Friday, February 26, 2021

Aerospace Industry

Egypt becomes the first international customer for MBDA’s VL MICA New Generation surface-to-air system

MBDA has been awarded a contract from the Egyptian Navy for the VL MICA NG (New Generation) air defence system to equip its Egyptian corvettes. Officially launched in October 2020, the VL MICA NG system is based on the integration...

DARPA Initiates Design of LongShot Unmanned Air Vehicle

Program seeks to significantly increase engagement range and effectiveness of air-to-air weapons DARPA's LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons, has awarded contracts to General Atomics, Lockheed Martin,...

DARPA’s Operational Fires Ground-Launched Hypersonics Program Enters New Phase

Next steps will include full-scale flight testing DARPA’s Operational Fires (OpFires) program, which is developing a ground-launched intermediate-range hypersonic weapons system, is advancing to a new phase. Phase 3b will involve full-scale missile fabrication, assembly, and flight testing from a launch...

Greece signs agreement with France to acquire 18 Rafale fighters

Greece equips itself with the Rafale in the continuity of a partnership with Dassault Aviation of more than 45 years Athens, January 25th, 2021 – Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, and Theodoros Lagios, Director General of Armament...

Sikorsky-Boeing Team Reveals Advanced Assault Helicopter Designed to Revolutionize U.S. Army Capabilities

  DEFIANT X™ to compete for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft contract, a top modernization priority for the Army WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released...

GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

  SAN DIEGO – 15 January 2021 – In a recent flight test, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) integrated a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod® onto an Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) demonstrating enhanced autonomous sensing capabilities for an unmanned...

Four additional Schiebel Camcopter S-100 for the French Navy

Vienna, 14 December 2020 – Naval Group, on behalf of the French Navy, has accepted for operational use two further CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with a total of four Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). They will be deployed...

Hungary signs contract for acquisition of two multi-mission KC-390 Millennium airlifters

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian Government and Embraer signed today a contract for the acquisition of two new-generation multi-mission transport aircraft Embraer C-390 Millennium, in its air-to-air refueling (AAR) configuration, designated KC-390. Additionally, pilots and technicians training as well as...

Schiebel Pacific prepares to bid for australian UAV tenders

Australia, Nowra, 15 October 2020 – Schiebel Pacific is scaling its business in preparation for Land129 and Sea129. The company is hiring remote pilots and maintenance technicians and upgrading its facility. The expansion comes after Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia...

Embraer delivers six A-29 Super Tucano to the Philippine Air Force

CLARK AFB, The Philippines — All six Super Tucano aircraft ordered by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) have been officially handed over to the Air Force today. The aircraft will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance,...
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Tawazun and MBDA to cooperate on SmartGlider development

Abu Dhabi, 22 February 2021 – Tawazun and MBDA have signed a head of terms agreement with the intent...
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