• KADEX 2018: Orlan-10E makes international debut

    The Orlan-10E (E for export) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian industry has made its international debut at the KADEX 2018 defence show in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Orlan-10 system comprises two to four UAVs and a catapult launcher. Each vehicle has a maximum take-off weight of 18

  • India's LCA Mk 1A programme faces delays as IAF insists on additional requirements

    Serial production of India’s indigenously developed Tejas Mk 1A Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) could face further delays as the Indian Air Force (IAF) demands the incorporation of new and upgraded systems. Sources from within manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) told Jane’s on

  • BAE Systems to manage EW maintenance for F-35 JSF

    Lockheed Martin awarded the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to BAE Systems to provide the advanced fighter aircraft with electronic warfare (EW) systems. Under the five-year contract, BAE Systems will support the entire global fleet of F-35s to

  • Update: SNC embraces USAF light attack experiment’s new logistics evaluation

    Key Points Sierra Nevada is embracing the new logistics portion of the USAF’s light attack experiment The company believes its A-29 Super Tucano has many logistical advantages over its competitor Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) is looking forward to the new logistics evaluation of the US Air

  • Xponential 2018: AFRL to test its Ground-Based Detect and Avoid (GBDAA) system

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will soon test a new Ground-Based Detect and Avoid (GBDAA) system that would enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to operate in national airspace. AFRL demonstrated recordings of displays from its GBDAA system at Xponential 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The

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  • IDF developing C2I smartwatch for field officers

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are set to introduce a new portable command, control, and information (C2I) system for its ground forces, which for the first time will serve all field officer ranks, from platoon to brigade commanders. Called Shaked (Hebrew for ‘almond’), the new system