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Digital Show Daily: Paris Air Show

Post UK election, Team Skytale to equip British military

Now free of restrictions over the announcement of contracts in the run-up to the general election in…

Sofradir to provide infrared tech on Thales' Talios targeting pod

Designing and making IR semiconductors calls for some 10 years, a lengthy period that makes it hard…

Terma signs MOU at Paris Air Show, securing future F-35 production

Terma and Marvin Engineering signed a memorandum of understanding at the Paris Air Show, confirming…

Lockheed 'very optimistic' about Polish helicopter competition

Sikorsky builds the Black Hawk S-70i helicopter at its Polish subsidiary, PZL Mielec, which is seen…

Japan looks to US to partner on used aircraft resale

As part of Japan’s strategy to expand defense exports, it’s looking to the United States to take par…

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Post UK election, Team Skytale to equip British military

Now free of restrictions over the announcement of contracts in the run-up to the general election in…

Sofradir to provide infrared tech on Thales' Talios targeting pod

Designing and making IR semiconductors calls for some 10 years, a lengthy period that makes it hard…

Terma signs MOU at Paris Air Show, securing future F-35 production

Terma and Marvin Engineering signed a memorandum of understanding at the Paris Air Show, confirming…

Lockheed 'very optimistic' about Polish helicopter competition

Sikorsky builds the Black Hawk S-70i helicopter at its Polish subsidiary, PZL Mielec, which is seen…

Japan looks to US to partner on used aircraft resale

As part of Japan’s strategy to expand defense exports, it’s looking to the United States to take par…

New French armed forces minister named day after Goulard's resignation

The French president’s office has appointed a director of the state-owned SNCF railway operator as t…

Paris Air Show: Satellite-linked drone designed for long-range comms

French space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales has provided support on the RDM One project.

Russia anticipates final flight tests for MiG-35 this year

A contract for 37 aircraft is expected after testing wrapup.

Elbit Systems pitches SkyStriker drone in emerging market of loitering munitions

Elbit Systems is presenting at the Paris Air Show its newest variant of the Skylark series of UAVs,…

Lockheed: Trump's 'Buy American' emphasis unlikely to thwart potential F-16 production in India

The company now feels assured its proposal to move the F-16 line to India won’t raise eyebrows with…

Russian arms trade agency chief sees continued cooperation in weapons sales

The world arms market goes through business cycles, and the present outlook is stability over the ne…

Former French air chief: Shared A400M service would boost budgets, help European defense

European nations no longer have the budget for a diverse fleet, so a plane designed for both tactica…

Eurofighter Typhoon to get better weapons

The Eurofighter Typhoon is in line for significant upgrades of its weapons, with firing tests of MBD…

Ukraine-Saudi alliance presents new Antonov cargo plane at Paris Air Show

This year's Paris Air Show saw the debut of the Antonov 132, a light multipurpose transport aircraft…

Goulard resigns as French armed forces minister

That surprise resignation was in response to a French judicial inquiry that opened June 9 into the a…

Lockheed reveals customizable C-130J for international special operators

Lockheed Martin on Tuesday launched a new special operations version of its C-130J Super Hercules sp…

Pratt & Whitney’s F119 engine exceeds 500,000 flight hours

Pratt & Whitney’s F119 engine, powering Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor, has exceeded 500,000 flight h…

Lockheed grows closer to F-35 block buy deal with US, international customers

Lockheed Martin is hammering out the details on a F-35 block buy proposal that could shave $2 billio…

Textron company eyes Australia in wake of Tiger helo critique

Bell Helicopter is keen to pitch to Australia in response to reported criticism of the Airbus Helico…

Embraer shows off KC-390 at Paris Air Show

Envisioned as a larger, more modern competitor to Lockheed Martin’s famed C-130 Hercules, the KC-390…

Cobham unveils aerial refueling simulator to slash costs, risk

The trick, explains Mike Burke, key account manager at Cobham's mission systems division, is the acc…

Safran unveils optronics system for tactical drone

The three versions of the modular optronics ball will be equipped for surveillance, marking and desi…

US Air Force, Lockheed aim to prove F-35 critics wrong in demo at Paris Air Show

In its debut flight at the Paris Air Show, the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin want to obliterate t…

US Air Force testing new sensors that could help solve F-35 pilot hypoxia puzzle

The idea behind the sensors is to determine what is prompting pilots to feel unwell while plugged in…

Global demand spurs restart of Raytheon missile production line

Raytheon expects to grow Standard Missile-2 business well beyond the initial $650 million program th…

Raytheon CEO: $1B cybersecurity win stateside could lure global government customers

Implications of Raytheon's DOMino contract with Homeland Security could go well beyond U.S. agencies…

Textron angles to land first customer of its new 'Nightwarden' tactical drone

The company unveiled a successor to its “Shadow” tactical unmanned aircraft system at the Paris Air…

Leonardo unveils new exportable aerial target drone

The M-40 is a medium- to high-performance drone with an entry-level cost.

