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  1. UK to drive down Typhoon operating costs to match F-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | Flight Global

    The UK Royal Air Force is to enhance the capability of its Eurofighter Typhoons by using money saved via a new in-service support model for the multirole type. Dubbed the Typhoon total availability enterprise, or Tytan, the new, 10-year arrangement between the RAF and industry partners BAE Systems and Leonardo is expected to reduce the Typhoon's per-hour operating cost by 30-40%.


  2. UK's Typhoon transition on target after Brimstone testRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | Flight Global

    BAE Systems says the UK's phased replacement plan for the Panavia Tornado GR4's strike capabilities remains on schedule, following a successful first separation of an MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon. Conducted on 13 July using the UK's instrumented production aircraft 6 flying from BAE's Warton site in Lancashire, the test forms part of a Project Centurion activity to clear the Royal Air Force's Typhoons to deploy the Brimstone weapon and MBDA's Storm Shadow cruise missile.


  3. Leonardo partners with RAF for third-generation countermeasuresRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 | Flight Global

    Leonardo is to work with the UK Royal Air Force to jointly invest in a programme to develop a third-generation electronic countermeasures system for deployment on the RAF fighter fleet. The effort is being conducted by the service's new rapid capability office, with Leonardo the first company to sign up as a partner.


  4. BAE Has Next Eurofighter Orders in Its Sights as Profit JumpsRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2017 | The Washington Post

    BAE Systems Plc is seeking a new Eurofighter warplane order from Saudi Arabia after announcing a deal to support previous aircraft worth an estimated $10 billion. With the final four of 72 Eurofighter Typhoons already acquired by the Arab kingdom due to be delivered this year, BAE is deepening efforts to secure a follow-on purchase, the London-based company said Thursday.


  5. Saudi Arabia - purchasing offensive weapons'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | Tehran Times

    Military analysts at IHS Jane's have revealed that Saudi Arabia and several other Western-backed Arab countries in the Middle East are purchasing weapons suited for a more offensive military program in distant locations. The UK-based group specializing in defense and intelligence analysis said Saudi Arabia is purchasing "items intended to boost the attacking capabilities of warplanes, such as precision air-to-ground missiles, advanced guidance systems and air-to-air refueling gear that extends the duration of flights," according to media reports on Friday.


  6. Saudi Arabia on Offensive With Attack-Minded Military SplurgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Bloomberg

    Saudi Arabia and other Western-backed Mideast states have switched the focus of their military spending to more-offensive programs as tensions with Iran ratchet up, according to a study by IHS Jane's. Purchases of items intended to boost the attacking capabilities of warplanes, such as precision air-to-ground missiles, advanced guidance systems and air-to-air refueling gear that extends the duration of flights, are leading an increase in defense outlay, with budgets set to swell by up to 3 percent annually from 2018, the defense and security specialist said.


  7. Top 10 Plane Posts of 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | Model Airplane News

    It's time for the top posts of the year! Here, in descending order, are the top stories from 2016, ranked by their number of views. Missed one? Just click on the photo or title to go to the original post.


  8. Dispatches From the Edge Awards: When Reading the News is a Daily AdventureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | Counterpunch

    ... Some 20 were either destroyed or sustained major damage last year. The Reapers costs $64 million apiece. + Panavia Aircraft Company's $25 billion Tornado fighter-bomber that can't fly at night because the cockpit lights blind the pilot. A runner up ...


  9. LM's Sikorsky Yields Revenue Boost of 14.8% for FY | Embraer Spends ...Read the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | Defence Industry Daily

    Pakistan's Defense Ministry has announced a number of "massive" defense deals in the pipeline with the Turkish government. One deal involves Ankara purchasing a significant number of Super Mushshak basic trainers while Turkey's STM will upgrade three Agosta 90B submarines , originally designed by French firm DCNS, to Pakistan's Navy.


  10. RAF Typhoon begins operational assessment of new upgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | Flight Global

    The UK Royal Air Force has begun an operational evaluation of upgrades to its Eurofighter Typhoon, which will ultimately enable it to take over the ground-attack role currently performed by the Panavia Tornado GR4. Following a trial installation phase, the Typhoon has now begun its operational evaluation of the Phase 1 Enhancements Further Work with 41 Sqn at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, under the UK's Project Centurion.


  11. Sikorsky Hits Big Milestone in Black Hawk Deliveries | Russia-India...Read the original story

    Oct 17, 2016 | Defence Industry Daily

    Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon will compete for the $194 million contract which will see the winner provide six short-range radars and a long-range radar system with primary and secondary surveillance radar arrays, upgrades to existing systems, friend-or-foe identification and related support. The radar systems provide situational awareness for security forces in Kuwait to detect and interdict fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft along the country's borders.


  12. RAF purchases BriteCloud decoy for operational testingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | Flight Global

    The UK Ministry of Defence has bought a number of Leonardo BriteCloud active decoys for operational testing on-board the Royal Air Force's Panavia Tornado GR4. A A 2.5 million concept-of-operations test phase follows initial evaluations of the system and its integration on to the Tornado in October 2015.


  13. INTERVIEW: Andrew Hellen chief systems engineer at AerionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2016 | Flight Global

    I was selected to attend a UK Ministry of Defence technical apprenticeship in 1996. Upon completion of my electrical and avionics apprenticeships I began work in the 10th Squadron Hangar at RAF St Athan in Wales on the Panavia Tornado GR1/4.