Automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom, has been successfully demonstrated for the first time in the world in a demonstration performed by Airbus Defence and Space.
Recently conducted Boeing and the U.S. Air Force tests have demonstrated that multiple aircraft and ground stations can efficiently and securely communicate using the Boeing-developed Talon HATE airborne networking system.
The UK Royal Air Force’s newly-established Rapid Capability Office (RCO) has its first partner company in Leonardo.
The RAF and Leonardo will each invest into RCO’s first joint project that will develop the next generation of fighter jet countermeasures known as ‘expendable active decoys’ (EADs), using Leonardo’s test-proven BriteCloud EAD technology.
The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has awarded a C$56 million contract to CAE to provide the UAE Air Force and Air Defence with a comprehensive training solution for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).
The Brazilian Marine Corps (“BMC”) has awarded Elbit Systems a contract worth approximately US$40 million for supply of advanced C4ISR, Electronic Warfare (EW), radio and communication systems.