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Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant helicopter hits 100 knots

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant coaxial helicopter flew more than 100 knots in a Jan. 13 flight test, according to press reports. “100 knots and counting! We’re developing technologies for the U.S. Army that will...

Maiden flight of Falco Xplorer

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer has made its maiden flight from Trapani Air Force Base on Jan. 15. The flight time was approximately 60 minutes. Photo: Leonardo Xplorer is the largest variant of the Falco family....

Greece could deploy Patriot unit to Saudi Arabia

A news report says Greece has agreed to deploy a Patriot air defense missile unit to Saudi Arabia. For more information, hit the Source below Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

#FighterFriday Restoring the XP-82

Leigh Giangreco has an excellent article on Tom Reilly’s quest to restore the first North American XP-82 to flying condition. Ducatipierre [CC BY-SA] For more information, hit the Source below Source …read more Read...

F-22 involved in landing incident at Langley

A U.S. Air Force F-22 suffered an unspecific issue with its landing gear during routine training at Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Jan. 16. U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker [Public domain] The incident...

F-22 involved in landing incident at Langley

A U.S. Air Force F-22 suffered an unspecific issue with its landing gear during routine training at Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Jan. 16. U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker [Public domain] The incident...

Brazilian Army releases its new strategic plan

The Brazilian Army has recently released its strategic plan paper covering the period from 2020 to 2023. The document directs the force’s investment effort over the next four years, continuing the army’s transformation process....

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