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  • Paris Air Show 2017: Aeronautics unveils new Pegasus 120 UAS

    Israel's Aeronautics has unveiled a new multirotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) called the Pegasus 120. The Pegasus 120 is available in a quadcopter or octocopter configuration, and has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 120 kg. It is designed to carry payloads of up to 75 kg autonomously over a

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Leonardo launches M-40 target drone

    Leonardo has added a new member to its Mirach (Mirage) family of target drones, with the company unveiling the M-40 at the Paris Air Show on 19 June. The M-40 is a remotely-piloted aerial target system that can be used to simulate aircraft and missiles, creating a range of radar, visual, and

  • Paris Air Show 2017: LM launches production SOF variant of C-130J for export

    Lockheed Martin officials launched the C-130J-SOF at the Paris Air Show on 20 June, the first ever special operations forces (SOF)-configured production variant of the Super Hercules transport aircraft to be offered for export. The baseline C-130J-SOF comes in an ISR configuration that features an

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Bird Aerosystems presents fully configured AeroShield pod

    Tel Aviv-based Bird Aerosystems presented its AeroShield missile defence pod in its full configuration for the first time at the Paris Air Show. Based on the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) family of solutions that the company produces in co-operation with Airbus Defence and Space, the

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Kratos UAVs offer glimpse into future of air combat

    US aerospace firm Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc launched what it described as "the future of air combat" at the Paris Air Show in the form of a new class of high-performance, jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Building on its experience in providing

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Airbus Helicopters reveals RACER high-speed concept

    Airbus Helicopters has showcased an updated concept for the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme. Revealed at the Paris Air Show on 20 June, the Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) concept features updated aerodynamics to help it

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Rafael driven by 'guillotine' of Russian air defences on Israel's border

    The recent arrival on Israel's border of the latest generation Russian air defence systems has "sharpened the mind" of Rafael as it looks to maintain the air force's freedom of operation in the region, Jane's was told on 20 June. Speaking at the Paris Air Show, company representative

  • Paris Air Show 2017: IAI looks to offload unsold Argentinean Kfirs to US 'Red Air' training companies

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is looking to sell Kfir fighters that were earmarked for Argentina to United States-based private contractors for use as 'Red Air' training platforms, a senior company executive told Jane's on 20 June. Speaking at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Benjamin Cohen,

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Leonardo launches M-40 target drone

    Leonardo has added a new member to its Mirach (Mirage) family of target drones, with the company unveiling the M-40 at the Paris Air Show on 19 June. The M-40 is a remotely-piloted aerial target system that can be used to simulate aircraft and missiles, creating a range of radar, visual, and

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Textron lifts lid on Nightwarden

    Textron Systems unveiled the new Nightwarden tactical unmanned aerial system (TUAS) at the Paris Air Show on 19 June. The Group 3 system has a payload of up to 59 kg, and a maximum take-off weight of 340 kg. According to Textron's Unmanned Systems senior vice-president and general manager Bill

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Leonardo showcases M-345 HET trainer, M-346FA light attack aircraft

    Leonardo unveiled its M-345 High Efficiency Trainer (HET) jet trainer and M-346FA (Fighter Attack), a light attack version of the M-346 trainer, at the Paris Air Show 2017. The M-345 HET is touted as an affordable jet training aircraft by Leonardo, which has designed it in order to compete with

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Lockheed Martin announces F-16 partnership with Tata

    Key Points Agreement between Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited could see F-16 aircraft manufactured in India. Further work on supplying the wider supply chain to the F-16 user base would add value to proposal. Lockheed Martin announced at the Paris Air Show on 19 June that it had

  • Lightweight Gabbiano radar pitched at UAVs

    Leonardo has unveiled its lightest airborne multimode radar to date. The Gabbiano TS Ultra-Light weighs less than 24 kg and is designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The radar was debuted at the Paris Air Show and comprises a 12 inch nose-mounted antenna and a receiver transmitter

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Competitors prepare for T-X data deadline

    The three main contenders for the US Air Force's (USAF's) fighter trainer replacement programme (T-X) are collating and preparing all of their flight data ahead of the submission deadline that is due in the coming days. Boeing, Leonardo DRS, and Lockheed Martin have each been briefing their T-X

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Lockheed Martin prepares for first F-35 block buy

    Lockheed Martin is drawing up a block buy proposal for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) that could save the US government an extra USD2 billion per year from about 2021, officials told reporters on 19 June. Speaking at the Paris Air Show, Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin's executive

  • Paris Air Show 2017: L3 denies misrepresentation to secure Longsword sales

    L3 Technologies has rebuffed claims that it wilfully misrepresented the AT-802L Longsword intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprop it has developed with Air Tractor so as to secure sales that would otherwise have gone to a competitor. Speaking to Jane's ahead

  • Paris Air Show 2017: BAE Systems pushes Typhoon’s competitive industrial edge in Belgium, Finland

    Key Points BAE Systems looking to leverage consortium's existing role in Belgian aerospace industry. Firms also looking to other industrial development areas. BAE Systems – the Eurofighter consortium lead on the Belgian and Finnish campaigns – has been busy sharpening its bids for

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Boeing officials reveal production plans for Qatari Eagles

    Boeing officials revealed on 18 June that the building of F-15 Advanced Eagle aircraft for Qatar could begin in the coming years. Building of the Qatari aircraft – designated F-15QA – could be started as early as 2019 should the deal be finalised in the near-term. Production of the 36

  • Paris Air Show 2017: Boeing to create new Global Services division

    Boeing is to stand up a new Global Services division to operate alongside its current Commercial Airplanes and Defense Space and Security organisations. Speaking to reporters in May, ahead of the Paris Air Show, the president for the new division, Stan Deal, said that the division will bring

  • Paris Air Show 2017: GKN beefs up cyber security to protect military technology during China expansion

    GKN Aerospace has put in place "additional safeguards" to protect its military technologies from industrial espionage as it expands its commercial presence in China, a senior official told reporters ahead of the Paris Air Show. Speaking in London a few weeks before the event, the

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