Military

  • Raytheon to Complete STARS Upgrade by 2019

    February 5, 2016 | ATC controllers tracking aircraft with STARS. STARS is capable of tracking up to 1350 airborne aircraft simultaneously within a terminal area. Photo: Raytheon [Avionics Today 02-05-2016] The FAA has granted Raytheon a $135 million contract modification to...

  • U.K. Armed Forces to Train With Embraer Phenom 100 Jets

    February 4, 2016 | Embraer Phenom 100. Photo: Embraer Executive Jets [Avionics Today 02-04-2016] The Embraer Phenom 100 business jet was selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom. The contract with Affinity Flight Training...

  • US Air Force Awards AAMSI IFF Transponder Contract

    February 3, 2016 | B-2 Spirit Bomber set for FFI transponder upgrades. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 02-03-2016] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales (AAMSI) a prime contract to service and repair the AN/APX-110...

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  • Satcom Direct, XTAR Introduce New Military ISR Satcom Offering

    February 3, 2016 | Satcom Direct and XTAR have introduced a new ISR connectivity offering. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 02-03-2016] XTAR, a U.S.-based commercial X-band satellite operator, and Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the military and government division of...

  • Australia Looks to Bolster SAR with New Aircraft, Technology

    January 28, 2016 | AMAS AeroRescue Aircraft. Photo: Cobham [Avionics Today 01-28-2016] Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft currently used by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (ASMA) are on their way to being replaced under a 12-year, $640 million service contract for new...

  • Boeing’s KC-46A Refuels F-16 in Flight

    January 27, 2016 | Boeing’s KC-46A refuels an F-16 in flight. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-27-2016] Boeing and U.S. Air Force aircrews completed the KC-46A tanker’s first refueling flight. Following takeoff from Boeing Field in Seattle, Wa., the KC-46A test team...

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