HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • BAE Systems wins Limited Interim Missile Warning Systems QRC contract

    The US Army has selected BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems to deliver an ‘interim’ mid-wave infrared missile warning system to equip UH-60M helicopters. Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command on 15 December, the USD24.4 million contract for the Limited Interim Missile

  • US Air Force awards Boeing contract for AWACS avionics upgrade

    The US Air Force (USAF) on 7 December awarded Boeing a USD46 million contract modification to upgrade the avionics in its Boeing E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, according to a Pentagon statement. The contract modification is a firm-fixed-price and

  • BAE Systems providing C-UAS prototype to USN for Mk 38 testing

    Key Points The capability is not expected to use lasers or rely on signals jamming The USN intends to install the prototypes on ships in September 2019 The US Navy (USN) is expected to issue a sole source contract to BAE Systems to add a counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) capability to the

  • PAKFA flies with production-standard engine

    The Sukhoi T-50 PAKFA fifth-generation fighter has flown with a production-standard engine for the first time, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced on 5 December. The T-50 prototype flew for 17 minutes out of the Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) in Zhukovskiy, UAC said, adding that the

  • USAF sets out F-16 SLEP timeline

    The US Air Force (USAF) has outlined the proposed timeline for the planned service-life extension programme (SLEP) of its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft, with questions from industry being answered on 4 December. Having issued a request for proposal for the F-16 SLEP

  • USN continues with integration of Magic Carpet carrier landing system

    The US Navy (USN) is continuing the development and deployment of the Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies, known in the USN by its acronym Magic Carpet, a system meant to make easier and safer to land F/A-18 aircraft

  • KAI selects Harris payload carriage and release systems for KFX

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Harris Corporation to supply bomb rack units (BRUs) for South Korea’s next-generation Korea Fighter Experimental (KFX) development programme, the Melbourne, Florida-based company announced on 14 November. Harris said in a statement that it will

  • Latest IL-76 set to feature DAS

    Recently released imagery and reports in the Russian media suggest that the new Ilyushin IL-76MD-90A transport aircraft will be equipped with a defensive aids suite (DAS). Data have previously pointed to an optional electronic countermeasure (ECM) fit for the IL-76 family being available since the

  • Elbit Systems grows Hermes family with new tactical system

    Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is designed to offer extended endurance. The Hermes 45 draws on technology from the wider Hermes family of UAS, and Jane’s understands that it has a maximum operating endurance of in excess of 24 hours

  • MQ-9 UAS supports ASW demonstration

    Key Points The MQ-9 air vehicle was fitted with a sonobuoy receiver and a data processor for the purposes of the demonstration Testing saw the MQ-9 receive and process sonobuoy data and then relay track data via a satellite communications link A General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned

  • Dubai Airshow 2017: Esterline highlights integrated helicopter solutions

    Esterline is highlighting its integrated helicopter solution with a cockpit demonstrator at the Dubai Airshow as part of its strategy to build up its presence in the region, Jane’s has been told. “The UAE is an important market segment for us as a region, we do have some helicopter

  • Lockheed Martin develops new training system for Combat Rescue Helicopter

    Key Points Lockheed Martin developed a new training system for the USAF’s future search-and-rescue helicopter It is based on capabilities from predecessor aircraft UH-60M, HH-60G, and other platforms Lockheed Martin developed a new training system for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s)

  • Raytheon Ktech to deliver telemetry suite for G550 range support aircraft

    Key Points The G550 Telemetry Range Support Aircraft will be outfitted with an advanced airborne telemetry instrumentation system Raytheon Ktech will develop and integrate a tri-band airborne telemetry system and command destruct/flight termination system Raytheon’s Ktech business has been

  • Qatar opens helicopter simulator facility

    An AW139 helicopter simulation facility was officially opened at Qatar’s Al-Udeid Air Base during a visit by Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli on 5 November. Havelsan, the Turkish company that built the facility, has previously announced that the project was launched in May 2013 and

  • CAE develops miniaturised magnetic anomaly detector

    CAE Inc is ready to introduce a miniaturised version of its Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) system that can hunt submarines from small aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to an executive. Joe Armstrong, vice-president and general manager of defence and security at CAE

  • Chile eyes F-16 upgrades, new AESA radars

    The Chilean Air Force is studying options for upgrading its fleet of 46 F-16 fighters to keep the aircraft up-to-date through the 2030s, and any resulting programme would become the service's top priority, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . The plan, set to be launched between

  • Australia, US sign MOU for development of Next Generation Jammer

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and US Navy (USN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer-Medium Band (NGJ-MB) capability. The Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra said in a 2 November statement that the MOU, which was signed

  • Digitech launches C-UAV systems

    The Qingdao-based Digitech Info Technology (Digitech) unveiled its JAM family of indigenously developed counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems at the latest Ocean Sciences and Technology Exhibition. The range comprises the vehicle-mounted JAM-1000, the manportable JAM-2000, and the static

  • US Army’s Kestrel Eye micro satellite deploys in space

    The US Army’s Kestrel Eye electro-optical (EO) micro satellite, which the service hopes can improve situational awareness for brigade combat teams, was deployed into space and activated on 24 October, Army Space and Missile Command announced on 25 October. Kestrel Eye is, for now, a

  • BAE Systems develops cyber threat detection for military aircraft

    BAE Systems is expanding its aircraft threat detection capabilities to go beyond kinetic threats into the cyber realm, developing new capabilities including systems analysis, reverse engineering, and intrusion detection, in order to defend aircraft from cyber attacks. In particular, the company is

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