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Pharewell Phantom: ROKAF F-4E’s Last Public Appearance Before Retirement

The Aviationist Blog - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 22:55

Republic of Korea Air Force Phantoms made their last public appearance at the 2024 Suwon Space Challenge event. On April 27, 2024, the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF) F-4E made their last public appearance. [...]

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Netherlands And Poland Will Get The AGM-88G AARGM-ER

The Aviationist Blog - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 14:21

With the acquisition of their first anti-radiation weapon, both countries are improving their capability to perform Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defense missions. The U.S. State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale to the [...]

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Polish F-35s To Use Low Visibility Checkerboard

The Aviationist Blog - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 11:40

The low-visibility checkerboard (the Polish equivalent of a roundel) will replace the traditional white-red one on the Polish Air Force F-35 jets. According to a news piece published by Interia.pl on Apr. 28, 2024, Polish [...]

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New Advanced Travel Pod Designed For the F-35A Delivered To Eielson AFB

The Aviationist Blog - Sun, 28/04/2024 - 23:47

The MXU-1072/A 5th generation travel pod is carried inside the F-35A Lightning II’s weapons bays. A travel pod is usually an external fuel tank or canister, that has been adapted with an external door and [...]

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UK Secretary of Defence Reveals Italian Supply of Storm Shadow Missiles to Ukraine

The Aviationist Blog - Sun, 28/04/2024 - 21:08

UK’s Secretary of Defence unveiled that Italy, along with France and the UK, has supplied Storm Shadow/SCALP EG cruise missiles to Kyiv, and urged Germany to provide Taurus missiles. This is the first time Italy [...]

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Ukrainian Yak-52 Equipped With Machine Gun Shoots Down Russian UAV – Reports

The Aviationist Blog - Sat, 27/04/2024 - 23:20

In an engagement reminiscent of WWII dogfights, a Ukrainian training aircraft reportedly shot down a Russian drone. On Apr. 27, 2024, a Ukrainian Yak-52 training aircraft, shot down a Russian Orlan-10 drone over Odessa, according [...]

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General Atomics Mojave UAS Tested With Minugun Pods

The Aviationist Blog - Sat, 27/04/2024 - 19:09

The drone strafed targets on the ground during a live fire event earlier this month. General Atomics announced the successful testing of the Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System, equipped with M134 7.62 miniguns, which destroyed static [...]

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Will Build E-4B ‘Doomsday’ Plane Replacement

The Aviationist Blog - Sat, 27/04/2024 - 18:32

The new commercial derivative aircraft will replace the 1970s’ E-4B Nightwatch in the National Emergency Airborne Command Post role. Sierra Nevada Corporation has been awarded a contract, worth more than USD 13 billion, for the [...]

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Raytheon Tapped For Advanced Hawkeye | British Helicopters To Exercise With Finnish Air Force | FMS F-35 pilots Will Begin Training At Ebbing

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 06:00
Americas Raytheon won a $8,8 million deal for the procurement of 11 receiver mainframe assemblies in support of the E2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The contract does not include options. All work will be performed in El Segundo, California. Work is expected to be completed by April 2027. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, […]
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E-2D Hawkeye: The Navy’s New AWACS

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 05:58
(click to view full) Northrop Grumman’s E-2C Hawkeye is a carrier-capable “mini-AWACS” aircraft, designed to give long-range warning of incoming aerial threats. Secondary roles include strike command and control, land and maritime surveillance, search and rescue, communications relay, and even civil air traffic control during emergencies. E-2C Hawkeyes began replacing previous Hawkeye versions in 1973. […]
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Update: BAE Systems outlines Type 26 frigate progress amid steelworker shortage

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 02:05
BAE Systems Naval Ships in Glasgow is outsourcing steel work and introducing a new automated panel line as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of a steelworker...
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Airbus flies RACER high-speed helicopter

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 18:50
Airbus Helicopters has flown its Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft (RACER) concept for the first time, the company announced on 25 April.
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QinetiQ demonstrates jet-to-jet MUM-T for first time in the UK

