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BAE Systems Starts Electronic Warfare System Production for U.S. Air Force F-15s

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm

BAE Systems has received a $58 million contract from Boeing to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force.

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  • BAE Systems has received a $58 million contract from Boeing to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force.
  • The electronic warfare (EW) and countermeasures system provides advanced electromagnetic capabilities that protect pilots and help them maintain air superiority during their toughest missions.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210302005222/en/
    The electronic warfare and countermeasures system on the F-15 Eagle, made by BAE Systems, provides advanced electromagnetic capabilities that protect pilots and help them maintain air superiority during their toughest missions.
  • Photo credit: BAE Systems
    The start of EPAWSS production marks a critical milestone and is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our industry team, said Jerry Wohletz, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems.

Military Aviation Museum Welcomes Douglas SBD Dauntless to Aircraft Collection

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 3:00pm

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Military Aviation Museum is pleased to announce that the most recent addition to the collection in Virginia Beach is a Douglas SBD Dauntless.

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Military Aviation Museum is pleased to announce that the most recent addition to the collection in Virginia Beach is a Douglas SBD Dauntless.
  • "We are particularly excited to welcome an SBD Dauntless into the collection, it is one of the most famous US Navy aircraft of WWII, and it is a type that our visitors often ask about," says Military Museum Director Keegan Chetwynd.
  • Introduced in 1940, the Dauntless was developed as a scout bomber, hence its SBD designation (Scout Bomber Douglas).
  • About the Military Aviation Museum:
    A 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the world's largest collections of airworthy military aircraft from the first 50-years of flight.

HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:40pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005887/en/
    SkyKnight - the first UAE designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system - (Photo: AETOSWire)
    EDGE, the parent company of HALCON, has been developing a short-range air defence system, as has Germany-based Rheinmetall AG, which was actively seeking a missile system to form part of its Skynex air defence system.
  • The companies decided to jointly offer a solution, with HALCON providing SkyKnight, the missile system to the highly regarded Oerlikon Skynex Air Defence System, which sets new standards with its unique open architecture.
  • Faisal Al Bannai, EDGE Group CEO and Managing Director said: SkyKnight is the UAEs first, but will not be the last air defence missile developed by HALCON.
  • Countries that have rolled out Skyguard systems will ultimately upgrade to Skynex, placing HALCON, its SkyKnight C-RAM missile system, and the UAE at the forefront of air defence system innovation.

World Outlook for the Special Mission Aircraft Market to 2025, by Platform, Application, Payload, End-User, Point of Sale and Region

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

The special mission aircraft market includes major players Boeing (US), Lockheed Martin (US), Dassault Aviation (France), Textron Aviation (US) and Northrop Grumman (US).

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  • The special mission aircraft market includes major players Boeing (US), Lockheed Martin (US), Dassault Aviation (France), Textron Aviation (US) and Northrop Grumman (US).
  • These special mission aircraft are provided with capabilities to carry out missions related to releasing a rocket, missile, or other aircraft payloads.
  • North America is projected to be the largest regional share for the special mission aircraft market during the forecast period.
  • The US is one of the largest developers, operators, and exporters of special mission aircraft and systems, globally, and thus accounts for a large share of the North American region in the global special mission aircraft market.

Dassault Aviation receives order for 12 Rafales for French Air and Space Force

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 1:14pm

These aircraft will replace the 12 Rafales of the French Air and Space Force (FASF) sold to the Hellenic Air Force.

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  • These aircraft will replace the 12 Rafales of the French Air and Space Force (FASF) sold to the Hellenic Air Force.
  • Dassault Aviation and its industrial partners would like to thank the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, the French defense procurement agency DGA and the Armed Forces for their renewed confidence.
  • "This contract for 12 new aircraft will enable our Air and Space Force to continue the Rafale build-up while awaiting the fifth tranche, which is scheduled for delivery between 2027 and 2030.
  • The Rafale entered service with the French Navy in 2004 and with the French Air and Space Force (FASF) in 2006, gradually replacing the seven types of previous-generation combat aircraft.

Greece equips itself with the RAFALE in the continuity of a partnership with DASSAULT AVIATION of more than 45 years

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 3:11pm

As a European country and member of NATO, Greece is a major strategic partner of France.

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  • As a European country and member of NATO, Greece is a major strategic partner of France.
  • Dassault Aviation is honored by the Greek governments decision, that extends an uninterrupted partnership for 45 years.
  • The order for 18 Rafale includes 12 Rafale recently in service with the French Air Force and 6 new Rafale produced at Dassault Aviation plants.
  • I assure them of our total mobilization to achieve the objectives that are defined, said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.

Clearlake-Backed symplr To Acquire Phynd

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:00am

The acquisition of Phynd represents symplr's eleventh acquisition in the past six years, and its sixth under sponsorship from Clearlake and SkyKnight since November 2018.

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  • The acquisition of Phynd represents symplr's eleventh acquisition in the past six years, and its sixth under sponsorship from Clearlake and SkyKnight since November 2018.
  • "We're very excited to welcome Phynd to the symplr family," said BJ Schaknowski, CEO of symplr.
  • "We look forward to joining the symplr team," said Tom White, CEO of Phynd.
  • "We are excited to support symplr in its acquisition of Phynd," said Claude Burton, Partner, and Jordan Milich, Principal, of SkyKnight.

BAE Systems Receives Rapid Response Contract From U.S. Navy to Demonstrate Leading-Edge Countermeasure System

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 3:00pm

BAE Systems received a $4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system for the P-8A Poseidon.

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  • BAE Systems received a $4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system for the P-8A Poseidon.
  • The pod-mounted RFCM system is a leading-edge, lightweight, high-power system that will add a new self-protection capability to this next-generation U.S. Navy aircraft.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210105005009/en/
    The new pod-mounted radio frequency countermeasure system adds another layer of self-protection to a next-generation Navy aircraft, as this illustration shows.
  • The rapid response is the result of collaboration among small focus teams who developed an innovative approach to the design and fabrication of the systems mechanical parts.

Initial Operational Capability Declared for Australia's RAAF F-35A

Monday, December 28, 2020 - 12:43pm

Linda Reynolds, CSC,and Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price MP, today declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for Australia's F-35As, making Australia the seventh country to declare IOC for its F-35 fleet.

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  • Linda Reynolds, CSC,and Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price MP, today declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for Australia's F-35As, making Australia the seventh country to declare IOC for its F-35 fleet.
  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will sustain the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) F-35A fleet, which will play a crucial role in defending Australia's national interests.
  • This IOC ushers in a new era of Australian air power giving the RAAF transformational and game-changing capabilities.
  • "This IOC ushers in a new era of Australian air power that gives the RAAF transformational and game-changing capabilities," said Joe North, Lockheed Martin Australia chief executive.

symplr Closes Acquisition Of TractManager

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Growth through acquisition, coupled with organic growth and product innovation, is an integral part of symplr's business strategy to deliver the industry's leading healthcare GRC SaaS platform.

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  • Growth through acquisition, coupled with organic growth and product innovation, is an integral part of symplr's business strategy to deliver the industry's leading healthcare GRC SaaS platform.
  • The acquisition of TractManager represents symplr's tenth successful acquisition in the past six years, and its fifth under sponsorship from Clearlake and SkyKnight since November 2018.
  • We look forward to supporting the symplr management team as they drive consolidation in the industry and accelerate organic growth."
  • "We are excited to support symplr in its acquisition of TractManager," said Claude Burton, Partner, and Jordan Milich, Principal, of SkyKnight.