News Listings for Grumman S-2 Tracker

  • Taiwan to upgrade T56 engines for P-3C fleet

    News | 20 Feb 2013 07:12 | Greg Waldron

    Taiwan will overhaul 16 Rolls-Royce T56-A-14 turboprop engines under a deal worth $10.6 million ...
  • Taiwan to sign aircraft support deal

    News | 03 Oct 2005 23:00

    <P>Three Taiwanese companies are poised to win a NT$48 billion ($1.4 billion) contract to take over the maintenance of four military aircraft types as part of a huge privatisation initiative by the Taipei government.</P> <P>Industry sources say the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Air Asia and Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) are negotiating a deal with Taipei this week to support its Beech T-34 trainers, Grumman S-2 Tracker surveillance aircraft, Lockheed Martin C-130 transports and MD Helicopters MD500s. An eight-year contract worth NT$6 billion annually is set to be signed later this month, with work to start in November.</P> <P>Air Asia will be responsible for all airframe maintenance under the deal, using government-owned hangars at Pingtung airbase.</P> <P>The company – which already maintains Bell UH-1, OH-58 and TH-67 helicopters for the Taiwanese military from its Tainan facility – expects the new business to generate annual revenues of around NT$3
  • Floating ideas

    News | 03 Jul 2000 23:00

    <p>Naval aviation force projection is in Australia's sights </p> <p>Peter La Franchi/SYDNEY</p> <p>On 24 June last year, the then director general of maritime development in the Australian Defence Headquarters Capability Development Unit, Commodore Tim Cox, wrote in a minute that the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) possible reactions to the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) new Project Air 6000 future fighter programme. </p> <p>Air 6000, Cox noted, had the potential to seriously distort Australia's military acquisition priorities in favour of air power for most of a decade, with major follow-on consequences for the RAN's own force development. </p> <p>Cox wrote that the future fighter was being pitched by the RAAF as an expeditionary capability, meaning that it would be the deployment option of choice for future Australian involvement in the wider Asia-Pacific region. The RAN, he wrote, should become directly involved in the RAAF's deployment equations through the development of wh
  • Military rein loosens

    News | 18 Mar 1998 00:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=634' /></p> <p>Latin American armed forces, some held under tight budgetary control in punishment for past excesses, are seeing purse strings being loosened. Re-equipment plans long held in abeyance are being dusted off, and, as a result, defence contractors are gearing up their marketing machines. </p> <p>Brazil is leading the charge, with a comprehensive plan which includes new and upgraded fighters, trainers and transports. The first project to get under way is the ambitious SIVAM Amazon surveillance programme, intended to prevent illegal exploitation of the region's natural resources while providing for control of its airspace and the interdiction of smuggling operations. Prime contractor Raytheon is responsible for integrating the network of space, air and land based sensors making up SIVAM. </p> <p>Key aviation elements of the programme are the surveillance and light attack aircraft that will, respectively, patrol and police Amazon a