ADEX 2021: KAI and Hyundai Heavy Industries sign MOU on CVX co-operation

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-operate in the development of a light aircraft carrier for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).

Announced on 19 October during the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2021 (ADEX 2021), the co-operation between the two companies is expected to focus on solving technical issues related to manned and unmanned aircraft operations from the new light aircraft carrier, which is expected to be developed as part of the RoKN's ‘CV eXperimental' (CVX) project.


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NASA launches DART on planetary defence trial

by Nick Brown

A Falcon 9 launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, carrying the DART spacecraft on its terminal mission to the Didymos binary asteroid system. (NASA)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission payload out of Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on 24 November 2021, the first tangible mission under the US banner of ‘planetary defense'.

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Brazil receives series-production F-39 Gripen fighters

by Victor Barreira

The four series-production F-39E fighters received by Brazil on 24 November join the F-39E FTI aircraft received in 2019. (Sgt Bianca/FAB)

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has achieved a major milestone in the ambitious and complex effort to modernise its air combat capability with the formal receipt of an initial four series-production Saab F-39E Gripen multimission fighters.

The jets were accepted by FAB Commander Lieutenant Brigadier Carlos de Almeida Baptista Junior at the Saab Aeronautics plant in Linköping, Sweden, on 24 November.


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Berlin Security Conference 2021: MBDA in dialogue with Germany for Enforcer Air missile for helicopters

by Gareth Jennings

MBDA continues to pitch its Enforcer missile to the German government as a possible air-to-surface solution for helicopters. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

MBDA is continuing talks with the German government over the possible acquisition of the helicopter-launched Enforcer Air precision-guided missile, as deliveries of the baseline shoulder-launched version are set to commence.

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