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Special Report
Elbit Systems - Upgrade of Brazilian AMX Jets, for a Total Value of $187.5 Million
Electronic Warfare, ECM, Decoys : 13 November, 2008
First phase of contract valued at $67 million
 
Air New Zealand and Boeing - Sustainable Biofuels Test Flight
Aero Engines and fuel systems : 12 November, 2008
Air New Zealand and Boeing Announce December Date for Sustainable Biofuels Test Flight. Partnership with Rolls-Royce and UOP highlights the path to fuel certificatio
 
Martin-Baker US16E ejection seat flies in F-35 Lightning II
Safety, Escape and Recovery Systems : 11 November, 2008
On 15th December 2006, Martin-Baker celebrated a major milestone with the maiden flight of the F-35 Lightning II (AA-1).
 
General Dynamics - EAGLE IV vehicle contract with German BWB
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 11 November, 2008
General Dynamics European Land Systems has entered a contract with the German Bundesamt furWehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB) for the delivery of 198 EAGLE IV protected Command and Function Vehicles, including 25 vehicles that were delivered earlier under an agreement reached in July.
 
Air Transport Association Applauds Belgian Government Decision to Drop Air Ticket Tax
Institutes, Trade Associations and Professional Bodies : 10 November, 2008
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade association for the leading U.S. airlines, today responded to the decision by the Belgian government to drop their proposed air ticket tax.
 
Navistar to Deliver 822 Lighter MRAP Vehicles One Month Ahead of Schedule
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 09 November, 2008
Navistar Defense Answers Call for Urgent Need with Aggressive Production Schedule Company to Deliver 822 Lighter MRAP Vehicles One Month Ahead of Schedule
 
Saab Avitronics (Saab) and Mass Consultants (MASS) - EW Data Management Software
Electronic Warfare, ECM, Decoys : 09 November, 2008
Saab Avitronics (Saab) and Mass Consultants (MASS) have entered into a cooperation agreement to offer a fully integrated Electronic Warfare (EW) database and mission data generation tool.
 
Lockheed Martin Military Weather Satellite Achieves Five Years On Orbit
Defence Satellites : 06 November, 2008
Constellation Projected to Provide Critical Weather Data for Years to Come
 
Boeing Celebrates 20th Anniversary of 1st Avenger Delivery to US Army
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 November, 2008
Boeing has announced that Nov. 1 marked the 20th anniversary of its first Avenger fire unit delivery to the U.S. Army.
 
General Dynamics (Electric Boat) - $10.2m submarine modernization programme
Refurbishment and fitting : 01 November, 2008
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a modification to an existing contract for submarine modernization and related work at the submarine base in Groton.
 
UK MoD - ?97 million contract to strengthen airbridge
Government Agencies and Authorities : 31 October, 2008
MoD has signed a £97 million, seven-year contract with Marshall Aerospace of Cambridge for the logistic support of the TriStar fleet. Known as the TRIOS contract (TriStar Integrated Operational Support), it will provide maintenance and engineering and support to the RAF's core passenger fleet until 2015 and will strengthen the airbridge service to and from theatre.
 
Rockwell Collins receives $85 million US Air Force air traffic control subcontract
Radio Equipment : 29 October, 2008
Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide the SMART Blade Radio to upgrade the U.S. Air Force worldwide air traffic control (ATC) radio communication network.
 
Atos Origin wins Innovation Award for its mobile boarding passes solution
Passenger management, logistics : 28 October, 2008
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, has won the 2008 Innovation Award in the mobile & new technologies solutions for its innovative paperless tickets solution delivered via mobile phone and developed for Air France KLM.
 
Saab receives spare parts order from France
Radar Equipment : 27 October, 2008
Saab have received a spare parts order worth 10,5 million Euro for the French air force’s Giraffe AMB radars.
 
