News

August - 2015

  • NUSHIP Adelaide completes sea trials

    NUSHIP Adelaide completes sea trials

    31 Aug 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) NUSHIP Adelaide Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship has now completed its second and final sea trials, BAE Systems announced on ...... read more

  • Northrop-led team outlines WGS proposal

    Northrop-led team outlines WGS proposal

    31 Aug 2015

    A Northrop Grumman-led team has submitted a proposal to the Australian government for utilisation of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. The team also includes ...... read more

  • DoD awards FHE manufacturing contract

    DoD awards FHE manufacturing contract

    31 Aug 2015

    FlexTech Alliance has been awarded a cooperative agreement by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for ...... read more

  • Vanderbilt LifeFlight expands operations

    Vanderbilt LifeFlight expands operations

    31 Aug 2015

    Vanderbilt LifeFlight has opened a new 24/7 emergency helicopter base at Henry County Airport in West Tennessee, with operations commencing on 27 August. The new ...... read more

  • Lockheed-WUT conclude UAV research project

    Lockheed-WUT conclude UAV research project

    31 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin and the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) have concluded an advanced applied research programme on the integration between unmanned and manned airborne platform ...... read more

  • China gets nine Ka-32A11BC helicopters

    China gets nine Ka-32A11BC helicopters

    31 Aug 2015

    Russian Helicopters has delivered nine Ka-32A11BC multirole helicopters to a number of customers in China, the company announced on 27 August. The helicopters will be ...... read more

  • Bell opens Bell 505 assembly centre

    Bell opens Bell 505 assembly centre

    31 Aug 2015

    Bell Helicopter has officially opened its Lafayette assembly centre, where it will assemble its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X commercial helicopter, the company announced ...... read more

  • CVN 72 begins steam system tests

    CVN 72 begins steam system tests

    28 Aug 2015

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has reintroduced steam to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) aircraft carrier to allow final testing ...... read more

  • Elbit wins Israeli Police helicopter contract

    Elbit wins Israeli Police helicopter contract

    28 Aug 2015

    Elbit Systems has been awarded an approximately $115 million contract to provide leasing and maintenance services for Israeli Police Force helicopters, the company announced on 27 ...... read more

  • ADF signs grenade launcher contract

    ADF signs grenade launcher contract

    28 Aug 2015

    The Australian government has signed the contract with Nioa for the lightweight automatic grenade launcher acqusition, the Department of Defence announced on 27 August. The ...... read more

  • USAF concerned over KC-46A delays

    USAF concerned over KC-46A delays

    28 Aug 2015

    Continuing delays to the maiden flight of the USAF’s next generation aerial tanker has increased concerns among Pentagon officials. This has prompted a revision of ...... read more

  • AW189 obtains new civil certification

    AW189 obtains new civil certification

    28 Aug 2015

    AgustaWestland’s AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has received Russian civil certification, clearing the way for the aircraft to be delivered to customers in the ...... read more

  • UK MoD extends Niteworks to 2018

    UK MoD extends Niteworks to 2018

    28 Aug 2015

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended its contract with Niteworks for two years beyond its scheduled end date of March 2016, with the ...... read more

  • Viper gains first export customer

    Viper gains first export customer

    28 Aug 2015

    Pakistan continues to build up its attack helicopter capability and is now to receive new-build aircraft from the US, according to a contract awarded to ...... read more

  • Erickson to provide S-64E in Turkey

    Erickson to provide S-64E in Turkey

    28 Aug 2015

    Erickson has been selected by Pan Aviation to provide emergency fire suppression support services in Turkey, including the provision and operation of a specialised S-64E ...... read more

  • AN/AQS-20A sonar set for improvements

    AN/AQS-20A sonar set for improvements

    28 Aug 2015

    Raytheon and the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) are working to improve the capabilities of the US Navy’s AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar, the company announced ...... read more

  • Volusia County gets MD 520N

    Volusia County gets MD 520N

    28 Aug 2015

    MD Helicopters has delivered a new MD 520N single-engine helicopter to the Volusia County Mosquito Control division in Volusia County, Florida, the company announced on ...... read more

  • Neuron programme progresses

    Neuron programme progresses

    27 Aug 2015

    The Neuron unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator has been successfully tested in a flight test campaign in Italy, it was announced on 25 August. ...... read more

  • AIM-9X fired from MML

    AIM-9X fired from MML

    27 Aug 2015

    Raytheon and the US Army have successfully test fired an AIM-9X Block II missile from the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-I (IFPC 2-I) Block ...... read more

  • Helinet deploys downlink for Suffolk police

    Helinet deploys downlink for Suffolk police

    27 Aug 2015

    Helinet Technologies has deployed a customised microwave downlink solution for the aviation section of the Suffolk County Police Department in the state of New York, ...... read more

  • KC-10 Extender programme milestone

    KC-10 Extender programme milestone

    27 Aug 2015

    The US Air Force (USAF) received the 150th KC-10 Extender aerial refuelling tanker aircraft from a Northrop Grumman maintenance depot, the company announced on 26 ...... read more

  • AECOM wins NSWC support order

    AECOM wins NSWC support order

    27 Aug 2015

    AECOM has been awarded a task order to provide support services for the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren division, the company announced on ...... read more

  • Mincham signs Triton supplier contract

    Mincham signs Triton supplier contract

    27 Aug 2015

    Mincham Aviation has been awarded the second Australian supplier contract from North Grumman for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot of the US Navy's MQ-4C ...... read more

  • Saudi to get rotorcraft support centre

    Saudi to get rotorcraft support centre

    27 Aug 2015

    Boeing has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to create a rotorcraft support centre in Saudi Arabia, the ...... read more

  • Philippine M4 rifle woes

    Philippine M4 rifle woes

    27 Aug 2015

    Initial deliveries of a new rifle to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been found to be defective. This has delayed their distribution ...... read more

