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The Lightning F-35B, the UK’s new fighter jet, has completed missions...
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Investment in RAF intelligence aircraft
The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a £250 million support contract for the RAF’s fleet of Shadow aircraft. Flown by 14 Squadron RAF, the Shadow is used for intelligence,...
Fast Jet and Formula One technology sharing partnership signed between BAE Systems and Williams
A new partnership agreement between BAE Systems, Williams Grand Prix Engineering and Williams Advanced Engineering will see technology, expertise and skills shared between the...
UMS SKELDAR commitment to Australia base confirms Pacific rim as priority market for rotary UAV’s
Australia and Pacific rim confirmed as key strategic building block for expansion of pioneering SKELDAR V-200 rotary UAV VTOL in land and sea domains; partnership meetings timed...
BAE Systems selects software from AEB to enhance export controls
BAE Systems – one of the leading aerospace, defence, and security companies in the world – has launched a major IT transformation project in its UK Military Air & Information...
Lockheed Martin wins $321.85-million LRASM integration and test phase contract
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (LMMFC) has been awarded a contract worth $321.85 million for research and development activities in support of the long range anti-ship...
RAAF orders deployable air traffic management and control systems from Indra
Indra Australia has received a contract to supply deployable air traffic management and control systems to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Striker II HMD to fly in Typhoons in 2014
Eurofighter pilots will use BAE’s new all-digital helmet before the end of the year, according to an announcement by the aerospace giant at this year’s Farnborough Airshow. The...
TAI completes pre-design of Turkey’s indigenous utility helicopter
The Turkish national aerospace firm, Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), has successfully completed the pre-design work on the country's first native utility helicopter.
UK and France to jointly develop £500 million anti-ship missile
The UK Ministry of Defence and the French Government have signed a deal worth £500 million to jointly develop a helicopter-borne anti-ship missile.
Lockheed to develop F-35A CTOL air systems for Japan and Israel under FMS
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has secured a modification contract to develop a Common F-35A Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) air system.
RAF restarts A330 Voyager aircraft operations
The UK Royal Air Force has resumed flight operations using its Airbus A330 Voyager tanker/transport aircraft after a temporary suspension was lifted.
UK DSTL and Plextek unveil new UAS detection capability
The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and Cambridge-based Plextek Consulting have highlighted a new capability to detect and track small and slow-moving unmanned...
Russia starts construction of naval facilities for Mistral-class warships
Russia has started construction of naval facilities at an existing naval base on the shore of the Uliss Bay, near Vladivostok, to host Mistral-class helicopter carriers.
US to go ahead with F-16 delivery to Egypt
Despite the coup that unseated President Moursi, the US still plans to send four further F-16 Fighting Falcon jets to Egypt under a 2010 contract to supply 20 of the aircraft.
Eurocopter X3 demonstrator breaks speed record
The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has broken the unofficial helicopter speed record by attaining 255 knots (472 km/hr) in level flight, just days after achieving the fastest...