015

    Raytheon say they have received an ‘extremely favourable’ reaction to the Patriot radar digital processor (RDP) upgrade, with a number of Gulf customers having already ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Patriot games (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Patriot games (video)

    3 Dec 2015

    Software engineers have developed a virtual training tool for the Patriot Missile System (PAC-3) that takes technology from the gaming industry, including X-Box controllers and ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Artillery training goes live for Brazilian Army

    I/ITSEC 2015: Artillery training goes live for Brazilian Army

    2 Dec 2015

    The Brazilian Army will begin to utilise two newly developed training facilities from as early as next week, giving hundreds of personnel access to a ...... read more

  • New Growler targeting technologies demo

    New Growler targeting technologies demo

    2 Dec 2015

    New targeting technologies have been demonstrated on a Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft during a US Navy fleet experimentation campaign, the company announced on ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: UGVs for sharpshooter training (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: UGVs for sharpshooter training (video)

    2 Dec 2015

    Soldiers in training could soon be firing at autonomous unmanned ground vehicles that replicate the behaviours of real-world cars and drivers. The US military has ...... read more

  • MetaVR systems for UAE training

    MetaVR systems for UAE training

    2 Dec 2015

    MetaVR will supply 3D real-time visuals, virtual terrain, and 3D content for the new multiple joint fires classroom simulation systems being delivered to the United ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Rockwell Collins unveils Whole Earth

    I/ITSEC 2015: Rockwell Collins unveils Whole Earth

    2 Dec 2015

    Rockwell Collins has unveiled its new enhanced synthetic training environment, WholeEarth, at this year’s I/ITSEC in Orlando. The high-resolution complete Earth database enables simulated flight ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Boeing commits to partnering to boost T&S revenues

    I/ITSEC 2015: Boeing commits to partnering to boost T&S revenues

    2 Dec 2015

    The utilisation of new technology and ensuring closer interaction with partners will be key to increasing Boeing Training Systems and Government Services' share in the ...... read more

  • USAF F-35 training picks up pace

    USAF F-35 training picks up pace

    2 Dec 2015

    US Air Force pilots are training on new simulators at Hill Air Force Base in preparation for the start of F-35 Lightning II operations, Lockheed ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Thinking outside the D-Box (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Thinking outside the D-Box (video)

    2 Dec 2015

    An immersive driver and gunnery simulator that is deployable in a standard ISO container is on display at this year’s I/ITSEC. Quebec-based D-Box, a developer ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: SimCentric brings the crowds to VBS

    I/ITSEC 2015: SimCentric brings the crowds to VBS

    2 Dec 2015

    SimCentric Technologies is displaying two new technologies to enhance virtual training at I/ITSEC. The company is showcasing its new Ambience technology that allows end users ...... read more

  • Harris upgrades US Navy radar

    Harris upgrades US Navy radar

    2 Dec 2015

    Harris Corporation will upgrade the US Navy’s AN/SPS-48E radars under a new contract announced on 1 December. The four-year $113 million contract, issued under the ...... read more

  • MQ-8C completes Operational Assessment

    MQ-8C completes Operational Assessment

    2 Dec 2015

    The US Navy has successfully completed land-based operational assessment (OA) of the MQ-8C Fire Scout, Northrop Grumman announced on 1 December.  The OA was conducted at Naval ...... read more

  • NH90 upgrades continue as H145M launches

    NH90 upgrades continue as H145M launches

    2 Dec 2015

    The first NH90 multirole helicopter delivered to the German armed forces in 2006 is undergoing an 18-month retrofit at the Airbus Helicopters Donauwörth facility after completing ...... read more

  • Curtiss-Wright provides VMS to Helibras

    Curtiss-Wright provides VMS to Helibras

    2 Dec 2015

    Helibras has selected Curtiss-Wright to provide its fully integrated Video Management System (VMS) technology for installation on the EC145 helicopters used by the Policia Militar de Rio ...... read more

  • ScanEagle gains another customer

    ScanEagle gains another customer

    2 Dec 2015

    The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are acquiring a large number of ScanEagle UAVs from manufacturer Insitu through a US Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Announced ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Meggitt unveils small arms trainer (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Meggitt unveils small arms trainer (video)

    2 Dec 2015

    Meggitt Training Systems has launched a new small arms training system, the FATS100e, at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando. The new system is an extension of ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: USMC sees future in augmented reality

    I/ITSEC 2015: USMC sees future in augmented reality

    1 Dec 2015

    While the US Marine Corps (USMC) has made good use of simulation systems it currently has, there are still challenges being faced within the service ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Virtual Heroes presents new 3D technologies

    I/ITSEC 2015: Virtual Heroes presents new 3D technologies

    1 Dec 2015

    Virtual Heroes, a division of Applied Research Associates (ARA), is demonstrating some of its latest 3D virtual-world technologies at I/ITSEC in Orlando, including a new ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Births and bleeding on C-130 trainer (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Births and bleeding on C-130 trainer (video)

    1 Dec 2015

    A highly immersive medical training system that replicates a C-130 Hercules configured for aeromedical evacuations is soon to be delivered to the US Air Force. ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Pilot training with EVA (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Pilot training with EVA (video)

    1 Dec 2015

    Elbit Systems is displaying an embedded virtual avionics (EVA) solution for trainer and operational aircraft at this year’s I/ITSEC exhibition. EVA can simulate weapon systems ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Mockingbird RPA software flies in

    I/ITSEC 2015: Mockingbird RPA software flies in

    1 Dec 2015

    ZedaSoft’s mockingbird software for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and unmanned aerial system (UAS) operator training is making its debut at I/ITSEC in Orlando. The company ...... read more

  • ADF tests TDMA waveform technology

    ADF tests TDMA waveform technology

    1 Dec 2015

    Hughes Network Systems has partnered with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the US military to test its advanced TDMA waveform technology during exercise Talisman Sabre ...... read more

  • Japanese exporters slowly gear up

    Japanese exporters slowly gear up

    1 Dec 2015

    Japanese defence manufacturers are slowly appearing on the international stage as companies take advantage of a loosening of the country’s tight regulations regarding military sales. ...... read more

  • C295W flies in Antarctica

    C295W flies in Antarctica

    1 Dec 2015

    An Airbus Defence and Space (D&S) C295W aircraft has undertaken flight demonstrations to Antarctica for the first time as part of its tour of South ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Blended Warrior goes live (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Blended Warrior goes live (video)

    1 Dec 2015

    A virtual training event that brings together the US military and leading training and simulation companies, known as Operation Blended Warrior, has begun at this ...... read more

  • DST and Aselsan to form JV

    DST and Aselsan to form JV

    1 Dec 2015

    Taqnia Defense and Security Technologies (DST) has signed an agreement with Aselsan for the formation of a joint venture company in Saudi Arabia, Aselsan announced ...... read more

  • Alion wins spectrum support contract

    Alion wins spectrum support contract

    1 Dec 2015

    Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract by the US Army Spectrum Management Office (ASMO) to perform work in support of protecting the ...... read more

  • Airborne Industries announces new contracts

    Airborne Industries announces new contracts

    1 Dec 2015

    Airborne Industries has announced a new contract to supply Parachute Training Balloons to the Belgian Army. The Belgian Army uses Airborne Industries’ Parachute Training Balloon ...... read more

  • Model 527 radar signal simulator for KC-46

    Model 527 radar signal simulator for KC-46

    1 Dec 2015

    Textron Systems Electronic Systems’ Model 527 has been selected as the Radar Signal Simulator for the KC-46 aircraft, Textron announced on 30 November.  The Model ...... read more