New system integration solution from Airborne Technologies goes live with Rega

Airborne Technologies has announced that its system integration solution “Airborne LINX” is in full operational duty with the Swiss Air-Rescue Organisation Rega and has already saved lives during their demanding SAR operations in high mountain regions. Airborne Technologies has equipped two Rega AW109SP DaVinci helicopters with the necessary mounts to assemble a WESCAM camera system on […]

Indonesia orders another eight Combat SAR helicopters

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has placed an order for eight Airbus H225M SAR helicopters.  Completion of the mission equipment outfitting and other customisation work will be handled by local plant PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) at its facility in Bandung, Indonesia. These additional helicopters will join the air force’s existing fleet of six H225Ms to […]

New CEO at Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

On 1st January 2019, Dr. Falk Herrmann became the new CEO of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, a role where he will be shaping the path for the European IT security specialist’s future growth. Prior to taking on this position, the internationally experienced manager was CTO of the Security global business unit of Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH.  […]

Beriev A-100 makes second test flight

The Beriev A-100 is a an AEW&C (airborne early warning and control) aircraft based on the Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft platorm.  Built in Russia, it is planned to replace the Beriev A-50 in Russian Air Force service.  While it has avionics and other configuration similar to the A-50U, a new Vega Premier Active Phased Array Radar […]

Northrop Grumman to Provide Advanced EW Simulation and Training Capability to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman has received a $450 million, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract award to deliver Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) systems to the United States Air Force. The JTE offers realistic warfighter training and provides a modern, reactive battlespace environment that trains military personnel to identify and counter enemy missile and artillery threats. The JTE Enhanced […]

Night firebombing deployed for the first time in Australia

The two night fire suppression helicopters from Ballarat and Mangalore were sent to the Rosedale fire in Gippsland and operated for a few hours overnight within a defined area of 500 hectares.  Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said the helicopters were deployed as part of the continuing trial into night fire suppression operations in Victoria. […]

Viking CL515 details posted on YouTube

A video posted on YouTube just before Christmas provides more information than ever before on Viking Air’s plans for a new model to succeed the CL415 scooping air tanker.  The upper parts of of the firefighting tanks will be enlarged to increase capacity by 15% to 7000 litres.  The video is clearly an official media […]

Western Australia ramps up aerial firefighting capacity

Western Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet can fly further and for a much longer period than ever before, thanks to a new well-equipped Dauphin helicopter with advanced hazard-mapping technology.  Known by its callsign “Firebird 661”, the aircraft will boost WA’s aerial surveillance and reconnaissance capability, with targetted availability of up to 306 days per year compared to […]

U S Department of Defense evaluates DroneShield products

DroneShield Ltd recently announced that the U.S. Department of Defense Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia has carried out an evaluation of DroneShield’s products DroneSentry™ and DroneGun Tactical™ at an event facilitated by the Army Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Unique Mission Cell (UMC). DroneShield’s deployment at that event included: * […]

Kaman Aerosystems announced third K-Max order in Q4

Kaman Aerosystems have announced that it received its third order in the quarter for the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter, taking the total number of firm orders since the relaunch of production to eleven units. The most recent order is from Precision Lift, LLC of Baker City, Oregon. This is the second aircraft purchased by Precision […]