  • Trimble introduces ZX5 UAS

    Trimble introduces ZX5 UAS

    27 Aug 2015

    Trimble has introduced a new ZX5 multirotor unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for capturing geo-referenced photo and video data for inspection, agriculture and mapping applications. The ...... read more

  • Australia tests parachute delivery

    Australia tests parachute delivery

    27 Aug 2015

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Australian Army boosted their parachute capabilities in the last month. The official Air Force newspaper announced that the two ...... read more

  • India’s medium tank won’t clash with Arjun

    India’s medium tank won’t clash with Arjun

    27 Aug 2015

    The Indian defence minister, Manhoar Parrikar, has stated that Indian Army requirements for a medium tank are not in conflict with the Arjun Main Battle ...... read more

  • Canadian navy, USCG train together

    Canadian navy, USCG train together

    26 Aug 2015

    Crew from the Royal Canadian Navy and US Coast Guard (USCG) have trained together in a recent joint training exercise to improve the inter-operability of ...... read more

  • Jenoptik generator controllers for CH-53Es

    Jenoptik generator controllers for CH-53Es

    26 Aug 2015

    Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems has been awarded a series production contract from the US Navy to supply generator controllers for CH-53E heavy-lift transport helicopters, ...... read more

  • Prototype AAVs to survive-up

    Prototype AAVs to survive-up

    26 Aug 2015

    Improvements to the survivability of the USMC Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAVP7A1) armoured personnel carriers are taking shape. Designated as the AAV Survivability Upgrade Programme it ...... read more

  • Sarcos to unveil snake-like UGV

    Sarcos to unveil snake-like UGV

    26 Aug 2015

    Sarcos has released details of a new snake-like robotic unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called the Guardian S, ahead of the National Tactical Officers Association Conference ...... read more

  • UK funds new air ambulance

    UK funds new air ambulance

    26 Aug 2015

    The UK government has pledged £1 million to fund a new helicopter for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the treasury department announced on 25 August. The funding, ...... read more

  • MQ-8C beats previous endurance record

    MQ-8C beats previous endurance record

    26 Aug 2015

    The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, the company announced on 25 August. The MQ-8C ...... read more

  • Thailand gets four EC725s

    Thailand gets four EC725s

    26 Aug 2015

    The Royal Thai Air Force has received four EC725 tactical transport helicopters from Airbus Helicopters for search and rescue and troop transport duties, the company announced on ...... read more

  • And the JLTV winner is… Oshkosh

    And the JLTV winner is… Oshkosh

    26 Aug 2015

    After what seems like forever, the US Army has finally selected a vendor for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) programme. Oshkosh Defense has beaten ...... read more

  • Hungary to raise defence bar

    Hungary to raise defence bar

    26 Aug 2015

    Hungary plans to significantly increase military spending over the next several years.  Viktor Orban, prime-minister of Hungary has stated that this is not due to ...... read more

  • Polaris MRZR vehicle deliveries

    Polaris MRZR vehicle deliveries

    26 Aug 2015

    Polaris Defense has started delivering its MRZR off-road tactical vehicle under a contract awarded by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in July, the company ...... read more

  • Global Hawk set for hurricane mission

    Global Hawk set for hurricane mission

    25 Aug 2015

    NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is set to begin flights to support improvements in hurricane tracking and forecasting as part of a US ...... read more

  • HTS awards MRO contract to Vector

    HTS awards MRO contract to Vector

    25 Aug 2015

    Vector Aerospace has signed a three-year maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contract with Helicopter Transport Services (HTS), the company announced on 24 August.  Under the ...... read more

  • US works on underwater UUV recharging

    US works on underwater UUV recharging

    25 Aug 2015

    The US Navy is developing ways to use undersea wireless technology for recharging underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs), with the goal of significantly reducing the time ...... read more

  • Bradley upgrades gather pace

    Bradley upgrades gather pace

    25 Aug 2015

    The Bradley fighting vehicle upgrade programme is gathering pace as all the vehicle hulls are expected to have common standards by next year. Bradley M3 ...... read more

  • Meggitt wins trainer support contract

    Meggitt wins trainer support contract

    25 Aug 2015

    Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence to provide in-service support for the Canadian armed forces' Indirect ...... read more

  • AeroVironment sustainment orders grow

    AeroVironment sustainment orders grow

    25 Aug 2015

    AeroVironment has announced that it has received ten orders from the US Army since May for RQ-20A Puma AE and RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft system ...... read more

  • Improper use of UAS on the rise

    Improper use of UAS on the rise

    25 Aug 2015

    The FAA recorded 114 sightings, close approaches near civil aircraft and improper use of small UAS in the first three weeks of August. In a ...... read more

  • ASU gains EASA STC for Bell helicopters

    ASU gains EASA STC for Bell helicopters

    25 Aug 2015

    Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to modify Bell 206 series and 407 helicopters for ...... read more

  • Bangladesh buys seven Mi-171s

    Bangladesh buys seven Mi-171s

    25 Aug 2015

    Russian Helicopters is supplying seven Mil Mi-171 helicopters to Bangladesh’s military under the terms of a US$1 billion loan agreed in 2013, it has emerged. ...... read more

  • Czech Republic selects Pandur II 8x8

    Czech Republic selects Pandur II 8x8

    25 Aug 2015

    The government of the Czech Republic has approved the acquisition of 20 Pandur II 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicles, the Czech Ministry of Defence announced on ...... read more

  • Slovakia close to Rosomak buy

    Slovakia close to Rosomak buy

    25 Aug 2015

    A variant of the Polish-built WZM Rosomak APC is set to be bought by Slovakia. The new vehicle will be name Scipio and will feature ...... read more

  • NSA certifies ViaSat’s KOV-55

    NSA certifies ViaSat’s KOV-55

    25 Aug 2015

    The National Security Agency (NSA) has certified ViaSat’s KOV-55 Security-System-on-a-Chip to secure data and voice up to the Top Secret level for Multifunctional Information Distribution ...... read more

