Manching

May 24, 2013 - 9:25am

The German Ministry of Defence abruptly canceled plans to introduce a fleet of five Northrop Grumman RQ-4E Euro Hawk UAVs for high-altitude Sigint collection. The first aircraft, delivered in July 2011, was already flying on development tasks from Manching airbase near Munich. According to German media reports, the country has already spent €508 million of the planned €1.2 billion (in 2012 prices) to acquire the fleet, which was intended to replace aging Atlantic manned twin turboprops.

January 25, 2013 - 11:45am

Northrop Grumman and EADS Cassidian conducted the first signals intelligence (Sigint) sensor test flight of the Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) on January 11. The aircraft flew for more than six hours and climbed to 54,000 feet in military-controlled airspace before returning to Manching Air Base in Germany, north of Munich. Bernhard Gerwert, Cassidian CEO, said the payload “showed excellent performance within the perfect interplay of the overall system.”

July 25, 2011 - 4:20am
Shadowed by a chase plane, the Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk UAV touched down at...

Northrop Grumman flew the Euro Hawk UAV demonstrator for the German air force (GAF) to Manching airbase near Munich for further development and testing. The journey from Edwards AFB in California on July 20 took slightly more than 22 hours, four hours longer than originally planned, and was delayed 48 hours by weather and flight-plan difficulties.

September 2, 2010 - 10:14am

Signature Flight Support's operation in Munich has made agreements with other FBOs to provide support to operators at 13 other German airports.

April 16, 2010 - 6:53am
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Last month, EADS Defence & Security delivered back to the Luftwaffe the first Tornado to undergo the production ASSTA 2 upgrade program. This modernization is part of an effort to keep selected Tornados in German service until at least 2025.

November 12, 2007 - 6:41am

The Eurofighter consortium achieved a major milestone on the first of the month with the first flight of a Typhoon with Tranche 2 avionics. BAE Systems pilot Mark Bowman took aloft Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA) 6 from the company’s Warton plant.

November 11, 2007 - 7:18pm

The Eurofighter consortium achieved a major milestone on the first of the month with the first flight of a Typhoon with Tranche 2 avionics. BAE Systems pilot Mark Bowman took aloft Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA) 6 from the company’s Warton plant.

 
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