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Indian Air Force DARIN upgrades for SEPECAT Jaguar

Jaguars were chosen in October 1978 as a part of Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft (DPSA) program to replace its aging fleet of Hawker Hunter and Canberra. Initially an interim batch of ex-RAF jaguars was delivered to IAF in 1979. These aircrafts were fitted with NAVWASS (NAVigation Attack Weapon Aiming Sub-System) from Marconi-Elliot and a Head-Up display (HUD) from Smiths. Aircraft ...

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Simplex Manufacturing to Help Build Next Generation Airframe Icing Test System

Simplex manufacturing has been selected by Battelle to develop a large internal water tank for the CH47 Chinook Helicopter.  The tank will be a component in a new airframe icing test system called the Objective Helicopter Icing Spray System (OHISS).  OHISS will be used by both the military and industry customers to test aircraft flight characteristics in both icing and heavy rain ...

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Boeing and US navy propose Advanced Super Hornets to Japan Air Self Defense Force

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have delivered a proposal to the government of Japan offering the advanced F/A-18E Super Hornet Block II to become the Japan Air Self Defense Force’s (JASDF) next premier fighter aircraft. The F/A-18E Block II is the United States’ newest operational and combat-proven fighter aircraft. Japan issued a Request for Proposal for its F-X fighter competition ...

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Lockheed Martin Unveils Samarai Flyer

With UAVs taking all shapes and sizes in recent years, Lockheed Martin has been working which is based on a monocopter platform. Lockheed Martin calls it Samarai Flyer and was unveiled for the first time publically on August 16th, 2011 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference. Technically a monocopter is like a helicopter, except that the entire ...

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United States Air Force prepares F-35 pilots

The arrival the new F-35 at the Eglin Air Force base in Florida has increased the pressure on USAF to get the new pilots ready for combat on shiny new F-35 Lightning II. Lt. Col. Eric Smith became the first airman to fly the new stealth fighter. After years of development and lot of set backs F-35 is finally a ...

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BAE Systems to provide Flight Controls for Embraer’s KC-390 Aircraft

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have selected BAE Systems to provide flight control electronics for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft under development by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.  The KC-390 is a twin-turbofan powered medium-weight transport jet that can be refueled in flight and can be used for in-flight ...

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Boeing supports USAF launch of Raytheon MALD-J

Boeing earlier this month supported the U.S. Air Force in the first powered launch of a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) from a B-52. The successful test, in which the electronic jammer was launched from a B-52 Stratofortress, took place over the Gulf of Mexico at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., test range. Boeing designed the avionics software ...

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Indian Light Combat Helicopter TD-2 successfully tested by HAL

Another major milestone was by achieved by India’s state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). According to our sources the HAL’s flagship helicopter development program Light Combat Helicopter’s (LCH) second prototype TD-2 (Technology Demonstrator) achieved its first flight at 1500hrs IST. This a major boost for the program as this prototype is expected to be a weaponized version. The nature of ...

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Dassault Aviation at Paris Air Show 2011

The International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget hosted more than 2,100 international exhibitors for the first time in its history, from 20 to 26 June. With its 28 international pavilions, 140 aircraft the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget offered its 138,000 professional visitors and 200,000 general public visitors a unique experience. With 138 000 trade visitors, 193 ...

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