• 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.

  • Sikorsky-Boeing team delays Defiant first flight

    Key Points Sikorsky and Boeing delayed their Defiant rotorcraft first flight until early 2019 Undisclosed issues arose during PSTB testing The Sikorsky-Boeing team developing the SB>1 Defiant compound helicopter delayed the aircraft’s first flight from late 2018 until early 2019 due to
  • RAF flies Meteor BVRAAM on Typhoon for first time

    The MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) is now operational aboard UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 December. According to the MoD, for the first time Meteor-armed Typhoons were scrambled from RAF
  • USMC seeks HMCS for Harrier II+ aircraft

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is to upgrade a number of its McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II+ combat aircraft with a helmet-mounted cueing system (HMCS) for the pilot. The planned upgrade, which was disclosed in late November, will cover 48 of the USMC’s 75 AV-8B Harrier II+ (improved radar)
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