  • Sniper pod expands Taiwan capabilities

    Sniper pod expands Taiwan capabilities

    25 Aug 2015

    Taiwan's air force is to increase its precision attack capabilities with the acquisition of new sniper pods fitted to its aircraft. Lockheed Martin has announced ...... read more

  • Qualification for new Canadian soldier suite

    Qualification for new Canadian soldier suite

    24 Aug 2015

    A new suite of systems developed to modernise the dismounted capabilities of Canadian troops has entered qualification testing. Known as the Integrated Soldier System Project ...... read more

  • REACH plans new air ambulance base

    REACH plans new air ambulance base

    24 Aug 2015

    REACH Air Medical Services has announced that it will open an air ambulance base on the Viejas Casino grounds in Alpine, California, in the fourth quarter ...... read more

  • Saab receives UK Giraffe radar order

    Saab receives UK Giraffe radar order

    24 Aug 2015

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered additional Giraffe AMB radar systems along with upgrades of its existing systems and associated equipment, Saab announced ...... read more

  • USS John F Kennedy keel laid

    USS John F Kennedy keel laid

    24 Aug 2015

    The keel-laying of the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carrier, took place at the Newport News ...... read more

  • Excalibur Ib rounds compatible with howitzer

    Excalibur Ib rounds compatible with howitzer

    24 Aug 2015

    Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib precision guided artillery round has been declared by the US Army's Excalibur Programme Office to be fully compatible with the M198 howitzer ...... read more

  • CybAero demos UAS power line inspection

    CybAero demos UAS power line inspection

    24 Aug 2015

    A demonstration unmanned helicopter system delivered to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) by CybAero has conducted several flights over Guangdong Province in southern China, ...... read more

  • Choices for Narew Polish air defence

    Choices for Narew Polish air defence

    24 Aug 2015

    The Polish MoD will replace its ageing air defence systems under a new procurement project due to launch next year. But Poland has a difficult ...... read more

  • MAG acquires Bosh Global Services

    MAG acquires Bosh Global Services

    24 Aug 2015

    The Momentum Aviation Group (MAG) has acquired Bosh Global Services, with the two companies integrating their C4ISR services businesses to target the fixed wing, rotary ...... read more

  • Cobham wins naval EW system contract

    Cobham wins naval EW system contract

    24 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin has awarded a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract to Cobham for the production of Antenna Array Panel Assemblies (AAPAs). The AAPAs are ...... read more

  • US warns of Chinese reclamation

    US warns of Chinese reclamation

    24 Aug 2015

    The US expressed ongoing consternation over the scale of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea in a recent Pentagon report. The Department of ...... read more

  • BAE Systems to continue Mk 90 production

    BAE Systems to continue Mk 90 production

    21 Aug 2015

    BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth $50 million by the US Army to continue the production of MK 90 propellant grains for the ...... read more

  • Remote Geo provides UAV video mapping

    Remote Geo provides UAV video mapping

    21 Aug 2015

    Remote GeoSystems will provide direct support in all LineVision Desktop, Server and Cloud applications for the DJI Inspire 1 UAVs for HD and UltraHD video ...... read more

  • US names new LCS USS Oakland

    US names new LCS USS Oakland

    21 Aug 2015

    The US Navy's next Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Oakland (LCS 24), the US Department of Defense's Secretary of the Navy ...... read more

  • Mistral cancellation casts shadow over Ka-52K programme

    Mistral cancellation casts shadow over Ka-52K programme

    21 Aug 2015

    Despite currently having no home to go to, the first Kamov Ka-52K shipborne attack helicopters will be delivered to Russian naval aviation front-line squadrons in ...... read more

  • Spain to get RQ-11B Ravens

    Spain to get RQ-11B Ravens

    21 Aug 2015

    The US Army has awarded a $3.4 million foreign military sales contract to AeroVironment to supply RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Spanish ...... read more

  • US Navy to beef up helicopter RPG protection

    US Navy to beef up helicopter RPG protection

    21 Aug 2015

    The US Navy is looking to develop an active protection system for rotary-wing and tiltrotor aircraft to repel attacks from enemy forces using unguided munitions ...... read more

  • Harris receives airborne jammer order

    Harris receives airborne jammer order

    21 Aug 2015

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Harris an order worth $97 million to provide self-protection airborne jammers for the Integrated Defensive Electronic ...... read more

  • EASA approves Genesys HeliSAS for H130

    EASA approves Genesys HeliSAS for H130

    21 Aug 2015

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved Genesys Aerosystems' HeliSAS Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot for Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) installation on Airbus ...... read more

  • UAS tethering tech success

    UAS tethering tech success

    21 Aug 2015

    The world-first tethering of a UAS to a moving platform in Jaen, Spain, without the use of GPS or other satellite navigation system will have ...... read more

  • US extends SSPARS maintenance contract

    US extends SSPARS maintenance contract

    21 Aug 2015

    BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification by the US Air Force to continue its maintenance and operations support for the Solid State Phased ...... read more

  • RE2 to develop UUV manipulator arm

    RE2 to develop UUV manipulator arm

    20 Aug 2015

    The US Office of Naval Research has awarded a contract worth $2.7 million to RE2 Robotics to develop an underwater dexterous manipulation system for Explosive ...... read more

  • US Army manpacks lift off

    US Army manpacks lift off

    20 Aug 2015

    The full Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Manpack section of the US Army’s Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) was released in August. ...... read more

  • Kongsberg wins HOSS contracts

    Kongsberg wins HOSS contracts

    20 Aug 2015

    Kongsberg Maritime Camera Group has earned multiple contracts for its upgraded Helicopter Observation Surveillance System (HOSS), the company announced on 17 August. The company will ...... read more

  • Cubic to produce F-35 training systems

    Cubic to produce F-35 training systems

    20 Aug 2015

    Cubic Global Defense has been awarded a series of contracts from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to produce and enhance the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) air ...... read more

