Counter-UAV: The UK issues a strategy
The United Kingdom has adopted an anti-drone strategy to set up initiatives to defend against malicious uses. The aim is to be able to protect sensitive infrastructures.
Missile defense: green light from Europe to the TWISTER project
The Council of the European Union approves the multi-role interceptor project Twister to defend against emerging threats, with entry into service by 2030.
LIBYA: DRONES TEST LABORATORY FOR A NEW TYPE OF AIR WARFARE
IN LIBYA, DRONES HAVE BECOME AN ESSENTIAL DEFENSE TOOL, ENABLING TO ALLEVIATE THE DEFICIENCIES AND WEAKNESSES OF THE STAKEHOLDERS’ AIR VECTORS.
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Dubai Airshow 2019: UAE launch Edge
The Dubai Airshow 2019 will be the opportunity for the new conglomerate of defense Edge, launched by the United Arab Emirates, to set up partnerships with European and American manufacturers.
Emirates take Boeing Chinook again
The United Arab Emirates will be able to reinforce their fleet of heavy helicopters Boeing Chinook with the decision of the U.S. Department of Defense to authorize the sale of ten additional copies.
Russian deployment in Serbia
Russia deployed air defense systems in Serbia as part of an exercise.
Airbus H125 makes its police debut in Austria
The Austrian Ministry of the Interior takes delivery of two Airbus Helicopters H125s equipped for law enforcement and search and rescue missions.
Germany takes delivery of its first NH90 Sea Lion
Airbus Helicopters delivered a first NH90 Sea Lion to Germany. It is also the 400th copy delivered in the world, all variants included. The German Navy has also ordered the NH90 to replace its 22 Sea Lynx.
The Indian forces have received their 194 Pipistrels
The Indian Armed Forces have just received their last batch of ultra-light Pipistrel aircraft ordered in 2015 for the training of their future pilots. Now 194 aircraft are into service in India.
Airbus pushes the A400M in South Korea
South Korea has expressed a need for a dozen military transport aircraft. Airbus Defense and Space logically pushes the A400M whose capabilities are so strategic.
Lithuania is interested by Black Hawk helicopters
The Lithuanian armed forces will replace their Mi-8 helicopters.
FCAS: the demonstrator is on track
French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly announced progress in negotiations with Germany related to the FCAS program.
VIDEO. CAMM-ER completes major trials milestone
MBDA has successfully completed a series of trials of the CAMM-ER air defence missile, validating the high-performance of the system.
Elbit Systems wins contract in Asia
Elbit Systems has announced it has been awarded a contract in Southeast Asia for several drone models.
India takes delivery of its first Dassault Rafale
The Indian Air Force has just taken delivery of its first combat aircraft Dassault Rafale. The aircraft is part of an order for 36 copies, made in 2016 after a very long selection process. The whole Rafale aircraft will be delivered within three years.
FCAS: Dassault and Airbus get impatient
A few days before the Franco-German ministerial council that will take place in Toulouse on October 16, Airbus and Dassault reach the two governments for the launch of the development phase of the FCAS demonstrator.
Deployment of an anti-drone microwave system
Raytheon will provide the U.S. Air Force with a microwave-based anti-drone control system.
12 to 20 Airbus H225M helicopters more for the French Air Force?
Airbus Helicopters, which has succeeded in relocating 50 H225 helicopters, could add 12 to 20 more to the French Air Force after conversion under a leasing contract.
South Korea shows interest for lasers
South Korea, through DAPA, launches a program for the development of laser weapons.
Airbus A400M tests helicopter air-to-air refueling
The airlift aircraft Airbus A400M has been tested for its helicopter air-to-air refueling ability with a series of dry contacts.
India integrates MBDA-designed Mistral and ASRAAM missiles
MBDA signs agreement with Bharat Dynamics Limited of India for the final assembly, integration and test of Mistral and ASRAAM missiles in India.
The Royal Air Force explores the anti-drone field
The Royal Air Force, supported by Leonardo, launches a program of counter-drone fight.
