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Germany Rejects Japanese P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

September 8, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Germany has left out the Japanese P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) from short-list MPAs it may choose to replace old Orion P3-C planes. Along with France, Germany planned to introduce next-generation patrol aircraft in 2035

China Reveals AWACS Plane with Aerial Refueling

September 8, 2020 @ 06:37 AM

Chinese Peoples Liberation Army has unveiled the latest iteration of KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) plane with a probe to allow aerial refueling. The aircraft, with an aerial refuelling probe above the nose, was spotted in the background in a photograph published by China Military Online of the...

Ukraine Builds An-178- its First Transport Plane Without Russian Parts

September 3, 2020 @ 09:33 AM

Ukraines Antonov Company has produced its first transport plane without Russian components, the An-178. “This is the first plane without a single Russian part

US Spy Plane ‘Trespassed’ Chinese No-Fly Zone During Live-fire Exercise: Chinese Military...

August 26, 2020 @ 06:39 AM

China has protested a US spy plane 'trespassing' into a no-fly zone of a live-fire drill by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently. A Chinese Ministry of National Defense spokesman on Tuesday described the flight as a “blatant act of provocation,” warning that an accident could have occurred...

UK, Belgium to Collaborate on MQ-9B Drone Operation

August 20, 2020 @ 06:48 AM

The UK and Belgium have agreed a Bilateral Statement of Intent (SoI) to explore collaboration on the MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) which both nations are acquiring. “The Royal Air Force and Belgian Air Force will explore opportunities to train, maintain and work together on this game changing aircraft using...

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 than 200 miles by road from Prestwick to RAF Lossiemouth, where it will be installed in the Boeing-built Strategic Facility

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 in Goa, India which was repaired by Indian navy engineers

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 today

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 contract to provide Maritime Patrol Aircraft as Air Reconnaissance Capacity for the Netherlands Coastguard

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 feature being six missile tubes placed on top of its fuselage

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

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