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New Radar for British TYPHOONs

At the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the Royal Air Force (RAF) announced that the British TYPHOON fleet would be upgraded over the next few years with an investment of £2.35 Bn (€2.8 Bn). This would secure 1,300 jobs in the UK. The upgrades include the latest mission computers and a cockpit interface, as well as […]

Development of TEMPEST Demonstrator

The UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP, has confirmed plans for Britain to lead the development of a new flying combat air demonstrator, which will play a critical role in proving the technology and design principles needed to deliver the UK’s Future Combat Air System, BAE Systems writes in a press release. […]

Morocco Orders H135s

The Moroccan Forces Royales Air have ordered a fleet of H135s for military primary training missions. The light twin-engine H135, a reference helicopter in the segment, will be used for training pilots to perform a wide array of demanding missions. These include utility and search & rescue, Airbus writes in a press release. The contract […]


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as part of the ARES Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. The company anticipates awards later this year for ground control systems, spares, and ground support equipment as part of the first increment of the Marine Air […]

Icelandic Coast Guard Uses Camcopter

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard both day and night delivering enhanced maritime situational awareness for an array of operational tasks, through a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Schiebel writes in a press release. Currently deployed from the patrol vessels ICGV THOR and FREYJA, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System […]

CATALYST Engines at 2022 Airshows

At this year’s ILA Berlin air show, Avio Aero had the full CATALYST turboprop engine on display. In part, the engine comprises 3D-printed components and the programme continues to undergo testing for certification, Avio Aero writes in a press release Reportedly, CATALYST is the first original turboprop designed, developed, and manufactured for business & general aviation […]

GlobalEye Order from Sweden

Saab has been awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, Saab writes in a press release. The order covers two GlobalEye aircraft with deliveries planned during 2027. The order value is approximately SEK 7.3Bn and the contract period is 2022-2027. According to […]

Cyprus Orders Six H145Ms

The Government of Cyprus has ordered six H145M light multi-role helicopters from Airbus Helicopters for use by the National Guard, Airbus Helicopters has announced. A further six aircraft are considered as an option. Another source revealed that Cyprus has earmarked up to €140M for the 12 helicopters, armament and support. Cyprus will receive the latest […]

Carbotech Introduces BANS

According to a recent press release, Slovenian company Carboteh promises the unveiling of a revolutionary approach to air defence. This is  Battlefield Anti-aircraft Non-lethal VSHORAD System (BANS) BANS reportedly introduces effective anti-aircraft defence without a single shot being fired. The light shoulder weapon simulates a missile launch pattern that digitally stimulates an aircraft’s missile launch warning […]

Indra Awarded Contracts Under TIGER MkIII Programme

As part of the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) programme for the French and Spanish TIGER combat helicopters to the MkIII version, OCCAR has awarded three supplementary contracts to Indra, OCCAR writes in a press release. According to OCCAR, the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system will be hardened against interference to meet the requirements of the […]


Aeronautics Group has unveiled the ORBITER 4 system with a flexible VTOL capability, the company writes in a press release. According to Aeronautics, the VTOL kit provides superior mission capabilities and offers maximum flexibility for all-terrain mission success. The operational forces will, for the first time, be able to adjust the ORBITER 4 for optimal […]

Hensoldt Awarded EUROFIGHTER Services Contract

Hensoldt has been awarded a contract worth a mid-three-digit million euro amount for the next phase of EUROFIGHTER maintenance. The contract covers service tasks for Hensoldt’s share of various EUROFIGHTER systems covering radar, self-protection and avionics, the company writes in a press release. Hensoldt’s service is to contribute to an increase in the number of […]

KALAETRON ATTACK to Neutralise Air Defences

By combining artificial intelligence, digitisation and Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) technologies, Hensoldt has developed a jamming system (“jammer”) called KALAETRON ATTACK, which jams even the latest Russian radars, protecting aircraft against enemy air defence, Hensoldt writes in a press release. According to the company, KALAETRON ATTACK has recently proven its effectiveness in current threat […]


Bell Textron has announced that it has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). As part of the collaboration, SNC has agreed to join Team INVICTUS as the mission systems integrator for FARA Increment 1. As the mission systems integrator for the Bell 360 Invictus, SNC is expected play a key role in […]

AeroVironment Demonstrates New Software at IMX/CE 22

AeroVironment has announced the successful maritime demonstration of Interoperability to Interchangeability (I2I) operations by the US Navy and Royal Navy using AeroVironment’s PUMA 3 AE small unmanned aircraft systems. The demonstration was part of a combined event – International Maritime Exercise 2022/Cutlass Express 2022 (IMX/CE 22), the company writes in a press release. IMX/CE 22 […]

Czech Defence Chief Signs Helicopter Beams

The Czech Republic’s Chief of Defence, Gen. Aleš Opata, visited Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Centre with delegates to observe the Czech Republic’s H-1 aircraft production line, Bell writes in a press release. During the visit, Gen. Opata signed the beams of the first AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft earmarked for delivery to the Czech Republic. According to […]

Diehl Defence & Hensoldt to Deepen GBAD Cooperation

Diehl Defence & Hensoldt have agreed to intensify their cooperation in the field of ground-based air defence, the companies write in a press release. Based on latest technologies, the plan is to offer improved capabilities against new and emerging threats. The companies thereby intend to make a contribution to addressing the changed threat situation for […]

Kongsberg to Supply F-35 Pylons

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has signed an agreement with Marvin Engineering (MEC) worth 240 MNOK to supply air-to-air pylons for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme, Kongsberg writes in a press release. The agreement covers the next three production lots (15-17) for all variants of the aircraft. JH

Lockheed Martin Delivers 500th C-130J

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 500th C-130J SUPER HERCULES airlifter, 26 years after the version’s first flight. The user of the jubilee aircraft is the 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston, West Virginia, which is currently converting its inventory of C-130s to C-130Js. The C-130J is the current production model of the legendary C-130 HERCULES, Lockheed […]

RUAG Expands Maintenance Capacity for Helicopter Components

RUAG is strategically targeting new markets in the helicopter sector and investing in optimising the maintenance of dynamic components. The upcoming investments in the future of the dynamic component workshop at the Alpnach site are expected to improve planning, adherence to schedules and reliability of maintenance work, the company writes in a press release. At […]

Airbus to Develop TIGER MKIII

On behalf of the French and Spanish procurement authorities, OCCAR has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters for the development, production, and initial in-service support of the TIGER MkIII attack helicopter upgrade programme, Airbus writes in a press release. The contract covers the upgrade of 42 aircraft for France (with the possibility to add another […]

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