National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium VI
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 26 October, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight its homeland security and defense capabilities at the National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium VI, October 28-30, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
UK MoD - Ship-shape accommodation for HMS Albion's crew
Refurbishment and fitting : 26 October, 2008
Living quarters for hundreds of Royal Navy crew members and Royal Marines Commandos serving aboard HMS Albion are to get a major revamp under a £26M contract announced today by Defence Minister Quentin Davies.
 
Ultralife Corporation - Wearable Power Competition
Power supplies, batteries : 16 October, 2008
Ultralife Corporation Finishes First Among Battery Entries in Wearable Power Competition; Fourth Overall. Demonstrates High-Capacity, Lightweight Solution with Li/CFx-MnO2 Technology
 
AgustaWestland - Certification For NEW Around-the-World Speed Record
Helicopters and special aircraft : 12 October, 2008
Aviation Record Breakers Scott Kasprowicz And Steve Sheik Receive National Aeronautic Association Certification For NEW Around-the-World Speed Record In AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter
 
Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System
Legal, Insurance, Consultancy and Recruitment Services : 12 October, 2008
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a contract valued at up to $13.5 million for engineering services in support of the Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System (MIPS), a successor to the AADC Area Air Defense Commander Capability (AADC). General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics.
 
Iridium and GHL Acquisition Corp to combine
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 08 October, 2008
GHL Acquisition Corp. and Iridium Holdings LLC, a leading provider of voice and data mobile satellite services ("MSS’), today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which they plan to combine.
 
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
 
C&K Components Signs Distribution Agreement with TTI, Inc.
Electrical and electronic devices : 08 September, 2008
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices is proud to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with TTI, Inc. the world’s leading passive, connector and electromechanical specialist distributor in the electronics industry.
 
Boeing to Provide C-17 Aircrew Training to Royal Australian Air Force
Simulation Technology : 06 September, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $33 million U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales contract to provide a C-17 Aircrew Training System (ATS) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
 
GA-ASI CBP Aircraft Deployed to Support Hurricane Gustav Response
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 04 September, 2008
CBP Unmanned Aircraft to Survey Damage
 
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.
 
UK MoD - House of Commons Defence Committee report on the contribution of UAVs
Government Agencies and Authorities : 05 August, 2008
UAV's crucial role in operations
 
Defense Support Program Satellite Decommissioned
Defence Satellites : 01 August, 2008
Northrop Grumman-Built Flight 19 Retired Following 9 Years of Service
 
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.
 
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).
 
Boeing - Air Traffic Management system to cut emissions and fuel consumption
Control rooms, ATC, IT : 12 July, 2008
Boeing and partners in industry and government achieved significant reductions in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions during a recent deployment of an innovative Air Traffic Management (ATM) concept called Tailored Arrivals.
 
Global MilSatCom 2008, the European hub for Military Satellite Communications
Defence Satellites : 09 July, 2008
Global MilSatCom 2008, the European hub for Military Satellite Communications, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Join leading MilSatCom nations and discuss national developments, international cooperation and current operational challenges.
 
UK RAF Typhoons now multi-role capable
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 02 July, 2008
The Royal Air Force has declared its Typhoon jets multi-role capable today. The RAF Typhoons can now carry out precision Ground Attack as well as Air Defence tasks.
 
Embracing the Adversary
Detection and Screening systems : 14 June, 2008
The adversaries - terrorists, criminals, etc. - have the most important role in a security system. In an efficient security system, they guide every operational and procedural undertaking.
 
Eurosatory 2008 - Defense Exhibition
Exhibitions and Trade Shows - Defence : 17 May, 2008
The Exhibition is strictly reserved to professionals - Check the web site for details
 
Advanced Seal Delivery System Demonstrates Submarine Mission Capability
Naval Ships and Submarines : 03 May, 2008
The Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) program, with significant support from Northrop Grumman Corporation, achieved a significant milestone in late March 2008, operating for the first time from one of the U.S. Navy's newest transformational platforms, the Ohio-class cruise missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727).
 
