Day: July 27, 2014

Aircraft-Survivability-Equipment

BAE Systems To Provide US Army Troops With Latest Aircraft Survivability Equipment

July 27, 2014

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a series of contracts, worth approximately $40 million, for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which provides an enhanced capability for aircrews to locate and protect against infrared guided threats. The Gen3 configuration includes hostile fire indication to detect and evade small arms […]

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French AWACS Aircraft

Boeing Delivers Upgraded French AWACS Aircraft

July 27, 2014

Boeing on July 17 delivered on schedule the first of four upgraded French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The upgraded aircraft will increase the fleet’s surveillance, communications and battle management capabilities. French AWACS Aircraft The Mid-Life Upgrade – the largest set of modifications to AWACS aircraft for France – will provide the crew […]

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C-9B Skytrain II

U.S. Navy Says Farewell To The C-9 Skytrain II Aircraft

July 27, 2014

Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II on June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, Arizona. As of January, the Navy had four C-9B aircraft remaining in its inventory — one was retired in February and two […]

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ASIO-B

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s Mini And Micro UAVs See Success In Tests For The Forza NEC Programme

July 27, 2014

Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, leaving them ready for delivery to the Italian Army for its Forza NEC modernisation programme. With the systems ready to be welcomed into operation, the Italian Army will soon be able to benefit from the effective support that mini-micro UAVs can […]

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Predator B ER

Predator B ER Conducts First Long-Range Endurance Flight

July 27, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced the successful second endurance flight of its Predator B Extended Range (ER) RPA, an advanced derivative of the mission-proven Predator B RPA that has accumulated over 800,000 flight hours since […]

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Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display

BAE Systems Unveils Digital Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display System

July 27, 2014

BAE Systems today unveiled its Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD), a fully digital solution that provides today’s combat pilot with exceptional night vision and target tracking technology, integrated within a visor-projected system. With decades of combat-proven experience, the new platform-agnostic Striker II HMD builds upon BAE Systems’ current Striker HMD, which has been successfully deployed […]

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F-35 and Typhoon join forces

Paratrooping trials of the A400M

July 27, 2014

To assist the UK’s Armed Forces in preparing for operating Typhoon and F-35 together in 2018, a series of live simulated mission scenarios are taking place involving the latest standards of F-35 and Typhoon aircraft. The latest scenario saw four F-35 aircraft operating alongside two Typhoons and an E3D Sentry, each simulator equipped with the […]

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Paratrooping trials of the A400M

Airbus A400M Conducts Paratrooping Trials

July 27, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the first paratrooping trials of the A400M new generation airlifter. Spanish Army troops took part in a series of jumps at drop zones in France and Spain. The 11-flight test programme, which also included freefall jumps from the ramp, culminated in the successful despatch of 20 troops – […]

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Rolls-Royce-C-130-Engine

Rolls-Royce Receives US Air Force certification For C-130 Engine Enhancement Package

July 27, 2014

The US Air Force has completed final engineering review and approved the Certification Basis for the Rolls-Royce C-130 Engine Enhancement Package. This action approves the T56 Series 3.5 package for use on USAF C-130 aircraft as the service prepares to introduce the fuel-saving technology into its transport fleet. The C-130 Engine Enhancement Package includes specifications […]

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Gripen NG Aircraft

Embraer To Partner With Saab In Joint Programme Management For Brazil´s F-X2 Project

July 27, 2014

Embraer and Saab have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner in joint programme management for the F-X2 Project, pursuant to the selection of the Gripen NG as Brazil´s next generation fighter jet. Under this agreement Embraer will perform a leading role in the overall programme performance as well as undertake an extensive share of […]

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