RAF C-130J First to Get Center Wing Box Replacement

By Tony Osborne Aug 11, 2020
Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has taken delivery of its first Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules to be given a new center wing box replacement.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UK Rotorcraft Capabilities Challenged By Lack Of Local Opportunities

By Tony Osborne Aug 11, 2020
As domestic opportunities for helicopter sales shrink, the UK arm of Leonardo Helicopters presses hard for exports.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New U.S. Navy Radar Jammer Achieves First Flight

By Steve Trimble Aug 10, 2020
The Raytheon-built radar jammer confirmed safety-of-flight characteristics during the sortie by the VX-23 flight test squadron at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Modernized Ka-52M Helicopter Makes First Flight

By Maxim Pyadushkin Aug 10, 2020
Russian Helicopters announced Aug. 10 that the modernized Kamov Ka-52M attack helicopter made its first flight, taking off from Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary Progress in Arseniev in Russia’s Far East. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Second MRTT Delivered For NATO Tanker Fleet

By Tony Osborne Aug 10, 2020
NATO’s Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Unit has taken delivery of its second Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Israel Stands Up Second F-35 Squadron, Receives Test Aircraft

By Tony Osborne Aug 10, 2020
Israel has stood up its second front-line F-35 squadron and taken delivery of an aircraft to be used for flight testing new systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bell Plans New Facility For Future Vertical Lift In Fort Worth

By Lee Hudson Aug 10, 2020
Bell unveiled plans for a new 140,000-ft.² manufacturing technology center Aug. 10 to support the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) effort.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Air Force Finalizes NGAD Acquisition Strategy

By Lee Hudson Aug 07, 2020
The service wrapped up its business case analysis and is pushing for Next Generation Air Dominance to become a program of record.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russian Special Forces’ Mi-8AMTSh-VN Starts Flight Tests

Piotr Butowski Aug 07, 2020
The new Mi-8AMTSh-VN military helicopter intended for Russian special forces has started flight tests, Rostec Corp. subsidiary Russian Helicopters says.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Missile Defense Agency Reveals Hypersonic Defense Vision

By Steve Trimble Aug 07, 2020
A two-year evaluation has coalesced into plans to field a sea-based interceptor as quickly as possible.
Missile Defense & Weapons

France Takes Delivery Of King Air-based ISR Platform

By Tony Osborne Aug 06, 2020
France has taken delivery of the first of two Beechcraft King Air 350-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms.
Aircraft & Propulsion

USAF Studies Hermeus Hypersonic ‘Air Force One’ Option

By Guy Norris Aug 06, 2020
Hypersonic aircraft developer Hermeus is working with the U.S. Air Force to evaluate how the company’s Mach 5 concept could be modified into a high-speed executive vehicle, including potentially a presidential transport.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Defense, Aug. 6-13, 2020

By Jen DiMascio Aug 06, 2020
NRO’s new approach to satellites; Russia’s S-70 acceleration; defining “Attritable” in dollar terms; Collins’ training device.
Space

Boeing CFO: No More Debt Fundraising For Now

By Michael Bruno Aug 06, 2020
Boeing does not expect to issue more debt to raise funds at this time, the company’s chief financial officer said Aug. 5, but management will “keep all our options open” through the "dynamic" COVID-19 and 737 MAX crises .
Aircraft & Propulsion

Is F-15EX A Good Example Of USAF’s Digital Century Series?

By Steve Trimble Aug 05, 2020
Ask the Editors: The F-15EX is a product of digital engineering, but it is not representative of the Digital Century Series initiative.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Spanish Government Makes Defense Commitments To Keep Airbus Jobs

By Tony Osborne Aug 05, 2020
Spain could lead development of a jet trainer to train pilots for the FCAS as part of an effort to bolster Airbus’ in-country presence.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Skyborg Awards Set Stage For Revolution In Manned-Unmanned Teaming

By Steve Trimble Aug 05, 2020
How the Air Force Research Laboratory has put autonomous technology at the forefront of future air warfare since 2017.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Navy Will Have Active Role In September F135 Test

By Lee Hudson Aug 04, 2020
After one year of preparation, the U.S. Navy and Air Force are using innovative technology to collaborate remotely on an F135 propulsion test.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Future Fighter Factory Technology Will Make Tempest Low-Cost

By Tony Osborne Aug 04, 2020
BAE Systems will build a full-scale fuselage section of the notional Tempest design in its factory of the future trials.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Collins Close To Air Combat Training System Deal

By Lee Hudson Aug 03, 2020
Collins Aerospace is on the brink of closing a deal with its first international customer for a next-generation air combat training device that the U.S. Navy and Air Force will use for the F-35.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russia To Hasten Development Of Sukhoi S-70 Combat UAV

By Maxim Pyadushkin Aug 03, 2020
Deliveries of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) unmanned combat air vehicle to the Russian military will start in 2024, the head of Russia’s United Aircraft Corp., Yury Slyusar, told President Vladimir Putin at an Aug. 3 meeting.
Aircraft & Propulsion

USAF Defines Price Range For 'Attritable' UAS

By Steve Trimble Aug 03, 2020
The unit price for a new AttritableONE family of low-cost, unmanned aircraft systems will fall into a gap between “expendable” and “exquisite” categories within the U.S. Air Force inventory.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Japan Seeks Single Prime Contractor For F-X

By Bradley Perrett Aug 03, 2020
Japan has begun seeking a single prime contractor for the F-X fighter program, with the end of October reported as the target for concluding a contract.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SOCOM Adds Nine Block II Chinooks To Boeing’s At-risk Backlog

By Steve Trimble Jul 31, 2020
A new order for nine MH-47G Block IIs announced on July 31 raises Boeing’s overall order book for the latest version of the Chinook to 24 aircraft, the company said. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bristow To Operate Scheibel UAVs On UK SAR Missions

By Graham Warwick Jul 31, 2020
Unmanned aircraft will be flown as part of search-and-rescue operations in the UK beginning on Aug. 1.
Aircraft & Propulsion

 

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