Category: Air

Anglo-French cruise missile project hits latest target

MBDA has cleared a key milestone on its path to developing an Anglo-French successor for its current Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG cruise missile and AM39 Exocet anti-ship weapon, with the receipt of bilateral approval to advance...

C295 purchase to bolster Kazakhstan defences

Airbus Defence & Space has been awarded a contract to produce a single C295 medium transport for Kazakhstan’s border service. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Meteor, Spear additions to give UK F-35s added punch

Weapons integration activities on the Lockheed Martin F-35B are to be expanded for the UK, with the pending addition of MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile and in-development Spear ground-attack system. …read more Read more...

U.S. Marine Corps plans to buy two C-40 aircraft

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) plans to request procurement of two C-40 aircraft to support the U. S.Marine Corps, according to a draft request for proposals. According to documents, the aircraft shall be...

​Taipei stepping up efforts to buy new fighters

The leadership of Taiwan has recently stepped up efforts to obtain a new American fighter aircraft to urgently recapitalize its aging air force. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

USCG looks to accelerate ScanEagle deployments

The US Coast Guard (USCG) wants to get more ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UASs) into the fleet and deploy the systems more quickly. “ScanEagle is truly a game-changer for our crews,” Admiral Karl Schultz,...

MBDA revenues increase, order backlog grows

European missile manufacturing consortium MBDA announced in its annual results that the firm’s order book had hit a record EUR17.4 billion (USD19.78 billion) following an absolute-terms increase of EUR600 million. “This backlog is important...

MBDA test fires Brimstone 3

European missile house MBDA completed the first firing trial of the Brimstone 3 precision strike missile at the Vidsel Test Range in Sweden last month, the company has disclosed. Conducted in temperatures below -30°,...

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