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Military Aviation
Boeing/Lockheed Martin - SDB II First Flight
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 06 June, 2007
Boeing and industry teammate Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first flight of the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) weapon system May 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
 
AUVSI - The World's Largest Collection of Robots, Drones etc
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 04 June, 2007
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced today that its annual convention and exhibition, AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2007, will be the largest in the Association's 35 year history. With 230,000 gross square feet (over 70,000 square meters) of exhibit space and more than 275 international exhibitors, this show is the largest of its kind and the only event that brings together all unmanned disciplines including air, ground, and maritime, for the most extensive display of robotic and unmanned systems hardware in the world.
 
Boeing - C17 Globemaster IIIs Delivered
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 31 May, 2007
Boeing has delivered the first of 13 C-17 Globemaster IIIs to Dover (Del.) Air Force Base (AFB) officials during a ceremony at the company's Long Beach, Calif., C-17 manufacturing facility.
 
Boeing - Contract To Upgrade B-52s
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 22 May, 2007
Boeing Awarded $30 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Upgrade B-52s
 
Boeing Dual-Cockpit Cueing System Introduced to U.S. Navy
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 18 May, 2007
Boeing Dual-Cockpit Cueing System Introduced to U.S. Navy Squadron
 
Boeing - Dual-Cockpit Cueing System
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 18 May, 2007
The first Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet retrofitted with an aft cockpit Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) has arrived at Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (VFA-213), the first U.S. Navy fleet squadron to fly the aircraft with the dual-cockpit system.
 
Boeing - C17 for RAAF
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 11 May, 2007
The Boeing Company has delivered the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) second C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony at the company's Long Beach, Calif., C-17 manufacturing facility.
 
Boeing - Everett Factory 40 Years On
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 01 May, 2007
Forty years ago today, The Boeing Company opened the major assembly buildings of its Everett factory to build the first-ever jumbo jet - the 747. Four decades later, that factory has grown into the largest building in the world by volume and is home to every Boeing twin-aisle airplane program - 747, 767, 777 and 787 Programs. To date, Boeing employees at the Everett site have built and delivered more than 2,950 airplanes.
 
QinetiQ - Precision Airdrop System
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 25 April, 2007
US Military expand use of PSI's Precision Airdrop System
 
QinetiQ - MoD Helix Project
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 04 April, 2007
QinetiQ wins significant workshare in UK MOD project HELIX contract
 
QinetiQ - Multiple Unmanned Aircraft Control
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 03 April, 2007
A system which provides a single pilot with the ability to fly their own aircraft while simultaneously directing up to four further unmanned aircraft has been successfully demonstrated from the cockpit of a military fast jet for the first time. The system, developed by QinetiQ and funded by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), gives unmanned aircraft an advanced level of independence and intelligence, or autonomy. A series of successful flight trials were flown using a Tornado as the command and control aircraft and a BAC 1-11 trials aircraft acting as a 'surrogate' unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The Tornado pilot also had responsibility for commanding a further three simulated UAVs.
 
Agusta Westland Defence Procurement Acquisition Awards Ceremony
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 27 March, 2007
AgustaWestland Celebrates A Triple Win At The Minister For Defence Procurement Acquisition Awards Ceremony
 
McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co - Display Sight System
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 21 March, 2007
McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a delivery order amount of $21,400,460 as part of a $41,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for improved helmet display sight system ship sets in support of the Apache helicopter.Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by Mar. 31, 2009.Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This was a sole source contract initiated on Mar. 17, 2006.The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-05-G-0005).
 
QinetiQ - Enhanced Weapon Aiming and Imaging for Tornado GR4
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 15 March, 2007
In support of Op TELIC, QinetiQ, acting as system integrator for this Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) programme, has successfully integrated a LITENING III pod onto the Tornado GR4 to provide enhanced target designation for weapon aiming and effectiveness. Initial in-theatre feedback also indicates that the results are of the highest quality.
 
QinetiQ - Defence Fuels Group Technical Support Extension
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 03 March, 2007
QinetiQ has secured a two-year contract extension worth £7m to continue the provision of technical support to the MOD's Defence Fuels Group (DFG) for fuels and lubricants.
 
