• Airbus Group announces management reshuffle

    European aerospace group Airbus has confirmed a number of senior management appointments as it implements changes to the Airbus Helicopters, Aerolia and Airbus Defence and Space businesses. In a statement released on 15 April the company said that former Aerolia Chief Executive (CEO) Christian

  • DSA 2014: Details of Indonesia's new stealthy missile patrol craft revealed

    The Indonesian Navy's (TNI-AL's) new 63 m Klewang-class missile patrol craft will feature radar with wider coverage, missiles with longer range and a hull made from a new composite material. The information was revealed by Peter Carlqvist, head of Saab Indonesia, in an interview with IHS Jane's at

  • DSA 2014: Malaysia's SMEO in talks with Philippines over M-4 carbine deal

    Malaysia's SME Ordnance (SMEO), a subsidiary of the NADI group, is in talks with the Philippines' Government Arsenal on a joint venture over SMEO's licenced-built M-4 in order to meet the Armed Forces of the Philippines' requirements for the carbine. Colt has licenced SMEO to manufacture the M-4

  • DSA 2014: MRCA candidates outline leasing options for Malaysia

    Leading candidates in the stalled Malaysian programme to acquire multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) have outlined a willingness to compete for a programme that looks increasingly likely to progress as a lease or a lease-to-purchase deal. Representatives from Saab, BAE Systems and Boeing said on 15

  • DSA 2014: Saab to introduce mobile app for naval communication system

    Saab will introduce a mobile app version of its TactiCall integrated communication system (ICS) for smartphones, tablets and laptops by 2015. TactiCall is naval ICS that cross-connects modes of communications regardless of frequency spectrum or technology. This allows users from different bands,

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  • HII delivers new class amphibious assault ship to US Navy

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has handed over the lead ship of a new amphibious assault ship class designed to optimise operations of the US Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors and the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters. America (LHA 6) was delivered to the US Navy (USN) on 10 April at
  • Safran Hammers Dassault

    The chief executive of Safran, Jean-Paul Herteman, has warned that unless the firm is allowed to export the Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (AASM) precision guided munition (PGM) independently of the Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft, then production of the munition will come to a close. "The Rafale


  • Cockpit Displays for the A400M Military Transport

    Type Avionic display system. Development The Airbus Military Company was formed in January 1999 to manage the A400M military transport aircraft project, formerly known as the FLA (Future Large Aircraft). Reformed in April 2003 as Airbus Military SL, the industrial partners involved in the

  • Targo helmet-mounted display

    Type Helmet-mounted display (aircrew) Development Elbit Systems' Targo helmet-mounted display (HMD) is part of the company's Helmet-Mounted Avionics (HMA) technology programme, being launched onto the market at the 2009 Paris Air Show, via it's Vision Systems International (VSI) joint venture

  • Vulcanair V1.0

    Type Four-seat lightplane. Programme Announced, and almost complete aircraft displayed statically, at Aero '14, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 9 to 12 April 2014. Updated version of Partenavia P.64/66 Oscar. Partenavia P.64 Fachiro III first flew on 2 April 1965 and entered production as Oscar B, 180

  • Kortik/Kashtan (CADS-N-1)/SA-N-11 'Grison'

    Type Close-in weapon systems. Development Since the early 1960s, the Soviet Army had relied upon the ZSU-23-4 Shilka (Awl) self-propelled radar-directed quad 23 mm anti-aircraft gun for short-range air defence. However, the limitations of this weapon system were clearly demonstrated during the