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Military Aviation
Lockheed Martin - C5-A Avionics modernization program
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 18 September, 2008
The Lockheed Martin C-5 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) reached another milestone this week with the induction of the first U.S. Air Force C-5A into the program.
 
AgustaWestland - Uganda Police AW119 Achieves Mission Readiness
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 18 September, 2008
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Uganda Police Air Wing has started operating its new AW119 Koala single engine helicopter.
 
Northrop Grumman Makes the Case for a 2018 Next-Generation Bomber
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 15 September, 2008
Research paper from company think tank outlines military, operational benefits of a new stealthy, long range strike system
 
Boeing Completes Mission System Flight Testing for US AWACS Block 40/45 Upgrade
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 13 September, 2008
Boeing has completed mission system flight testing for Block 40/45, the largest upgrade in the history of the U.S. E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet.
 
Boeing Completes Acquisition of Insitu
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 10 September, 2008
Boeing has completed its acquisition of Insitu Inc., a pioneer in the unmanned air systems (UAS) market and leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance, low-cost UAS used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
 
Boeing's C-130 AMP Flight Marks Completion of Software Development
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 08 September, 2008
Boeing has completed software development for its C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP).
 
Sensors Unlimited - New cameras on ScanEagle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 06 September, 2008
Ultra-Compact, High Resolution InGaAs SWIR Video Camera Successfully Integrated on ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft Test Flight
 
WestWind Technologies Wins U.S. Army Materiel Command Program
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 06 September, 2008
Will Serve as Prime on Aviation Contract
 
Lockheed Martin - New wings for U.S. Navy's P-3 Orion fleet
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 05 September, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received a $129.3 million contract to build a total of 13 new outer wing sets for the U.S. Navy's P-3 Orion fleet. The all new production outer wings will be delivered to the Navy beginning in early 2010 for installation on selected aircraft.
 
GA-ASI CBP Aircraft Deployed to Support Hurricane Gustav Response
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 04 September, 2008
CBP Unmanned Aircraft to Survey Damage
 
Northrop Grumman - X-47B carrier demonstration system air vehicles
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 03 September, 2008
The first of two X-47B carrier demonstration system air vehicles is well over 50 percent complete and ahead of its build schedule, enabling this first flight in November 2009, just over 24 months from initial contract award. This is a historical step toward operating an unmanned combat aircraft aboard a Navy aircraft carrier.
 
MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Air System Takes Flight
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 03 September, 2008
Northrop Grumman's Company-Owned MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Air System Takes Flight
 
Lockheed Martin - Intelligent autonomous control of multiple unmanned systems
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 03 September, 2008
Lockheed Martin has successfully demonstrated the Intelligent Control and Autonomous Re-planning of Unmanned Systems (ICARUS) suite of technologies as part of an exercise conducted August 12-14.
 
Elbit Systems' Hermes 450? Records Another Success:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 02 September, 2008
Elbit Systems Awarded Contract Valued at US$25 Million to Supply UAVs to a Country in the Americas
 
Sensors Unlimited - Scan Eagle UAV gets new SWIR camera
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 28 August, 2008
Sensors Unlimited, Inc., part of Goodrich Corporation, has announced that their ultra-compact, high sensitivity SU640KTSX indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera has been successfully flight-tested on the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft at the Fort Leonard Wood test range in Missouri.
 
Boeing Awarded US Army Contract for 191 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 27 August, 2008
 
Spraycool? Enclosures Selected for Global Hawk Production
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 27 August, 2008
SprayCool®, a recognized leader in liquid-cooled tactical enclosure products, has announced that it was awarded a production contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply electronics enclosures for the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).
 
Spraycool - Contract for installation in MQ-1 Predator Aircraft
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 27 August, 2008
SprayCool®Technology Cited as Key to Installing Sensor Electronics in MQ-1 Predator Aircraft
 
Boeing, US Navy Offer Super Hornet for Denmark Fighter Competition
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 27 August, 2008
Boeing and the U.S. Navy delivered a proposal Aug. 15 offering the advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Royal Danish Air Force as part of Denmark's New Combat Aircraft competition.
 
