September 2022 news

Defense Aviation and Aerospace Industry


Embraer advances in the KC-390 test campaign for the Portuguese Air Force

Embraer continues to advance in the test campaign of the first KC-390 aircraft for the Portuguese Air Force (FAP). Currently, the activities carried out at the Embraer unit in Gavião Peixoto, in the São Paulo State, are focused on flight tests that meet the specific requirements of the Portuguese State, and are certified by Brazilian authorities, including the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the Institute for Industrial Development and Coordination (IFI).

Romania seeks to buy Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs

The Romanian Ministry of Defense is seeking parliament's approval for the purchase of 18 Bayraktar TB2 drones valued at $300 million, according to a document submitted to the legislature.

Eglin EOD begins training with new robotic system

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The 96th Test Wing’s explosive ordnance disposal flight recently received the newest EOD robotic system and began training with the equipment last week.

Royal Netherlands Air Force selects Frequentis secure voice communiction system

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is replacing three end of life voice communication systems (VCS), selecting the Frequentis secure VCS as the most suitable for its demands in a competitive tender.

Saab receives order for production of advanced training aircraft fuselage systems

Saab has received an award from Boeing for the production of advanced training aircraft aft fuselage systems. The order value for Saab is USD 71.2 million (approximately SEK 750 million).

Boeing wins $3.1 Billion to build KC-46s for USAF and Israeli Air Force

Boeing has been awarded a $2,214,952,163 modification (P00215) to contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for KC-46A Air Force Production Lot 8 aircraft, subscriptions and licenses. The contract modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional quantity of 15 US KC-46A aircraft, data, subscriptions and licenses being produced under the basic contract. On another contract, Boeing has been awarded a not-to-exceed $927,492,124 undefinitized contract action for four KC-46A aircraft for Israel.

US Air Force awards Raytheon Missiles & Defense $972 million for upgraded AMRAAMs

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, is awarded a $972 million contract for upgraded Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles. This is the first AMRAAM contract to produce an entire lot of AIM-120D3 and AIM-120C8 missiles developed under the Form, Fit, Function Refresh, also known as F3R, which updates both the missile's hardware and software.

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