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USAF expects KC-46A first flight schedule slip

Key Points The first KC-46A Pegasus tanker test aircraft is unlikely to make its scheduled first flight in April Following first flight, the programme’s next significant milestone is the planned delivery of 18 operational...

KC-46 tanker likely will miss planned April first flight

The Boeing KC-46A configured as an aerial refueling tanker will likely miss its planned April first flight because of issues with integration of military-specific components and systems, service officials have said. …read more Read...

French navy NH90s receive ASW approval

​France’s navy has declared initial operating capability for its NH Industries NH90 Caïman helicopters operating in the anti-submarine warfare role. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Study shows armed UAV exports limited despite demand

​An arms transfer study from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) claims that only the UK and Nigeria have been the recipients of armed unmanned air vehicles, despite “widespread interest” in their acquisition....

DARPA Wants Implantable Hard Drive for the Brain

Seeing a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman steer a F-35 simulator with only her thoughts left Military.com associate editor Brendan McGarry curious to find out more about the work that DARPA officials are doing with the...

Philippines Air Force Takes Delivery of its 1st C295

The Philippines Air Force has taken delivery of the first of three Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft ordered from Airbus Defence and Space. The aircraft was formally handed over in Seville, Spain where the...

Op-Ed: I Sexually Identify As An A-10 Thunderbolt

The following is an opinion piece written by Spc. Herbert Pansing, US Army. The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Duffel Blog or the editors. I have finally found the strength to admit...

Israel seeks way back into Polish UAV contests

Israel’s defence ministry is trying to create a “formula” that will allow the nation’s unmanned air system manufacturers to sell their products in Poland. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Mexico Buys UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110...

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