Lockheed Martin - Arrowhead and Longbow Support for Apache Block III
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 25 August, 2008
The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]/Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC] Longbow Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) and Lockheed Martin'sArrowhead modernized target acquisition/night vision sensor debuted during the first flight of the U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache Block III attack helicopter.
 
QinetiQ's Zephyr UAV flies for three and a half days - unofficial UAV world record
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 25 August, 2008
QinetiQ's Zephyr being launchedZephyr's reputation as the world's leading solar powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been reinforced with a world-beating three and a half day flight at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
 
Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes First Flight Test with Payload
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 23 August, 2008
Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes First Flight Test With Payload and Integrated Tactical Common Data Link
 
Elbit Systems - Contract with Boeing for F-15 components
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 23 August, 2008
Elbit Systems' Subsidiary, Cyclone, to Supply Boeing F-15 Components, Valued at $31 Million
 
Northrop Grumman Completes Center Fuselage for First U.S. Navy F-35 Aircraft
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 20 August, 2008
Historic First Continues Company's Record of On-Time Performance
 
Lockheed Martin - 4th F-35 Lightning II Rolls Out
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 19 August, 2008
With one F-35 Lightning II aircraft in structural testing, two in flight test, six in final assembly and another 14 in various stages of production, Lockheed Martin added to the program's momentum on Saturday 16th August 08 by finishing assembly of the fourth F-35 aircraft, a short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B.
 
Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Proposal to Brazil For F-X2 Competition
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 18 August, 2008
Boeing has delivered a detailed proposal July 30 offering its advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Brazilian Air Force as part of Brazil's F-X2 fighter competition.
 
Watchkeeper Passes Flight Trials
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 12 August, 2008
Thales UK has confirmed a further milestone for theWatchkeeper programme has been met, with the validation of Thales’s automatic take-off and landing system, MAGIC ATOLS. This trial is one of a comprehensive set of trials taking place over the next year and follows on from the first successful flight trials of the Watchkeeper unmanned air vehicle (UAV) in April 2008.
 
Northrop Grumman to Upgrade E-2C Airborne Early warning and Control Aircraft for Egyptian Air Force
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 12 August, 2008
Northrop Grumman has been awarded the contract to upgrade an E-2C airborne early warning and control aircraft for the Egypt E-2C Foreign Military Sales Program.
 
GKN Aerospace invests in ECM technology to meet market growth.
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 11 August, 2008
GKN Aerospace is positioning itself to meet future demand for engine components by extending its electrochemical machining (ECM) capability and technology. The Company has a world lead in this through its 2007 acquisition of Teleflex Aerospace Manufacturing Group (TAMG).
 
GA-ASI - Joint contract with BAE Systems on Predator
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 09 August, 2008
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA‑ASI) and BAE Systems will jointly develop architecture to automate the detection and identification of ground battle targets. The companies will jointly integrate the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Continuous Look Attack Management for Predator® (CLAMP) program under a $6 million Air Force contract.
 
Oxley enters UAV market on BAE HERTI
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 09 August, 2008
Oxley Developments Company Ltd has entered the Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) market having recently secured an order to supply a suite of LED external navigation and anticollision lights for the BAE Systems HERTI UAV.
 
Boeing Awarded $28.8 Million E-6B Upgrade Contract
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 07 August, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $28.8 million sole-source U.S. Navy contract to upgrade the service's fleet of 16 E-6B airborne command, control and communications aircraft.
 
UVS International - 1st international conference totally dedicated to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 06 August, 2008
UVS International is proud to announce that it has been invited by the Indian Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and Ministry of Defence to partner with these organizations to organize India's 1st international conference totally dedicated to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
 
Elbit Systems to equip Australia with additional Skylark? I UAVs
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 03 August, 2008
Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded yet another contract to supply the Australian Army with more Skylark® I UAV systems for an estimated value of several million dollars. This is the Australian Department of Defence's third Skylark® order, following the initial order for the Australian Army in 2005.
 
