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  • Virus Causes Further Cancels at Fairs
    Virus Causes Further Cancels at Fairs 23 March 2020
    Due to COVID-19, which has become an epidemic in the world, many fairs have been postponed since February. As of March, defence fairs were also affected by this development. With the belief that the epidemic will end in May, many fairs organized in the summer have not decided to postpone it. However, the epidemic began to delay these expos. Securika, the security fair held in Russia, was planned to start on April 12, and there was no postponement announcement. According to the new statement, ...
  • Europe’s Biggest Air Show Cancelled
    Europe’s Biggest Air Show Cancelled 22 March 2020
    Farnborough International Air Show is cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. The biennial Farnborough International Air Show has officially been cancelled for 2020. Organizers for the air show announced the cancellation but did not provide specific date about timing.
  • Eurasia Airshow Wants to be “The Best” in The Region 15 February 2020
    Eurasia Airshow, which was held in 2018 for the first time, will be held again. The space theme will be added to its content. Before the fair to be held in April, we talked to Capital Exhibition Board Chairman Hakan Kurt about the point, goals and projects from 2018 to today. C4Defence: You aim to beat the performance of Dubai Airshow. Performance targets can be determined in many aspects of fairs. What is the performance criterion you use when compared with Dubai?<...
  • 15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020
    15 Exhibitions to Attend in 2020 30 October 2019
    Expos to be nationally attended for 2020 are announced. A total of 15 fairs will be attended in 2020. Two of these fairs are in Turkey and Germany. Remaining expos are in Qatar, Chile, Malaysia, France, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan, Republic of South Africa, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) will provide national participation to nine of the fairs. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) will provide national participation t...
  • Sweden May Join Britain’s Tempest Program 8 July 2019
      Sweden may join forces with Britain in the race to develop a European future fighter jet, according to Financial Times. Sweden’s collaboration on the project is expected to be made at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT).  Unveiled at the Farnborough air show last July, Tempest is the centrepiece of Britain’s combat air strateg. The British government announced last July that, together with industry, it would commit an initi...
  • $123 million Order to GA-ASI
    $123 million Order to GA-ASI 25 March 2019
    The US has signed a $ 123 million procurement agreement with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Four MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper ordered under the agreement will be procured to the Netherlands under the FMS. Amsterdam's UAV supply demand was approved in 2015, but the deal was announced in 2018 at the Farnborough Air Show. Last January, Dutch staff began training in the United States. Delivery of platforms with automatic take-off and landing capabilities is planned to be completed by ...
  • Pilots to Fly With The Blink Of An Eye
    Pilots to Fly With The Blink Of An Eye 24 September 2018
    BAE Systems is developing technology to enable pilots to control the fighter jet of the future with the blink of an eye. BAE Systems’ specialist team of Human Factors engineers collaborates with pilots to better understand and anticipate their needs in this challenging environment. One area the team is focusing on is technologies that enable pilots to control the cockpit in new ways. Lead Technologist Jean Page described it as ‘wearable cockpit’. Man...
  • Farnborough under the Wings 16 August 2018
    Organised bi-annually at the Farnborough International Exhibition Conference Centre, located just one hour away from London, the International Airshow was the place where the heart of aviation beat. Participants from hundred different countries displayed their innovative products. Beyond these products, innovative capabilities in space also drew much attention. During the previous Farnborough International Airshow, the participants had signed commercial agreements worth $124bn. This...
  • Issue 64 Fair News 16 August 2018
    Tempest Blowing at Farnborough Czech Alternative in Light Attack Saab’s Next Generation RBS15 Tekever Unveiled AR5 Raytheon Approaches with Precision F-35 Costs to Decrease Hermes 900 in Civilian Airspace Time for the Sixth Generation? PD-170 in London Hürjet on the Island Cirit Goes Thermobaric    
  • Boeing and Saab Are Keen To Join Tempest Program
    Boeing and Saab Are Keen To Join Tempest Program 23 July 2018
    Senior executives from Boeing and Saab have indicated that their companies are taking a close look at the newly-unveiled Tempest fighter program and are interested in participating. Saab AB, maker of the Gripen warplane, said it’s interested in joining a U.K.-led project to develop a cutting-edge combat aircraft that would be a mainstay of defence programs in two decades time. Saab’s CEO Hakan Buskhe said “We’re much more intensive in discussion with the Brit...
  • Sierra Nevada, IAI to Collaborate On VTOL Tactical UAV
    Sierra Nevada, IAI to Collaborate On VTOL Tactical UAV 23 July 2018
    US Based Sierra Nevada company owned by Turkish businessman Fatih Özmen signed a collaboration agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries at Farnborough Air Show. Two companies aim to support development of a new tactical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL ) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for the US market. Companies will join their forces to sell VTOL UAVs for special mission applications in the US tactical UAV market over the next decade. Sierra Nevada will be the prime contract...
