November 07, 2019 Military Aviation News

Airbus proposes ECR/SEAD Eurofighter, emphasises German requirement


Airbus Defence and Space (DS) has showcased a new electronic attack and counter-ground-based air defence variant of the Eurofighter combat aircraft as it looks to secure Germany's Tornado replacement requirement.

Air Force JSTARS wrap up 18-year Middle East deployment


The Air Force’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft have exited the Middle East after being deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for 18 years. Known as JSTARS, the airborne ground surveillance, battle management and command and control aircraft departed Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar Oct. 1, according to an Oct. 31 Air National Guard news release.

DoD warns China exporting killer autonomous drones to Middle East


China is exporting unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the Middle East which are capable of launching autonomous attacks. That’s according to the Pentagon’s top leader, US defense secretary Mark Esper, who gave a speech about artificial intelligence at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence public conference on 5 November.

DARPA looking for anti-laser defences for US aircraft


Rapid improvements in high-energy laser weapons has the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) concerned that US aircraft could be targeted and attacked by adversaries in the future.

PICTURES: Airbus reveals classified LOUT stealth testbed


Airbus Defence & Space has revealed a more than decade-long research and demonstration effort into very low observable (LO) technologies, conducted as a classified effort for the German defence ministry.

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