Safran Runs Helicopter Engine on 100 per cent Recycled Cooking Oil

September 8, 2021 @ 05:26 PM

Safran Helicopter Engines today performed a world first by running a helicopter engine run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the test, a Makila 2 engine ran on a biofuel produced by TotalEnergies from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil

Indian Air Force to Buy 56 C-295MW Transport Aircraft

September 8, 2021 @ 01:36 PM

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security today approved the procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space S.A

Russia to Modernize MiG-31 Fighters

September 8, 2021 @ 08:54 AM

The Russian Ministry of Defense has asked MiG Corporation to upgrade their fleet of MiG-31 fighter aircraft. Two contracts pertaining to the same were signed on August 24 during the ARMY-2021 Forum

Boeing-Sikorsky Submit Proposal for U.S. Army's FLRAA Helicopter Requirement

September 8, 2021 @ 08:36 AM

The Sikorsky-Boeing team submitted a proposal for DEFIANT X for the U.S

Russian MiG-35, Indian LCA, Pak JF-17 in Malaysian Fighter Procurement Bid

September 8, 2021 @ 07:37 AM

Russia will pitch its MiG-35 jet for Malaysia's light fighter aircraft procurement program, a field that could potentially include the Indian LCA Mk1A, Pakistani-Chinese JF-17, Dassault Rafale, Boeing F/A-18 and the F-16 Block 70/72. The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) earlier this year to...

Turkey 'Open' to Foreign Cooperation on 5th Gen Fighter Jet

September 7, 2021 @ 12:17 PM

Turkey is 'open' to cooperation with a foreign partner on developing its 5th generation fighter jet provided the foreign entity meets its terms. While speaking on Turkish broadcaster TRT Haber, Ismail Demir, head of Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), said that the “door is open for friendly and allied countries who want to be part of this project” that involves building the stealthy TF-X National Combat Aircraft (MMU)

Thales Tests FlytX avionics Suite for Helicopters

September 6, 2021 @ 12:02 PM

Thales recently conducted the first test of its FlytX avionics suite on-board a Cabri helicopter. The testing process is expected to continue well into 2020 as the firm works on the suites functionalities

Pakistan Air Force’s CH-4 Drones Aiding Talib Forces in Panjshir

September 6, 2021 @ 10:52 AM

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is reportedly aiding the Taliban in their quest to capture Panjshir province of Afghanistan by providing them with Chinese-made armed CH-4 drones. CH-4 drones look almost identical to General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, and the only distinct visual difference between two UAVs is that the ventral fin below the V-tail on MQ-9 is absent on CH-4

GA-ASI Demos Airborne Manned-Unmanned Teaming Using MQ-20 Avenger

September 4, 2021 @ 01:22 PM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) completed an airborne Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) demonstration on Aug. 25, 2021 pairing a company-owned MQ-20 Avenger with a modified King Air 200 as a surrogate for 4th- and 5th-generation tactical fighters