  • The Looping Hercules
    The Looping Hercules 19 July 2018
    The LM-100J didloop maneuver. During the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, aircraft made a demonstration flight and did a "Loop" maneuver despite its big fuselage and turboprop engines.  "Loop" maneuvering was followed with interest. The civilian version of the C-130J-30 military transport aircraft, the LM-100J, was developed considering the needs of the civilian market. The aircraft, which made its first flight in May 2017 and equipped with ...
  • ROKETSAN Press Release
    ROKETSAN Press Release 18 July 2018
    Today during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK Roketsan and Thales signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on energetic systems with new solutions where their combined strengths of market leading resources and expertise enhance the development of new products and capabilities.
  • Atak Made Demonstration Flight
    Atak Made Demonstration Flight 18 July 2018
    T129 Atak made a demonstration flight at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018 holding in the United Kingdom. Part of the demonstration flight was shared from the official Instagram account of the TAI.
  • U.S. Could Partner with United Kingdom on Tempest Jet
    U.S. Could Partner with United Kingdom on Tempest Jet 17 July 2018
    US Defence Magazine National Defence stated that there are new possible countries joining to British stealth aircraft program. The magazine quoting a top US Air Force acquisition official, said “The United States could potentially contribute to the development of a new fighter jet envisioned by the United Kingdom”. U.K. Defence Minister Gavin Williamson unveiled yesterday a new stealth aircraft named Tempest at the Farnborough International Air Show. “Tha...
  • Saab unveils next-gen RBS15 Mk4 anti-ship missile system
    Saab unveils next-gen RBS15 Mk4 anti-ship missile system 17 July 2018
    Saab Dynamics has unveiled the next-generation evolution of its RBS15 family of anti-ship missile systems: the RBS15 Mk4 at Farnborough Air Show 2018: Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk / FMV) awarded Saab for the design and production of a new, next-generation RBS15 joint anti-ship missile to equip the Royal Swedish Navy’s Visby-class corvettes and Swedish Air Force JAS Gripen E multi-role fighters in March 2017. Acquisition of the...
  • TAI presents Hurjet Mock-up at FAS
    TAI presents Hurjet Mock-up at FAS 16 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) unveiled a mock-up for Turkey’s jet trainer/light attack aircraft for the first time at Farnborough Air show, (FAS)which started in the U.K. today The Hurjet aircraft mock-up , is expected to make its first flight in 2023, TAI announced in a statement. Hurjet will be 13.4 meters long with a wingspan of 11 meters, and it will provide environmental security in offensive operations. The main aim of the project is to replace Turkish Air...
  • UK Unveils Future Fighter Concept
    UK Unveils Future Fighter Concept 16 July 2018
    British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled at the Farnborough air show a full-size mock-up of Tempest, a conceptual next-generation fighter that he said will fly alongside the Lockheed Martin F-35 and the Eurofighter Typhoon in the Royal Air Force in the mid-2030s. Britain plans to develop this new fighter as a joint venture between British aerospace contractors BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and MBDA UK Ltd in cooperation with Italy’s Leonardo. UK cooperates with Turkish Aerospace I...
  • Hurjet at Farnborough
    Hurjet at Farnborough 16 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is exhibiting the mock-up of the Hürjet advanced jet traininer at the Farnborough Air Show for the first time. The platform, which is being developed to meet the requirements of the fifth generation jet trainer, will be equipped with advanced task computers. A name has not yet been announced for the Hürjet's propulsion system, the aircraft is about 13.4 meters long and have an 11-foot wingspan. It is planned to be able to re...
  • TAI PRESS RELEASE
    TAI PRESS RELEASE 14 July 2018
    Between July 16-22, 2018 Turkish Aerospace will participate at Farnborough International Air Show (FIA), one of the world’s most important air shows. The company’s new logo will be launched at the largest air show of the world. MALE Class Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ANKA will be exhibited at Turkish Aerospace’s static area. Besides, T-625 utility helicopter which is designed and developed at Turkish Aerospace’s facilities, and is scheduled to make its first flight in Septe...
  • Airbus calls for pan-European solution
    Airbus calls for pan-European solution 9 July 2018
    Airbus Defence & Space calls Europe to work together on a future combat air system. Speaking at a pre-Farnborough air show media briefing, Dirk Hoke, chief executive of the division warned that the bloc cannot support the development of several competing platforms. Hoke, said any programme for a sixth-generation fighter "had to be a full European solution". Hoke pointed out that there are currently three platforms – the Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, and S...
