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  • ANALYSIS: Northrop battling to retain JSTARS as Lockheed, Boeing bid on recap


    An effort to recapitalise the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) with a modern business jet is shaping up to be this summer’s blockbuster defence programme, with three solid industry teams now vying for the $6.5 billion prize and Raytheon working on a curious new airborne radar called “Skynet”.


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  • Northrop unveils evolved, exportable BACN aerial gateway


    Northrop Grumman has expanded the networking capabilities of its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aerial...


  • F-35 gun tests start while US Marines await IOC decision


    Activity on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme has reached fever pitch, with the US Air Force now testing the...


  • USAF rules out international A-10 sales


    The US Air Force has closed the lid on discussions about shopping the A-10 Warthog to allies, telling Flightglobal it...


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  • Northrop unveils evolved, exportable BACN aerial gateway

    News | 25 Jul 2015 01:36 | James Drew

    Northrop Grumman has expanded the networking capabilities of its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aerial gateway to create a new product that promises to make “combat cloud” warfare commonplace.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-unveils-evolved-exportable-BACN-aerial-gateway-415022/
  • ANALYSIS: Northrop battling to retain JSTARS as Lockheed, Boeing bid on recap

    News | 24 Jul 2015 18:45 | James Drew

    An effort to recapitalise the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) with a modern business jet is shaping up to be this summer’s blockbuster defence programme, with three solid industry teams now vying for the $6.5 billion prize and Raytheon working on a curious new airborne radar called “Skynet”.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Northrop-battling-to-retain-JSTARS-as-Lockheed-Boeing-bid-on-recap-414797/
  • F-35 gun tests start while US Marines await IOC decision

    News | 24 Jul 2015 17:09 | James Drew

    Activity on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme has reached fever pitch, with the US Air Force now testing the aircraft’s 25mm Gatling gun and a Marine Corps IOC decision imminent.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/F-35-gun-tests-start-while-US-Marines-await-IOC-decision-415008/
  • USAF rules out international A-10 sales

    News | 24 Jul 2015 00:39 | James Drew

    The US Air Force has closed the lid on discussions about shopping the A-10 Warthog to allies, telling Flightglobal it will not sell the close-in attack aircraft to anyone.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-rules-out-international-A-10-sales-414975/
  • USAF and Northrop sign Global Hawk payload adaptor deal

    News | 23 Jul 2015 20:46 | James Drew

    ​Northrop Grumman expects to start demonstrating its Global Hawk universal payload adaptor with various sensors carried by the Lockheed Martin U-2 after signing a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Air Force last week.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-and-Northrop-sign-Global-Hawk-payload-adaptor-deal-414971/
  • ANALYSIS: Motion modifiers make for better simulator training

    News | 23 Jul 2015 11:32 | David Learmount

    Simulation is an essential tool for improving flight safety through better pilot training, but it could be even more effective, according to some in the industry. Indeed, airlines such as Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific and Cargolux – as well as the US Air Force – have recently decided on simulator motion-system upgrades to enhance their training programmes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Motion-modifiers-make-for-better-simulator-training-414767/