Collins Aerospace will manage the RNLAF’s F-35 and CH-47F fleets
Collins Aerospace Systems and the Royal Netherlands Air Force signed a Letter of Intent to provide F-35 and CH-47F fleets support at both Soesterberg and Woensdrecht Air Base, The Netherlands.
Boeing produces the first piece of the first KC-46A for Japan
Boeing has manufactured the first piece of the first of four ordered KC-46A for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. The long wing spar measures 25.1 m length.
HX program: the multirole aircraft demonstrations will take place in January
The Finnish Ministry of Defense has given the schedule of the HX program, aiming at replacing the Hornets currently into service.
Attack on Saudi Arabia
Drones or missiles? Anyway, Saudi Arabia appears to be affected by the attack that took place on the oil site of Saudi Aramco, on September 14.
Slowdown for the FCAS
Even though the FCAS program had started rather well — with the signing of framework agreements and the unveiling of the NGF model during the Paris Air Show — it seems the Franco-German relationship is no longer so good.
Poland gets thirty-five F-35A fighters
The U.S. Department of State has approved the sale of 32 stealth fighter aircraft F-35A to Poland, as part of a contract approximately worth $6.5 billion.
Italy and the UK cooperates on the Tempest
During the DSEI , the United Kingdom and Italy have announced the industries will cooperate on the Tempest program.
The UK shows its interest for MBDA’s new jamming system SPEAR-EW
The UK entrusts MBDA for a demonstration of its new electronic warfare system SPEAR-EW.
The ATR 42/72 MP drops paratroopers
Leonardo carried out a demonstration dropping paratroopers from an ATR 42/72 MP.
The European Defense Agency studies laser technologies
Several European stakeholders gathered at the consortium Talos aiming at developing a high-power laser effector.
Mi-17V-5: LOTN performs unauthorized overhaul
LOTN provided a unauthorized overhaul on a helicopter Mi-17V-5 of the Defense Ministry of Afghanistan.
Rafael acquires the UAV company Aeronautics
Rafael made the acquisition of the company Aeronautics, specialized in the development and design of drones.
India receives its first helicopters Apache
The Indian Air Force took delivery of the first batch of attack helicopters Apache.
Embraer delivers the first KC-390 to the Brazilian Air Force
Embraer delivered the first multi-mission airlift KC-390 to the Brazilian Air Force at Anápolis Air Base. Embraer has been conducting theoretical and practical training with the Air Force teams to start operations.
MAKS 2019: Teheran introduces its stealth reconnaissance drone Mobin
The Iranian reconnaissance UAV Mobin was exhibited at the MAKS 2019 Air Show. The aircraft would have begun its operational deployment.
MAKS 2019: Phazotron develops a Ku band multifunction radar for UAVs
Phazotron has developed a multifunction radar working on Ku band for UAVs weighting 35 kg.
USAF’s B-2 aircraft training in Europe
The U.S. Air Force deployed stealth bombers B-2 in Europe.
MAKS 2019: Kronstadt introduces its UAV Orion-E deployed in Syria
Long dependent on licensed Israeli UAVs, the Russian industry is now developing long endurance platforms deployed in operation.
Canada: Airbus withdraws from the tender
Airbus announced its decision to withdraw from the Canadian tender aiming at replacing the fighter fleet of the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force).
MAKS 2019: modernization of the Su-24
This ground-attack aircraft or gunship, representing for many Russian military the key to anti-terrorist operations in Syria, has here been significantly enhanced.
Turkey: deliveries of the S-400 continue
Turkey takes delivery of a second batch of the system of defense S-400.
Airbus and EFW will carry out maintenance for the Bundeswehr’s NH90s
The Bundeswehr entrusted Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke with the NH90s’ maintenance, including the 18 rotorcraft of the German Navy. A 10-year contract involving 100 helicopters.
Australia: 400,000 flight hours for the F/A-18
The Australian fighter aircraft F/A-18 have reached 400,000 flight hours.
Helicopters Bell for the Czech Republic
The Czech government expressed its willingness to provide its forces helicopter UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper.
Brazilian Gripen E maiden flight
The first Brazilian Gripen E performed its first flight.