  • Norway to receive first CV90 batch

    Norway to receive first CV90 batch

    20 Aug 2015

    The Norwegian Army will receive a capability boost next month when it takes delivery of the first batch of new and modernized armoured fighting vehicles. ...... read more

  • Metro Aviation fleet gets EFBs

    Metro Aviation fleet gets EFBs

    20 Aug 2015

    Metro Aviation has received US FAA authorisation to provide Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) for its fleet of over 120 aircraft, the company announced on 19 ...... read more

  • Pakistan orders four Mi-35Ms

    Pakistan orders four Mi-35Ms

    20 Aug 2015

    Pakistan has inked a contract for four Russian Mil Mi-35M attack-transport helicopters for the Pakistan Army as part of a comprehensive effort to provide better close ...... read more

  • iRobot to deliver FirstLook to US

    iRobot to deliver FirstLook to US

    20 Aug 2015

    iRobot has received an order worth $4 million for 110 FirstLook unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and accessories from the US Navy, the company announced on ...... read more

  • Arotech to manufacture CESAS II PIK

    Arotech to manufacture CESAS II PIK

    20 Aug 2015

    The US Space and Naval Warfare Center (SPAWAR) Atlantic has awarded a contract to Arotech for the manufacture and integration of 12 Communication Emitter Sensing ...... read more

  • NUSHIP Adelaide leaves for sea trials

    NUSHIP Adelaide leaves for sea trials

    20 Aug 2015

    BAE Systems’ second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), NUSHIP Adelaide, has started its final period of sea trials, the ...... read more

  • Airbus bags Aussie airfield sensors contracts

    Airbus bags Aussie airfield sensors contracts

    19 Aug 2015

    Australia’s Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group has awarded two contracts to Airbus Defence and Space to equip and support nine Australian military and civil/military airfields with airport ...... read more

  • HII awarded US sub maintenance contract

    HII awarded US sub maintenance contract

    19 Aug 2015

    Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a contract to perform planning in support of modernisation and maintenance efforts on the submarine USS ...... read more

  • Industry in chase for UH-1N replacement

    Industry in chase for UH-1N replacement

    19 Aug 2015

    Industry is gearing up to convince the US Air Force (USAF) that a new aircraft is the best replacement for its UH-1N Iroquois, with both ...... read more

  • BAE machine guns for Canadian AOPS

    BAE machine guns for Canadian AOPS

    19 Aug 2015

    BAE Systems has been awarded a sub-contract by Irving Shipbuilding of Canada to supply up to six modified 25mm Mk 38 Machine Gun Systems for ...... read more

  • DynCorp supports Iraqi vehicles

    DynCorp supports Iraqi vehicles

    19 Aug 2015

    The US Army Contracting Command has awarded DynCorp International a contract to provide vehicle maintenance training to the Iraqi Army in Taji, the company announced ...... read more

  • TEK receives order for QuiXilica-Ultra

    TEK receives order for QuiXilica-Ultra

    19 Aug 2015

    TEK Microsystems has been awarded an initial order for QuiXilica-Ultra high-density digitiser modules for a next-generation geolocation platform to address an urgent requirement, the company ...... read more

  • Harris books Middle East radio order

    Harris books Middle East radio order

    19 Aug 2015

    An undisclosed Middle East nation has signed an $11 million contract with Harris to supply Falcon III RF-7800 series multiband, multi-mission radios, the company announced ...... read more

  • Sea Oryx SAM shown in Taipei

    Sea Oryx SAM shown in Taipei

    19 Aug 2015

    Taiwan debuted the Sea Oryx naval short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system in Taipei last week, designed for use against helicopters, low-flying aircraft and anti-ship missiles. ...... read more

  • BMT to support Revision Military's LAV work

    BMT to support Revision Military's LAV work

    19 Aug 2015

    BMT Fleet Technology will provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and advice to Revision Military for its work on Canada's Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) 6.0-Reconnaissance (Recce) ...... read more

  • Immersive simulation in Taiwan

    Immersive simulation in Taiwan

    19 Aug 2015

    A new virtual reality simulation system for small combat teams was displayed at the Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) from 13-16 August. Called ...... read more

  • Pacific Patrol Boat bids received

    Pacific Patrol Boat bids received

    19 Aug 2015

    Australia has received bids from five contenders for its programme to build and donate patrol boats to 13 neighbouring South Pacific countries.   Under the ...... read more

  • Prototype submachine guns for Taiwan

    Prototype submachine guns for Taiwan

    18 Aug 2015

    New protoype submachine guns were displayed at the Taipei Aersospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) last week. The state-owned 205th Arsenal of the Material Production ...... read more

  • TAI marks Turkish T129 ATAK milestone

    TAI marks Turkish T129 ATAK milestone

    18 Aug 2015

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has formally marked the handover of the first batch of nine T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters to the Turkish Land Forces ...... read more

  • Testing incident causes more KC-46A delays

    Testing incident causes more KC-46A delays

    18 Aug 2015

    Boeing has once again been forced to delay the maiden flight of the first fully-equipped KC-46A aerial refuelling tanker, company officials have confirmed to Shephard. ...... read more

  • Mexico certifies Onboard's Bell cargo systems

    Mexico certifies Onboard's Bell cargo systems

    18 Aug 2015

    Mexico's Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) has certified Onboard Systems International’s cargo hook kits and onboard weighing systems for a number of Bell Helicopter ...... read more

  • Taiwan UAV scene getting crowded

    Taiwan UAV scene getting crowded

    18 Aug 2015

    Taiwan’s domestic UAV industry showed strong signs of growth at this year’s Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE), which took place from 13-16 August. ...... read more

  • USMC tests amphib contenders

    USMC tests amphib contenders

    18 Aug 2015

    The USMC is assessing industry bids for its Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 (ACV1.1) programme. Contrary to recent press reports there are five industry bidders not ...... read more

  • Philippines Bell 412EP deliveries complete

    Philippines Bell 412EP deliveries complete

    18 Aug 2015

    The delivery of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) is now complete, Bell Helicopter announced on 17 August. The ...... read more

