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.

BAE Systems to aid F-35 Joint Strike Missile integration

BAE Systems has been awarded a £3m contract to provide key technology and system integration capabilities for Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace’s Joint Strike Missile system on fifth generation F-35 stealth aircraft

Eurodrone funding released after key agreement signing

The European OCCAR organisation has signed a grant agreement with Airbus Defence & Space that will allow European Defence Industrial Development Programme funding from the European Union for the planned Eurodrone remotely piloted aircraft system

Report highlights environmental challenges for UK aerospace

The UK’s aerospace and defence firms need to “fundamentally rethink” how they will navigate the increasing number of environmental, social and governance challenges

IAI selects Connext software for OPAL framework

Israel Aerospace Industries has selected software framework company Real-Time Innovations to deliver its Connext distributed data service as part of its Operational Avionics Layer application framework

US Navy’s new airborne jammer heads to production

Raytheon Intelligence & Space has been awarded a US$171.6m contract for Low-Rate Initial Production Lot I of the US Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band system

Boeing and CAE to support RAF’s Poseidon fleet

The UK Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with Boeing to support the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft and provide crew and maintainer training

EUTELSAT 36D to host secure UHF military payload

Airbus will place a dedicated Ultra High Frequency military communications payload on board the EUTELSAT 36D telecommunications satellite

Typhoon to wield future anti-ship missile from 2030

The UK Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon will field the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon by the beginning of the next decade

GA-ASI completes first MQ-9A for the Netherlands

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has announced the completion of the first MQ-9A Block 5 UAV and associated ground control station for the Royal Netherlands Air Force

Northrop Grumman delivers ESPAStar-D to L3Harris

Northrop Grumman completed the delivery of an ESPAStar-D spacecraft bus from Gilbert, Arizona, to L3Harris in Melbourne, Florida