Boeing-Insitu Achieves ScanEagle Service Milestones for U.S.M.C and USN
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 02 May, 2008
The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft (UA), a joint effort of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Insitu Inc., this month logged a pair of service milestones as it surpassed 50,000 combat flight hours with the U.S. Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) in Iraq and 1,000 shipboard recoveries with the U.S. Navy.
 
J&S Franklin exhibit DefenCell at DVD2008
Blast Protection and Mitigation : 02 May, 2008
Following the recent successful sale of DefenCell to the Irish Defence Force, J & S Franklin will be exhibiting from their stand number BI-5 at DVD2008 organised by the UK Ministry of Defence.
 
Boeing - Proposal to Equip Indian Air Force with Super Hornet Fighters
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 27 April, 2008
Boeing has delivered a detailed, 7,000-page proposal offering its advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Indian Air Force as part of India's Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition.
 
International Defence Logistics 2008
Exhibitions and Trade Shows - Defence : 23 April, 2008
National and international defence organisations come together to address key challenges in logistics. 3 – 6 June 2008, Hotel le Plaza Brussels
 
'Test Your Satellite Phone' Week
Communication Satellites : 19 April, 2008
Iridium® Satellite, ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross Partner to Educate First Responders on Importance of Testing Satellite Phones Encouraging Emergency Workers to Prepare for Disasters before They Strike
 
Northrop Grumman TDRS-1 Satellite Reaches 25 Years of Operational Success
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 09 April, 2008
The first of six Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) system spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed 25 years of successful on-orbit operations on April 4, setting a new standard for long life and reliability.
 
Hitek - Landing craft presevation
Storage, distribution and Transport : 05 April, 2008
BASS IPT want to deploy these landing craft to the Falkland Islands for a period of 2 years. Previously they were having to bring them back after one year due to corrosion, at a cost of £40,000 BASS IPT approached HITEK-nology Solutions Ltd to provide a solution that would result in the landing craft being able to stay down the Falkland Islands for a two year period, being available for use but protected from corrosion
 
Insitu - US Navy test flies Scan Eagle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 05 April, 2008
The Naval Unmanned Systems Integration Activity (NUSIA) teamed with NAWCWD’s Unmanned Systems Technical Project Office and conducted a successful initial flight of the first unmanned Scan Eagle test vehicle owned by the Navy on Feb. 29 at China Lake.
 
BMT completes Australian Collins-class Submarine Replacement Costing Study
Naval Ships and Submarines : 31 March, 2008
BMT Defence Services has completed a costing study for a class of new submarines to replace the Royal Australian Navy’s existing Collins-class submarines.
 
Russian Airlines Aircraft Requirements
Passenger aircraft : 31 March, 2008
The Russian airlines will need more than 900 passenger aircraft over the next 20 years in response to the strong growth in this market, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF).
 
UAS 2008
Exhibitions and Trade Shows - Defence : 24 March, 2008
Latest news regarding the UAS 2008 exhibition
 
UVS Forum at EUROSATORY (Paris, France ? 16-20 June 2008)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 24 March, 2008
At the 2008 EUROSATORY exhibition, the show organizers have created, in partnership with UVS International, the UVS Forum.
 
SAIC - $98 Million Contract to Provide Support Services to Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Medical and Dental Facilities and Services : 07 March, 2008
Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to provide support services to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). This multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a ceiling value of $98 million.
 
UK MoD - Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers progress with ?70 million contracts
Naval Ships and Submarines : 07 March, 2008
Contracts worth over £70million for the supply of steel and other important equipment for the two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers were announced today by Defence Minister Baroness Taylor.
 
C & K Components - World?s first ultra-small SM half pitch side actuated DIP switch
Fasteners and Connection Products : 07 March, 2008
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed an ultra-miniature, surface mount, side-actuated DIP switch. Designated the TDP Series, the half pitch switch features a dual bifurcated wiping action that ensures reliable contact. When mounted horizontally, the side-actuation mechanism provides visual confirmation of the on/off status.
 
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