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UK MoD Awards £1.5bn military air traffic management contract to Aquila
30 October, 2014
Thales and NATS joint venture firm Aquila has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to upgrade and sustain air traffic management (ATM) at military airfields in the UK...
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USAF launches eighth Boeing GPS IIF satellite on-board Atlas 5 Rocket
Thursday, October 30, 2014 The US Air Force (USAF) has successfully test-launched the eighth Boeing-built global positioning system (GPS) IIF satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (AFS) in Florida, US....

Airbus and Tata team-up for Indian Air Force’s Avro replacement contract
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Airbus Defence and Space has signed a cooperation agreement with Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) to submit a joint bid for a contract to replace the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Avro aircraft fleet....

Lockheed and Pentagon Principle Agreement for Eighth F-35 Batch
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Lockheed Martin and the US Department of Defense (DoD) has have reached an agreement in principle for the eight low-rate initial production (LRIP 8) batch of F-35 Lightning II aircraft. ...

Australia extends operations of Heron remotely piloted aircraft by six years
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The Australian Department of Defence has decided to extend the operations of Heron remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) over the next six...

USAF Starts MC-130P Combat Shadow Retirement from Pacific
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is to retire the last group of MC-130P Combat Shadow special mission aircraft from the Pacific region this month....

USAF opens F-35 academic training centre at Luke Air Force Base
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 The US Air Force (USAF) has opened the F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Centre (ATC) at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Arizona,...

UK MoD selects Raytheon and Thales for Mode 5 IFF modernisation
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Raytheon UK-Thales UK team has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide an upgrade solution to the UK military’s identification friend or foe (IFF)...

Brazilian Air Force finalises Gripen NG contract with Saab
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 The Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a SEK39.3bn ($5.4bn) contract with Saab for the supply of Gripen Next-Generation (NG) fighter aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force....

UK MoD plans to accelerate Brimstone integration on Typhoon jets
Monday, October 27, 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is accelerating its plans to arm the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Typhoon jets with Brimstone air-to-surface missiles in the wake of the ongoing campaign against...

Embraer awards KC-390 structural components supply contract to PPG
Monday, October 27, 2014 PPG Industries has been awarded a contract to design windshields for Embraer Defense and Security’s new KC-390 military transport...

HAL Nashik completes upgrade of first IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft
Monday, October 27, 2014 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has successfully completed the upgrade of first Su-30MKI multi-role combat aircraft at its facility in Nashik, Maharashtra,...

Airbus to supply additional EC725 helicopters to Royal Thai Air Force
Friday, October 24, 2014 Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract to enhance Thai military’s airborne capabilities through the supply of two of its mission-ready...

Roketsan, Lockheed partner new F-35 air-to-surface standoff missile
Friday, October 24, 2014 Roketsan has signed a teaming agreement with Lockheed Martin to manufacture a new generation air-to-surface standoff cruise missile for use on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter...

Elbit contracted for F-5 fighter upgrade by undisclosed Asian country
Friday, October 24, 2014 Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts to upgrade the F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger supersonic fighter aircraft of an undisclosed Asian air...

Northrop files protest against USAF 3DELRR contract award to Raytheon
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Northrop Grumman has launched a protest against the US Air Force’s (USAF) decision to award the next-generation 3D expeditionary long-range radar (3DELRR) contract to...

South Korea may cancel F-16 upgrade contract with BAE
Thursday, October 23, 2014 The South Korean Government is likely to cancel a contract with BAE Systems for modernisation of the national air force’s KF-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft...

Embraer unveils first KC-390 military transport aircraft prototype
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Embraer has rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport aircraft from its production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto,...

South Korea acquires insufficient weaponry for F-35 fighters
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 South Korea has reportedly acquired only half of the weapons required to arm its F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft...

GlassesOff App improved IAF pilots’ visual acuity and image processing speed
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The GlassesOff mobile app has been found to significantly improve the critical visual activity of the pilots, a new study commissioned by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has...

UK deploys Reaper and Rivet Joint aircraft for surveillance missions over Syria
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is deploying MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft and RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft to support a US-led coalition in the ongoing fight against the Islamic...


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