• Inzpire shows off GECO mission system for air and land operations

    Inzpire has showcased its GECO mission system, which is in operational use with the British and Jordanian air forces, at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. GECO (Air) is a simple mission system which provides pilots with mission data and a moving map display either on a knee board or

  • Farnborough 2016: F-35 deployment to UK exercises remote ALIS operations

    With the deployment of six Lockheed Martin F-35s (three A models and three B models) to the United Kingdom for the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough International Airshow this month - the type's largest international deployment so far - Lockheed Martin was able to use the opportunity to

  • IAI announces new terminal for upgrading aircraft mission systems

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced the introduction of a new general avionics system upgrade terminal that uses a wide range of applications to significantly enhance the onboard capabilities of fourth-generation fighter aircraft without affecting their existing avionics. The Integrated

  • Farnborough 2016: Colour comes to Striker II HMD

    BAE Systems' Electronic Systems introduced the latest enhancements of its Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) advanced fighter pilot helmet at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow International Airshow. Enhancements to the system are predominantly in the form of colour imagery and 3-D audio cueing.

  • Farnborough 2016: QinetiQ and Thales select Textron AirLand Scorpion jet for ASDOT bid

    Key Points Textron's Scorpion light jet will be exclusive to the QinetiQ/Thales ASDOT bid The ASDOT service is due to commence in 2020 QinetiQ, Thales, and Textron AirLand have teamed to bid for the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) forthcoming Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT)


  • US debates cruise missile procurement

    The US is facing Russian modernisation of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and the threat of hybrid warfare. Heather Williams examines the US debate around the purchase of new missiles and whether Washington will accept a future 'cruise missile gap' with Moscow.
  • Reaching out: over-the-horizon weapon systems

    The US Navy is planning to fit an over-the-horizon anti-ship missile into the Littoral Combat Ship and its follow-on Frigate class. Grace Jean and Richard Scott examine the thinking behind this move
  • Steady as she goes: Germany country briefing

    Given Germany's history in the 20th century, the Bundeswehr has experienced a remarkable makeover in the past two decades to become a 21st century operational force, making it the dependable cornerstone in Europe's defence architecture, writes Sebastian Schulte
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