Kawasaki Heavy Industries has delivered the first Fan Drive Gear System (FDGS) to be fitted in the engine of Airbus A220 narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners. Kawasaki participates in the PW1500G and PW1900G Geared Turbofan engine (GTF) programs for regional jet aircraft as a Risk & Revenue Sharing Partner with Pratt & Whitney (P&W)
Russia has planned to replace MC-21 twin-jet airliner's avionics manufactured by America's Honeywell and Rockwell Collins, and France's Thales with indigenous airborne avionics before 2023. A draft tender was issued to look for potential Russian manufacturers
Israel-based Tactical Robotics and Boeing have signed an agreement to further development of a ducted fan propulsion technology to be used in piloted and autonomous light aircraft. The two companies will set up a joint working group to explore opportunities may exist in developing, producing and marketing Fancraft based vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) products including Tactical Robotics own Cormorant autonomous vehicle
Russia's RTI firm is developing new submillimeter radars that operate in terahertz frequency range capable of detecting tiny drones. "The terahertz technology [featuring radio wave length below one millimeter] will be converted into a product within five years
Saab has begun manufacturing seven aft fuselage section for T-7A advanced trainers ordered by the United States Air Force (USAF). “Saab started assembly production on January 10, 2020 of its (aft fuselage) section of the T-7A aircraft, the advanced trainer developed and produced together with Boeing for the USAF,” the company said in a
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has begun Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) demonstrations using a Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Boeing announced on Tuesday that it is targeting the return of the grounded 737 MAX airplanes to the sky for mid-2020. “We are informing our customers and suppliers that we are currently estimating that the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin during mid-2020,” the company said in a statement
The sensors of F-35 stealth jets that were integrated with the US Armys new Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS), helped the latter engage multiple airborne targets simultaneously. Held in December 2019, it is the first use of F-35s as sensors at an IBCS live fire test to detect, track and intercept near simultaneous air-breathing threats
China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been conducting real-combat scenario training with J-20, J-16 and J-10C fighter jets dubbed "three musketeers of the sky," for the first time. In a video released by the PLAAF on Sunday, two J-20s, two J-16s and one J-10C can be seen flying in a combat formation
Americas Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the completion of Gremlins program X-61A military drones first flight test. The test was conducted in late November at the US Armys Dugway Proving Ground in Utah
Leonardos new Falco Xplorer multi-senor strategic surveillance drone, considered a competitor to the General Atomics Grey Eagle drone, undertook its maiden flight in Italy. Not subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions and meeting the criteria for a Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) class II, Falco Xplorer is readily exportable around the world, a Leonardo release said
Claimed to be the world's first, a three-engine large drone made its first flight in China last Thursday which can be used in transport and attack missions. Developed by Chengdu-based Tengden Technology Co, the drone took off and landed on Thursday morning at an airfield in Southwest China, marking its successful maiden flight, Chengdu Daily reported on Friday
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