Israeli start-up Gadfin has been selected by multinational energy company Enel Group to demonstrate electrical infrastructure inspection using a fuel-cell-powered long-range drone. Gadfin will work with Infralab, the innovation lab of Enel and Israeli infrastructure company Shikun & Binui.
RAF C-130J First To Get Center Wing Box Replacement
Work on the Enhanced Service Life Center Wing Box was carried out by Cambridge, England-based Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group. The upgrade extends the life of the wing box by three times, allowing the RAF C-130J fleet—which now consists of 14 aircraft—to remain in operation until 2035 or beyond. The UK had operated a fleet of 25 C-130Js, and decided to divest the 10 short-fuselage Mk.5 models, although one has been kept in service after two of the long-fuselage Mk.4 aircraft were lost in accidents.
Deployed Artemis Adds Jet To U.S. Army's ISR-Collecting Fleet
HH-60W Completes First-Ever Aerial Refueling
The HH-60W Jolly Green II combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter has completed its first-ever aerial refueling, marking the start of developmental testing.
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