The Royal Air Force is pushing ahead with development of an aircraft-protection system, with a technology demonstrator program set to get underway. Selex Galileo will direct the four-year effort leading to a Common Defensive Aids System (CDAS). The goal is to devise a common approach to protecting the air force’s transport and rotary-wing fleets. Elements of the work may also carry over to fast-jet protection. The project is intended to begin by year-end and would conclude toward the ...


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