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USAF Awards Raytheon 3DELRR Contract

The US Air Force’s next-generation expeditionary radar will be produced by Raytheon, the service announced Monday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Air Force Awards Raytheon 3DELRR Contract

The Air Force on Monday awarded Raytheon [RTN] the widely-anticipated contract for its future air defense radar known as Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). Raytheon prevailed over Northrop Grumman [NOC] and Lockheed Martin [LMT],...

USN is newest customer for G550 CAEW

The U.S. Navy has signaled its intention to buy a single Gulfstream G550 CAEW to monitor its vast test ranges. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

A400M performs maximum-capacity airdrop

​Airbus has demonstrated one of the A400M’s key contractual requirements, with an aircraft from the manufacturer’s “Grizzly” development fleet having performed a maximum-capacity airdrop. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Australia debuts armed Super Hornets over Iraq

​Royal Australian Air Force combat aircraft have performed their first operational mission over Iraq, the nation’s Department of Defence has confirmed. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft today unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first...

Australia to Buy 2-4 More C-17s

The Australian Government has begun the process of purchasing two additional C-17A Globemaster strategic airlift aircraft, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced today. Senator Johnston said should the Government elect to exercise this...

Dutch F-16s heading to Jordan

The last five of eight Dutch F-16s bound for Jordan have left Volkel Air Base. They will participate in air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

UAE procures IOMAX Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a contract to procure “an enhanced squadron” of IOMAX Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA), the company told IHS Jane’s on 6 October. The contract, which was awarded...

NAVAIR set to finalise MSST re-baseline

The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) expects to be in a position to formally re-baseline the troubled GQM-173A Multi-State Supersonic Target (MSST) acquisition effort around the end of this year, IHS Jane’s has...

Flight test success for BQM-177 target

The US Navy’s (USN’s) next-generation BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) has successfully completed a first contractor development test flight at a range off of southern California. Performed in late September, the test was the...

India puts out RfI for recce, surveillance helo

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) dispatched a request for information (RfI) on 29 September to local vendors for reconnaissance and surveillance helicopters for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC) and the Indian Air Force (IAF)....

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