LONDON - The weapon--known as the Future Anti-Ship Guided Weapon (Heavy) or FASGW(H) in the U.K., and the Anti-Navire Léger (ANL) in France--will equip the Royal Navy’s new AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat naval helicopters, as well as the Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panthers and NHIndustries NH90s of the French navy. (AW159 photo: AgustaWestland)
The €4.5 million ($6.2 million) Atlas (Air Traffic Laboratory for Advanced Unmanned Systems) complex, formally opened on March 21, features an airfield and 1,000 sq. km (386 sq. mi.) of airspace, which officials say are ideally suited for the testing of light remotely piloted air systems.
LONDON - The air arm formally concluded the type’s 30-year career on March 24 when two aircraft were launched from the home base at RAF Brize Norton to carry out refueling sorties over the North Sea before conducting farewell fly-bys at airfields associated with the aircraft.
LONDON and MILAN - Italy has already reduced its planned buy of F-35s from 131 to 90, and Italian news outlets have suggested the new government could cut this by as much as half again. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)
MILAN - The two countries have widened their defense ties following the signing in 2011 of a deal for Israel to purchase the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer, while Italy in return plans to purchase two airborne early warning aircraft and an optical reconnaissance satellite from Israeli companies.
A referendum is set for May 18 in Switzerland on whether the country should buy JAS-39E Gripen combat aircraft, and Saab officials say they are confident that Swiss voters will approve it. (Gripen photo: Saab)
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator is back – but this time the company is using a 787 for the role rather than the polished aluminum 737-800 which it leased from American Airlines for the first ecoDem mission in 2012....More