New communication systems and data links to improve interoperability are at the heart of a $1 billion upgrade to NATO’s fleet of Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne early warning aircraft.
The U.S. Navy has completed the final flight of the Lockheed P-3C Orion by an active duty squadron, closing out a 57-year era of maritime patrol flights by the four-engine, turboprop aircraft.
If proof were needed of the rapid pace of innovation in aerospace, attention should be paid to the Leonardo-Diamond collaboration, the DA62 MSA (Mission Surveillance Aircraft).
The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has launched the construction phase of the Archange signal intelligence program.
A Pakistani company has entered the high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) business with a platform it believes can sell at one-tenth the cost of systems like Airbus’ Zephyr.
NATO’s first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) platform, a derivative of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system, has arrived in Europe, a major milestone for the delayed program.
U.S. DOD Secretary Mark Esper is urging the FCC head to reject Ligado Networks’ license modification request to allow sat frequencies near the GPS band to be used for terrestrial 5G networks.
Boeing is in the final stages of testing the Multi-Mission Pod (MMP) for P-8A export customers that want to add other intelligence-gathering sensors, including a ground surveillance radar, to the surface vessel- and submarine-hunting aircraft, an executive said Nov. 19.
The Kronstadt Group plans to produce about 30 Orion aircraft per year.
British defense officials contend that the Boeing 737-based E-7 is the “best value for money option.”