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  • IDF seeks larger brigade-level UAV

    News | 17 Apr 2015 16:10 | Arie Egozi

    ​Sources have revealed that the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has revived a plan to acquire a larger brigade-level unmanned air vehicle than its battalion-level Elbit Systems Skylark I-LE.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IDF-seeks-larger-brigade-level-UAV-411350/
  • DARPA carries out full PCAS prototype demo using MV-22

    News | 16 Apr 2015 14:31 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) carried out testing of a full prototype of the Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) for the first time during the US Marine Corps’ Talon Reach exercise.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DARPA-carries-out-full-PCAS-prototype-demo-using-MV-22-411294/
  • UK may not oppose Gripen sale to Argentina: Brazilian minister

    News | 16 Apr 2015 10:34 | Felipe Salles

    ​The UK government is unlikely to block any request by Argentina to buy Saab Gripen NG fighters, Brazilian defence minister Jacques Wagner told reporters on 15 April.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-may-not-oppose-Gripen-sale-to-Argentina-Brazilian-minister-411287/
  • AgustaWestland, Bristow offer AW119 to replace US Navy TH-57 fleet

    News | 15 Apr 2015 18:48 | Stephen Trimble

    AgustaWestland and Bristow Helicopters have teamed up with two other suppliers to replace the US Navy’s fleet of 117 Bell Helicopter 206B3 basic trainers with an upgraded version of the AW119 aircraft on a fee-for-service contract.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AgustaWestland-Bristow-offer-AW119-to-replace-US-Navy-TH-57-fleet-411261/
  • ​Saab, Embraer agree on Gripen manufacturing roles

    News | 15 Apr 2015 14:27 | Felipe Salles

    Embraer will receive a “relevant and highly significant” transfer of technology package from Saab to support the Brazilian air force’s Gripen fighter purchase under an agreement signed on 14 April, says Jackson Schneider, president of Embraer Defense and Security.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Saab-Embraer-agree-on-Gripen-manufacturing-roles-411244/
  • Selex gets IRST contract for Gripen E fighter

    News | 15 Apr 2015 10:47 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Saab has awarded Selex ES a production contract for the Skyward-G infrared search and track (IRST) system, with the deal covering equipment to be installed with the Swedish air force’s future Gripen E fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Selex-gets-IRST-contract-for-Gripen-E-fighter-411233/
  • US Navy developing early plans for V-22 mid-life upgrade

    News | 15 Apr 2015 00:51 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Navy is already drawing up plans for a mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey that could lead to major structural and electronic changes for the tiltrotor aircraft after the next decade.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navy-developing-early-plans-for-V-22-mid-life-upgrade-411212/
  • US Navy fighter develops passive target ID for ships

    News | 15 Apr 2015 00:22 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing developed the EA-18G Growler mainly to jam radars, but the US Navy has been quietly developing its onboard systems to perform a critical new role in attacks on surface vessels.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navy-fighter-develops-passive-target-ID-for-ships-411211/
  • DoD revamping F-35 maintenance plan

    News | 14 Apr 2015 23:28 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Department of Defense is revamping a 14-year-old strategy for maintaining a global fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters that relies heavily on a currently dysfunctional automated system and a just-in-time logistics model managed by the contractor.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DoD-revamping-F-35-maintenance-plan-411210/
  • Raytheon completes final reviews of SDB II ahead of USAF LRIP decision

    News | 14 Apr 2015 09:36 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Raytheon has announced that it has carried out three final programme reviews of its Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II ahead of a “milestone C” decision on production that the US Air Force is expected to make in May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Raytheon-completes-final-reviews-of-SDB-II-ahead-of-USAF-LRIP-decision-411154/
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