Russia develops "unified" Engine for Mi-38 helicopter, IL-112, IL-114 Aircraft

October 19, 2020 @ 10:59 AM

Russia's United Engine Corporation (UEC) has announced the development of a new engine- a single power plant that will power the MI-38 medium heavy lift helicopter besides the IL-112 and the IL-114 cargo and passenger aircraft is currently under development. According to the chief designer of UEC-Klimov JSC Vsevolod Eliseev, the...

GE9X engine achieves FAA certification

September 28, 2020 @ 02:19 PM

GE Aviation announced today that its GE9X engine has been certified by the U.S

UK’s Protector Aircraft undertakes maiden flight

September 28, 2020 @ 11:38 AM

The UKs first Protector RG Mk1 aircraft has successfully completed its first flight after coming off the production line on Friday, September 25. Protector RG Mk1, is said to replace the current Reaper Force when it is introduced to the RAF

Greece is First European Nation Decide on French Rafale Jets: Def Minister...

September 14, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

In its decision to acquire Rafale fighter jets, Greece became the first European nations to announce plans to buy jets from France breaking more than a decade long jinx where European nations have ignored the Rafale in favor of the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F-35. Welcoming the Greek move, French defence...

CH-53K Heavy Transport in Helicopter Carrier Tests

August 12, 2020 @ 04:08 PM

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter completed tests on a US Navy helicopter carrier at the end of June 2020. The test, which took place over around 14 days in the Atlantic Ocean, included taking off and landing from various deck positions by day and night under severe weather conditions, testing the automatic rotor folding system and various compatibility tests on board

Icarus Aerospace Unveils Optionally-piloted Tactical Air Vehicle

August 11, 2020 @ 07:58 AM

Icarus Aerospace today introduced its TAV -Tactical Air Vehicle an optionally-piloted multi-role aircraft. TAV will deploy with two crew in a tandem cockpit that features the latest avionics configuration with sensor fusion and network centric capabilities

UK Based Horizon Awarded US Patent for Satphone Intercept Technology

August 4, 2020 @ 08:38 AM

Horizon Technologies, a UK-based provider of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) products for NATO, announced that It was issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its Xtender SIGINT Technology This patent covers Horizon Technologies fundamental Xtender technology which allows the smallest UAVs and Cube Sats to detect, geolocate, and intercept Sat Phone communications, remotely, from a miniature software-defined radio. It is Horizon Technologies 2nd registered patent

Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter Completes Aerial Refueling Tests with KC-130KJ Tanker

June 10, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter has successfully completed several inflight refuelling tests with a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker of the U.S

Naval Variant of China’s JL-9 Trainer Makes First Flight

May 14, 2020 @ 06:08 AM

The naval version of Chinas JL-9 trainer jet, speculated to be an aircraft carrier-operable aircraft, has made its first successful flight. On Wednesday, developer Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation, a subsidiary of state-run AVIC, announced the aircraft took to the skies for the first time on May 12 at Anshun Airport in Guizhou Province

USAF Reserve Takes Delivery of First Lockheed HC-130J

April 4, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

The US Air Force Reserve recieved their first HC-130J Combat King II on April 2. "The 39th Rescue Squadron took possession of their first, brand new HC-130J Combat King II aircraft on April 2

Saab to Supply Water-bombing Aircraft to Sweden

April 3, 2020 @ 08:20 AM

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency has awarded Saab a contract to provide two AT-802F water-bombing aircraft to put out raging forest fires. “The order is for the capability to fight fires with two firefighting aircraft, from 1 April to 30 September, through to 2023