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Category: Air

BAE looks beyond military market with LiteHUD technology

BAE Systems is looking at further sales opportunities for its LiteHUD head-up display, having flown the system on the Lockheed Martin AC-130J, Textron AirLand Scorpion and its own Advanced Hawk demonstrator (below) within recent...

French Hercules upgrade enters avionics testing

A modernisation programme for the French air force’s Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports has passed an early milestone, with Rockwell Collins having installed its Flight2 avionics suite in a system integration laboratory in Toulouse....

T-45 Pilots Train Aboard Truman

Instructors from Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 1 and TRAWING 2 concluded Carrier Qualifications flying Boeing T-45C Goshawks aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Sept. 16-17. This evolution allowed Truman Sailors to practice launching...

F-35’s ejection seat still pose a risk to pilots

The U.S. Air Force’s Technical Airworthiness Authority completed an internal report on May 1 and the experts concluded that the F-35’s ejection seat will not be able to save pilots in rare cases. Specifically,...

Qatar Signs LOI for 24 Eurofighter Typhoon Jets

Today the Defence Secretary has welcomed Qatar’s intent to proceed with the purchase of Typhoon aircraft and the further strengthening of the United Kingdom’s defence relationship with the State of Qatar. During a visit...

U.S. CH-47Ds sold to South Korea are outdated

South Korean news network JTBC reported on Sept. 18 that 14 CH-47Ds sold by the United States to South Korea in 2014 are so outdated that the military has decided to not to upgrade...

Some F-35s will stick with Block 2B software

The F-35 program office is considering an option to keep some F-35s in the U.S. fleet with Block 2B software, instead of sending them for an expensive upgrade to newer standards, Stephen Trimble reports....

Afghans receive first Black Hawk helos

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) received on 18 September its first batch of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters. The delivery, which was announced on the same day on the Facebook page of the...

PLAN’s new training ship embarks on maiden voyage

A new training ship that was commissioned in February 2017 for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) Dalian Naval Academy has set sail for its maiden oceangoing voyage, the PLA-linked China Military Online website...

BAE to upgrade KF-16 radar warning receivers

BAE Systems has been contracted to upgrade the radar warning receiver (RWR) units of South Korea’s fleet of Lockheed Martin KF-16 fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The USD49.6 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal, which...

Qatar to purchase 24 Typhoon aircraft from UK

Qatar Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah has signed a Statement of Intent with UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon to purchase Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft. …read more Read more here:: Air Force technologie...

US considers non-combat-rated subset of F-35 fleet

Scores of US-owned Lockheed Martin F-35s would remain in the fleet with a software operating system rated below combat-grade under one of several cost-saving proposals under review by the Joint Programme Office. …read more...

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