Tag Archives: United Arab Emirates

Lockheed PAC-3 MSE System Hits New Distance Record in Intercept Test

The U.S. Army has tested the capacity of Lockheed Martin‘s PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor to counter an air-breathing threat during a test that was held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Lockheed said Thursday the missile defense flight test showcased the missile defense system’s hit-to-kill mechanism and recorded the furthest distance that …

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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. …

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Lockheed Taps BAE to Update UAE F-16 Head-Up Displays

BAE Systems has secured a contract from Lockheed Martin to modernize head-up displays of the United Arab Emirates’ F-16 fighter aircraft fleet. The British defense contractor said Thursday it will replace the fleet’s analog HUDs with digital displays using its Digital Light Engine technology. Lockheed received a potential $1.6 billion order from UAE in …

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Raytheon Launches Abu Dhabi, UAE-Based Subsidiary

Raytheon has created an aerospace and defense subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates to mark its 30th year of partnership with the country’s government. John Brauneis, formerly vice president for supply chain management at Raytheon, will serve as chief executive of the Abu Dhabi-based Raytheon Emirates business, the company said Wednesday. …

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UAE Plans Combat Aircraft Upgrade Contract Award to Thales-Dassault Aviation Team

United Arab Emirates’ military has announced plans to award a Thales–Dassault Aviation team a contract to modernize its Mirage 2000-9 multirole combat aircraft. Thales said Wednesday it aims to support Mirage 2000-9 upgrade efforts through the supply of new mission computer, fire control radar, electronic warfare suite, optronics, communications navigation, identification, cockpit display, helmet mounted …

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BAE Enters Hawk Fleet Support Partnership With UAE-Based Aircraft MRO Firm

BAE Systems has partnered with an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company based in the United Arab Emirates to provide support services for the country’s fleet of Hawk trainer planes. The British defense company said Wednesday its partnership with the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center will cover the provision of spares, repairs …

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Rockwell Collins to Install Avionics Tech in Calidus-Built Multirole Aircraft

A United Arab Emirates-based aircraft manufacturer has selected Rockwell Collins to produce and integrate an integrated avionics system into a new aircraft platform designed for combat and asymmetric warfare missions. Rockwell Collins said Monday it will provide its Pro Line Fusion system for installation on Calidus‘ B-250 light attack aircraft that debuted at the Dubai Airshow. Talel Kamel, managing …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Serve as UAE’s Unmanned Aircraft Training Systems Integrator

CAE will assume the role of training systems integrator under a contract to deliver an unmanned aerial vehicle training system to the United Arab Emirates, Aviation Week reported Monday. Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said the company will provide a UAV training center and perform program management, …

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Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson Meets UAS Payload Design Challenge Finalists in UAE

Marillyn Hewson, president, CEO and chairperson of Lockheed Martin, has convened the student finalists of an unmanned aerial system payload design challenge held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The company said Friday the year-long program conducted in partnership with Mubadala Investment seeks to engage UAE-based university students to generate ideas in …

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Rolls-Royce Partners With Abu Dhabi Ship Building to Support Gulf Region

Rolls-Royce has signed a partnership with Abu Dhabi Ship Building to provide shipbuilding, repair and refit services in support of the Gulf region. Rolls-Royce said Monday partnership will cover fixed service rates for onsite service attendance;  turnkey repair projects; spare parts; and technical and commercial support for ADSB employees on Rolls-Royce waterjets. Leo Pantazopoulos, a senior vice president for …

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PaSci EMC Lands $77M Air Force Contract to Supply Bomber, Transport Aircraft Egress Systems

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. has received a potential $77 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract to provide B-1, B-52 and C-17 egress systems to the U.S. Air Force and eight foreign military sales customers. The sole-source contract includes orders from the U.K., Australia, Canada, Qatar, Hungary, Kuwait, India and the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department …

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