  • Cirit to be mounted on Black Hawk
    Cirit to be mounted on Black Hawk 6 July 2018
    ROKETSAN, stated that there is an ongoing process to install Cirit missiles to Sikorsky's Black Hawk helicopters. ROKETSAN's press release about Farnborough Air Show includes information. Statement  indicates that CİRİT is already being used on the T-129 ATAK  and AH-1 COBRA attack helicopters, to the TIGER Helicopter.Information about  Black Hawk reads, "While work on the integration of the CİRİT to the BLACK HAWK helicopters is progressing, there is a...
  • TAI Will Attend Singapore Airshow
    TAI Will Attend Singapore Airshow 2 February 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) revealed its 2018 exhibition calendar. The company will demonstrate all its products in Singapore and will carry out negotiations at Singapore Airshow particularly regarding UAV “ANKA” and Multirole Utility Helicopter “T625”. TAI, which is ambitious in the Asian market, will also exhibit models of T625, ANKA, ATAK, HÜRKUŞ and MMU during the exhibition. In 2018, the company's exhibition schedule, which was ...
  • Issue 41 Fair News 18 September 2016
    Ultra-Marshall Collaboration L3’s Modern Hercules on its Way to Argentina Hercules Modernisation by Elbit Lockheed Martin in International Market for Black Hawk QinetiQ and Thales’ Choice, Textron AirLand Scorpion Martin-Baker’s Solution for F-35 Seats Sense Vaccine for UAVs by IAI and Honeywell Airbus Concentrates on Civilian Aviation Boeing’s Submarine Venture Belated Conquest b...
  • Aviation Aims High: Farnborough 2016 18 September 2016
    With a defence revenue of £22bn in 2015 and a first- and second-ranking performance in defence exports in Europe and the world respectively, Britain has recently hosted Farnborough 2016, which was an important event in terms of showing how the Island’s aviation and defence industry relations would proceed in the aftermath of Brexit. Fortunately, the only negativity was the heavy outpouring of rain, which led to an early final for Day 1. Nevertheless, judging by the $124bn orders p...
  • The First Prototype Gets Ready for Turkey 18 September 2016
    After a long waiting period, the Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP) has been recently signed and entered into force. At Farnborough International Airshow Trade 2016, we spoke with James A. Katzen, Vice-President, Director of Sales at PZL Mielec, a Sikorsky Aircraft Company based in Poland, about the prospective steps of the Programme.   
  • Roketsan and Sierra Nevada Corporation Sign a Memorandum of Understanding
    Roketsan and Sierra Nevada Corporation Sign a Memorandum of Understanding 13 July 2016
                         Roketsan Missiles Industries Inc. of Turkey and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Farnborough International Airshow to explore broad areas of cooperation in air and space. No further information was provided about the content of agreement.   “We look forward to exploring our opportunities to leverage strengths between our two companies,&rdq...
  • Hurkus trainer receives type certification
    Hurkus trainer receives type certification 12 July 2016
    Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI's) Hurkus trainer aircraft has received air worthiness type certification from EASA and DGCA, the company announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.  The Hurkus-A trainer aircraft was awarded a CS-23 Validation Type Certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and an Aircraft Type Certificate by the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Both bodies refer to the Hurkus as the TT32. Hu...
  • Poland prepared its armed S-70i 21 June 2016
    Sikorsky Black Hawk armed version can carry Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, seven- or 19-round Hydra 70 rocket pods and GAU-19 gun pods, plus 200USgal crashworthy external fuel system tanks. The aircraft also can be equipped with an electro-optical/infrared sensor turret and door-mounted 12.7mm machine guns or M134 mini-guns. The armed S-70i is being pitched at central and eastern European countries which require multi-purpose helicopters to conduct armed a...
  • F-35's International Debut to be in the Netherlands 14 April 2016
    The F-35 joint strike fighter will make its international debut this summer at Netherlands. The F-35’s appearance at the Dutch air show comes ahead of the planned international debut of the JSF at the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom in July. Two US Air Force F-35As and two US Marine Corps F-35Bs are scheduled to fly over from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, for the events. At least one Dutch F-35A will appear at the Leeuwarden Air Show in the Ne...
  • United Kingdom goes solar 19 February 2016
    Airbus Defence and Space has won an order from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the manufacture and operation of two solar-powered Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) craft. Flying at some 65,000ft, the ultra-lightweight Zephyr 8 is uniquely capable of providing persistent surveillance over land or sea, and hosting communications links, over the same area for months at a time without landing. The precise purposes for which the UK MoD will use its Zephyrs have not been disclo...