Avoiding a Mid-Life Crisis

Saab
The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) requirements of military aircraft account for a significant portion of defence budgets around the world. Customers want high reliability and availability from their fighter, helicopter, transport and special mission aircraft, and they want it at a good price. This...

U.S. Air Force to advance its F-16 with next-gen radio from Rockwell Collins

A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities. The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) expands on a...

Lockheed Martin Assembles Third U.S. Air Force GPS III Satellite

The U.S. Air Force’s third GPS III satellite in production flow at Lockheed Martin’s advanced satellite manufacturing facility here is now fully integrated into a complete space vehicle. GPS III Space Vehicle 03 (GPS III SV03) followed the first two GPS III satellites on a...

U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Missile Warning Satellite

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin delivered the next Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on October 31. SBIRS enhances the military's ability to detect missile launches, supports ballistic missile defense,...

The Outside of the Envelope

USAF’s F-22A fighters
The continued proliferation of both military and commercial RF (Radio Frequency) equipment, means that airborne EW will continue to remain as important, if not more so, in the future. Travis Slocomb, vice president of electronic warfare systems at Raytheon stated to Armada that: “Electronic...

Rockwell Collins completes ADS-B Out milestone on NAVAIR aircraft platforms

First time ADS-B Out software integrated with flight management systems on C-2A, E2-C and P-3C aircraft Flight tests passed on all three NAVAIR platforms on first attempt Rockwell Collins recently completed the implementation of ADS-B Out software on C-2A, E2-C and P-3C aircraft for...

Cloak Of Invisibility

Northrop Grumman’s LAIRCM
Protecting aircraft from Radio Frequency (RF) and infrared threats remains paramount for air forces around the world, as illustrated by the high levels of activity in this regard which has occurred in this domain over the previous year.   Traditionally, several nations in the Asia-Pacific...

GoDirect Defense from Honeywell

What is GoDirect Defense? A new defense connectivity package covering military grade voice, video streaming and internet service over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network. In short, GoDirect Defense is a comprehensive portfolio of services that combine satellite airtime with Honeywell’s satellite communication hardware creating...

Guardian Angels

For 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, the United Kingdom Air Surveillance and Control System (UKASACS) watches the skies of the United Kingdom for suspicious activity. Yet plans are afoot to replace the UKASACS with a new system. Official information notes that...

Keeping Your Ears Open

RAF RC-135W aircraft
The past twelve months has witnessed interesting activity in the Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) gathering domain of airborne electronic warfare, with the Syrian and Iraqi threatres, and the Baltic region, experiencing energetic activity in this regard. On 25th April, two United States Air Force (USAF) Lockheed...

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RUAG Aviation successfully upgraded Bombardier Challenger CL601

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