Angus Batey

Angus Batey
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Reprieve On Tap For U.K.'s Sentinel 
U.K.’s Sentinel in line for possible upgrades
Raytheon Aims for Sentinel Upgrades
A British surveillance aircraft system, controversially scheduled for an early retirement in parliament's 2010 defense review, is getting a new lease on life.
F-35 To Royal Air Tattoo: Wait Till Next Year 6
After F135 fire prevents the F-35B’s U.K. debut, officials hope it will fly at the next RIAT
New-Look Airbus Looks To Interoperable Future
The merging of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military into Airbus Defense and Space is much more than a rebranding.
BAE Takes Aim at JSF Market With Digital Striker II Helmet

BAE Systems officials didn't quite go so far as to say it, but the company's Electronic Systems division believes it has a decent chance of securing business from Joint Strike Force customers for its new Striker II helmet, which was launched at the show yesterday.

F-35’s No-Show Won’t Delay RAF Entry
There were few people more disappointed that the F-35s didn't fly at Farnborough than the Royal Air Force officer in charge of the aircraft's entry into service.
Zephyr Set to Break Its Own Record
Airbus Military & Space expects its Zephyr high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) remotely piloted airplane to break the world record the type set four years ago. The Zephyr flew for 336 hours, 22 min. – over two weeks – at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona in July 2010.
Lockheed, BAE In $10 Billion F-16 Dogfight
Forty years since it first flew, the F-16 fighter is poised to enjoy a new lease on life. Upgrades to the aircraft’s avionics, coupled with structural work to extend flying hours, are set to enter service as customers refresh their jets ahead of the arrival of the F-35.
BAE Uses Light Engine To Lighten HUD
F-35 notwithstanding, the head-up display (HUD) remains a fundamental part of almost every modern military aviation program.
Raytheon Takes Aim at MBDA’s Spear
A battle of the bombs is brewing at Farnborough, as two munitions giants go head-to-head for a British defense ministry contract.
LORD Looks To Spread The Word
Theirs may not be a household name exactly, but the LORD Corporation has a history long and proud enough to match its ambition.
BAE Active Inceptors
With the advent of fly-by-wire aircraft control systems, the pilot’s ability to "feel" aircraft performance through the stick was lost.
BAE's Broadsword Looks To Lighten Load
Although it isn’t planned for use in the air, the Broadsword program has such wide potential utility that its presence in BAE’s pavilion at Farnborough does not seem incongruous.
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