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Update: Israel requests AIM-9X Sidewinders

In a blow to Rafael and its Python 5 missile, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 14 July that the Israeli government has requested to purchase of the rival Raytheon AIM-9X...

MBDA in advanced talks for Marte ER

The Italian arm of European missile house MBDA is looking to secure a launch customer for its new Marte ER (Extended Range) anti-ship missile by the end of 2014. Speaking to IHS Jane’s on...

Japan approves Meteor research JV between MBDA, Mitsubishi

The Japanese government has approved the overseas transfer of missile seeker technology to allow joint research on air-to-air missiles for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. Officials at the Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

European Typhoon Fighter Gets New Weapons, Radar

FARNBOROUGH, England — Eurofighter’s Typhoon multi-role aircraft is being equipped with a new precision-guided, stealthy long-range cruise missile and an active electronically scanned array radar system, company officials said at the Farnborough International Air...

European Typhoon Fighter Gets New Weapons, Radar

FARNBOROUGH, England — Eurofighter’s Typhoon multi-role aircraft is being equipped with a new precision-guided, stealthy long-range cruise missile and an active electronically scanned array radar system, company officials said at the Farnborough International Air...

Airbus Revs Up for A400M Production

Airbus Defense and Space is preparing for a massive increase in production of A400M strategic and tactical military airlifter. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Airbus Revs Up for A400M Production

Airbus Defense and Space is preparing for a massive increase in production of A400M strategic and tactical military airlifter. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

General Atomics Unveils Enhanced Drone Cockpit

FARNBOROUGH, England — Drone-maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. unveiled an enhanced cockpit station featuring high-definition touch screens, a video game-like controller, and keyboard for chat and other messaging functions. The San Diego-based maker...

General Atomics Unveils Enhanced Drone Cockpit

FARNBOROUGH, England — Drone-maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. unveiled an enhanced cockpit station featuring high-definition touch screens, a video game-like controller, and keyboard for chat and other messaging functions. The San Diego-based maker...

Rotron Launches Heavy-fuel UAV Engine at Farnborough

Rotron, a Gilo Industries Group company, announced here at the Farnborough Airshow the launch of what the company calls the first series of commercial off the shelf (COTS) heavy-fuel engines in the 20-60 hp...

Transatlantic Tie-Up to Boost Fighter Recce

U.S.-based UTC Aerospace Systems and Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, have signed an agreement to offer a TacSAR (tactical synthetic aperture radar) to complement the proven DB-110 EO/IR sensor. The European company will adapt...

Egypt buying 8 additional Airbus transports

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 11:00 AAFonline Egypt has become the largest customer for the European Airbus C295 tactical transport aircraft with the placing of its most recent order for another 8 of the...

Egypt buying 8 additional Airbus transports

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 11:00 AAFonline Egypt has become the largest customer for the European Airbus C295 tactical transport aircraft with the placing of its most recent order for another 8 of the...

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