DECEMBER 2019 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Aviation Defense Industry

US Air Force is buying additional laser weapon system

Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems, McKinney, Texas, has been awarded a $13,121,979 modification (P00002) to previously awarded agreement FA8650-19-9-9326 for High Energy Laser Weapon Systems (HELWS).

Airbus Helicopters signs global support contract for Tiger helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) have signed a tri-lateral Global Support Contract aimed at boosting the availability rate of the Tigers in service in the French, German, and Spanish Armies.

Russian Helicopters plans to sign long-term contract for Ka-52M rotorcraft in 2020

Russian Helicopters Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation, is planning to sign a large-scale long-term contract for the delivery of upgraded Kamov Ka-52 (NATO reporting name: Hokum-B) helicopters to the armed forces, Group CEO Andrei Boginsky told TASS.

BAE Systems selected by DARPA to create autonomy software for multi-domain mission planning

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that will enable semi-autonomous multi-domain mission planning. The technology will be designed for military operators to leverage battlespace resources from across various domains, such as space, air, land, and sea, for more effective, efficient missions.

Raytheon debuts portable V-22 virtual reality trainer

Raytheon Company debuted a virtual reality version of its portable V-22 trainer at I/ITSEC, the world's largest modeling, simulation and training event. Aircraft Functional V-22 Trainer-Virtual Reality is a fully immersive system that provides hyper-realistic training across all experience levels, including early-career aviation maintenance students and those engaged in continuing education.

Northrop Grumman selected for Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor phase IIa program

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected as one of four Other Transaction Authority awards for the Phase IIa Prototype Payload Design and Signal-chain Processing Demonstration of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program.

Kinzhal missile tested in Arctic

MiG-31K fighter jet for the first time fired Kinzhal air ballistic missile in the Russian Arctic at Pemboi range to the northeast of Vorkuta in mid-November, two sources in the defense industry told TASS.

Australia: MQ-9B Sky Guardian chosen over Reaper

The Australian Government’s $1.3 billion program to deliver a cutting-edge armed remotely-piloted aircraft system is a step closer with the down-selection of the General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’.

Indian Navy to acquire 6 more P-8I maritime aircraft

The defence ministry on Thursday approved the procurement of 6 Boeing P8I maritime patrol aircraft, indigenous development of airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) aircraft and other military platforms at a cost of $3.1-billion.

Flight Tests Of Turkish T-70 Helicopters In 2020

Turkey’s T-70 multi-role utility helicopter built under the $3.5 billion Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) by the Turkish Aerospace Industry (TUSAŞ/TAI) is scheduled to begin flight tests in 2020.

Rolls-Royce secures defense services contract valued at USD1.2 Billion

Rolls-Royce has secured a five-year MissionCare contract valued at $1.2 Billion to maintain AE 1107C engines on U.S. Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force V-22 aircraft.

Singapore and Indian Air Forces conduct 10th edition of Joint Military Training

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) are conducting the Joint Military Training (JMT) at Kalaikunda Air Force Station, India, from 31 October to 12 December 2019.

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