• Hercules avionics upgrade [AAD18D3]

    Paramount Advanced Technologies (Hangar 4, Stand W14) has unveiled an Integrated Avionics Suite (IAS) upgrade for the Lockheed Martin C-130.

  • Waterkloof welcomes the world [AAD18D3]

    This year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence show is a year for anniversaries. The AAD show itself celebrates 20 years, while the hosting venue, Waterkloof Air Force Base, is 80 years old. Armscor is also commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2018.

  • Rugged boats and protected vehicles [AAD18D3]

    South African defence logistics and services company Twiga has brought its 850 MPB military patrol boat to AAD, showcasing the rugged vessel alongside its Nyoka 4x4 protected vehicle. Four of the vessels have recently been delivered to the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) after being built in Cape Town. Uganda is also an operator of the Nyoka, having initially driven the vehicle’s requirement.

  • Encouraging females into aerospace [AAD18D3]

    AAD 2018 host partner, the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA), hosted Women in Aviation in its chalets yesterday. Speaking at the event, CAASA president, Tracey Eloff, reiterated the association’s support for Women in Aviation.

  • Husky sniffs [AAD18D3]

    With its worldwide reputation for successful detection and identification of explosives, the South African-developed Husky vehicle from DCD Protected Mobility is being shown at AAD as part of the US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III display in the static aircraft park.

  • IDEX 2019: Nexter advances FINDEAGLE concept

    Nexter is highlighting updates to its Project ‘FINDEAGLE’ vehicle-integrated unmanned aircraft system (UAS) concept at the IDEX 2019 exhibition being held in Abu Dhabi from 17-–21 February. FINDEAGLE was first displayed at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris in June 2018. The system
  • French Rafales conduct first Meteor firings

    French Air Force (FAF) and navy Rafale combat aircraft conducted the first test firings of the Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile on 13 February, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, announced on its website on 15 February.
  • DARPA delays key Launch Challenge deadline

    Key Points DARPA delayed an important Launch Challenge milestone, allowing additional teams to pre-qualify The partial US federal government shutdown affected the launch licence approach, a programme requirement The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) delayed an important
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