Rolls-Royce joins with Heli-Lynx for AS355 upgrades
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 03 March, 2007
Rolls-Royce has reached an agreement with Heli-Lynx Helicopter Services to upgrade Eurocopter AS355 aircraft.
 
Boeing - ScanEagle UAV Team Achieves NATO Compliance
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 07 February, 2007
Boeing ScanEagle Team Achieves Compliance with NATO UAV Interoperability Standard
 
Boeing and AgustaWestland Sign MOU for Joint Rotorcraft Work
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 06 February, 2007
The Boeing Company and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint work on the next - generation Chinook for the Italian Army and other future rotorcraft opportunities.
 
Rolls-Royce awarded $235m USAF services agreements
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 02 February, 2007
Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with the US Air Force for aftermarket services and spares for C-130J military transport aircraft. The two contracts have a total value of up to $235 million over five years.
 
Eurocopter - Contract With French Gendarmerie For 37 EC135
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 27 January, 2007
Eurocopter signed a significant contract with the French Gendarmerie for the acquisition of 37 EC135 (12 firm orders and 25 options) valued at €233 million. These EC135, which will be used for police missions, will replace the single-engine Ecureuil B, BA and B1 that the French Gendarmerie has been operating since 1980. The first helicopters will be delivered during the last quarter of 2008.
 
Nexter - Contract awarded for 20 THL 20 turrets
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 25 January, 2007
HAL (Hindustan Aeronautic Limited) has awarded a contract for the supply of 20 THL 20 turrets, that will equip the Indian Armed Forces' ALHs (Advanced Light Helicopters). The order cover the development phase of 20 turrets. The first deliveries will take place in 2008.
 
Boeing and Lockheed Martin Form Strategic Alliance
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 23 January, 2007
Boeing and Lockheed Martin have formed a strategic alliance to promote advancement of the future U.S. air transportation system.
 
Smiths Aerospace selected for $20m Korean Helicopter Program
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 18 January, 2007
Smiths' single box Health Usage Management System (HUMS) will provide increased aircraft safety, availability, reliability, maintainability and Life Cycle Costs. Smiths' HUMS includes an airborne data acquisition and processing unit, pilot display, PC card data transfer unit, airborne and ground software.
 
Smiths Aerospace selected by U.S. Navy for F/A-18
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 18 January, 2007
'Smiths' PBL support is an integral part of our customer services business,' commented Dr. John Ferrie, President, Smiths Aerospace. 'We also have performance based logistics contracts in place on the AV-8B, F-14, F/A-18, Tornado, Hawk, Eurofighter, H-60 Lamps and other military platforms.'
 
Smiths Aerospace - Sale To General Electric Company
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 15 January, 2007
Smiths Group plc agrees the sale of Smiths Aerospace division to General Electric Company for US$4.8 billion and proposes return of £2.1 billion to shareholders
 
Radstone - Optical Tracker Solution
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 03 January, 2007
Octec Image Processing – part of Radstone Embedded Computing – has announced that its optical tracker solution had been selected by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to be part of the Autonomous Airborne Refueling Demonstration (AARD) System that performed the first ever autonomous probe and drogue airborne refueling engagement on August 30th at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Utilizing a NASA F/A-18B and an Omega Air Refueling Services 707 tanker, the NASA Dryden flight test crew flew the F/A-18B to the designated pre-engagement position, activated the AARD system, and then 'rode along' hands-off through a series of refueling engagements.
 
QinetiQ To Play Strategic Role in UK MoD's 'Taranis' Programme
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 08 December, 2006
QinetiQ to play strategic role in MODs £124 million ′Taranis' UAV technology demonstrator programme
 
Rolls Royce Royal Australian Navy A$50m Contract
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 28 November, 2006
Rolls-Royce and Kellogg Brown & Root sign A$50m Royal Australian Navy support contract
 
BAE Systems - Final Assembly Of First Indian Hawks Underway
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 24 November, 2006
FINAL ASSEMBLY OF FIRST INDIAN HAWKS UNDERWAY AT BAE SYSTEMS
 
Rolls-Royce & GE Fighter Engine Team - F-35 Engine
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 20 November, 2006
GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team successfully completes design review for F-35 engine
 
