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  • PICTURE: India rolls out naval version of Tejas fighter

    News | 07 Jul 2010 11:49 | Radhakrishna Rao

    The first two-seat trainer example of India's Tejas naval light combat aircraft will be flown for the first time before the end of the year, following the...
  • Uncle Roger's Festive Quiz 2008 - Answers

    News | 16 Dec 2008 00:00

    In the News 1. Kuwait Airways (1pt) 2. Jim Schuster of Hawker Beechcraft (2pt) 3. The red card (2pt) 4. Accidental discharge of his...
  • Forecasts 2006: Defence (Rest of World) - New types shake up global fleet

    News | 03 Jan 2006 00:00

    <P><BR>The UK will remain the USA’s key ally in operations to enforce stability and quell insurgency activities in Afghanistan and Iraq over the next 12 months, with an increased level of aviation support to be deployed to Afghanistan. This commitment will involve a variety of helicopter types, possibly including the Royal Air Force’s AgustaWestland EH101 Merlin HC3 transports and British Army AgustaWestland/Boeing Apache AH1 attack helicopters, and will support and enhance the current occasional offensive use of the RAF’s BAE Systems Harrier GR7 ground-attack aircraft.</P> <P><STRONG>Service turnovers</STRONG></P> <P>The coming year will see the Royal Navy’s last BAE Sea Harrier FA2 fighters leave service, along with one of the RAF’s remaining Sepecat Jaguar-equipped squadrons and probably its remaining English Electric Canberra PR9 photographic reconnaissance aircraft. The Bombardier Global Express-based Raytheon Sentinel R1 airborne stand-off radar platform will enter the inventor
  • Rising to the challenge

    News | 11 Jul 2005 23:00

    The UK Royal Air Force has been faced with a succession of major international operational commitments during a time of significant cutbacks to its infrastructure. How is it coping?
  • Duelling for CVF

    News | 10 Dec 2002 00:00

    STEWART PENNEY / LONDON The choice of new aircraft carrier will set the course of UK naval aviation as well as deciding the future of British military shipbuilding <p>At the end of January, the UK government is due to select the prime contractor for the Royal Navy's future aircraft carriers (CVFs). The Ministry of Defence has allocated £3 billion ($4.7 billion) for the ship acquisition, while in-service support is budgeted at a further £6.5 billion. As with many other UK procurements, the CVF competition is a battle being fought by two companies, BAE Systems and Thales.</p> <p>Two conventionally powered, 50,000t-class ships are planned to replace the three significantly smaller Invincible-class carriers from 2012. The carriers are a key element of the UK's deployable forces and has participated in all recent operations. The CVFs will operate alongside the dedicated helicopter carrier HMS <I>Ocean</I> and two new aviation-capable assault ships - HMS <I>Albion</I> and HMS <I>Bulwark</
  • Upgrade projects engage ERA software expertise

    News | 23 Jul 2002 23:00

    <p>LUCY CANNING</p> <p>ERA Technology has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide support for complex defence software systems on a number of major projects. </p> <p>ERA (Hall 3, A20) has extensive knowledge of system safety and operational performance, and is closely involved in MoD projects to upgrade platforms and improve operational performance – one example being the BAE Sea Harrier FA2. </p> <p>ERA's role has involved extensive assessments of the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS). As a contributor to the integrated project team, ERA helped the MoD identify, manage and mitigate the risks associated with the upgrade, so guaranteeing software system safety. </p> <p>Fuctionality </p> <p>Work included the definition and introduction of new systems and software processes and tools. ERA monitored and reported on progress to ensure the JTIDS system development teams were provided with mature processes, stable tools and effective guidance. </p> <p