Shopping Cart  |  Intelligence Center


HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES MEDIA CENTER CONSULTING SERVICES DEMOS LOG IN CONTACT US

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE ELECTRONICS
AIRLINES, COMMERCIAL AVIATION & MAINTENANCE
AVIATION ENGINES, PROPULSION & AUXILIARY POWER UNITS
INDUSTRIAL & MARINE GAS TURBINES
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - ASIA, AUSTRALIA & PAC RIM/EURASIA
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - EUROPE
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - NORTH AMERICA
MILITARY AIRCRAFT
MILITARY VEHICLES, ORDNANCE, MUNITIONS, AMMUNITION & SMALL ARMS
MISSILES & MISSILE SYSTEMS
NAVAL SHIPS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS
NON-US AEROSPACE/DEFENSE COMPANIES & CONTRACTS
REGIONAL, BUSINESS & GENERAL AVIATION
ROTORCRAFT
SPACECRAFT, LAUNCH VEHICLES & SATELLITES
US AEROSPACE/DEFENSE COMPANIES & CONTRACTS
Drones and Unmanned Systems - Air, Sea, Land, Micro & Robot Systems
UTILITIES, ROTATING MACHINERY & POWER GENERATION

Drones and Unmanned Systems - Air, Sea, Land, Micro & Robot Systems
 
PAKISTAN RECEIVES NEW ATR AIRCRAFT AND SCANEAGLE UAVS
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Click image for a larger picture

ScanEagle UAV

Source: Boeing-Insitu


ScanEagle UAV

Source: Boeing-Insitu


Close
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has taken delivery of new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and an ATR aircraft, to be supplied to the Navy. The aircraft were inducted on August 31.

According to Pakistani media, the Navy received its third ATR aircraft at a ceremony attended by a number of Pakistani military officials, as well as ScanEagle UAVs.

The ATR aircraft was acquired as part of the Pakistani Navy's Aviation Vision 2030. Pakistani officials noted that the aircraft would be needed for a number of maritime security purposes.

The Navy Chief noted at the ceremony that the ScanEagle UAVs will improve the Navy's intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities, in particular, in addition to a range of other capabilities.

Source:  Dunya News
Associated URL: http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/351535-Pak-Navy-gets-third-ATR-aircraft-Scan-Eag
Source Date: August 31, 2016
Posted: 08/31/2016

 
 
CYBAERO DELIVERS UNMANNED THREE HELICOPTER SYSTEMS TO CHINA
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Click image for a larger picture

Source: CybAero


Source: CybAero


Close
LINKÖPING, Sweden - CybAero has delivered three unmanned helicopters that will be used by Chinese Customs.

CybAero will send a flight team to China to train the end-customer's staff and to be on-site for the implementation of the final part of the FAT (Factory Acceptance Test), which needs to take place in China instead of Sweden due to the Swedish rules and regulations. With the change in venue payment is now expected in September/October as opposed to August.

The systems, which are designed to operate from ships, are very advanced and have undergone numerous tests before delivery. The helicopters are equipped with a deck-landing system that CybAero has developed together with Airbus that allows automatic takeoff and landing from a vessel. This was successfully tested under realistic conditions outside Karlskrona, Sweden in late April.

CybAero is first in the world to launch this type of system.

Source:  CybAero
Associated URL: http://www.cybaero.se/en/
Source Date: August 31, 2016
Posted: 08/31/2016

 
 
PHANTOM FLIES FINAL UNMANNED MISSION
Monday, August 29, 2016
Click image for a larger picture

QF-4 takes off on its final unmanned flight

Source: US Air Force


QF-4 takes off on its final unmanned flight

Source: US Air Force


Close
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - The QF-4 Phantom flew its final unmanned mission in the skies above White Sands Missile Range on August 17. During the flight, the unmanned aircraft served its primary mission as an aerial target and was shot at by an F-35 Lightning II from Edwards Air Force Base, California.

"Our mission is to provide those airplanes as targets for our Department of Defense and foreign military sales customers to test the next generation of weapons," said Lt. Col. Ronald King, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, Detachment 1 commander. "Sometimes, that is a missile, sometimes a surface-to-air missile. For the final unmanned flight, we flew in support of an F-35 mission."

This flight served as the final unmanned mission before the QF-4 program ends later this year, and the 82nd ATRS, Det. 1 transitions to flying QF-16s.

"The QF-4 has been flying for about 15 years, and it has been instrumental in testing next-generation weapons and radar systems," said King. "We’ll continue to fly them as manned aircraft until the end of the program, which is through December, but this is the last time we are flying it unmanned before we transition to the QF-16."

Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. is the only base with a QF-4 mission. However, the 82nd ATRS, based out of Tyndall AFB, Florida, has been flying QF-16s since September 2014.

"The aging fleet of the QF-4s and their limited capabilities against modern fighters have rendered the aerial target workhorse, Phantom II, at its technological limit," said Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, the former 82nd ATRS commander. "The QF-16 initiates the next chapter in advanced aerial targets, predominately in support of more technologically superior air-to-air weapons test and evaluation programs. The QF-16 will enable our leaner and more efficient Air Force to continue operations at maximum mission effectiveness while maintaining air superiority and global reach for decades to come."

However, as the Air Force prepares to transition to the QF-16 and bid its final farewell to the heritage aircraft -- the legacy of the F-4 will continue to fly on.

"It's certainly bittersweet," said King. "The F-4 served faithfully in Vietnam and as late as the Gulf War. So, for it to be pulled out of the boneyard to continue serving its country is a testament to this airplane -- to the designers, the test pilots who first flew it, to the maintainers who've worked on it all these years -- what a testament to what they've been able to do, and what a great airplane it was. Forty-five years later, we are still flying these airplanes to test the latest and greatest equipment we have."

Source:  U.S. Air Force
Associated URL: http://www.holloman.af.mil/ArticleDisplay/tabid/6274/Article/929067/phantom-flie
Source Date: August 29, 2016
Posted: 08/30/2016

 

NOTICE TO USERS

Warranty: Forecast International makes no guarantees as to the veracity or accuracy of the information provided. It warrants only that the information, which has been obtained from multiple sources, has been researched and screened to the best of the ability of our staff within the limited time constraints. Forecast International encourages all clients to use multiple sources of information and to conduct their own research on source data prior to making important decisions. All URLs listed were active as of the time the information was recorded. Some hyperlinks may have become inactive since the time of publication.

Technical Support: Phone (203)426-0800 e-mail support@forecast1.com

Subscription Information: Phone (203)426-0800 or (800)451-4975; FAX (203)426-0223 (USA) or e-mail sales@forecast1.com

Aerospace/Defense News Highlights is published by Forecast International, 22 Commerce Road, Newtown CT 06470 USA. Articles that list Forecast International as the source are Copyrighted © 2016. Reproduction in any form, or transmission by electronic or other means, is prohibited without prior approval from the publisher.

Forecast International invites all interested companies to submit their announcements and press releases for review and inclusion in our Intelligence Letters.

Contact: Ray Peterson, Director of Research
E-Mail: Ray.Peterson@forecast1.com
Phone: 800-451-4975
FAX: 203-270-8919



HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES MEDIA CENTER CONTACT US PRIVACY STATEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Forecast International © 2016 22 Commerce Rd Newtown, CT 06470 USA Phone: 203.426.0800 Toll-Free: 800.451.4975 (USA & Canada) Fax: 203.426.0223 info@forecast1.com