• US announces USD109 billion in Saudi defence deals

    The United States announced defence deals worth USD109 billion for Saudi Arabia during President Donald Trump's visit to the kingdom on 20 May. "Today we announced 23 foreign investment export licenses leading to upwards of more than USD350 billion of historic direct investment; USD109 billion

  • India approves procurement of 39 attack helicopters for Army Aviation Corps

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the acquisition of 39 attack helicopters for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC). The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, sanctioned the AAC's long-standing request for attack helicopters on 20 May, with the three

  • AVIC to boost avionics through bond sale

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has announced plans to issue bonds in its avionics business in a bid to support its development over the coming decade. AVIC said in a statement on 18 May that the proposed sale of convertible bonds in its subsidiary China Avionics Systems is

  • Northrop Grumman opens South Australia repair facility

    Northrop Grumman has inaugurated a repair facility at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in Edinburgh, South Australia, the company has announced. The new facility is intended to provide enhanced maintenance and repair services in support of laser-based large aircraft infrared

  • Polish, Italian industry to collaborate on Mk 80 munitions

    Polish industry is about to start production of Mark 82 500 lb and Mark 84 2,000 lb general purpose bombs for the country’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon aircraft, following the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) between Rheinmetall’s Italian subsidiary, RWM Italia, and

  • US AFRL develops sensor pod to navigate in GPS-denied environments

    Key Points US AFRL develops navigation technology for times without GPS GPS can be easily denied in certain environments The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) developed a sensor pod allowing warfighters to navigate when global positioning system (GPS) signals aren't available. The sensor

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  • ECA examines unmanned teaming, RC mine clearance

    France's ECA Group is working on teaming concepts of operation (CONOPS) for its IT180 series of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Iguana E unmanned ground vehicle (UGV); the company is also developing a remote-control (RC) system to enable stand-off mine clearance. One teaming concept aims to

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