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  • Japan's Next Generation Fighter Will Be Inventories in 2035
    Japan's Next Generation Fighter Will Be Inventories in 2035 9 July 2020
    Japan has announced new dates in a next-generation fighter jet project to replace f-2 aircraft in its inventory.  The prototype will be produced in 2024 as part of the F-X program for the aircraft, which is intended to be developed with domestic resources.  According to local media reports, the first limited edition is set for 2030, with the new aircraft scheduled to take place in inventory by 2035. Tokyo will work with the United Kingdom in engine deve...
  • France to Improve Navy AEW&C Capability
    France to Improve Navy AEW&C Capability 8 July 2020
    Ship-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft are eyes of the carrier task force in front lines, especially in open seas. Being the only user of nuclear aircraft carrier expect the USA, France is on the way to improve its ship-based AEW&C capability. In this context, Washington approved the possible sale of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye under the FMS (Foreign Military Sales) to Paris. The total cost of the platforms and the necessary equipment was es...
  • Multnational Tanker Delivery
    Multnational Tanker Delivery 30 June 2020
    Aerial refuelling aircraft are an important force multiplier for the forces as they extend the flight range and endurance of the fleets without the requirement for a base. Airbus announced that the first A330 MRTT (Multirole Tanker Transport) was officially delivered to the Multinational Tanker Transport Fleet created for the use of NATO countries. The program, which is carried out in cooperation with OCCAR and NSPA, includes NATO countries, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Germ...
  • First Night Replenishment for Aircraft Carrier
    First Night Replenishment for Aircraft Carrier 8 June 2020
    Replenishment at sea has strategic importance not only for ships but also for the fleet's deficiencies in fuel, ammunition and equipment during the mission. In this way, the navy elements can perform their duties in a long time without returning to the port. HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), ​​one of the two aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy, performed replenishment at sea operations for the first time in the night conditions last week. Receiving fuel and material transfer ...
  • Boeing to Report Layoffs to the Union on Friday
    Boeing to Report Layoffs to the Union on Friday 27 May 2020
    Behind Rolls-Royce, which announced last week that it would lay off nearly 9,000 employees, Boeing is also starting layoffs. In the first quarter of this year, Boeing suffered a loss of $641 million. At the beginning of April, the firm's General Manager Dave Calhoun announced that they had prepared a voluntary layoff plan for staff. Boeing is expected to announce layoffs at US manufacturing facilities this week. The company, which employs about 160,000 people worldwide, has not ...
  • Rolls-Royce To Lay Off 9,000 Employees
    Rolls-Royce To Lay Off 9,000 Employees 21 May 2020
    Coronavirus also affected Britain-based engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. Due to the uncertainty and economic crisis brought by the virus, the company will lay off its 9,000 employees.  Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East also told BBC radio that some factories could be shut down. “But again, we have to consult with our unions and do a thorough run through with the unions on exactly where the job losses are going to be,” East said.  Rolls-Royce, which employs 52,000 people...
  • Collaboration of Rolls-Royce and Purdue University
    Collaboration of Rolls-Royce and Purdue University 14 March 2020
    With the new motor control capability (FADEC) developed by Rolls-Royce in partnership with Purdue University, it will be able to test electronic engine controllers (EEC). Tom Bell, CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, said, “Rolls-Royce has partnered with Purdue University for decades and we are excited to launch our new controls capability on campus to assemble and test these high-tech engine components. Whether for the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines or for our competitive F130 engine f...
  • Greek Kiowa Warriors' First Live Fire
    Greek Kiowa Warriors' First Live Fire 31 January 2020
    An important phase was left behind in the operational process of OH-58D armed reconnaissance helicopters of Hellenic Army, which were procured from the USA by donating. With the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters, which are expected to increase significantly to the armed reconnaissance and observation capabilities of the Hellenic Army, the first live fire training of Greek personnel was carried out on January 29. The live fire activities of the platforms assigned to the 1st Army ...
  • World-First Electrical Technology from Rolls-Royce for Tempest Programme
    World-First Electrical Technology from Rolls-Royce for Tempest Programme 9 January 2020
    British engine company Rolls-Royce released a press bulletin stating that they are developing world-first electrical technology for next-generation Tempest programme. To make the engine more electric, more intelligent and to harness more power, Rolls-Royce started to work to solve unprecedented levels of electrical power demand and thermal load; all need to be managed within the context of a stealthy aircraft. Rolls-Royce started to address the demands of the future in 2014. That ye...