  • Lockheed, Weibel to develop GFTR

    Lockheed, Weibel to develop GFTR

    18 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin and Weibel Scientific have entered a partnership to design, develop, test and verify a Gap-Filling Tracking Radar (GFTR) for ballistic missile defence (BMD), ...... read more

  • BAE receives UK Falcon training contract

    BAE receives UK Falcon training contract

    18 Aug 2015

    The UK MoD has awarded BAE Systems a £6.4 million contract to train and support personnel using the Falcon secure communications system, the company announced ...... read more

  • USAF extends Cubic's AFRL contract

    USAF extends Cubic's AFRL contract

    18 Aug 2015

    The US Air Force (USAF) has extended Cubic Global Defense's (CGD) contract to support the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) human-centred intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ...... read more

  • Enstrom continues TH180 testing

    Enstrom continues TH180 testing

    18 Aug 2015

    The development programme for Enstrom Helicopter's new TH180 helicopter remains on track, with flight testing now underway on the second prototype helicopter.   Construction has ...... read more

  • Saber turret undergoes Pars firing tests

    Saber turret undergoes Pars firing tests

    17 Aug 2015

    A new FNSS Saber-25 turret has completed long-range firing qualification tests on the FNSS Pars 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle, the company announced on 13 August. ...... read more

  • Close calls with UAVs rise in 2015

    Close calls with UAVs rise in 2015

    17 Aug 2015

    The number of airplane and helicopter pilots reporting close calls with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the US is rising sharply as the unauthorised use ...... read more

  • Skycrane set for fire-fighting season

    Skycrane set for fire-fighting season

    17 Aug 2015

    The County and City of San Diego has renewed agreements with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for provision of the Erickson Skycrane heavy-lift helicopter ...... read more

  • Airbus demonstrates Sferion system

    Airbus demonstrates Sferion system

    17 Aug 2015

    Airbus Defence and Space has demonstrated the ability of its Sferion pilot assistance system to protect helicopters in restricted visibility conditions during a series of ...... read more

  • Elbit Systems bags ATMOS contract

    Elbit Systems bags ATMOS contract

    17 Aug 2015

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to supply ATMOS long-range artillery systems and command and control systems to an undisclosed Asia-Pacific country, the company ...... read more

  • Lockheed Martin works on missile defence

    Lockheed Martin works on missile defence

    17 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin has started working on defining the concept of a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle missile defence system for the US Missile Defense Agency, the company ...... read more

  • Taiwanese rockets to defend coast

    Taiwanese rockets to defend coast

    14 Aug 2015

    An innovative weapon named the Coastal Defence Rocket System was one developmental product unveiled at the Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) held from ...... read more

  • Further 3D printed UAV trials possible

    Further 3D printed UAV trials possible

    14 Aug 2015

    The recent trials of 3D printed UAVs being launched off a UK Royal Navy warship could be extended to include recovery at sea operations. Last ...... read more

  • Camber for USAF simulation

    Camber for USAF simulation

    14 Aug 2015

    Camber has been awarded a five-year contract worth $135 million by the US government to provide modelling and simulation and Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) ...... read more

  • Taiwan’s Uaver taps global market

    Taiwan’s Uaver taps global market

    14 Aug 2015

    Uaver, the largest maker of commercial UAVs in Taiwan, is expanding its global reach in an agreement with US-based Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC).  The ...... read more

  • MUOS-4 set for launch

    MUOS-4 set for launch

    14 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin’s fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the US Navy, MUOS-4, has been encapsulated in its launch vehicle ahead of its launch ...... read more

  • WSU tests UAV agricultural apps

    WSU tests UAV agricultural apps

    14 Aug 2015

    Teams from Washington State University (WSU) and Digital Harvest are partnering to test an unmanned aerial vehicle's (UAV) ability to blow rainwater off cherry orchards ...... read more

  • New Taiwan vehicle mortar

    New Taiwan vehicle mortar

    14 Aug 2015

    Taiwan’s state-owned defence sector is developing a new mortar system for mounting on its armoured vehicles. It will be an interchangeable 81mm and 120mm mortar system ...... read more

  • DRS earns three naval contracts

    DRS earns three naval contracts

    14 Aug 2015

    DRS Technologies has been awarded three contracts for programmes serving a range of Royal Australian Navy and US Navy ships, the company announced on 10 ...... read more

  • DLS receives US MIDS-LVT order

    DLS receives US MIDS-LVT order

    14 Aug 2015

    Data Link Solutions (DLS) has been awarded a contract by the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to supply Multifunctional Information Distribution System ...... read more

  • UK increases training for Ukraine

    UK increases training for Ukraine

    14 Aug 2015

    Joint UK-Ukrainian exercises have started this week bolstering western assistance to the eastern European state in its continuing battle with separatists. UK defence secretary, Michael ...... read more

  • US Army extends Apache sensors

    US Army extends Apache sensors

    14 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a Lot 4 follow-on contract by the US Army to continue Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) production for the AH-64E ...... read more

  • Ukraine looks to updated Hueys

    Ukraine looks to updated Hueys

    13 Aug 2015

    Ukraine is in discussions with a group of US investors to set up a domestic facility for the remanufacture of Bell UH-1 utility helicopters for ...... read more

  • GD to support US BICES-X

    GD to support US BICES-X

    13 Aug 2015

    General Dynamics Information Technology will deliver enterprise IT services to the US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems Extended (BICES-X) programme under a contract announced ...... read more

  • Raytheon bags comms testing deal

    Raytheon bags comms testing deal

    13 Aug 2015

    Raytheon has been awarded a contract for the certification and testing of an upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System by the US Army, the ...... read more

  • Taiwan developing military UGV

    Taiwan developing military UGV

    13 Aug 2015

    Taiwan’s defence industry has revealed a new multi-role unmanned ground vehicle that features interchangeable modules covering a range of military and security applications. The tracked ...... read more

