Turkey Hires Washington Lobbyist to Help Clear Helicopter Sale to Pakistan

August 19, 2020 @ 01:19 PM

Turkey has hired a Washington law firm to lobby with the US administration for securing an export licence which will help complete a $1.5 billion sale of ATAK helicopters to Pakistan

Boeing Delivers First Flight Training Simulator for RAF’s New Poseidon Submarine Hunters...

August 19, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

Boeings first Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) for the United Kingdoms submarine-hunting Poseidon MRA Mk1 aircraft has been delivered to the fleets future home at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lossiemouth. Transported by an Antonov AN-124 from Orlando International Airport in Florida to Glasgow Prestwick Airport, the full-scale Poseidon cockpit replica travelled more...

HAL's Helicopters in Japanese Ship Rescue Mission off Mauritius

August 19, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced Wednesday that indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv and Chetak helicopters were being pressed into service to rescue people and extricate skimmed oil from the Japanese owned cargo ship MV Wakashio. The ship was on its way from China to Brazil but ran aground...

Smart Shooter Likely to Provide Counter-Drone Solutions for NATO Exercise

August 18, 2020 @ 10:38 AM

SMART SHOOTER has been considered as a potential solution-provider and its technology has been selected for a NATO Defense Against Terrorism Program of Work (DAT PoW) exercise in the domain of the fight against small UAVs. Smart Shooter's SMASH Fire Control Solution will be tested and evaluated on the engagement part...

Israel Grounds Black Hawk Fleet Over Near-Crash Incident Last Month

August 18, 2020 @ 06:44 AM

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has blocked its Black Hawk helicopter fleet from all non-operational flights, a month after one of the choppers missed hitting the ground by a whisker. “The commander of the Air Force, Maj

Boeing Inducts 20th US Navy F/A-18 into Service Life Modification

August 18, 2020 @ 06:14 AM

Boeing has inducted its 20th F/A-18 Super Hornet into Service Life Modification (SLM) supporting U.S

USAF Announces Guard Locations for F-35A, F-15EX

August 17, 2020 @ 12:37 PM

The United States Air Force (U.S

AeroVironment Upgrades Puma UAS With Smart Battery, Bungee Launch System

August 17, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

AeroVironment has upgraded Puma unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with a new smart 2500 battery and bungee launch system. Available for Puma LE, the optional Puma Smart 2500 Battery allows operators to achieve an extended flight time of up to 6

China Develops Weapon that can “Paralyze Airfield in One Shot”

August 17, 2020 @ 07:28 AM

China has revealed an airborne munitions dispenser, likely to be equipped on J-16 jets, JH-7 fighter bomber and H-6 bomber, that can release hundreds of submunitions capable of causing destruction in large facilities such as airfields. “A typical munitions dispenser like this can disable an airfield for an extended period with only one shot, because the sheer number of submunitions means the whole runway will be destroyed

Turkish Akinci Combat Drone’s 2nd Prototype Completes Maiden Flight

August 17, 2020 @ 06:52 AM

The second prototype of Turkeys Akinci combat drone took to the skies for the first time last week. The test flight of the drone was carried out at the Bayraktar Akıncı Flight and Training Centre at the Çorlu Airport Base Command in northwestern Tekirdağ province on August 13

General Atomics Receives $189 Million Belgian Order for MQ-9B SkyGuardian Drones

August 15, 2020 @ 08:19 AM

General Atomics has been awarded a $188,866,819 contract action for Belgium MQ-9B SkyGuardian procurement. This contract provides for four MQ-9B unmanned air vehicles, two Certifiable Ground Control Stations, spares and support equipment

Lockheed Martin Receives $62Billion Order to Manufacture F-16 Jets for Foreign Customers

August 15, 2020 @ 08:04 AM

In perhaps the single biggest order for F-16 jets, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $62 billion ten-year, fixed price contract from the US Air Force for production of F-16 aircraft for multiple Foreign Military Sale (FMS) customers. The initial delivery order is for 90 aircraft, including both the pre-priced recurring core configuration costs at $2,862,797,674 and the engineering change proposal/undefinitized contract action for the non-recurring costs not-to-exceed $2,078,307,572 obligated at approximately $1,018,370,710