  • Number of Tempest Program Countries Increasing
    Number of Tempest Program Countries Increasing 12 September 2019
    Italy has agreed to partner with UK defence firms to work on the Tempest, the UK-initiated next-generation combat air system. Tempest is a collaboration between the British Government and industrial partners BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, MBDA and Leonardo. Sweden officially joined the program in July 2019, thus Italy is the third nation to partner on the programme. Gen. Nicolò Falsaperna, Italy’s Secretary General of Defence, and Sir Simon Bollom, CEO of Defence Equipment &...
  • Maintenance Support for Typhoon
    Maintenance Support for Typhoon 6 August 2019
    UK Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Rolls-Royce. Under the agreement, which is worth around 426 million US Dollars, Rolls-Royce will continue to provide support to the engines that power the Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft and undertake a number of services including the maintenance and repair. For five years, Rolls-Royce will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Typhoon engines of the Royal Air Force, as well as the supply of modul...
  • Rolls-Royce to Develop Hypersonic Technology
    Rolls-Royce to Develop Hypersonic Technology 18 July 2019
    Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems for increased aircraft performance and capability. Typhoon’s engine EJ-200 will provide base for further works. Britain’s defence ministry is stepping up its interest in hypersonics with a $12 million contract to Rolls-Royce and its industrial partners to develop high-Mach aircraft propulsion systems. The contract will be with Rolls-Royce Plc, (RR) and its technology partners, BAE Systems an...
  • British Rolls-Royce Gets Involved in Bell’s V-280 and V-247 Engines
    British Rolls-Royce Gets Involved in Bell’s V-280 and V-247 Engines 26 March 2019
    British Company Rolls-Royce will develop turboshaft engines for Bell’s V-280 Valor and V-247 Vigilant tiltrotors. The V-280 Valor is powered by US company GE’s T64-GE-419 engine. According to Bell, “Bell and Rolls-Royce are developing an end-to-end engine integrated solution for V-280 as an option for future procurements”. The company however admits that “”the government has not defined its engine sourcing strategy.” Following Siko...
  • Rolls-Royce Pulls Off from Turkish Fighter Jet Project
    Rolls-Royce Pulls Off from Turkish Fighter Jet Project 4 March 2019
    British engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it had scaled back efforts to join a Turkish program to build a new fighter jet with Turkey’s Kale Group. Rolls-Royce has abandoned its attempts to win the bid for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft after failing to find a compromise, the engine maker added. The Financial Times first reported the story and a Rolls-Royce spokesman later confirmed the development to Reuters. In 2017, Kale Group said it wou...
  • Carrier Capable Unmanned Wingman
    Carrier Capable Unmanned Wingman 18 February 2019
    The United Kingdom has announced that a new study has been launched under the Tempest project. In this direction, an unmanned wingman will be developed for Tempest. The new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is expected to be the loyal supporter of the platform, is planned to be the aircraft carrier capable.   The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence said the Tempest was developed to be compatible with the Queen Elizabeth class of the United Kingdom. Although the airc...
  • First MRTT in Arrived
    First MRTT in Arrived 31 January 2019
    The A330 MRTT family is growing. The 12th MRTT user accepted its first platform. The Republic of Korea announced that it had accepted the first A330 MRTT platform. Thus, the Republic of Korea became the seventh operational user of the platform. The A330 MRTT aircraft, which ordered from a total of 12 countries, were developed via Airbus's A330 commercial aircraft. Aircraft powered with two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines and have been delivered to this date with a total of 35 unit...
  • France Orders Three More Airbus A330 MRTT Tankers
    France Orders Three More Airbus A330 MRTT Tankers 14 December 2018
    Airbus Defence and Space has received an order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the third and final tranche of the multi-year contract for 12 A330 MRTTs signed by the French Ministry of Defence in 2014. The first of the fleet was formally handed over in October and the remainder will be delivered by the end of 2023 under an ...
  • Indian Training Jets fitted with Inferior Engines
    Indian Training Jets fitted with Inferior Engines 4 November 2018
    Pilots training to join the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy are flying jets fitted with inferior engines and “Category B” or “second-hand components” that seriously affect the “quality of the aircraft”, a recent audit by the Comptroller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) according to Hindustan Times. India bought 123 Hawk - 106 for IAF and 17 for the Navy from British company BAES in 2004. 28 of these 123 jets were to be bought in flyaw...
  • Hard Times for Istanbul Airshow 7 October 2018
    Taking place in the last four days of September, Istanbul Airshow or former Airex, was perhaps the only exhibition to close the year without any enthusiasm. Organised for the 12th time in 22 years particularly in the area of commercial aviation, the event received an initial blow with Eurasia Airshow organised in May. The event was doomed to lose much of its lustre from the start as Boeing, which has recently realised one of the largest commercial sales to Turkey, had preferred Eura...