  • JSSI Parts-Only programme for AS350

    JSSI Parts-Only programme for AS350

    13 Aug 2015

    Jet Support Services (JSSI) has expanded its Parts-Only programme to the entire Airbus Helicopters AS350 line up, the company announced in 10 August. The company ...... read more

  • Taiwan unveils Reaper lookalike

    Taiwan unveils Reaper lookalike

    13 Aug 2015

    The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) unveiled a Reaper lookalike MALE UAV on the opening day of the Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology ...... read more

  • BAE to upgrade Mk 45 naval guns

    BAE to upgrade Mk 45 naval guns

    13 Aug 2015

    BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to overhaul and upgrade Mk 45 naval gun systems on the US Navy Destroyer ...... read more

  • US extends Raytheon JPALS programme

    US extends Raytheon JPALS programme

    13 Aug 2015

    Raytheon’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development contract on the Joint Precision Approach Landing Systems (JPALS) programme has been extended by the US Navy, the company announced ...... read more

  • First Gen III F-35 HMDS delivered

    First Gen III F-35 HMDS delivered

    13 Aug 2015

    Rockwell Collins has delivered the first Gen III F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) for the F-35 programme ahead of its introduction to the fleet ...... read more

  • Puma helicopters get protective covers

    Puma helicopters get protective covers

    13 Aug 2015

    Air Covers has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide protective covers for Puma Mk2 helicopters, the company announced ...... read more

  • USAF does a u-turn on Huey replacement

    USAF does a u-turn on Huey replacement

    12 Aug 2015

    The US Air Force (USAF) has made a major u-turn with its plans to replace its UH-1N Iroquois after announcing it will be holding an ...... read more

  • JSSI offers Tip-to-Tail for AW139

    JSSI offers Tip-to-Tail for AW139

    12 Aug 2015

    Jet Support Services (JSSI) has made its Tip-to-Tail programme available for the AgustaWestland AW139 medium-sized twin-engine helicopter, the company announced on 10 August. The programme ...... read more

  • Black Diamond develops UGV C2

    Black Diamond develops UGV C2

    12 Aug 2015

    Carnegie Robotics has selected Black Diamond Advanced Technology to develop an Operator Control Unit (OCU) for unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) applications. Black Diamond announced the contract ...... read more

  • GrandNew sold to Cristalia

    GrandNew sold to Cristalia

    12 Aug 2015

    AgustaWestland has sold a GrandNew light helicopter to corporate operator Cristalia of Brazil. The company announced the news from the Latin American Business Aviation Conference ...... read more

  • Global Hawk demonstrates new CMMS

    Global Hawk demonstrates new CMMS

    12 Aug 2015

    Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) mission management control features with the RQ-4 Global Hawk, the company announced on 11 August. ...... read more

  • UK expands training for Ukrainian forces

    UK expands training for Ukrainian forces

    12 Aug 2015

    The UK training programme for the Ukrainian armed forces will see further expansion, the UK Ministry of Defence announced on 11 August. Under the enhanced ...... read more

  • Rheinmetall wins order for DM63A1 tank ammo

    Rheinmetall wins order for DM63A1 tank ammo

    12 Aug 2015

    Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract worth $42.79 million by an undisclosed international customer to supply DM63A1 kinetic energy tank ammunition rounds. The ammunition will ...... read more

  • SAIC receives TLS MRO contract

    SAIC receives TLS MRO contract

    11 Aug 2015

    Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract for tailored logistics support (TLS) covering maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) by the Defense Logistics ...... read more

  • Indra to develop IED analysis labs

    Indra to develop IED analysis labs

    11 Aug 2015

    Indra has been awarded a framework contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to develop new forensic analysis laboratories for Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED), the ...... read more

  • DHS accredits Lockheed Martin as CSP

    DHS accredits Lockheed Martin as CSP

    11 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin has been accredited as a Commercial Service Provider (CSP) under the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) programme, the ...... read more

  • US mulls Aegis sale to Japan

    US mulls Aegis sale to Japan

    11 Aug 2015

    The US state department has approved a potential foreign military sale to Japan for the DDG 7 and 8 AEGIS Combat System, Underwater Weapon System ...... read more

  • White hulls staking their claim

    White hulls staking their claim

    11 Aug 2015

    The strategic battle for influence and control in the South China Sea has highlighted capability gaps among many nations, particularly in maritime patrol and coast ...... read more

  • USN experiments with 3D-printed UAVs

    USN experiments with 3D-printed UAVs

    11 Aug 2015

    The US Navy (USN) used a 3D printer to construct key components for a UAV aboard the amphibious warfare ship USS Essex. In a project ...... read more

  • Thales provides D-ILS to USAF

    Thales provides D-ILS to USAF

    11 Aug 2015

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Thales to provide its Deployable Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS), the company announced on 10 August. ...... read more

  • GD provides DMR radios to US Navy

    GD provides DMR radios to US Navy

    11 Aug 2015

    General Dynamics has been awarded a contract worth $29 million to provide 56 AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMRs) and related equipment to the US Navy, ...... read more

  • ManTech awarded UMSS contract

    ManTech awarded UMSS contract

    11 Aug 2015

    ManTech International has been awarded a contract from the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSCPAC) for unmanned maritime systems support (UMSS), ...... read more

  • Rohde & Schwarz wins Type 26 order

    Rohde & Schwarz wins Type 26 order

    10 Aug 2015

    Rohde & Schwarz will equip the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship with an integrated communications system under a contract from BAE Systems.  The ...... read more

  • LEXIOS used at Northern Edge 2015

    LEXIOS used at Northern Edge 2015

    10 Aug 2015

    Northrop Grumman’s Live, Virtual and Constructive Experimentation, Integration and Operations Suite (LEXIOS) was deployed during US military joint training exercise Northern Edge 2015, the company ...... read more

