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News - us air force

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Light attack, Trainer

    Light Attack/Trainer Aircraft - Ghana

    In 2013, the Chief of Ghana Air Force stated that A-29 is their preferred platform and this position was also submitted to the Government. In ...

  • Transport

    C-130J - USAF

    Programme Background The C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop transport aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin to replace aging C-130 variants. The US and FMS ...

  • Bomber

    B-21 Raider (USA)

    Programme Background The US DoD is developing a new long-range bomber called the B-21 Raider, previously known as LRS-B. At least 100 units are expected ...

  • Light attack, Trainer

    T-2E Replacement - Greece

    The average unit cost is estimated to be around $12 million based on the Czech Republic's $48.5 million deal for the purchase of four L-39NG ...

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    UH-60M Black Hawks [Greece]

    Programme Background In October 2023, Greece submitted a formal request to acquire 49 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as replacements for the Army's Bell UH-1s after launching ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Tornado Replacement (F-35A) [Germany]

    Programme Background In March 2020, it emerged that the German government was considering  30 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to replace 45 nuclear-capable Tornados, although contracts have yet ...

  • Military helicopters - light/training

    Bell 505 (Jordan)

    Programme Background Requirement The Jordanian Air Force has a requirement for training helicopters that are to be used in the King Hussein Air College. The country ...

  • Military helicopters - transport/heavy lift

    CH-53K - Options (Israel)

    Programme Background The Israeli Air Force (IAF) plans to buy around 18 heavy-lift helicopters to form a squadron that replaces its current CH-53 Yasur helicopters that ...

  • Fighter - naval

    F-35B STOVL Future Procurement - US Navy

    US Navy has ordered 122 F-35B aircraft until FY2020, the remaining 202 fighters will be acquired at a rate of 10 and 17 per year ...

  • Military helicopters - multirole

    Huey II

    The last announced contract, valuing at $19 million, was awarded to Bell by US Army to supply Lebanon Air Force with there furnished Huey IIs ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    MQ-9 Reaper [France]

    Programme Background Total Procurement In June 2013, Northrop Grumman announced that France had requested the purchase of 16 Reapers plus associated systems from the US ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-15QA Qatar Follow-On

    According to the media reports, Qatar signed a $12 billion initial deal with the US for the procurement of F-15QAs in June 2017. In December ...

  • Fighter - naval

    F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (Kuwait)

    The sale of the F/A- l8E/F Super Hornet aircraft will improve Kuwait's capability to meet current and future warfare threats. The jets will supplement and ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-16V Block 70 (Bahrain)

    Programme Background In 2018, the US government awarded a $1.12 billion contract to Lockheed Martin to produce 16 F-16 Block 70 aircraft for Bahrain, which ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    A330 MRTT (4-5) [UAE]

    Programme Background United Arab Emirates Air Force had a requirement for three tanker aircraft. Boeing confirmed that the UAE sent an official request for three ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air: Electronic Attack - Pod, Air: chaff, flare and decoy systems

    Comet

    Mystery surrounds Raytheon’s Comet infrared (IR) countermeasures pod. The system appears to have been designed to answer a 2003 US Air Force requirement for an ...

  • Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming

    J/ALQ-8

    Like Israel, Japan elected to outfit its McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15J/DJ combat aircraft with an indigenous self-protection system. This takes the form of Mitsubishi Electric’s J/ALQ-8 ...

  • Air: surveillance and maritime patrol radar

    Lynx

    Lynx is a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar with ground moving target indication (GMTI), dismount MTI (DMTI) and maritime capability. Operating in the Ku-band, it produces ...

  • Air: Radio and SATCOM

    FAB-T Force Element Terminal

    The Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals - Force Element Terminal (FAB-T FET) is a nuclear-hardened SATCOM solution designed for airborne applications. Produced by Raytheon, ...

  • Land: air defence radar

    AN/FPS-132

    AN/FPS-132 is a solid-state, phased-array, all-weather long-range radar developed by Raytheon. It is also known as Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR). The AN/FPS-132 provides early ...

  • Fighter - air superiority

    F-5E/F Tiger II

    The F-5E (single-seat)/F (twin-seat) Tiger II is an air superiority fighter developed by Northrop Grumman based on the original F-5 Freedom Fighter. Production of the ...

  • Air-to-air missiles

    AIM-9 Sidewinder

    The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that entered US military service in 1956, with variants and upgrades remaining active to the present day. The ...

  • Land: soldier modernisation systems - industry programmes

    Warrior Systems

    General Dynamics Mission Systems is prime contractor and system integrator for the US Army’s Warrior soldier systems, which include Air Warrior, Future Force Warrior, Land Warrior ...

  • Trainer

    King Air trainer

    Textron / Beechcraft King Air trainers are a family twin-engine aircraft based on King Air 90, 100, 200 and 350 utility aircraft. The King Air ...

  • Air: mission management systems

    TBMCS

    Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS) is a US joint C2 integrated BMS used to plan and execute air campaigns in theatres of operations worldwide. ...

  • Trainer

    T-6A/B Texan II

    The T-6 Texan II is a single-engine trainer aircraft, which was developed from the Pilatus PC-9 to meet the training requirements of USAF and USN ...

  • Light attack, Trainer

    EMB-312 Tucano

    The EMB-312 Tucano (Brazilian designation T-27) is a trainer and light attack aircraft developed by Embraer to meet the training requirements of the Brazilian Air ...

  • Air: Integrated Defensive Systems

    AN/ALQ-213(V) DAC

    Terma’s AN/ALQ-213(V) electronic warfare management unit is used extensively on General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon series combat aircraft around the world. The AN/ALQ-213(V) is ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-4 Phantom II family

    The F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat multirole fighter developed originally by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to meet USN interceptor requirements. It soon became a unified ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    CV-22/MV-22 Osprey Training Devices

    As part of a joint FlightSafety/Bell Helicopter/Boeing team, FlightSafety was the first company to successfully design, manufacture and deliver full-motion flight simulators for tilt-rotor training. ...