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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...

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

Boeing Preparing KC-46 Aerial Tanker for Autonomous Refueling

April 3, 2020 @ 07:37 AM

Boeing and the US Air Force are preparing to upgrade the KC-46 Pegasus tanker for autonomous refueling capability. “The Air Force and Boeing will make the KC-46 synonymous with aerial refueling excellence

US Navy Orders 3 More Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Aerial Refueling Drones

April 3, 2020 @ 06:29 AM

The US Navy has placed an order for three additional MQ-25 Stingray aerial refueling drones from Boeing. “The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract modification for three additional MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft Boeing is manufacturing to seven,” Boeing announced Thursday

Lockheed Martin to Commence Manufacture of Eight F-16 Jets for Bulgaria

April 3, 2020 @ 03:15 AM

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $512,004,418 firm-fixed-price contract for F-16 Block 70 production for the Republic of Bulgaria. This contract value includes $4,185,516 of pre-priced options

General Atomics Completes MQ-9B SkyGuardian UAV’s First Flight for UK

April 2, 2020 @ 06:45 AM

General Atomics has completed the first flight of the production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) meant for the UKs Royal Air Force (RAF) on March 30 “With first flight of the production-representative aircraft, we remain on schedule for delivering MQ-9B Protector to the RAF,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. Protector RG Mk1 is being procured for the UK RAFs configuration of SkyGuardian

Boeing Insitu to Provide ScanEagle UAV Training to Afghan Forces

April 2, 2020 @ 06:31 AM

Boeing subsidiary, Insitu is awarded $7 million contract to support ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The contract procures field service representatives and instructors to provide technical services, training, and program management needed to sustain and support ScanEagle operations, a US DoD release said Tuesday

Northrop Wins $404M to build two E-2D AEW&C Planes for US Navy...

April 2, 2020 @ 06:22 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $404 million deal to build two E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for the US Navy. “Northrop Grumman is awarded $404 million modification contract for non-recurring engineering and software support activities as well as product support for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) full rate production (FRP)

Aselsan IFF System Installed on Turkish F-16 Jets

April 1, 2020 @ 01:29 PM

Turkish defense electronics firm, Aselsan has developed an identification of friend or foe (IFF) system for the Turkish Air Forces F-16 jets and other platforms. The Presidency of Defense Industries and Aselsan signed a contract in 2018 to meet the needs of air and navy commands, for the development of IFF Mode 5/S transponder (transmitter-responder), short-medium range interrogator, long-range interrogator, combined interrogator-transponder systems, and also for their mass production, and combination with other platforms

Belgium Joins F-35 Lightning II Program

April 1, 2020 @ 10:06 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin $23 million to integrate Belgium into the F-35 Lightning II program. “Lockheed Martin is awarded a $22

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