Rolls-Royce To Power Aeralis Modular Jet Trainer

By Tony Osborne Sep 14, 2021
Rolls-Royce is to provide the power and propulsion systems for the modular jet training aircraft being developed by UK start-up Aeralis.
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U.S. Air Force Turning Crashed F-35A Into Training Tool

By Brian Everstine Sep 10, 2021
The U.S. Air Force is turning the charred remains of a Lockheed Martin F-35A that crashed last year into tools to help maintainers train on the jet.
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Aeralis Teams With Atkins, Siemens On Jet Trainer Development 

By Tony Osborne Sep 06, 2021
The partners will back Aeralis’ effort to fly a pre-production example of its modular training aircraft before 2025. 
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UK/Qatar Training Squadron Receives First Hawks

By Tony Osborne Sep 02, 2021
Qatar’s first BAE Systems Hawk jet trainers, which will fly as part of a joint Qatari and UK Royal Air Force training squadron, have been formally handed over.
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Nigeria To Buy M-346, Official Says

By Tony Osborne Aug 27, 2021
Nigeria has signed up to purchase Fighter Attack versions of the Leonardo M-346 jet trainer, an official with the country’s air force confirmed in a TV interview.
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USAF Restarts Dialogue With Industry For New Aerial Target

By Steve Trimble Aug 20, 2021
A request for information for a new aerial target to replicate the latest Russian and Chinese fighters restarts a dialogue that has been dormant since 2019.
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Red 6 Wins $70M USAF Combat Training Deal

By Guy Norris Aug 16, 2021
The contract could pave the way for follow-on integration of the system into more advanced combat and aggressor training aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin F-16.
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Effective Close Air Support without compromising existing platforms

Sponsored by Embraer Aug 10, 2021
Given that counter-insurgency operations in low-threat air environments will continue, is it possible to deliver mission effective Close Air Support and Air-Land Integration without the fast-jet price tag?
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Vietnam T-6 Program May Double In Size

By Chen Chuanren Aug 03, 2021
Vietnam’s People’s Air Force (VPAF) could receive six Textron/Beechcraft T-6 Texan II turboprop trainers after the U.S. Air Force published a Request For Information (RFI) for three aircraft in late July.
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Turkmenistan Emerges As Undisclosed M-346FA Customer

By Tony Osborne Aug 02, 2021
Turkmenistan has emerged as the launch customer for the light attack version of Leonardo’s M-346 jet trainer after the country’s president took a flight in one of the aircraft shortly after delivery.
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Pennsylvania National Guard Takes First UH-60Vs

By Tony Osborne Aug 02, 2021
The first upgraded UH-60V Black Hawks have entered service with the Pennsylvania National Guard.
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KAI Secures Follow-Up T-50 Order From Thailand

By Chen Chuanren Aug 02, 2021
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) confirmed that it has secured a deal with return customer the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) for two T-50TH lead-in fighter trainers.
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USAF Redesignates NF-16 VISTA As X-plane For Skyborg Test Role

By Guy Norris Jul 30, 2021
The U.S. Air Force’s NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft has been redesignated as the X-62A as part of an ambitious upgrade effort initially designed to support the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Skyborg autonomy program.
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BAE Eurofighter, Hawk Programs Progress

By Tony Osborne Jul 29, 2021
BAE Systems says it has begun work on producing components for Germany’s order of 38 new-build Eurofighters.
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Japan Studies Trainer Replacement Options

Asia Pacific Staff Jul 21, 2021
The Japanese Defense Ministry’s Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency has launched a feasibility study of acquisition methods to replace Kawasaki T-4 intermediate jet trainers, Subaru T-7 basic trainers and ground-based training systems.
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Indonesia Orders Six More T-50i Trainer Jets

By Chen Chuanren Jul 20, 2021
Indonesia has signed a contract for a follow-up order of six Korea Aerospace Industries T-50i lead-in trainer jets, adding to the 14 T-50is currently in service with the country’s air force.
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BAE To Support UK/Qatari Hawk Training Squadron

By Tony Osborne Jul 16, 2021
BAE Systems will provide support and training for a new joint British/Qatari Hawk jet trainer squadron being formed in the UK. 
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French Air and Space Force To Add Nine Additional PC-21 Trainers To Fleet

By Molly McMillin Jul 16, 2021
The French Air and Space Force has signed an order for nine Pilatus PC-21 aircraft, to train future military pilots, Pilatus announced.
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UK To Withdraw Hawk Jet Trainers In Spring 2022

By Tony Osborne Jul 13, 2021
After nearly 50 years of service, the UK Ministry of Defense plans to retire its BAE Systems Hawk T1 fleet.
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DOD Pledges 40 More Aircraft Deliveries To Afghan Air Force

By Steve Trimble Jul 09, 2021
The U.S. Defense Department will deliver 40 more aircraft to the Afghan Air Force after withdrawing all combat troops from the country, a spokesman…
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Europe Considers Red Air Needs As Fighter Fleets Shrink

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2021
European Defense Agency has been conducting market research into the Europe’s adversary air needs.
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UK Defense Ministry Issues RFI On Electric Trainers

By Tony Osborne Jul 07, 2021
The UK is looking for a zero-emission training aircraft as the Royal Air Force (RAF) targets net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. 
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CAE Concludes Acquisition Of L3Harris Military Training Business

By Lee Hudson Jul 02, 2021
CAE has concluded its previously announced $1.05 billion acquisition of L3Harris Technologies’ Military Training business, doubling its military training business in the U.S.
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U.S. Air Force’s T-7A Program Flies Into Turbulence

By Steve Trimble Jun 25, 2021
A new delay and a design problem raise questions about Boeing’s digital approach to T-7A design.
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Boeing Launches New Round Of T-7A Flight Tests

By Steve Trimble Jun 23, 2021
The three flights logged on June 22 by the future US Air Force jet trainer were the first in nearly a year.
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