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  • Boeing, HAL, Mahindra team up on bid for India's fighter aircraft contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, HAL, Mahindra team up on bid for India’s fighter aircraft contract

    Boeing has partnered with India-based Mahindra Defence Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics to offer the country’s air force the F/A-18 Super Hornet platform, Flightglobal reported Friday. The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company intends to propose a fighter aircraft production facility as part of its support to “Make in India” goals. The Indian air force sent a request for information notice to […] More

  • Saab Flies New GlobalEye Aircraft From Linkoping Airfield - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Flies New GlobalEye Aircraft From Linkoping Airfield

    Saab has flown a new surveillance jet platform from the company’s airfield in Linkoping, Sweden to gather verification data on performance and modelling. The GlobalEye, a modified Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft, underwent a test that lasted one hour and 46 minutes, following a wave of ground trials, Saab said Wednesday. The aircraft’s modifications include a combination of surveillance equipment […] More

  • Report: India to Open Fighter Jet Procurement Competition to Twin-Engine Planes - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: India to Open Fighter Jet Procurement Competition to Twin-Engine Planes

    The Indian government has called on the air force to consider both single- and twin-engine fighter jets for a potential $15 billion program to replace its fleet of combat aircraft, Reuters reported Thursday. A defense ministry source told Reuters the government also asked the air force to assess the Boeing-built F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft for […] More

  • Saab to Update Australian Navy's Submarine Control Mgmt & Monitoring System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab to Update Australian Navy’s Submarine Control Mgmt & Monitoring System

    Saab has received an $18.8 million contract to update a system that works to help the Australian navy manage and monitor systems of Collins-class submarines. The company said Wednesday it will provide an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System along with spares for four submarines under the from ASC, the prime contractor on Australia’s Collins-class platform. ISCMMS is […] More

  • Saab Unveils Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Unveils Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft

    Saab has unveiled a new airborne surveillance platform the company built for United Arab Emirates as part of an aircraft development and production contract awarded in 2015. The company said Friday its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft is derived from Bombardier‘s Global 6000 model and equipped with an extended-range Erieye radar technology. GlobalEye is designed to support […] More

  • Saab Receives Swedish Navy Tactical Data Link Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Receives Swedish Navy Tactical Data Link Order

    Saab has received an $18.6 million order from Sweden’s defense materiel administration to equip Swedish navy platforms with multitactical data links. The company said Tuesday it will provide Link 16 and Link 22 to the military service and update the 9LV Combat Management System on board the branch’s surface warfare vessels. Saab designed its 9LV CMS is designed to function as […] More

  • Saab Highlights Features of Swordfish Maritime Patrol Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Highlights Features of Swordfish Maritime Patrol Aircraft

    Saab has said its Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft is designed to feature reduced size, weight and power requirements than large “airliner-type” MPAs. The company said Monday Swordfish integrates Bombardier‘s Global 6000 long-range aircraft, General Dynamics‘ acoustics processor and Saab’s airborne surveillance systems. Swordfish works to operate for approximately 13 hours and provide a payload capacity of up to six torpedoes, […] More

  • Saab Gets Potential $171M Swedish Gripen Operational Support Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Gets Potential $171M Swedish Gripen Operational Support Order

    Saab has received a potential $171 million order to provide operational and development services for Sweden’s fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft. The company said Monday it will help the Sweden defense materiel administration operate rigs, simulators and test aircraft as part of the agency’s efforts to verify and validate systems of Gripen C/D and E variants. Saab will also […] More

  • Reports: Boeing to Mull Participation in Canada's Fighter Jet Replacement Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reports: Boeing to Mull Participation in Canada's Fighter Jet Replacement Competition

    Boeing has not yet decided whether to propose its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft for a potential $14.5 billion contract to replace Canada's fleet of CF-18 fighter planes, Flightglobal reported Tuesday. The Chicago-based aerospace company said in a statement it will assess its participation in Canada's Future Fighter Capability Project once the Canadian government provides the […] More

  • Saab, Avioniq to Integrate Airborne C2, Threat Analyzer Offerings - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab, Avioniq to Integrate Airborne C2, Threat Analyzer Offerings

    Saab has agreed to integrate its air and airborne command-and-control technology offerings with Avioniq Awareness Sweden‘s threat analysis platform. The 9Air and 9Airborne C2 systems will feature the Rattlesnake engine designed to help fighter aircraft controllers recognize adversarial threats beyond visual range in real time, Saab said Tuesday. Saab’s C2 systems are built to support air […] More

  • Saab Establishes Tech Devt Center, Electronic Warfare Unit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab Establishes Tech Devt Center, Electronic Warfare Unit

    Saab has opened a technology development center in Tampere, Finland, that includes a unit focused on electronic warfare systems. The center will support Saab’s efforts to produce EW technology for Gripen E/F fighter jets, airborne early warning and control aircraft and land-based electronic support measures/electronic intelligence systems, the company said Wednesday. Hakan Buskhe, president and CEO […] More

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