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  • Farnborough: RAF selects Litening 3 laser designator pod for Eurofighter Typhoons


    The Eurofighter programme took a major step forward yesterday with agreement to integrate the Litening 3 laser...


  • Farnborough: F-35 workshare 'secure' even if UK pulls the plug, says Lockheed Martin


    Britain will keep its workshare on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II whether the UK buys the fighter or not, the...


  • Farnborough: Eurofighter casts doubt on quoted Typhoon price


    <P><STRONG><FONT size=1>By Jon Lake in Farnborough</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>Eurofighter GmbH has filed a freedom of...


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  • FARNBOROUGH: Military helicopter market is in buoyant mood

    News | 20 Jul 2010 10:00 | Jon Lake

    Although global demand has declined since the Cold War, and although some new helicopter acquisition programmes have run into real difficulties, many air forces are investing heavily in improving their helicopter capabilities.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Military-helicopter-market-is-in-buoyant-mood-344112/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Is a rotary revolution on the horizon?

    News | 20 Jul 2010 08:00 | Jon Lake

    Despite the astonishing versatility of the helicopter, conferred by its ability to take off and land vertically, many believe that today's rotorcraft are...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Is-a-rotary-revolution-on-the-horizon-344144/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Civil helicopter market looks east for market revival

    News | 20 Jul 2010 07:00 | Jon Lake

    The civil helicopter market is undergoing a tough time. Sales have slumped in the past year or two and the near-term outlook remains pessimistic.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Civil-helicopter-market-looks-east-for-market-revival-344146/
  • Lockheed reveals special ops C-130J variant

    News | 29 May 2008 14:34 | Jon Lake

    <P>Lockheed Martin used the show to reveal a new variant of its C-130J Hercules transport aircraft. The HC/MC-130J is a tailored special operations version intended to replace the C-130s used by the US Air Force's Special Operations Command. These include HC-130N and HC-130Ps, MC-130Es, MC-130Ps and MC-130Hs, used in the combat search and rescue and special forces roles. Further ahead, Lockheed hopes that this "common core" airframe will form the basis of a gunship to replace AC-130s.</P> <P>The new aircraft has been developed using company funds, although an official acquisition decision memorandum for 68 aircraft has been issued to replace the older MC-130E, MC-130P and HC-130P aircraft. The overall requirement is for 115 aircraft.</P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 322px" alt="C-130J Variant" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23191" border=0></P> <P>The HC/MC-130J incorporates an in-flight refuelling receiver capability and is fitted with the 250kt (460km/h) ramp and cargohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-reveals-special-ops-C-130J-variant-224317/
  • ILA 2008: Indian bids add spice

    News | 27 May 2008 00:00

    <P><STRONG>With India prominently labelled as the show’s ‘official partner country’, the importance of the Indian market, and the growing power of India’s aerospace industry is being underlined and highlighted at Schoenefeld. <EM>Jon Lake</EM> reports</STRONG></P> <P>With the recent, long awaited release of a $10 billion request for proposals (RFP), <A href="http://www.india-defence.com/reports/3512">India’s&nbsp;Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition is hotting up</A>, and the main contenders are all present at Berlin, doubtless hoping to impress and persuade India that theirs is the best choice as India’s next fighter.<BR><BR>Originally launched as the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) requirement, the Indian fighter competition originally sought a replacement for the IAF’s ageing MiG-21s that were not being upgraded under the ‘Bison’ programme.<BR><BR>The MRCA was intended to sit between the heavyweight, long range Su-30MKIs and lighter fighters like the upgraded Mihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ILA-2008-Indian-bids-add-spice-224146/
  • Saudi Arabia's changing military industry

    News | 07 Apr 2008 15:00 | Jon Lake

    Saudi Arabia Local heroes "Saudization" will reduce the number of jobs for foreigners in the long term, but prospects for trainers and managers...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Saudi-Arabias-changing-military-industry-222792/