Three Sri Lankan An-32B aircraft Arrive in Ukraine After Glitch in One...

August 13, 2020 @ 10:55 AM

Three An-32B aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force arrived at Kyiv Airport in Ukraine on August 11, 2020, and after customs clearance were transferred to the SE "Plant 410 CA" for a complete repair and overhaul. One of the aircraft had suffered a technical glitch while on a refueling stop...

Indian MoD Approves 106 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft Purchase

August 11, 2020 @ 12:55 PM

The Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL to address the basic training requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The trainer green light was part of the (DAC) approval for capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces...

PAL Aerospace to Modify Dutch Coastguard DHC-8 Aircraft

August 10, 2020 @ 07:09 AM

PAL Aerospace will modify and deliver two fully missionized DHC-8 (Dash 8) aircraft operated by the Netherlands Coastguard under a new contract likely to be signed soon. Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) announced last week that its subsidiary, PAL Aerospace, received notice of the preliminary contract award decision regarding a performance based...

Quirky Russian Missile Carrying Plane Headed for Public Display

August 1, 2020 @ 07:39 PM

One of the quirkiest aircraft in the world, the Russian MD-160 also called ‘ekranoplan was towed to the Russian city of Derbent last week where it will form a permanent exhibit at the upcoming ‘Patriot Park exhibition center. The aircraft is one of a kind- designed in 1986 with its unique...

China’s AG600 Seaplane Completes First Sea-Based Test Flight

July 27, 2020 @ 03:16 AM

Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) announced its large amphibious aircraft, the AG600, had completed its first sea-based test flight on Sunday. The test flight demonstrated the aircraft's ability to operate in challenging maritime conditions and conduct missions, including far sea cargo transport and maritime emergency rescue, the manufacturer said

DARPA Progresses on Active Flow Control Based FX-Plane Design

July 22, 2020 @ 08:55 AM

DARPA has selected three contractors to work on the Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) program, which aims to demonstrate an FX-aircraft design based on active flow control (AFC). The goal is to demonstrate significant efficiency benefits of AFC, as well as improvements in aircraft cost, weight, performance, and reliability

German MoD to Convert Airbus A321neoLR into Troop Transport, MedEvac Aircraft

July 9, 2020 @ 07:56 AM

The German Air Force will receive two Airbus A321neoLR aircraft configured to take on troop transport and medical evacuation roles. On July 8, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik regarding provision of equipment that will go on the brand new aircraft

France approved to buy 3 E-2D Hawkeye Aircraft for $2B

July 7, 2020 @ 01:49 AM

The United States state department has approved a possible Sale to the Government of France of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today

US Special Operations Command’s C-130J Planes to get Radio Frequency Countermeasures...

July 2, 2020 @ 06:51 AM

Sierra Nevada Corp., has been awarded $700 million to supply Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) systems to be integrated onto AC/MC-130J aircraft operated by the U

Rwandan Air Force Acquires Textron C-208 EX Aircraft

June 25, 2020 @ 05:20 AM

ATI Engineering Services has won a $10.1 million contract from the Pentagon to provide two Textron C-208 EX utility aircraft for Rwanda

New Zealand to Buy Five C-130J-30 Super Hercules Planes, Simulator for NZ$1.52...

June 5, 2020 @ 07:55 AM

The New Zealand government has confirmed plans to buy five Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft for NZ$1.52 billion ($990