  • RJAF selects PC-9 M training aircraft

    RJAF selects PC-9 M training aircraft

    10 Aug 2015

    The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has signed a contract for nine Pilatus PC-9 M training aircraft, Pilatus Aircraft announced on 10 August. The aircraft ...... read more

  • Beechcraft reaches T-6 milestone

    Beechcraft reaches T-6 milestone

    10 Aug 2015

    Beechcraft Defense Company has reached a new milestone in its T-6 military training aircraft programme, with the 900th aircraft delivered. The aircraft was delivered to the ...... read more

  • Indago UAS monitors coast

    Indago UAS monitors coast

    10 Aug 2015

    The Lockheed Martin Indago quad rotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) has conducted aerial coastal erosion monitoring over Australia’s Seabird coastline, expanding the system’s application into ...... read more

  • Italy evaluates aerial firefighting

    Italy evaluates aerial firefighting

    10 Aug 2015

    The Italian Air Force has completed evaluations of Caylym's Guardian aerial firefighting system using its C-130J aircraft, the company announced on 6 August. The Guardian ...... read more

  • New Singaporean vehicle variations

    New Singaporean vehicle variations

    10 Aug 2015

    When Singapore celebrated its golden jubilee during a large-scale parade on 9 August, the Singapore Army showcased a number of new vehicle variants, many manufactured ...... read more

  • Bell heli training academy opens

    Bell heli training academy opens

    7 Aug 2015

    A new Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has officially opened in Fort Worth, Texas, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony held on 5 August 2015. The BTA ...... read more

  • CACI to continue supporting DMLSS

    CACI to continue supporting DMLSS

    7 Aug 2015

    CACI International has been awarded a prime contract to continue supporting the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) system at the Joint Medical Logistics Functional ...... read more

  • Rockwell Collins introduces DF-500

    Rockwell Collins introduces DF-500

    7 Aug 2015

    Rockwell Collins has introduced its new DF-500 direction finder system, designed to efficiently pinpoint distress signals and enable search and rescue (SAR) aircraft to receive ...... read more

  • Rolls-Royce gas turbines for Type 26

    Rolls-Royce gas turbines for Type 26

    7 Aug 2015

    Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with prime contractor BAE Systems to supply MT30 gas turbine packages for the first three British Royal Navy Type 26 ...... read more

  • BAE Systems increases Hawk support

    BAE Systems increases Hawk support

    7 Aug 2015

    BAE Systems Australia will deliver expanded operational maintenance for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter fleet under a change to the ...... read more

  • EGNOS benefits EMS helicopters

    EGNOS benefits EMS helicopters

    7 Aug 2015

    Italian air traffic services provider Ente Nazionale Assistenza al Volo (ENAV) has published new European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) landing procedures for Emergency Medical Services ...... read more

  • API to collaborate on Blighter A400

    API to collaborate on Blighter A400

    7 Aug 2015

    API Technologies will collaborate with Blighter Surveillance Systems on the production of the Blighter A400 series radar, the company announced on 5 August. Under the ...... read more

  • FAA UAS exemptions stack up

    FAA UAS exemptions stack up

    7 Aug 2015

    More applications for UAS operations across the US await processing than the total number to have been issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) so ...... read more

  • Gimbal comparison tool launched

    Gimbal comparison tool launched

    7 Aug 2015

    Australian-based firm UAV Vision has launched a gimbal comparison tool to assist buyers in the market choose the right product. The tool is offered free ...... read more

  • New IT equipment for Ramstein air base

    New IT equipment for Ramstein air base

    6 Aug 2015

    German procurement authority BAAINBw has commissioned Airbus Defence and Space to install new IT equipment and infrastructure at the Ramstein air base headquarters of NATO ...... read more

  • Meggitt to produce Scout AHS

    Meggitt to produce Scout AHS

    6 Aug 2015

    Meggitt Defense Systems will produce 40mm Case-Telescoped linkless Ammunition Handling Systems (AHS) for the Scout armoured vehicle programme under a $42.1 million contract from Lockheed ...... read more

  • FAA grants over 1,000 Sec 333 exemptions

    FAA grants over 1,000 Sec 333 exemptions

    6 Aug 2015

    The number of Section 333 exemption approvals issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has passed 1,000 in support of commercial unmanned aerial vehicle ...... read more

  • Australia promises shipbuilding plan

    Australia promises shipbuilding plan

    6 Aug 2015

    For a number of years, shipbuilders in Australia have warned of a looming ‘valley of death’, as naval vessel programmes dry up and shipyards face ...... read more

  • UK offers C-IED support to Pakistan

    UK offers C-IED support to Pakistan

    6 Aug 2015

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has offered an enhanced three-year counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) support package to Pakistan, it announced on 5 August. ...... read more

  • GE Marine awarded Type 26 contract

    GE Marine awarded Type 26 contract

    6 Aug 2015

    GE Marine has been selected as the supplier of propulsion motors and drive system for the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) first three Type 26 ...... read more

  • Elbit bags military comms contract

    Elbit bags military comms contract

    6 Aug 2015

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to supply military communications systems to an undisclosed European country over a two-year period, the company announced on ...... read more

  • SPA wins JIDA support contract

    SPA wins JIDA support contract

    6 Aug 2015

    Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) has won a contract from the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) to provide assistance to the JIDA Acquisition Policy and ...... read more

  • RAF A400M hangar takes shape

    RAF A400M hangar takes shape

    5 Aug 2015

    The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has delivered the first two stages of a new 24,000sqm aircraft hangar and maintenance facility at Royal Air Force (RAF) ...... read more

  • DynCorp to continue supporting NAWC

    DynCorp to continue supporting NAWC

    5 Aug 2015

    DynCorp International has been awarded a contract modification to continue providing support services to the Aircraft Division of the US Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) ...... read more

  • Meggitt to upgrade UK DCCTs

    Meggitt to upgrade UK DCCTs

    5 Aug 2015

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Meggitt £10.2 million in contracts to upgrade British Army Dismounted Close Combat Trainers (DCCTs), the company announced ...... read more

  • US Army orders MML actuators

    US Army orders MML actuators

    5 Aug 2015

    The US Army has awarded Curtiss-Wright an initial contract for electromechanical hatch and elevation control actuators for the Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) programme, the company announced ...... read more

  • Lockheed deploys UTM components

    Lockheed deploys UTM components

    5 Aug 2015

    Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) traffic management (UTM) system, it announced on 3 August. The company has ...... read more

  • Australia fields new rifle

    Australia fields new rifle

    5 Aug 2015

    Thales Australia has received a sizeable order to manufacture new 5.56mm rifles for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) under the auspices of Project Land 125 ...... read more

  • Is Indian FICV too ambitious?

