In its interim results announcement made on 1 August, BAE Systems confirmed that it will be delivering a further six Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia this year, pushing the nation’s fleet of the type to 34 aircraft, against a current order for 72. Just before the Paris air show, I got the chance to have […]
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With blue skies above and the sun shining on the UK (not something we’d been used to seeing in 2013 before last week), it feels like a good time to air some fun footage from a recent simulator ride I had at BAE Systems’ Warton site in Lancashire. BAE has long used a development simulator […]
Thanks to the good folks at the Royal Air Force’s 4 Sqn for putting together a punchy video showing their Hawk T2 advanced jet trainer in action. There’s some nice footage of the aircraft being put through its paces from the unit’s Valley home on Anglesey in locations including the nearby Pembrey Range and in […]
Defence sector news wasn’t in short supply while we were away enjoying an extended festive break, with aircraft sales, deliveries, accidents and new sightings all to be caught up on our flightglobal.com/defence channel. From my viewpoint in the UK, one of the most significant acts was the long-expected signature of a deal to supply the […]
Yesterday saw the confirmation of an impressive 102-aircraft programme to equip the Royal Saudi Air Force with a new-generation pilot training fleet from 2014. Brokered under a new agreement between the Saudi Arabian and UK governments, the deal includes 22 BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainers and – as revealed exclusively by my colleague Stephen Trimble […]
Weaponizing unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) is nothing new. As far back as World War II, the US Army Air Corps converted B-24 Liberators into unmanned cruise missiles guided by remote control from another aircraft. The US Air Force equipped RQ-1 Predators with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles 11 years ago, as our friend Richard Whittle has chronicled. […]
Two years ago, the Indian Air Force blamed BAE Systems for a one-year delay in the assembly of 42 Hawk advanced jet trainers at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). BAE released a statement defending itself, but provided no details. Thanks to Julian Assange’s latest dump of US State Department cables, BAE’s side of the story emerges […]
Combining British brevity and a bit of Italian/Spanish smack-talk, this Eurofighter Typhoon video posted on YouTube today may be the shortest promotional video ever released by the global defence industry.
I spent a nice chunk of my weekend writing a 50th anniversary tribute feature on the Harrier for next week’s Festive Issue in Flight International. It was a nice treat to see that BAE Systems today posted an excellent tribute video on YouTube, celebrating first flight of the Hawker P.1127 Harrier on 17 November 1960.
BAE Systems has shown the latest product flown by Advanced Ceramics Research, a newly-acquired rapid protoyping shop for UAVs. The Coyote is its first electrically-powered micro-UAV air-launched from a P-3 sonobuoy. Read more about the system here.