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Category: Air

Navy Spends $1.6B to Upgrade Carrier and Amphib Ship Defenses

The Navy is working on a $1.6 billion technological upgrade overhauling ship defense systems onboard amphibs and aircraft carriers to include interceptor missiles, streamlined radars and software improvements, service officials said. The work is...

An-178 transport makes 1h debut flight

​Antonov on 7 May conducted a first flight with its An-178 transport, just three weeks after it staged a roll-out ceremony for the type in Kiev. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

Singapore – F-16 Block 52 Upgrade Program

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for the F-16 Block 52 Upgrade Program and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of...

1st Sea Trials Completed for MAGIC CARPET

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division engineers and test pilots successfully completed the first at-sea testing of the newly-developed F/A-18 flight control software on USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) April 20. The...

Japan To Buy V-22B Block C Osprey Aircraft

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for V-22B Block C Osprey aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3...

RQ-4 Global Hawk Achieves Milestone C

The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance autonomous unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed Milestone C approval from the Defense Acquisition Executive. For the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC)-built Global Hawk...

France may scuttle Russia’s 2 Mistral-class LHDs

French daily Le Figaro reported that Paris may consider scuttling the two Mistral-class LHDs that were ordered by Russia. By Ludovic Péron (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons “Among the possible course...

Northrop Grumman unveils AESA radar for B-1B

Northrop Grumman has unveiled the Scalable Agile Beam Radar – Global Strike (SABR-GS) for the B-1B bomber during an event at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Photo: Northrup Grumman The company says the SABR-GS...

NASA experiment to go on board X-37B

An experiment from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will fly on board the X-37B later this month. By USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Dubbed the Materials Exposure and Technology Innovation in Space (METIS),...

Finland deploys 16 Hornets for NATO exercise

The Finnish Air Force is sending 16 F-18s to participate in exercise Cross Border Training North. By bomberpilot (imx00000383Uploaded by High Contrast) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Ten countries will take part in...

Lockheed Martin wants X-47B testing to continue

Bob Ruszkowski, Lockheed Martin’s director of advanced air dominance and unmanned systems strategy, said the industry and the U.S. Navy will benefit from further testing of the X-47B. By Alan Radecki [Public domain], via...

Kuwait to buy 28 Super Hornets

Reuters says Kuwait will soon announce a $3 billion order for 28 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. By Grahame Hutchison [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons An anonymous source said the Kingdom has...

IDEF 2015: Oto Melara reveals C-27J gunship system

Oto Melara have unveiled a new palletised gunship system for military transport aircraft at IDEF 2015 in Istanbul. Armed with an M61A1 Vulcan 20 mm gatling gun, the Oto Melara Gunship system is designed...

Indonesia looks to procure Japan’s US-2 aircraft

Indonesia and Japan are looking to develop a procurement plan featuring Indonesia’s potential purchase of ShinMaywa Industries’ US-2 amphibious search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD). An MoD statement said...

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