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 18:05
QinetiQ has for the first time in the UK demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) between jet aircraft.
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Netherlands, Poland approved for AARGM-ER SEAD/DEAD missiles

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 18:05
The US government has approved the sale of the Northrop Grumman AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) to the Netherlands and Poland.
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Initial flight trials demonstrate Excalibur FTA ‘fit for purpose‘, says Leonardo

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 16:50
Initial flight trials of the 757 airframe that is to be converted to the Excalibur Flight Test Aircraft (FTA) project to de-risk the Tempest future fighter have shown it...
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Green fingers: EU defence energy community ends phase with new proposals

EDA News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 15:08

The Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS), has marked the end of its third phase, running from 2019 to 2024, playing its part in the European Union’s Green Deal to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

With initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the military, as well as pilot projects to optimise energy use in buildings and efforts to electrify transport within defence facilities, Phase III generated over 30 project ideas and 15 research studies. Initiatives also included integrating hydrogen fuel technology in military vehicles and  promote military behavioural change among military personnel.

The European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) organised the CF SEDSS III Dissemination Conference on 25 April 2024 under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and hosted by the Ministry of Defence of Belgium.

The CF SEDSS is a Commission-funded initiative managed by the EDA. It is Europe’s largest defence energy community, reinforcing the defence sector's involvement in the energy transition. It will now move to Phase IV, running until 2028. The forum focuses on four interrelated areas: energy efficiency and buildings performance; renewable energy sources; protection of defence-related critical energy infrastructure; and policy, research and technology, and funding for defence energy-related projects.

“It is more crucial than ever to fully embrace a spirit of sustainability in our defence policies. Climate change also highlights the need to diversify our energy sources,” Belgium’s Minister of Defence Ludivine Dedonder told the conference. “The Member States of the European Union, through the Green Deal, have committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Defence can play a crucial role by integrating the fight against climate change into its operations and by developing skills to meet the new environmental challenges.”

EDA Deputy Chief Executive André Denk said that the next phase of the Consultation Forum would be crucial. “The EU’s goal to become climate neutral by 2050 cannot be achieved without the engagement of the defence sector – defence may be responsible for up to 5.5% of the world’s total CO2 emissions. More energy sustainability in defence means also less costs, less reliance on fossil fuels, and increased resilience.” 

Paloma Aba Garrote, Director, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), said that: “Europe’s defence and security sector is crucial to achieving the EU Green Deal targets of energy efficiency, renewables deployment and decarbonisation of the economy.”

In total, seven plenary conferences were organised during Phase III, including two onsite exhibitions, as well as workshops and ad-hoc meetings. EDA organised the first CF SEDSS table-top exercise to assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in critical energy infrastructure related to defence in the face of hybrid threats.

These efforts have collectively supported EU goals in energy and climate, highlighted by the development of the Symbiosis project, which will identify and address barriers for offshore renewable energy developments in areas used or reserved for present and future military activities and purposes.

The Forum's contributions are acknowledged in high-level EU documents such as the Progress Report of the EU Climate Change and Defence Roadmap, the Action Plan on Military Mobility and the EU Joint Communication on Climate Change.

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UAE inaugurates GlobalEye early warning aircraft

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 14:50
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on 24 April that a reception ceremony for an early warning aircraft had been held at Al-Dhafra...
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India's GalaxEye developing satellite with multiple sensors for Earth observation

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 13:35
Bangalore-based GalaxEye Space is developing a satellite that can carry multiple sensors for Earth observation to support the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.
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Special Report: Australia to accentuate maritime capabilities amid China's coercion

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 12:50
The Australian government has released two more policy documents that outline its defence development intentions over the next few years. The two documents – National...
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Vietnam issues diplomatic note to Malaysia after South China Sea collision

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 09:35
Hanoi has issued a diplomatic note to Putrajaya after a Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel collided into a Vietnamese fishing boat in disputed waters of...
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