Boeing’s KC‐46A Pegasus aerial refuelling aircraft will make its international air show debut at the Paris Airshow 2019 scheduled to take place between 16-23 June, 2019.
The US Department of Defense will display several Boeing platforms other than the new KC-46 Pegasus, including the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, the F-15 fighter, the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, the company said in a statement Monday.
The KC-46 Pegasus is a military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. The new KC-46 fleet will replace the US Air Force’s ageing fleet of Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers.
The Pentagon awarded Boeing a $5.7 billion post-production contract to prepare aircraft for combat capability in April this year. In May, the mid-air refueling tanker completed receiver certification testing with Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.
Hermes 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will be unveiled at the upcoming Paris Airshow 2019, manufacturer Elbit Systems announced Tuesday. The STUAS offers a combination of extended range and duration with point launch and recovery, to-and-from land and maritime platforms thus enhancing Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities
Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil the “T-Heron” tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at the upcoming Paris AirShow 2019. Powered by Rotex engine, the drone can fly with a maximum speed of 120 knots and can reach altitudes of up to 24,000 feet
The Airbus Joint Light Helicopter H160M will be christened as “Guépard” (“Cheetah”) by the French Armed Forces for whom its builder, Airbus Helicopters has brought forward the program to 2021. During a visit to the Airbus Helicopters headquarters today, French Defence Minister Florence Parly revealed the full-scale mock up of the H160M that will be presented on the Ministry of the Armed Forces stand at the next Paris Air Show
When the Ansat helicopter of Russian helicopters takes flight at the Paris Airshow 2019, it will become the first from Moscow in 30 years. The last time a Russian civil chopper was displayed at Le Bourget, Paris was in 1989 during the Soviet Union era, when the Mi-17-1VA was demonstrated
Orders for Paris Air Show 2019 is likely to be half that obtained in 2018, according to International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) groups prediction. “To set the scene, 2019 is not shaping up to be a good year on the order front which is not particularly surprising given the headwinds
Boeing has won a $194 million modification contract to renew-build six MH-47 Chinook helicopters and new-build another, for US Special Operations Command. The helicopters are required to sustain US Special Operations Forces (SOF) heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft and to mitigate the impact of the MH-47G aircraft availability in light of increased SOF operational demands, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
UVision Air Ltd will unveil the Hero-400EC loitering system's Multi-Canister Launcher at the Paris Air Show scheduled to take place between 16-23 June, 2019. Due to its long range and endurance capabilities, the Hero-400EC loitering system can be launched from the new multi-canister launcher safely away from enemy lines from a modular multi-tube canister launcher mounted on a range of land or naval platforms, the company said in a statement Wednesday
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