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  • ADEX 2017: UVision signs MOA for HERO 30 marketing, supply

    Israeli unmanned systems manufacturer UVision announced on 18 October that it had signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with South Korea’s FIRSTEC. The MOA will see FIRSTEC market and supply the HERO 30 system in South Korea and follows a memorandum of understanding signed in September 2016,

  • Thales progresses laser-guided BAT-120 munition

    Thales, with support from the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) – the French government defence procurement and technology agency – is progressing the development of a new 120 mm laser-guided, unpowered, air-to-surface munition evolved from the legacy Thomson Brandt

  • Sofradir showing steady growth

    Philippe Bensussan, the chairman and CEO of the French-based Sofradir Group, a major manufacturer of infrared (IR) detectors, told Jane’s at the recent Paris air show, “We are in good health, showing steady growth at a faster pace than the overall market”. He continued, “We

  • Embraer KC-390 successfully concludes world demonstration tour

  • DoD awards USD5.6 bn F-35 LRIP 11 contract

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded USD5.6 billion for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) of 74 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The contract, which was awarded to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) on 7 July, is for USD5.57 billion and

  • Piaggio resumes HammerHead flight testing

    Piaggio Aerospace announced on 5 July that it had resumed flight testing of the P.1HH HammerHead MALE UAV. According to the company, the aircraft resumed flight test activity from Birgi Military Airport at Trapani, Sicily. A Piaggio Aerospace spokesperson told Jane’s that the flight was a

  • Antonov looks to US for An-70 resurrection

    Ukraine’s Antonov has announced that it has discussed potentially developing a new version of the An-70 aircraft – to be designated the An-77 – with the United States. In an announcement on 3 July, the company said it had been in discussions with a delegation of the US House

  • Thales optimises airborne data communications

    Thales has taken the opportunity at the 2017 Paris Air Show to showcase the latest developments in its airborne communications product line. Smart Connectivity is intended to overcome the problem of increasing saturation of communications networks with high volumes of data, particularly full motion

  • Thales demonstrates System 21 compatibility with GX satellite constellation

    Thales and Inmarsat announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show that they have conducted a successful series of trials to demonstrate that the former's System 21 satellite communications (SATCOM) ground segment can be employed with the latter's Global Xpress (GX) satellite constellation. System 21

  • ESG takes aim at German forward air controller requirement

    Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) revealed its EAGLE 2 Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) ground equipment system which is being developed in response to a Bundleswehr requirement for a dismounted digital Forward Air Controller/Joint Terminal Attack Controller (FAC/JTAC) assembly. The

  • LIG Nex1 and Dutch group collaborate on aircraft systems

    South Korea's LIG Nex1 has signed an agreement with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) to co-develop systems for military and commercial aircraft, it has been announced. LIG Nex1 said in a statement that the memorandum of understanding (MOU), which was signed during the 2017 Paris Air Show in

  • MBDA unveils new GBADS C2 system

    MBDA has developed a new ground-based air defence (GBAD) command and control (C2) system called Network-Centric Engagement Solutions (NCES), which the firm revealed at the 2017 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. The system, which has been developed in response to an unspecified customer's particular

  • Latest Hero UAV approaches maiden flight

    An enhanced version of Leonardo's SD-150 Hero rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is set to make its maiden flight in the third quarter of 2017. "After a review of Italian Navy and international potential customers' requirements, Leonardo decided to extend the Hero's mission endurance to

  • Paris Air Show 2-17: Nigerian Navy lining up Panther helicopters

    The Nigerian Navy is in talks with Airbus Helicopters over the procurement of three AS565MBe Panther helicopters for shipborne operations, a company executive told Jane's during the Paris Air Show. He said the excellent performance demonstrated by the US Coast Guard's (USCG's) fleet of AS365-based

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Show overview

    Jane's Defence Weekly editor, Peter Felstead, gives us an overview of what was seen at the Paris Air Show 2017.

  • Rosoboronexport increases export order backlog

    The export order backlog of Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, has reached USD45 billion, with aviation accounting for USD19 billion or 42%, the company's director general, Alexander Mikheev, said at the 52nd Paris Air show in Le Bourget. He reported

  • Russia targeting 27% of military aviation market

    Russia plans on claiming 27% of the military aviation market within a decade, an official told state-owned TASS news service on 23 June. The Director General of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Co-operation, speaking while at the Paris Air Show, described expansion plans into new markets

  • UAC on course to complete MiG-35 trials in late 2017/early 2018

    Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is on course to complete flight trials of its latest MiG-35 'Fulcrum-F' combat aircraft at the turn of the new year, ahead of the launch of serial production in 2018, a senior company representative told Jane's on 24 June. Speaking during the Paris Air

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Airbus DS outlines progress on armed C295

    Airbus Defense and Space (DS) is set to deliver its first armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) C295 aircraft to an undisclosed customer in September, Pablo Melero, marketing manager for ISR Military Aircraft at Airbus DS, told Jane's. The modified aircraft features a

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Airbus DS' C295 attracts increasing African interest

    African air forces are showing growing interest in the C295, with Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Senegal considering the aircraft to meet outstanding air transport requirements, Jane's learned from industry and military sources. The Nigerian Air Force is also looking at the aircraft to

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