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Eurofighter E-Scan Radar Flight Trials Begin
EUROFIGHTER ANNOUNCED at Farnborough on July 13 that flight trials of the E-Scan radar (Captor-E) have begun following the successful completion of ground tests using a UK Eurofighter Typhoon test aircraft, clearing the path towards full integration of the radar. The ground tests were carried out on Instrumented Production Aircraft 5 (IPA5)/ZJ700 with the detection and tracking of airborne targets at significant range.
FARNBOROUGH 2016: Armed S-70i Black Hawk on Show
LOCKHEED MARTIN displayed an armed version of the Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk at Farnborough last week in an effort to interest potential customers and showcase the variety of weapons that can be integrated into the helicopter. This was the first time the company had displayed the armed Black Hawk at a major international air show.
Final RAF Voyager Delivered to Brize Norton
AIRBUS DEFENCE and Space has delivered the last of 14 A330-200 Voyagers to the Royal Air Force. The final aircraft, Voyager KC2 (ZZ343)/EC-331 (c/n 1610), callsign ‘AED329’, landed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, at 1606hrs yesterday, July 13, after a ferry flight from Getafe, Spain.
FARNBOROUGH 2016: Brimstone Live Firing from AH-64E
MBDA AND Boeing have successfully completed a series of physical trials and firings of the Brimstone missile on the AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter to confirm the feasibility of integrating the missile with the United Kingdom’s future AH-64E fleet.
FARNBOROUGH 2016: UK MOD Confirms Order for Nine Poseidons
A deal for the purchase of nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for the Royal Air Force has been confirmed by the UK Ministry of Defence.
FARNBOROUGH 2016: UK Agreement to Purchase 50 AH-64Es
UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning, July 11, on the opening day of the Farnborough International Air Show, that Boeing will deliver 50 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to the Army Air Corps. (AAC).
First Turkish C-130 with Upgraded Avionics Delivered
The first Turk Hava Kuvvetleri (THK – Turkish Air Force) Hercules to be modernised with new avionics under the Erciyes programme, C-130E 13188, seen during its hand-over ceremony at TAI’s facilities in Ankara on August 8...
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