IAI Maritime Aerial Surveillance for FRONTEX

October 25, 2018 – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in partnership with Airbus DS Airborne Solutions, a subsidiary of Airbus DS successfully completed 200 flight hours with the maritime Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems as part of marine patrol and coastal guard missions on Crete, Greece. The Heron flew in European civilian airspace under a civilian code. Flying for FRONTEX, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, the maritime Heron performed a series of flights equipped with an electro-optical payload for day and night vision, a marine radar made by IAI and…

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Israel Aerospace Receives Indian Navy Order

October 25, 2018 – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $777-million mega- contract for supply of LRSAM Air & Missile Defense systems (the marine version of the AMD system Barak 8) for seven ships of the Indian navy. The contract was entered with Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) which serves as the main contractor in the project. The LRSAM system, part of the Barak 8 Family, is an operational AMD system used by Israel’s navy as well as by India’s navy, air and…

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UAV unit of Baltic Fleet start night flights

August 19, 2018 (Google Translation) – A unit of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) started night training flights at one of the training grounds in the Kaliningrad region. The UAVs are equipped with modern infrared photo and video modules, which are capable to detect even well-disguised enemy objects, including at night, at distances up to 70 km. Flights are performed both over the ground and the Baltic Sea. The training involves more than 50 servicemen and domestic complexes with Forpost (Russian license-produced version of the Israeli IAI Searcher II drone) and…

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Bell V-280 Valor Achieves First Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. announced December 18th that its V-280 Valor has achieved first flight. The V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor that is designed to provide unmatched agility, speed, range and payload capabilities at an affordable cost. This milestone represents exceptional progress on the V-280 development program and brings Bell Helicopter one step closer to creating the next generation of vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. military. “This is an exciting time for Bell Helicopter, and I could not be more proud of the progress we have made…

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