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The UK's Largest Unmanned Aircraft Completes Initial Flight Trials

During subsequent flights, MANTIS successfully completed a series of trials demonstrating the capability of the system and the potential of large unmanned systems to support future UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) operational needs. The MANTIS programme is jointly funded by UK MOD and UK Industry. Defence Equipment & Support Director Combat Air, Air Vice-Marshal Simon Bollom, said: “These trials at ...

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Dubai Airshow 2009

Running from 15 to 19 November 2009 at Airport Expo, the Dubai Airshow is the foremost aerospace event in the Middle East and the fastest growing airshow in the world. Following the record-breaking show in 2007, the Dubai Airshow continues to grow. New for 2009 is an additional exhibition hall ‘Emirates Hall’; named after its host and sponsor Emirates Airline ...

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Lockheed Martin to modernize A-10

Lockheed Martin to modernize A-10

Lockheed Martin has received three contracts totaling $7.7 million from the U.S. Air Force for the continued modernization and sustainment of the A-10 close air support fighter jet. The contracts address the following content: A trade study to look for a new, more cost-efficient fuel system tester aimed at increasing overall maintenance effectiveness; Integration of the Fuel Quantity Intermediate Device ...

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German Eurofighter Typhoon set for air surveillance

NATO has chosen a squadron of German Eurofighter Typhoon’s for air surveillance of the Baltic States Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Eurofighter is not only a modern advanced fighter jet but also a surveying aircraft. Italian Air Force had earlier send their Typhoon Squadron to Albania. The 74th Squadron of the Luftwaffe based in Neuburg will be stationed in Siauliai, northern ...

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First F-35

Northrop Grumman Corporation has started the production of the first international F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. An short take off and vertical landing variant for the United Kingdom designated BK-1. Northrop Grumman Corporation began the production by producing the center fuselage which is the core structure around which F-35 is built on. The company started assembling Bk-1 center fuselage three days ...

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India, Russia to launch Su-PAKFA by the end of 2009

India, Russia to launch fifth generation stealth fighter jets Su-PAKFA by the end of 2009. Russia and India agreed to “solve all problems concerning the joint development of the fifth-generation fighter by the end of the year and embark on manufacture,” the defense ministry of India AK Anthony and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov said after the ninth meeting of ...

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Samtel Display Systems bags the ‘Hot Investment Opportunity’ award by Frost & Sullivan

The first Indian company ever to win this award in the aerospace segment SDS’s cost benefit to customers as compared to its competitors pegged at approximately 30 per cent New Delhi, October 5: The Indian avionics leader, Samtel Display Systems, has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan ‘Hot Investment Opportunity Award 2009’ in the Indian Aviation Suppliers Market. This award ...

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All you need to know about Sukhoi/HAL FGFA

The Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) being jointly developed by India and Russia will look substantially different for the two countries. While the Russian version will be a single-pilot fighter, the Indian variant will have a twin-seat configuration based on its operational doctrine which calls for greater radius of combat operations. The program is initiated to develop a fifth generation ...

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US to transfer F/A-18 Super Hornet technology to Brazil

Boeing is ready to transfer F/A-18 Super Hornet technology to Brazil if the country buys 36 F/A-18 Super Hornets as a part of  Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter Competition. Something which US has never done before. Boeing has taken this step to boost the competition in  Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter. Brazil has been showing interest on French Dassualt Rafale which also offers complete ...

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