The VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) has successfully achieved fully autonomous takeoff and landing (ATOL) approaches, validating its autonomy to and from a moving platform and advancing the VSR700 programme towards its end goal: offering a tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) with (ATOL) capacities for global navies. The landing zone: a pitching, yawing platform, mounted on a trailer to simulate the conditions of a moving ship deck.
Tag Archives : Airbus
02 Nov 2020
The future French-German MPA program will be launched in the coming weeks. The first phase of the studies will focus on the mission system...
07 Sep 2020
The Royal Malaysian Air Force began modification of existing CN235-220M (M44-05) tactical airlifter into maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA) under the US Maritime Security Initiative (MSI).
21 Feb 2020
The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German and Spanish counterparts, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Ángel Olivares Ramírez on February 20 signed the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) agreements.
10 Feb 2020
The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. The contract was awarded on January 31, 2020. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years.
08 Feb 2020
Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarization of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in the context of the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL).
26 Jun 2019
In October 2018, during the last edition of Euronaval, Dassault Aviation unveiled a scale model of what could become the Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS) or Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF). This first model displayed a tailless delta-winged aircraft clearly inspired by Dassault’s Rafale. Despite its presence in a naval exhibition, this plane soon raised questions about its ability to operate from an aircraft carrier, or even to act as an air superiority fighter.
Airbus, Naval Group, Rohde & Schwarz Team Wins French Navy’s RIFAN Step 2 IP Broadband Networking Capability Contract
04 Mar 2019
The French defence procurement agency DGA has awarded the RIFAN 2.1 contract to an industrial consortium headed by Airbus and also comprising the Naval Group and Rohde & Schwarz. This contract was signed for a maximum duration of eight years and up to a maximum amount of € 150 million.
07 Feb 2019
France and Germany have awarded the first-ever contract – a Joint Concept Study (JCS) – to Dassault Aviation and Airbus for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme. The launch of the JCS was announced by the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, at a meeting yesterday in Paris.