Boeing KC-46 mid-air refueling tanker has completed receiver certification testing with Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. “US Air Force and Boeing complete #KC46 tanker receiver certification testing with stealthy F-35 Lightning II,” the company
The prototype of Boeing's MQ-25 unmanned aerial refuelling drone, nearly the size of F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter, has entered the testing phase. The company plans to test fly the MQ-25 Stingray, known as T-1 or "Tail 1," before the end of the year
Boeing has won a $5.7 billion post-production contract to prepare the US Air Forces new fleet of K-46 Pegasus refuelling tanker aircraft for combat capability
The United States Air Force (USAF) will purchase 18 Boeing F-15X upgraded jets up from 8; and 48 Lockheed Martin F-35 jets down from 54 annually, according to its new five-year defense hardware procurement plan announced Monday. Starting next year, the USAF plans to procure 18 F-15X jets for $7
Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday
American company Harris Corp has won a $43.2 million modification contract for additional electronic warfare equipment on Kuwait's F/A-18s fleet
Israel is poised to choose between two fighters- Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Boeing's F-15 for its Air Force at a price of $11 billion as a part of its arms procurement plan. The country had on its list to purchase a squadron of combat jets, 5-7 aircraft for airborne refuelling and transportation helicopters to replace the four-decades-old Yasur (Sea Stallion) helicopters using the US defence aid money
The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, the company announced Wednesday. The new-generation A330 MRTT extends the endurance and range of the ROKAFs fighter aircraft, and provides the service with strategic transport capability for passengers and freight
As many as four KC-46A air refueling tankers are ready for delivery to the McConnell Air Force Base with the United States Air Force (USAF) giving its acceptance to the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft. Delivery process of four subsequent aircraft destined for Oklahomas Altus Air Force Base will commence beginning as early as next month, the company said in statement Thursday
Airbus has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for an additional three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the third and final tranche of the multi-year contract for 12 A330 MRTTs signed by the French Ministry of Defence in 2014, the company said in a statement Thursday
United States Marines F/A-18 fighter Jet and a KC-130 tanker crashed into the sea during a nighttime refueling exercise off the coast of Japan, five crew members are reported missing while two have been rescued. A KC-130 air-refueling tanker and an F/A-18 fighter jet were involved in a “mishap” in the early morning hours of Thursday
Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities for aerial refueling for the United States defense customers. The companies will seek to provide aerial-refueling services to address any identified capacity shortfall and to meet requirements for the next generation of tankers capable of operating in the challenging environments of future battlespace, Lockheed Martin said in a statement Tuesday
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