Defence
  • Boeing reports improved Q1 figures

    US aerospace and defence giant Boeing has reported sales of USD20.465 billion for the first quarter of 2014, up USD1.57 billion (8%) on Q1 2013, although profit shrank by USD141 million to USD965 million in the same period. According to Boeing's Q1 2014 financial results, released on 23 April, its

  • F-35's programme costs decreasing, but acquisition costs are up, Pentagon report shows

    Key Points The procurement cost increase was caused by rising labour costs and the decision to defer airplane procurement to later years in the programme. As a result, the programme's total cost is not coming down as fast the Pentagon would like. An annual acquisition report to the US Congress

  • France to send four Rafales to India for quadrennial 'Garuda' exercises

    France will send four Dassault Rafale fighters to India in June to take part in the fifth round of joint 'Garuda' air exercises, an Indian Air Force spokesman said in New Delhi on 22 April. He told IHS Jane's that the Rafales, accompanied by a KC-135 Stratotanker tanker, will undertake combat

  • HIT reveals new information on Al Khalid-I MBT

    Officials from Pakistan's Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) disclosed new information about the greatly anticipated Al Khalid-Improved (I) main battle tank (MBT) during the recent DSA 2014 exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur. Brigadier Ghulam Murtaza Qureshi (rtd), HIT's director of budget, marketing and

  • Saab, ThyssenKrupp sign MoU on sale of TKMS AB

    Negotiations for the sale of Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) AB to Saab AB have commenced following the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) between ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG, and Saab. The Swedish government

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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike
  • Mexico requests UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Mexico has requested the sale of 18 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters from the United States government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) disclosed on 21 April. The requested sale is valued at USD680 million, and includes associated equipment, parts, training and
  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

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  • AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod

    Type Reconnaissance pod. Development The AA-3-38 HAROLD reconnaissance pod built by Dassault Aviation in collaboration with OMERA, has been known to IHS Jane's since 2007. It was developed as a long-range, oblique-view, strategic reconnaissance pod for high performance combat aircraft,

  • Airborne Search And Rescue System

    Type SAR equipment Description The Airborne Search-and-Rescue System (ASARS) consists of the ARS-700 Airborne Interrogator and Guidance Suite (AIGS), and the hand-held PRC-434 Personal Survivor Radio (PRS). The ARS-700 is comprised of an Avionics Unit (AU), Control and Display Unit (CDU),

  • AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner

    Type Reconnaissance sensor Development Developed in the mid-1970s by Honeywell (later Lockheed Martin and now BAE Systems Electronic Solutions) the AN/AAD-5 infrared linescanner reconnaissance system entered service in 1977 on the dedicated RF-4 reconnaissance variants used by the US and overseas

  • AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System

    Type Reconnaissance system Development The AN/ASD-10(V) Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System (ATARS) was developed by Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems (now part of BAE Systems Electronic Solutions). It is a high-performance reconnaissance system, originally intended for use by US Air

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