ATK and Rocketplane Kistler Annouce Agreement for K-1
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 08 November, 2006
Rocketplane Kistler and ATK Announce Agreement for K-1 Launch Vehicle and COTS Program
 
Eurocopter signs contracts for Polish EC135 and EC145
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 02 November, 2006
Eurocopter, through the company Heli Invest, its Warsaw-based representative in Poland, has recently signed two contracts - for the first EC135 and the first EC145 in Poland respectively. Both contracts were finalised with two important corporate customers in Poland. Due for delivery early next year, these two sales mark the entry of the company's advanced light twins in the Polish market, adding to the fleet of EC120 B and EC130 B4 helicopters (presently seven machines in total) already sold and operational in Poland. The fact that Heli Invest is also Eurocopter's certified maintenance and service centre in Poland encouraged the customers' decisions to opt for these two top-selling twin-engine helicopters.
 
Sikorsky Aircraft Set to Open New Engineering Center
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 02 November, 2006
Sikorsky Aircraft Set to Open New Engineering Center in Fort Worth Region
 
Volvo Aero Norway Supplier to GE for JSF
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 02 November, 2006
Volvo Aero Norway to be supplier to the General Electric engine for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
 
BAE Hawk Mk128: Go Ahead For RAF Production
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 19 October, 2006
UK MOD SIGNS PRODUCTION CONTRACT FOR BAE SYSTEMS HAWK
 
Boeing - Unveiling of Non-Line-of-Sight-Cannon Firing Platform
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 29 September, 2006
Unveiling of Non-Line-of-Sight-Cannon Firing Platform Marks Major Step For Future Combat Systems Manned Ground Vehicle Fleet Development
 
Boeing Completes Block E Avionics Upgrade of B-1 Bomber Fleet
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 27 September, 2006
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27, 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] this week installed the final Block E avionics modification kit on the U.S. Air Force's active fleet of 67 B-1B Lancer long-range heavy bombers, completing a five-year, $680 million contract for enhanced computer hardware, software and weapons delivery capability.
 
Dassault Aviation - nEUROn: First intermediate synthesis review
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 12 September, 2006
Saint-Cloud, September 12th 2006 - The first intermediate synthesis review of the nEUROn programme (Europe's UCAV Demonstrator) took place on September 6th and 7th, 2006 at Dassault Aviation facilities - Saint-Cloud.
 
HAL - Sukhoi (Su-30 MKI) Production on Schedule
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 03 September, 2006
SU-30 MKI programme on schedule: HAL
 
Boeing Completes 1st Phase of CF-18 Modernization Project
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 31 August, 2006
Boeing Completes First Phase of CF-18 Aircraft Modernization Project
 
Eurocopter delivers the 500th EC135 Helicopter
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 30 August, 2006
Today, the 500th EC135 helicopter built at Eurocopter's German production facility in Donauwörth was delivered to the Austrian Motorist and Touring Club (÷AMTC). General Manager of Eurocopter's German sites, Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, handed over the aircraft to Mr. Kurt Noé-Nordberg, CEO of ÷AMTC Air Ambulance Services. This is the 25th EC135 for ÷AMTC, one of the largest private operators of this helicopter type in the world
 
QinetiQ ?52.5M Contract To Support Typhoon Programme
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 08 August, 2006
QinetiQ has today (Tuesday 08 August 2006) signed a contract with the Defence Procurement Agency, worth up to £52.5M over the next three years, to continue support for the Typhoon programme. The package includes £50M for defined technical support, advice and safety clearance activity, together with £2.5M allocated to sub-contracts and future emergent work.
 
Michelin Tires: Space Shuttle Discovery Returns Safely
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 17 July, 2006
SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY RETURNS HOME SAFELY ON MICHELIN TIRES
 
Parker Aerospace to Provide Flight Controls for ATG Javelin
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 01 November, 2005
OGDEN, UTAH, November 1, 2005 – Parker Aerospace's Control Systems Division-Commercial has been selected by Aviation Technology Group (ATG) to provide the flight control actuation system for the new Javelin high-performance executive jet.
 
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