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US opens door to armed UAS exports

​The US government has opened the door to exporting armed unmanned air systems (UAS) to foreign governments in new policy announced by the State Department on 17 February. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

Global Market Growing for Miniature Drones

The combat performance of the U.S. military’s small unmanned aircraft systems during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has inspired international market interest in the technologies, Lockheed officials said. There continues to be...

FAA opens debate on small UAS with proposed rule

​A small unmanned air systems(UAS) could perform commercial flights in most US airspace at up to 500ft in daylight as long as it remains within eyesight of an observer or an operator who has...

Pratt & Whitney Subpoenaed on C-17 Engine Maintenance

The Defense Department has subpoenaed United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney engine unit for the records of more than $1.5 billion worth of maintenance work on the Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster, according to a...

Xi Jinping inspects H-6K bomber

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently went to Xi’an to inspect a bomber unit. There, he had the chance to step into the cockpit of a H-6K bomber. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Predator XP carries out 40h endurance flight

​The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator XP unmanned air vehicle has carried out its first long-endurance flight, achieving a record 40h non-stop flight. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Bahrain to send troops to Jordan

The General Command of the Bahraini Defence Force announced Sunday that it will support Jordan with troops, as a commitment to the efforts of the international coalition to combat terrorism. A Bahraini defence force...

AFRL wants air-to-air seeker for aircraft self-defense

H/T to Military Aerospace. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate Weapon Seeker Sciences Branch (AFRL/RWWS) is considering a contract for the research, development and conceptual design of an affordable air-to-air seeker for aircraft...

Bahrain sent fighters to Jordan

The Royal Bahraini Air Force has deployed F-16 fighters to Jordan to support the air campaign against ISIL. Bahrain is the second country after UAE to deploy warplanes to Jordan. …read more Read more...

Italy remains committed in buying 90 F-35s

Sources in Rome and the U.S. told Reuters that the Italian government is committed to buying 90 F-35 fighters despite pressure for more cuts. “The right number (of jets) for Italy to have the...

One-of-a-kind machine to treat airsickness

To help student pilots combat airsickness when conventional methods failed, the Royal Canadian Air Force will put them through an Air Motion Sickness Desensitization Program (AMSDP) that uses a spin chamber to desensitize airsick...

USN donates C-20A to Southern Illinois University

A U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A has found a second life at Southern Illinois University. The aircraft was supposed to be sent to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for deconstruction. Commander, Naval Air Forces Reserve...

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