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DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Unmanned Systems

The fourth part of our photo report highlighting UAV topics from the DEFEXPO 2018 exhibition in India.

Boeing Joins General Atomics MQ-25 Stingray Team

February 13, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, General Atomics, Syndicated Industry News 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has formed an industry team to pursue the US Navy MQ-25 Stingray, the future carrier-based aerial refueling drone program. The most surprising member is the Autonomous Systems division of the Boeing Company. Boeing is also pursuing the MQ-25 opportunity with its own MQ-25 platform, developed by its rapid prototyping center - the 'Phantom Works'.

Sikorsky Teams with Rheinmetall to Offer CH-53K to Germany

February 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Germany, Sikorsky, Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky has signed a strategic agreement with and German defense firm Rheinmetall teaming for competing in the German Air Force planned replacement of Sikorsky's CH-53G heavy transport helicopter program (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber - STH). The Germans evaluate two options - the CH-47F Chinook from Boeing and CH-53K from Lockheed Martin Sikorsky. The team plans to introduce more German teammates in the weeks to come.

Canada to buy Australia’s used Hornets

December 24, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Boeing, Canada, Syndicated Industry News 
Canada plans to buy 18 used F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes from Australia to fill the air forces’ fighters shortage. The purchase is regarded as a stopgap measure as Ottawa moves forward with a more permanent selection of a future replacement for the CF-18.

Boeing Awarded US$6 Billion to Build 36 Eagles for Qatar

December 22, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Qatar, Syndicated Industry News 
Boeing Defense, Space, & Security company has been awarded a $6,173,500,000 undefinitized contract action contract for the F-15 Qatar program. FMS funds in the amount of $3,019,750,000 are being obligated at the time of award. This sole source contract provides for the foreign military sales (FMS) requirement to procure 36 new F-15QA aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, with an expected completion date of Dec. 30, 2022.

Boeing Unveils the Unmanned Aerial Refueling Drone Proposed for the US Navy MQ-25 Program

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Syndicated Industry News 
Boeing has unveiled a photo of an unmanned aircraft proposed to the U.S. Navy for an aerial refueling aircraft that will operate from aircraft carriers, to refuel Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers.

Qatar’s Race for Air Power

December 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Boeing, France, Qatar, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
In recent months Qatar defense officials were busy dealing in shopping for fighter jets to expand their minuscule air force into a significant, modern air power. If those deals are fulfilled, in less than five years the Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will increase its order of battle from the current nine Mirage 2000-5 fighters to 96 modern combat jets, armed with the latest weapons the Western world can offer.

Australia Enters an A$1.4 Billion Army Digitisation Phase

November 28, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Boeing, Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
The Australian Defence Department approved today the second phase of the army digitization program known as LAND 200. The program comprises the Land 75 and Land 125, each separated into Tranche phases. Delivering a holistic Land networking solution for two Army Brigades, Land 200 also supports the training and simulation establishments, Special Forces and other […]

Entry of International Players Could Change India’s Aerospace Landscape Forever

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, IAI, India, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
The Aero India 2017 airshow opening today (February 14) at Indian Air Force (IAF) Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru marks the 11th Aero India airshow. Unlike past events dominated by competitors seeking to sell aircraft to India, this time the world’s largest aerospace industries are offering to deliver complete production lines that will roll out today’s fighter […]
              

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Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred to Israel’s Air Force Missile Defense Force

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, IAI, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel enhanced today its nationwide multi-layered missile defense system with the delivery of the first batch of Arrow 3 interceptors to be inducted to the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI/MLM). The induction of Arrow-3 interceptor enables the AWS to intercept ballistic faster missiles, at longer range, and higher altitude (exo-atmospheric) with more precise ballistic engagements.
              

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USAF Selects Boeing to deliver podded High Energy Laser

December 16, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Syndicated Industry News 
The Boeing Company has been awarded an estimated $90 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the development and delivery of an experimental laser pod. The contractor will provide research and development of high energy laser technologies through the next five years. The laser pod referred to in this award is likely to be the Self-Protect High […]
              

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High Flying Drones Recruited for Missile Defense

reaper_bmds_1021Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are currently tested with Airborne Infrared (ABIR) sensors – performing persistent, forward pickets to spot hostile missile launches and track them through their flight trajectory. These missions will soon evolve as RPAs become operational, and augment existing radar and space-based sensors, providing midcourse tracking and target discrimination, to help targeting ground and ship-based missile defense interceptors. In the next phase MDA will equip even larger unmanned platforms with high-power laser systems, to perform boost-phase intercept. The agency plans to demonstrate such systems in 2021.
              

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Ghost Ships Gather in Scotland for Naval Robotic Wargames

p950_unmanned_rib_1021Almost 50 unmanned systems from the UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, and Austria participated in a month-long war game for robots, organized by the Royal Navy. Spanning air, surface and the undersea domain, ‘Unmanned Warrior 2016’ (UW16), has been in the making for almost two years, with dozens of players from different nations invited to take part in this unique operational demonstration, held as part of NATO’s Joint Warrior exercise.
              

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Boeing Introduces its Brand New Candidate for the USAF T-X Trainer

September 13, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Syndicated Industry News 

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Smaller Drones for Tactical Missions – The race is On!

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KC-46A Pegasus Conducts First In-Flight Refueling

January 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Syndicated Industry News 
The KC-46A Pegasus performs its first-ever aerial refueling passing 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter Jan. 24. Photo: USAF by Paul WeathermanThe US Air Force's new aerial refueler, KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter. Flight tests employing the centerline drogue system and wing aerial refueling pods will evaluate refueling of A-10, C-17 and F/A-18 and AV-8B and receiving fuel from KC-10. Shortly after the tests the program will proceeding to the Milestone C decision and Low Rate Initial Production, bringing the aircraft to initial operational status by August 2017.
              

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UK mothballs 16 Apaches, the remaining 50 are likely to be upgraded

March 21, 2015 by · Comment
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Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GL-SDB) tested in Sweden

March 11, 2015 by · Comment
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Why Make It In India?

February 19, 2015 by · Comment
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New IRST pod to enhance the Eagle’s air/air targeting

February 12, 2015 by · Comment
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Pegasus is airborne!

December 29, 2014 by · Comment
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Boeing Delivers First New-Build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

October 5, 2014 by · Comment
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Australia opts for more C-17A Globemasters

October 4, 2014 by · Comment
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Valor and Defiant to race for future Army $100 Bn helicopter replacement program

August 12, 2014 by · Comment
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US ballistic missile defense interceptor scores a direct hit in space

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