French Air Force head: France-US cooperation is unwavering

France isn't a member of the select club “five eyes” for intelligence sharing, but the nation enjoys…

Sweden could move ahead this summer on trainer competition

The Swedish Air Force is considering issuing a request for information or proposal this summer in it…

Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shoots down Syrian jet after it attacks US allies

The last time a U.S. pilot shot down an manned enemy aircraft was 1999.

Leonardo predicts M-345 trainer win by end of year

Emanuele Merlo, head of M-345 program development, said the company has been selected by two interna…

Wanted: India partner for Thales mini drone

Thales presented its Spy'Ranger, a mini UAV, in New Delhi, about three months ago as part of the Fre…

What has the US Air Force done for our country? [Commentary]

A force used intensively the past 26 years starting with Desert Storm is now in jeopardy and needs r…

Competitors jockey for Finland fighter deal

Finland’s Finance Ministry has included a provision to pay for the first tranche of the proposed new…

French research center preps combat drone for Paris Air Show

Advanced studies on a planned Anglo-French unmanned combat aerial vehicle technology demonstrator ar…

Make a move: Key steps to a new NATO air power game plan [Commentary]

Russia remains a growing threat to NATO, and the alliance is designing a new air power strategy. To…

German court approves drone deal over US industry challenge

A German court sided with the Berlin government in allowing a leasing arrangement of the Israel-made…

Turkey sets out to build engines for helo, Anka drone

The government will set up a new company to design an indigenous engine for a Turkish helicopter in…

Elbit offers time-traveling airborne surveillance

Elbit Systems unveiled an airborne video surveillance system that allows users to collect high-resol…

Paris Air Show to give defense industry opportunity to smooth Trump's 'America First' rhetoric

The first European air show of the Trump era comes at a time when comments from President Donald Tru…

Okay US allies, give it to us straight

The Paris Air Show is not the first big defense show since Trump took office. We got a fair amount o…

T-X program not a kingmaker for international competition

The winner of the T-X program will amass a huge share of the market, but will face difficult competi…

Italy, UK seek F-35 and Typhoon synergies

Two nations fly both the F-35 and the Eurofighter. And both have been working hard this year to esta…

Interview: French procurement chief Laurent Collet-Billon on the pursuit of a European defense

To the French Direction Générale de l’Armement procurement office, the U.K. remains a key partner, e…

Wide-open market: Global demand for new fighters, attack aircraft surges

According to data from Avascent Analytics, the total number of ongoing or potential competitions for…

Can sovereignty prevail without a strong industry? Not in France, experts say

French national sovereignty rests on maintaining a strong defense industrial and technology basis, w…

Still no answer for F-35 oxygen deprivation issues, US Air Force says

Flight operations at Luke Air Force Base could resume as early as Tuesday afternoon.

NATO's future helicopter: The alliance's strategy to modernizing its rotorcraft capability

While the American military is forging ahead with a new helicopter replacement program, Europe is la…

Saab's Gripen E takes its first flight

The first Gripen E flight comes days before the Paris Air Show, which could spur customer interest.

Airbus proposes upgrade for Australian attack helicopters

In the lead up to the 2017 Paris Air Show, European giant Airbus has revealed details of its two-sta…

Dassault Reliance Aerospace kick-starts Rafale fighters offset partnership

Dassault Aviation and Reliance Defence co-hosted a business meeting to set up industrial partnership…

Boeing cuts 50 top defense positions, confirms executives will exit company

The organizational changes were deliberately made to flatten the company and make it more agile and…

Countdown to Paris Air Show begins as F-35 arrives in France

Two F-35As landed at Le Bourget Airport on Tuesday evening.

Airstar Aerospace debuts at the Paris Air Show

The company brings with it another first: a never-before-seen version of a surveillance balloon.

Elbit unveils time-traveling airborne surveillance system

The firm’s eye-in-the-sky system covers some 80 square kilometers at a time, enabling users to zoom…

Paris Air Show: French aerospace industry sees event as chance to lobby new president

The Paris Air Show comes at a timely juncture as French aerospace leaders seek to lobby a newly elec…

Japan produces its first F-35A

Japan joins Italy and Fort Worth, Texas, as a final assembly site for the F-35.

Embraer confident Trump's 'America First' policy won't damage Super Tucano's US prospects

The Super Tucano's demonstration this summer for the U.S. Air Force could open the door for sales.

Embraer expecting first international KC-390 sale in 2017

An Embraer official said the KC-390 is closing in on cementing a contract with a foreign nation.

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