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Category: Air

Russian modern AEW&C aircraft makes maiden flight

The first Russian-built Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft for the Russian Aerospace Forces made its maiden flight from the facility of Taganrog aviation scientific-technical complex (TANTK) named after G. M....

A-100 has flown

Russia’s A-100 airborne early warning and control aircraft has made its maiden flight on Nov. 18. Photo: UAC The new aircraft uses the Il-76MD-90A as its platform and will replace the A-50 fleet eventually....

Tu-22M3 modernization to start from next year

CEO of Tupolev, Alexander Konyukhov, told TASS that his firm will begin the modernization of the Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber next year. By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (TU-22M3) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia...

Serbian paratroopers jump from American C-130

Paratroopers from Serbian Army’s 63rd Parachute Brigade joined American paratroopers from the Able Co. 2nd Bn., 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade during Exercise Double Eagle 17 in Serbia. KOVIN, Serbia — Paratroopers from...

Poland cleared to buy PAC-3 system worth $10.5 billion

The U.S. government has given the green light for Poland to “purchase phase one of a two- phase program for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with...

EA-18G crew grounded for penis skydrawing

Two cheeky U.S. Navy lieutenants from VAQ-130 have been grounded after sparking an outcry for drawing an outline of a penis in the skies over Washington State in their EA-18G on Nov. 18. “Those...

ANALYSIS: Why A330 tanker sales boomed

At the start of this century, the then-EADS began exploring the potential for its A330 widebody to deliver air-to-air refuelling (AAR) services for military operators. In doing so the European company replicated its strategy...

Northrop flies first E-2D for Japan

Northrop Grumman has performed the first flight of Japan s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning and surveillance aircraft. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Bell considers autonomous flight of V-280 tiltrotor

As Bell Helicopter prepares for the first flight of its new V-280 Valor, the manufacturer is already eyeing optionally piloted operations of the tiltrotor. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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