  • First Phénix to France
    First Phénix to France 29 September 2018
      The French Air Force received the first A330-200 MRTT Phénix (Multi Role Tanker Transport) aircraft. The remaining eight aircraft will be delivered by 2023. Phénix is ordered for replace to aging KC-135R, C-135FR tankers and A340 and A310 transport aircraft in France inventory. A330-300MRTT has two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. The aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of 233,000 kilograms can also be used for transport duties. Phénix is capa...
  • Rolls-Royce to Power Boeing MQ-25 UAV
    Rolls-Royce to Power Boeing MQ-25 UAV 11 September 2018
    Boeing has selected Rolls-Royce engines to power the U.S. Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refuelling, Rolls-Royce announced in a Sept. 6 release. The U.S. Navy has awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing to provide four aircraft. Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis. The AE 3007N, the latest va...
  • Atak Engine Waits for November
    Atak Engine Waits for November 1 August 2018
    C4Defence reveals how Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) will work on getting export license for T-129 Atak helicopter engines will be exported to Pakistan. Pakistan has recently inked a deal with TUSAS to acquire 30 T-129 Atak Helicopter. The IP rights of the helicopter engine are in the hands of LHTEC, a joint venture between the US firm Honeywell and the UK firm Rolls-Royce. C4Defence has learned that prior applying for an official permission there were other steps to...
  • India to Procure Jaguar Parts
    India to Procure Jaguar Parts 25 July 2018
    The Indian Air Force to procure Jaguar spare parts from France, Oman and the United Kingdom. There are about 120 SEPECAT production Jaguar ground attack aircraft in India inventory. Under the procurement agreements, France will donate 31 Jaguar fuselages. Oman will donate two fuselages and eight Rolls-Royce Adour engines and 3,500 piece spare parts. The UK offered two twin-seat Jaguar bodys and 619 piece spare parts to India for a total restoration of US $ 407,000
  • 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 ...
  • Partners for Chinook Revealed
    Partners for Chinook Revealed 30 April 2018
    Boeing revealed partners to support its bid to supply CH-47 Chinooks for Germany's heavy-lift helicopter competition. The company will work with CAE, Diehl Defence, Honeywell, Liebherr, Rockwell Collins and Rolls-Royce to provide “local long-term support and training” services. Boeing’s offer will either be based on the standard CH-47F model or extended-range MH-47G version. Germany is expected to release a final request for p...
  • Giants Invest in 'SABRE'
    Giants Invest in 'SABRE' 13 April 2018
    Rolls-Royce, Boeing and BAE Systems are investing in Reaction Engines Limited, the UK-based aerospace technology company. The focus of these investments is the company's Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE). SABRE engines are unique in delivering the fuel efficiency of a jet engine with the power and high-speed ability of a rocket that is capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and Mach 25 in rocket mode for space flight. The company is about to start buildin...
  • Supplier Selection Process Began in French Frigate Program
    Supplier Selection Process Began in French Frigate Program 3 April 2018
    Naval Group, who has been awarded as the main contractor for French Navy’s five intermediate-size frigates (Frégates de taille intermédiaire/FTI), has begun the selection process of suppliers and subcontractors.  The company was awarded the relevant contract in April 2017 and the first frigate is scheduled to be delivered by 2023. The main suppliers to be selected by the company so far include Axima, Constructions industrielles de la...
  • Logistics System Upgrade for F-35s
    Logistics System Upgrade for F-35s 20 March 2018
    A joint team consisting of Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce and the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) subject matter experts successfully completed the rollout of a major upgrade to the F-35’s fleet management system.  All F-35 operational bases around the globe were upgraded with the latest version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS version 2.0.2.4), which now integrates Pratt & Whitney’s F135 propulsion system for the first time...
  • 58th Issue Sector News
    58th Issue Sector News 9 February 2018
    Norway, Germany Unite Forces ASW Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Marketing Boost to HERO 400EC Black Hawk Goes to Riyadh FREMM Requisition in Athens  Eastern Partnership in UAV Rolls-Royce Tightens Belt Alternative Solution to Spike Further and Further Away ... US Green Light to Japan Three Signatures, One System Hürkuş-B Realised First Flight Critical Appointment in...
  • TF-X Discussed
    TF-X Discussed 16 January 2018
    A meeting held about process of the TF-X Project. Turkish and British officials have met on January 13th. Negotiations were made on the process of the Project. State Secretary of Foreign Trade Liam Fox, CEO of Rolls-Royce Warren East, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Defense Industry Secretary Ismail Demir and CEO of TAI, Temel Kotil and another officials attended to the meeting. The main issues of the delegations were the design, development and manufacturing of the TF-X Project. Th...