Lockheed Martin - US Navy's MH-60R helicopter
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 03 August, 2008
Lockheed Martin has completed its initial deliveries of aircraft to the U.S. Navy's first operational MH-60R helicopter maritime strike squadron, the HSM-71 Raptors, ensuring the squadron is ready for its deployment with an aircraft carrier strike group. The San Diego-based pilot and crew departed with the aircraft July 24 for the three-day journey home from Owego, NY.
 
Saab offers further industrial collaboration to Norway
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 02 August, 2008
In conjunction with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) submitting a tender to Norway for 48 Gripen aircraft on the 28th April this year, Saab has also submitted proposals for industrial collaboration. Today, Saab handed over supplementary reports of these industrial collaborations to the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.
 
WestWind Technologies Wins AMCOM Air Warrior Contract
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 31 July, 2008
WestWind Technologies, Inc. (WestWind) in Huntsville, Alabama has won a major contract award from the Air Warrior Product Office at the U.S. Army Aviation Missile Command (AMCOM) on Redstone Arsenal.
 
Dassault Avaition and Infotech Enterprises Ltd Project
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 31 July, 2008
Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) offset program offset
 
Boeing Begins Final Assembly of 2nd P-8A Poseidon
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 30 July, 2008
Boeing began final assembly of the second P-8A Poseidon for the U.S. Navy on July 24 in Renton, Wash. The aircraft, S1, is the program's static test vehicle and will be used to test the airframe's structural strength.
 
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Signs Agreement To Resell SprayCool Chassis
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 30 July, 2008
Advanced cooling technology enables very high performance embedded computing solutions for military/aerospace applications
 
Boeing and ATIL - 10th Anniversary of UK Apache AH1
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 29 July, 2008
Boeing and Aviation Training International Limited (ATIL) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of a joint venture that provides Apache AH Mk1 attack helicopter training services to the British Army.
 
Elbit Systems Ltd - MARS for Israeli Defense Forces
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 29 July, 2008
Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. was selected by the Israeli Defense Forces as the supplier of MARS - an innovative thermal imaging and target acquisition system.
 
AgustaWestland - Qatar Armed Forces Sign Contract for 18 AW139 Helicopters
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 28 July, 2008
AgustaWestland has announced that the Qatar Armed Forces has signed a contract for 18 AW139 medium twin helicopters.
 
Boeing - Ratheon joins EP-X tem
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 27 July, 2008
Boeing has announced that Raytheon has joined its EP-X industry team. EP-X is a manned airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting aircraft that will replace the U.S. Navy's EP-3 signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform.
 
ATK - Maritime Patrol Aircraft Intelligence Contract
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 24 July, 2008
ATK Awarded $78 Million Contract to Missionize Three Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection Division
 
Boeing Acquires Insitu to Expand Capabilities in Unmanned Systems
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 24 July, 2008
Boeing has announced an agreement to acquire Insitu, Inc., a pioneer in the unmanned air systems (UAS) market and leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance, low-cost UAS used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
 
COBHAM TEAMS WITH GA-ASI TO PROVIDE UAV WHOLE LIFE SUPPORT TO UK MOD
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 17 July, 2008
Cobham plc (Cobham) and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) are pleased to announce the creation of a Teaming Agreement to cover whole life support arrangements for UK Government GA-ASI products
 
AgustaWestland - Agreemant with Boeing for joint manufacture of Italian Chinooks
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 17 July, 2008
Boeing and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, have signed an agreement for the joint manufacture of new CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army in a ceremony held at the Farnborough Airshow.
 
GKN Aerospace to supply complete engine modules
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 16 July, 2008
Two strategic developments at GKN Aerospace have been central in bringing the Company's core propulsion systems operation to the position where it can offer aero-engine primes the capability to manufacture and supply complete, assembled jet engine fan, turbine exhaust or compressor case modules.
 
DRS Technologies - Mast Mounted Sights for Kiowa Warrior helicopters
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 15 July, 2008
DRS Technologies, Inc. has received $56 million in follow-on contracts from the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, for support of Mast-Mounted Sights (MMS) on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters.
 
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