Defence

AIR International’s dedicated defence section will provide all the latest industry and operator developments from across the military aviation and space domains, from procurement and sustainment, to programme development and delivery.

4GD to integrate Parrot drone into synthetic environment

European drone manufacturer Parrot has entered into a strategic partnership with immersive environment specialists 4GD, which will see the integration of the former company’s ANAFI USA platform into the latter’s synthetic training environments

Meggitt shareholders approve acquisition by Parker-Hannifin

Shareholders of UK aerospace systems supplier Meggitt have given their approval to the cash acquisition of the company by US-based competitor Parker-Hannifin in a £6.3bn deal

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Buyer’s market – Indo-Pacific fighter procurement

Increasing tensions in the Indo-Pacific have led many countries to assess their defence spending and priorities, and with it a focus on combat air capabilities. The region’s combination of fiscal muscle and political incentive suggests a strong market outlook for the future.

Marshall joins Tempest fighter programme

UK-based aerospace systems supplier Marshall has become the latest company to join the Team Tempest project, which is intended to deliver a sixth-generation fighter into service with the Royal Air Force from 2035

New funding for UK, Italy F-35 missile integration

BAE Systems and MBDA have secured additional funding to complete development and integration of next generation weapons capabilities on the UK and Italian F-35 fleets

First phase testing completed for GX30 terminal

Inmarsat Government, Boeing Commercial Satellite Services and Orbit Communications Systems have announced the Orbit GX30 multi-purpose terminal demonstration system has completed first phase testing over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network and high-capacity, global military Ka-band

Lockheed Martin pitches LMXT for Bridge Tanker programme

Lockheed Martin has unveiled its offering for the US Air Force’s KC-Y programme, which will deliver a new tanker and cargo aircraft for the USAF, US Marine Corps, US Navy and other operators around the world

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Powering the future

A stealthy tactical fast jet that is networked, able to collaborate with autonomous unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), as well as being interoperable with other space, air, ground and naval assets, is a vision for the Franco-German-Spanish Future Combat Air System (FCAS) project

DSEI 2021: Middle Eastern fund invests in Aeralis start-up

UK aerospace start-up Aeralis has received a boost in its efforts to develop a new jet training aircraft after signing an investment agreement with an unnamed Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund

DSEI 2021: Scale of UK’s proposed loyal wingman drone revealed

The proposed unmanned loyal wingman platform being developed for the UK’s Royal Air Force could be similar in size to the future manned Tempest fighter