JANUARY 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


The naval aviation will receive upgraded Ka-27M helicopters. They will become operational in 2020. The helicopters will improve antisubmarine defense and help coast guards detect smugglers and drug traffickers in the Baltic Sea, the Izvestia daily writes.

EmbraerX, Embraer’s disruptive business subsidiary, announces its expansion into the commercial air cargo market, via a collaboration agreement with Elroy Air, at CES 2020. This collaboration will allow the companies to accelerate the unmanned air cargo market worldwide, leveraging Embraer’s 50 years of industry experience with Elroy Air’s bold new developments in autonomous aircraft systems.

Thales Alenia Space (the joint venture between Thales, 67% and Leonardo, 33%) and Thales have signed a contract with The French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) to carry out a concept study concerning intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications using a Stratobus type platform to meet French army operational needs.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) concluded a series of flight demonstrations using its MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) on December 19, 2019. The demonstrations showcased the maritime surveillance capabilities of the MQ-9, and the GA-ASI-developed Detect and Avoid (DAA) system for traffic-deconfliction in civil airspace.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Kratos Unmanned Systems Division has recently received approximately $6 million in high performance jet powered unmanned aerial target drone system orders, and related ancillary and spares support equipment.

On December 27, the Indian Air Force (IAF) bids farewell to the last of the MiG-27 attack jets dubbed "Bahadur" (“Valiant”) in a ceremony held at Air Force Station Jodhpur in Rajasthan, northwestern India

Air Recognition, the Online Defense Aviation and Aerospace magazine, a subdivision of Army Recognition Group, presents its media plan for 2020. Today, Air Recognition is one the most popular online defense and security magazines with more than 400.000 unique readers per year, up to 34,000 readers/day from more than 130 countries all over the world.

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