Finmeccanica – Selex ES receives advanced targeting lasers order for F-35

Finmeccanica – Selex ES has been awarded a contract by prime contractor Lockheed Martin to supply 165 advanced targeting lasers for the F-35 Lightning II’s Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS). The contract forms part of the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) programme phase. The laser, integrated into the EOTS, allows fighter aircraft crews More...

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Thales launches Watchkeeper X A flexible approach to UAS

Thales’s new modular Watchkeeper X system reflects a growing need for high-end military-standard Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to wider markets. This modular More...

17/09/2015 11:27

Lockheed Martin and Roketsan to Develop Mid-Range Cruise Missile for the F-35

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Turkish company Roketsan signed a contract to cooperatively develop the SOM-J missile for integration into the F-35 internal weapons bay. SOM-J is a new generation air-to-surface More...

16/09/2015 17:19

The AW609 TiltRotor sets speed record on 1000 km journey: 2 hours 18 minutes from UK to Italy

The Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor set a speed record on a 1000 km ‘point-to-point’ journey. The aircraft, with its unique combination of the turboprop airplane’s speed and helicopter’s take-off More...

16/09/2015 16:29

Selex ES launches Falcon Shield Counter-UAV system

At DSEi 2015, Finmeccanica – Selex ES unveiled its Counter-Unmanned Air Vehicle (C-UAV) system, named Falcon Shield. Falcon Shield provides users with a multi-spectral threat sensing capability and, uniquely through More...

16/09/2015 14:49

Raytheon receives $87 million SM-3 Block IIA contract

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) $87 million to purchase long-lead materials needed to produce up to 17 Standard Missile-3 Block IIAs that will be used for testing and initial deployment. More...

16/09/2015 13:01

Azerbaijani Army destroys another Armenian UAV – PHOTO

One more unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Armenian armed forces has been destroyed, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told AzeriDefence Sept. 15. The ministry said the Armenian armed forces’ drone, which was More...

16/09/2015 12:44

First Test Flight of the L-39NG Trainer

On September 14th, 2015, the factory crew of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s., composed of Miroslav Schützner and Vladimír Kvarda, successfully completed the first test flight of the L-39NG trainer demonstrator, More...

15/09/2015 12:49

Iran’s new radar system under development

Iran is preparing to launch a new radar system, ‘Qaem Al-e Mohammad’, in the near future, said Fars news agency. The new radar system will cover a range of 1,000km which can increase the Iranian Armed More...

15/09/2015 12:15

LM Offers Advanced Electro-Optical Targeting System for the F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) introduced Advanced EOTS, an evolutionary electro-optical targeting system, which is available for the F-35’s Block 4 development. Designed to replace EOTS, the F-35’s current electro-optical More...