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  • Defence Helicopter

    Lack of IFR certification not scaring contenders for US naval trainer

    11th July 2019

    Despite instrument flight rules (IFR)-capable operations being a key requirement in the US Navy’s TH-XX trainer helicopter programme, two of the main contenders have yet …

  • Training

    Czech Air Force gets new training aircraft

    7th June 2019

    AERO Vodochody Aerospace has delivered three upgraded L-159 T2 aircraft to the Czech Air Force for advanced pilot training and military operations.The two-seat L-159T2 aircraft …

  • Defence Helicopter

    SENER, Babcock complete AB-212 LEP

    31st May 2019

    SENER and Babcock have officially completed the Spanish Navy's AB-212 helicopter life extension programme (LEP). Under the PEVH AB-212 programme, carried out in a joint …

  • Training

    Dark Blade 2019 kicks off in Czech Republic

    16th May 2019

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) has kicked off the Dark Blade 2019 helicopter exercise at Náměšť airbase in Czech Republic, the agency announced on 13 …

  • Training

    ITEC 2019: Germany closes Tornado gap

    15th May 2019

    The German Air Force (GAF) and navy was one of the largest customers for the Panavia Tornado aircraft and although the latter has disposed of …

  • Training

    ITEC 2019: Quantum3D launches latest MANTIS

    14th May 2019

    California-based Quantum3D has released details of its latest version of MANTIS, a real-time scene management and image generation (IG) software system. MANTIS is available as …

  • Training

    New VITAL image generation launched by FlightSafety International

    16th April 2019

    FlightSafety International (FSI) has introduced its new VITAL 1150 image generation (IG) system. The new IG replaces the VITAL 1100 that was introduced in late …

  • Defence Helicopter

    IDEX 2019: Royal Bahraini Air Force battles on all fronts

    11th February 2019

    The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) has ‘some serious issues to address right now’, the service’s commander, Maj Gen Hamad bin Abdullah al Khalifah, told …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Mi-26T2V completes its preliminary flight testing

    11th February 2019

    Russian Helicopters has reported that it has completed the preliminary flight testing phase of the Mi-26T2V, a new-generation heavy helicopter for the Russian Army Aviation …

  • Training

    TH-119 performs successful first flight

    3rd January 2019

    Leonardo has successfully completed the initial flight test of the TH-119 IFR single engine training helicopter at its Philadelphia plant. The test flight included an …

  • Training

    I/ITSEC 2018: Esterline launches TREALITY RP-X

    26th November 2018

    Esterline Simulation Visual Systems (SVS) has added to its TREALITY range of rear-projection domes with the introduction of the RP-X, a new offering that is …

  • Defence Helicopter

    AW169Ms for Italy's Guardia di Finanza

    16th November 2018

    Leonardo has signed a contract worth €280 million ($315.6 million) with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new AW169M helicopters, the company announced on 12 …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Bahrain announces AH-1Z buy

    15th November 2018

    A $912 million contract for 12 AH-1Z Cobra Viper attack helicopters was announced at the Bahrain International Air Show on 15 November. Speaking during a …

  • Training

    Barco launches FL40 projector

    12th November 2018

    Projection display specialists Barco has launched a new HLD – LED (High Lumen Density – Light Emitting Diode) projection system, the FL40. Available in native WUXGA (1920 …

  • Training

    CAE launches Medallion MR e-Series visual system

    23rd October 2018

    CAE has launched its Medallion MR e-Series integrated visual system that has been designed for military fighter and fast-jet training, and specifically, interoperability and networking …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Frigates

    Inspiration Class (Type 31)

    Development The Inspiration-class (Type 31) frigate programme for the UK Royal Navy (RN) emerged during the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015 when the MoD ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    Ka-52 FMS

    The Ka-52 FMS offers training capabilities for piloting, navigation and combat missions, both within the operational envelope and in emergencies due to technical failures, pilot ...

  • NVIS-Compatible Cockpit

    Luminator produces incandescent and LED NVG cockpit, instrument and map lighting. In addition to NVG conversion kits, the company can provide engineering services to convert ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    Matrix WQ StIM and WQ SIM Projectors

    The Matrix WQ StIM and WQ SIM projectors are designed with Texas Instruments DLP technology for picture reliability and a filter-free design. The Matrix WQ ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    Projection Systems

    Electric Picture's projection systems are engineered for military and civilian flight simulation and maritime simulation. Edge-blended and warped displays for domes and partial domes, for ...

  • Air: NVGs


    NVIO NVG Computer-Based Training (CBT) is a blended training system, allowing operators and maintainers of NVGs to use 3D virtual equipment to ‘learn by doing’ ...

  • Subsystems: visual

    Sensor Simulation

    Presagis offers a number of sensor simulation products that are developed to deliver the realism and fidelity required to simulate real-world visual sensor displays. These ...

  • Subsystems: visual


    nControl is an intuitive, user-friendly graphical interface for control and maintenance, and allows the user to approach the display as an integrated system, not as ...

  • Subsystems: software


    Presagis visualisation software tools are used to create rich 3D scenes for any visualisation or training application. According to Presagis, its visualisation solutions are suited ...

  • NVG Lighting Conformity Kit (LM-33-550)

    Developed by Hoffman Engineering in collaboration with Night Flight Concepts, the NVG Lighting Conformity Test Kit (LM-33-550) offers an NVG lighting testing capability. The LM-33-550 ...

  • Air: Displays


    The MFD66 Multi-Function Display has been developed by Thales, France. It is a fully coloured high-resolution display with a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) map capable ...

  • Air: fixed-wing flight simulators


    The Night Vision Training System (NVTS) combines academic instruction with interactive demonstrations to optimise a pilot's ability to see at night without the use of ...

  • Land: NVGs


    The BIG25 NVG is a lightweight, self-contained, head- or helmet-mounted binocular night vision system. The BIG25 NVG consists of a single objective lens, an I2 ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    Lynx Aircrew Training Service

    Thales, through its 100%-owned Eagle subsidiary, provides the Lynx Aircrew Training Service (LATS), teaching British Army personnel to fly and operate Lynx Mk 7, 9 ...

  • P-2000

    Cobham Aerospace Communications' P-2000 is a panel mount, single or dual band, FM transceiver that is specifically deigned to be used in aircraft with limited ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    Mi-171 Full Mission Simulator

    The Mi-171 full mission simulator provides flexibility in training of normal, abnormal and emergency procedures. It also provides flight manoeuvres for training, recurrent training and rating ...