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Trainers for Sixth Generation Aircraft

AERALIS announced recently it would cooperate with defence experts to ensure that it can provide the training required for sixth generation fighter jets. The US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, China and Russia have already announced the development of a sixth generation aircraft programme. While these concept aircraft of the future will share many of the […]

New A400M Support Contract for Airbus

Airbus has signed the new A400M Global Support contract with OCCAR, which manages the multinational programme on behalf of the launch customer nations Germany, France, UK, Spain, Turkey, Belgium and Luxembourg. This is the first support contract for all A400M participating states; it will bring the benefits of a fully integrated suite of common services […]

Germany Decides to Modernise Patriot

The decision on the future tactical air defence system (Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem = TLVS) has one thing in particular: a long time frame. Accordingly, the Patriot modernization is taking place in parallel, so that Germany will continue to have the necessary missile defence capability. Yesterday, the Budget Committee of the German Parliament approved the upgrade of […]



Swiss Air Defence within the Air2030 Project

A consortium of Mercury Mission Systems International, Raytheon and Rheinmetall Air Defence announced they will join forces to modernize Swiss air defence. Within this co-operartion the three companies submit a joint bid for modernizing Raytheon’s proven Patriot air defence system in the BodLuv (Bodengestützten Luftverteidigung = ground based air defence) tender for the Air2030 Project. […]

Proposal for Germany’s Next Air and Missile Defence System

The German missile defence project is advancing. In addition to the ongoing modernization of the German Patriots, MEADS, which was originally developed jointly with the USA and Italy, is now to return to the procurement focus in order to deliver modern equipment to the German Armed Forces. The TLVS bidders consortium, an MBDA Deutschland and […]

Cooperation for FCAS

At Paris Air Show Airbus announced plans to closey cooperate with innovative technology players like start-ups, SMEs and research institutes especially in the software domain, to especially address the German French Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme. Over the course of Paris Air Show Airbus is hosting special pitching sessions for selected European startups. “Artificial […]



DIRCM System for the German A400M

J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems will be integrated inside the A400M Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS) for the German Air Forces’ Airbus A400M aircraft. The corresponding contract has been signed by the German procurement agency BAAINBw and Airbus Defence and Space during the Paris Air Show. The German DE DIRCM system will be provided […]

FN Airborne Digital Suite in a Helicopter Mockup

FN Herstal launched their FN Airborne Digital Suite, integrated into a helicopter mockup, at the Paris Air Show. The suite in the helicopter comprises three complementary and interconnected components: FN D-HUD (Digital Head-Up Display): a modern targeting solution to improve precision in firing. It enhances accuracy and situational awareness and reduces the pilot workload. This […]

Scramjet-Powered Hypersonic Missile

Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have signed a teaming agreement to develop, produce and integrate Northrop Grumman’s scramjet combustors to power Raytheon’s air-breathing hypersonic weapons at the Paris Air Show. Scramjet engines use high vehicle speed to forcibly compress incoming air before combustion to enable sustained flight at hypersonic speeds. Till now such a scramjet technology […]



Launch of the P600 AEW

At the Paris Air Show Embraer Defense & Security and ELTA Systems Ltd (ELTA) signed today a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to introduce the P600 AEW (Airborne Early Warning). Designed to compete in a new segment of the AEW market, this next generation aircraft is based on the advanced super midsize platform of the Embraer Praetor […]

Falco Xplorer Unveiled at the Paris Air Show

At the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget Leonardo unveiled its largest-ever drone, the Falco Xplorer. This latest addition to the Falco family of remotely-piloted air systems with a 1.3 ton maximum take-off weight has a payload capacity of over 350kg and an endurance of more than 24 hours. The company announced that the Falco […]

New Turkish Stealth Fighter TAI TF-X

At the Paris Air Show Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) unveiled their one-to-one mock-up of the new Turkish fighter aircraft. This TAI TF-X stealth fighter will be the future of the Turkish Air Force. “In order to meet Turkish Air Force requirements beyond 2030s, an indigenous design and development programme aims to replace the aging F-16 […]



Cooperation For Ultra-Lightweight Missile HUSSAR

Today, at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Diehl Defence and Safran Electronics & Defence signed an agreement on the development of a tactical air-to-ground weapon system for flying platforms. This particularly lightweight weapon system with the designation HUSSAR is to combine the benefits of a larger loadout with the capability to even engage […]

European Debut Of Ansat

Russian Helicopters Holding Company present the multi-purpose Ansat helicopter for the first time in Europe at the 53th International Paris Air Show, that started yesterday in Le Bourget. Ansat is shown in both its medical and VIP transport variants at the static display as well as in the flight programme. The light multi-purpose helicopter Ansat, […]

Additional H225M For The French Air Force

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The helicopter will be used for Special Forces and Search and Rescue missions. According to Airbus it will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the […]



GlobalEye For Finland

Saab announced that its Gripen offer to Finland also includes two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft. GlobalEye is a strategic asset, which can be in operation 24/7 for airspace and ground surveillance. So the total proposal comprises 64 Gripen aircraft, of which 52 are single-seat Gripen E and 12 are dual-seat Gripen […]

Connected Airborne Battlespace Scenario

Airbus announced a successfully completed flight demonstration of a connected airborne battlespace scenario, centred on a MRTT aircraft. The test was carried out as part of the development of Airbus’ Network for the Sky (NFTS) programme. This follows on from last August’s demonstration in Canada of secure mobile communications using a stratospheric balloon to simulate […]

Camcopter S100 In The Arctic

The Norwegian Andøya Test Center has selected Schiebel’s Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) Camcopter S-100 for extensive search and rescue tests in the Arctic 2030 project. The aim of the Andøy Municipality project is to demonstrate the use of VTOL UAS in the Arctic to improve maritime safety. For this purpose, […]



Anti-Drone System

Indra recently presented its anti-drone system that can operate in an integrated manner with anti-aircraft defense systems to multiply its effectiveness in the protection of military bases and installations. According to the company ARMS (Anti RPAS Multisensor System) increases security because it works both independently and autonomously, and might also be integrated with most anti-aircraft systems. […]

Next Steps In The Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles Program

BAE Systems is presenting sensor technology for next generation missiles. Working closely with Lockheed Martin to deliver Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) to the U.S. Air Force, they were achieving Early Operational Capability (EOC) for the B1-B bomber ahead of schedule. BAE Systems’ long-range sensor and targeting technology enables LRASM to detect and engage protected ships […]

Protecting Military Satellites

Indra is developing a new radar that should be capable of detecting the approach of hostile satellites that attempt to damage, interfere with or spy on space military assets for the Spanish Armed Forces. According to the company the radar will also monitor the position of spy satellites of other powers and follow the trajectory […]




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