    Is Indian FICV too ambitious?

    5 Aug 2015

    India has re-started its Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme but industry is not convinced it will come to fruition. An Indian OEM has told ...... read more

  • SM-6 undergoes MDA testing

    SM-6 undergoes MDA testing

    5 Aug 2015

    The US Navy has successfully tested the ability of the Raytheon Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) to intercept and eliminate short-range ballistic missile targets at sea, Raytheon ...... read more

  • Singapore Police Coast Guard ups ante

    Singapore Police Coast Guard ups ante

    5 Aug 2015

    In the midst of increasing potential terror threats, illegal immigrants and smugglers the Singapore Police Coast Guard (PCG) is developing its capabilities to counter seaborne ...... read more

  • Cubic enhances P5 Combat Training System

    Cubic enhances P5 Combat Training System

    4 Aug 2015

    Cubic Global Defense has upgraded its P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) to include Earth Center Earth Fixed (ECEF) coordinates for accurate map positioning, the company ...... read more

  • Aegis undergoes MMW tests

    Aegis undergoes MMW tests

    4 Aug 2015

    The US Navy, Lockheed Martin and Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Combat System has successfully taken part in Multi-mission Warfare (MMW) tests aboard the destroyer vessel ...... read more

  • USMC orders 75 SUGV robots

    USMC orders 75 SUGV robots

    4 Aug 2015

    iRobot has been awarded a contract to deliver 75 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) systems to the US Marine Corps (USMC), the company announced on 3 ...... read more

  • Elbit wins two MUSIC system contracts

    Elbit wins two MUSIC system contracts

    4 Aug 2015

    Elbit Systems has been awarded two contracts for its MUSIC directed infra-red countermeasures (DIRCM) multi-spectral airborne self-protection systems family, the company announced on 3 August. ...... read more

  • Selex bags UK MoD spares contract

    Selex bags UK MoD spares contract

    4 Aug 2015

    Selex has been awarded a just-in-time spares availability contract worth over £20 million from the Air Commodities Team of the UK Ministry of Defence, the ...... read more

  • Lockheed eyes UAS for JAGM

    Lockheed eyes UAS for JAGM

    4 Aug 2015

    With Lockheed Martin moving the Joint Air-Ground Missile (JAGM) into production under a new Pentagon contract, the company is looking at future integration onto unmanned ...... read more

  • China restricts UAV tech exports

    China restricts UAV tech exports

    4 Aug 2015

    China is implementing a second round of regulations to restrict the export of UAV technology, according to a joint announcement by the Ministry of Commerce ...... read more

  • MADL combat ready for USMC

    MADL combat ready for USMC

    4 Aug 2015

    Northrop Grumman's Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) waveform has been proven combat-ready, with the US Marine Corps (USMC) declaring initial operating capability (IOC) for the ...... read more

  • ViaSat to encrypt Scout

    ViaSat to encrypt Scout

    4 Aug 2015

    Data transfer and storage in the British Army’s new Scout SV reconnaissance vehicle will be protected by ViaSat encryption. The company has secured a £3.8 ...... read more

  • FVL development in focus

    FVL development in focus

    4 Aug 2015

    The US Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator project is leading two initiatives to speed up the development ...... read more

  • Dare MedFlight receives H145 T2

    Dare MedFlight receives H145 T2

    3 Aug 2015

    An H145 T2 helicopter has been delivered by Metro Aviation to Dare MedFlight, an air medical provider serving North Carolina’s Dare County in the US. This ...... read more

  • Damen RoRo 5612 launches in Vietnam

    Damen RoRo 5612 launches in Vietnam

    3 Aug 2015

    A RoRo 5612 vessel, one of nine vessels on order for the Royal Bahamas defence force, has been launched at Halong Shipyard in Vietnam, Damen ...... read more

  • Peru Mi-171Sh deliveries continue

    Peru Mi-171Sh deliveries continue

    3 Aug 2015

    The Defense Ministry of Peru has received three additional Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters from Russian Helicopters, Rostec announced on 30 July. This batch continues the delivery ...... read more

  • AEHF satellite network now live

    AEHF satellite network now live

    3 Aug 2015

    The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite network has gone live in the US, Canada, the Netherlands and the UK, Lockheed Martin announced on 31 July. It ...... read more

  • Ruag receivers for SARah satellites

    Ruag receivers for SARah satellites

    3 Aug 2015

    Ruag Space has been commissioned by OHB System to supply navigation receivers for the two reflector satellites in the SARah radar reconnaissance system, the company announced ...... read more

  • Insitu to build Blackjacks for US forces

    Insitu to build Blackjacks for US forces

    3 Aug 2015

    Insitu has been awarded a contract to build six RQ-21A Blackjack UAS for the US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy, the company announced on ...... read more

  • Malaysia replaces SAM

    Malaysia replaces SAM

    3 Aug 2015

    Malaysia is replacing its Starburst very short-range air defence system (VSHORADS), which has been used to defend military bases, with an offering from Thales UK. ...... read more

  • BIRD ISR solution for Bell 407GXP

    BIRD ISR solution for Bell 407GXP

    3 Aug 2015

    Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement to integrate BIRD Aerosystems' Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) package as an ISR solution for the Bell 407GXP, the ...... read more