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Category: Air

USAF Tests, Will Soon Fly, Flapless Wing Design

A feature of aircraft design unchanged for nearly a century may have been twisted into a new shape as a result of a revolutionary new structure being tested in the Mojave Desert. A specially...

China Wraps Up Air Show with Record Deals

China wrapped up its air show in the southern port city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province on Sunday with over 300 deals worth a record 23.4 billion U.S. dollars signed, according to the show organizer....

Indian Su-30s Cleared to Resume Flight

The Indian Air Force’s frontline fighter jet, Sukhoi-30, has been cleared for flying after being grounded for nearly a month. The Sukhoi-30 fleet will be back in the air “within a week’s time,” Chief...

H-1 helicopter upgrade

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to provide FlightPro Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‑1Z aircraft. Deliveries will be completed by October 2017. …read more...

RCAF tested CH-147F’s Arctic navigation capability

The Royal Canadian Air Force recently flew two CH-147Fs from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa, Ontario, to Alert, Nunavut, and then to Iqaluit, on Baffin Island, Nunavut to test the aircraft’s ability to navigate...

Chinese media said JY-26 radar detected F-22

Chinese media reported during the recently concluded Zhuhai airshow that the new JY-26 phased-array radar had spotted the F-22 when it flew over South Korea during a recent exercise. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

USN’s second LCS departs on deployment to Singapore

A US Navy (USN) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) departed on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia carrying a mission package that includes an unmanned helicopter system, officials announced on 17 November. USS Fort Worth...

UK takes delivery of first A400M

Deliveries of Airbus A400M Atlas military airlifters to the United Kingdom began on 17 November with the arrival of the first aircraft from the company’s Spanish assembly facility at Seville to the Royal Air...

SIGAR to review Afghan Super Tucano programme

A US Air Force programme to provide 20 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) is to be investigated by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)....

European Defence Agency launches raw materials study

Europe needs to collectively identify the raw materials critical for its defence sector and secure the supply of these materials against disruption, according to the European Defence Agency (EDA). Seeking a new study into...

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