  • TEI Surprise for National Combat Aircraft
    TEI Surprise for National Combat Aircraft 15 December 2017
    Eskişehir-based TUSAŞ Engine A.Ş. (TEI) has submitted a proposal to the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) today for the National Combat Aircraft (MMU/TFX) Program. The deadline to submit offers for the MMU/TFX engine bid, designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), ends today. According to the information obtained so far, except for TEI, the UK company Rolls-Royce and the TAEC Aircraft Motor Sanayi A.Ş. joint venture, which Turkish KALE group establi...
  • Eurojet pulled back from TF-X tender
    Eurojet pulled back from TF-X tender 12 December 2017
    One of the participants who competed to provide engines for Turkey's National Combat Aircraft (T-FX) program pulled back. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, Eurojet Consortium, the manufacturer of the EJ200 engine which powers the Eurofighter aircraft, will not submit to the tender. The Germany-based Eurojet Consortium has long been debating this decision. The company participated in the tender offering a EJ200 adapted to the requirements of Turkey, and adopted a business...
  • 56th Issue Sector News
    56th Issue Sector News 11 December 2017
    India is All Smiles with Smart Bomb Ships of the Gulf, Entrusted to Rolls-Royce Cochin Shipyard Will Carry the Torch NIMR Automotive to Supply Turkmenistan's Special Operations Vehicles Berlin Says, "Survivor R" HForce Passed Ballistic Tests Will the US Share "Know-how"? "Tactic-Oriented" Training, Completed New Era in Damage Detection Technology Transfer from Denmark to...
  • 54. Issue Exhibition News
    54. Issue Exhibition News 2 October 2017
    New Task for Gripen Nexter’s Exclusive Solutions for Global Market Leonardo Joined the Team Rolls-Royce Looks Beyond the Horizon Rafael Solutions Move to London UK Dragonfire Self-confident MBDA Left Its Mark in London Elbit's Mortar at DSEI AJAX in Progress Ironclad UGV to Become Autonomous Special Boat for Special Forces Anti-UAV Solution by AUDS QinetiQ Returns ...
  • 51st Issue Sector News
    51st Issue Sector News 1 June 2017
    Raytheon Confident in Korea Fincantieri Anchors in France Seoul Relies on Rolls-Royce Heron Outstretches to the Sea Laser Move by ASELSAN Investment; Sought and Found
  • Rolls-Royce Comes with a New Engine to New Aircraft
    Rolls-Royce Comes with a New Engine to New Aircraft 1 June 2017
    As one of the most assertive engine producers of the United Kingdom, Rolls-Royce (RR) seems to become a part of Turkey’s Indigenous Fighter Jet Project. The company, which drew attention with its striking media planning and important partnership deals on the very first day of IDEF, is affiliated in one way or another with two of the three bidding actors. Responding to our questions, the company authorities clearly maintained that this was the only subject they had in mind.  ...
  • Offer To Turkey: "More Than Typhoon"
    Offer To Turkey: "More Than Typhoon" 13 May 2017
    The Eurojet consortium competing in Turkey's National Combat Aircraft project F-X, announced the content of its proposal. During IDEF fair, Clemens Linden, Chief Executive Officer of the consortium, reminded that the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft is powered with the EJ200 turbofan engines produced by the Eurojet consortium. Linden stated that they offered this engine to the Turkish Air Force. A joint production of four countries - the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and ...
  • Rolls-Royce, Kale Group Partnered for TF-X Engine
    Rolls-Royce, Kale Group Partnered for TF-X Engine 10 May 2017
    Rolls-Royce is partnering with Türkish Kale Group for Turkey's National Combat Aircraft (TF-X) project. The companies established a joint venture, called TAEC Uçak Motor Sanayi A.Ş., with 51 percent belonging to Kale Group. TAEC will develop civillin and military engines, TF-X engine being in the first place. The signing ceremony took place on 8 May in Istanbul. Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay and Rolls-Royce Defence and Aviation Group President Chris Chol...
  • Company News
    Company News 8 May 2017
    AKBA Solution against Live Bombs AlpDefence to Set Up Defence Line at IDEF Alp Aviation Shoulders the Sector ASELSAN Sets High Goals ATEL’s Goal is to Export National Solutions FNSS with Six New Products and a Long-Term Strategy Girsan is Expecting Visitors Harp Arge, Looking For Investors HAVELSAN’s Bold Move in Business Ecosystem Honeywell Looks Forward to TF-X and Regional Aircraft Project...
  • HMS Agamemnon Received Start Signal
    HMS Agamemnon Received Start Signal 20 April 2017
    BAE Systems has been awarded a $1,8 billion contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence for the delivery of Royal Navy's sixth Astute class nuclear-powered attack submarine, HMS Agamemnon. The first three Astute class submarines HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful are currently in service with the Royal Navy. The service will take delivery of a total seven submarines of the same class. Having six 533mm torpedo tubes, the Astute-class submarines are ...