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

International Military Markets & Budgets - Asia, Australia & Pac Rim/Eurasia
 
SOUTH KOREA TO STICK WITH HANWHA FOR KF-X RADAR, BUT ENLISTS THE HELP OF ELTA
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Click image for a larger picture

KF-X Fighter Artist's Concept

Source: KAI


KF-X Fighter Artist's Concept

Source: KAI


Close
SEOUL - South Korea has formally decided to receive some technology support from Israel for the development of an advanced radar system in its KF-X fighter jet program, Seoul's arms procurement agency said May 23.

The state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD) signed a contract with an Israeli defense firm on testing an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar being developed by a South Korean company, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

"It's about technology support related to the operation test of a prototype radar, not the development itself," the DAPA said.

The agency would not reveal the value of the contract apparently with Elta, while an industry official said it's worth around 40 billion won (US$35.5 million).

It requires sophisticated technology to test an AESA radar system and integrate it with aircraft.

The DAPA's statement followed a news report that the ADD has abandoned a push to develop the radar on its own despite a partnership with a local defense firm.

In 2016, the ADD chose Hanwha Thales, a local defense firm later renamed Hanwha Systems, as the preferential bidder for the radar development. Hanwha beat its domestic rival LIG Nex1 in the controversial competition.

The ADD said earlier it could seek outside help if Hanwha falters in developing such an advanced radar system for use by South Korea's envisioned fighter jets.

South Korea launched the KF-X project in 2015 with the aim of producing more than 120 cutting-edge fighters to replace its aging jet fleet of F-4s and F-5s.

It plans to pour a total of 18 trillion won into the project by 2026, with the production of six prototype jets scheduled to begin in July next year.

Source:  http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/search1/2603000000.html?cid=AEN20170523008851315
Source Date: May 23, 2017
Posted: 05/25/2017

 
 
GLOBAL HAWK UAV DEPLOYS TO BASE NEAR TOKYO
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Click image for a larger picture

Source: Northrop Grumman


Source: Northrop Grumman


Close
TOKYO - U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle is deploying to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo. This is the first time this surveillance aircraft has deployed to this base. The Global Hawk will strengthen the local area surveillance capability.

Five Global Hawks will be deployed to the Yokota Air Base. These air vehicles are coming from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. Four air vehicles have already reached Yokota. The deployment will be temporary.

The Japanese Self-Defense Forces are acquiring three Global Hawks.

Source:  Asahi Shimbun
Associated URL: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201705250032.html
Source Date: May 25, 2017
Author: Takateru Doi 
Posted: 05/25/2017

 
 
U.S. NAVY AWARDS LARGE AIRCRAFT IR COUNTERMEASURES SUPPORT CONTRACT
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Click image for a larger picture

Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures

Source: U.S. Naval Air Systems Command


Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures

Source: U.S. Naval Air Systems Command


Close
WASHINGTON - Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. is being awarded $13.9 million for modification P00003 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0026) for procurement of additional hardware to integrate Navy large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) on combat aircraft for the Navy and the governments of the U.K. and Australia.

Hardware for this procurement includes weapon replaceable assemblies and support equipment: two 2103 Signal Processors, 23 Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTAs), 23 GLTA shipping containers for the Navy, and 18 Multi-role Electro-optical End-to-End Test Sets for the Navy (14) and the governments of the United Kingdom (two) and Australia (two).

Work is expected to be completed in April 2019. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy, Air Force); working capital fund (Navy); and international partner funds in the amount of $13.9 million are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($13 million; 94 percent); Air Force ($528,180; 4 percent); and the governments of U.K. ($176,060; 1 percent) and Australia ($176,060; 1 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Source:  http://www.defenselink.mil
Source Date: May 25, 2017
Source Language: 
Posted: 05/25/2017

 

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 © 2017. 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 © 2017 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