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NGC Opens Innovation Lab to Drive Creativity

Ask Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) where employees will come up with ideas for some of the nation’s most critical aerospace technologies, and the answer you’ll likely get is “FabLab,” shorthand for the Fabrication Laboratory,...

Beechcraft T-6C at Center of UK Pilot Training Talks

The next generation of British military pilots will be taught their basic flying skills on a Beechcraft T-6C trainer if a deal between Ascent Flight Training and an Israeli-US industry consortium known as Affinity...

Big in Japan: Tokyo’s Top 10 aircraft projects

​To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present....

T-6C to head UK military training renewal

​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems...

T-6C to head UK military training renewal

​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems...

Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, Third Edition

Prompted by the advent of “stealth,” the daunting prospect of ever more sophisticated radar countermeasures and the explosive growth of digital processing, this updated edition of Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar is the ONLY...

Another Super Herc Little Rock Rollin?

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered another C-130J Super Hercules to the 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, today. Little Rock AFB’s new C-130J was ferried from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics...

Thailand to Acquire Five EC645 T2 and Two EC725 Helicopters

France: The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal...

​Cobham wins A$640 million Australian SAR deal

Cobham SAR Services has won a A$640 million ($559 million) contract to provide search and rescue (SAR) services to the Australian government between 2016 and 2028. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets

China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday. Three men...

Watch the MQ-8C land on a sloped surface

Northrop Grumman revealed a video of its MQ-8C Fire Scout landing on a sloped surface at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu on Aug. 27 in order to prepare the unmanned rotorcraft for at-sea...

Dutch medevac crew train at Fort Hood

To prepare for an upcoming deployment to Mali, a seven-person medevac crew from the Royal Netherlands Air Force recently completed two weeks of medical training at Fort Hood. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

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