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Official announcement on CMV-22B’s first flight

Bell has announced that the CMV-22B has made its first flight. The latest tilt-rotor variant is believed to have flown in December 2019. Photo: Bell For more information, hit the Source below Source …read...

RNLAF air operations control station receives SMART-L radar

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) air operations control station (AOCS) in Nieuw Milligen received the Signaal Multibeam Acquisition Radar for Targeting-Long range (SMART-L) in Wier, Friesland, on 16 January, the Ministry of Defence...

Aero Vodochody anticipates doubling of revenues in 2020

Aero Vodochody expects a near doubling of its revenues year-on-year in 2020, attributable in part to backlog orders for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of military aircraft including the L-39 Albatros jet trainer. The...

Chinese navy trialling new search radar

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undertaking trials on a new search radar that may be intended for use on a future class of surface combatant or for retrofitting to current frigates and...

Chinese navy trialling new search radar

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undertaking trials on a new search radar that may be intended for use on a future class of surface combatant or for retrofitting to current frigates and...

UK orders more Jupiter training helos

The United Kingdom has ordered a further four Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter training helicopters to add to the three already received, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 January. The new helicopters, along...

Bell-Boeing flies first Osprey for US Navy

The first Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey carrier on-board delivery (COD) tiltrotor aircraft for the US Navy (USN) made its maiden flight on 21 January. The aircraft, serial number 9435, flew out of Bell’s Amarillo Assembly...

DARPA, Dynetics move Gremlins focus to aerial recovery

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Dynetics are shifting their focus in the Gremlins programme to aerial recovery of the X-61A demonstrator after completing the device’s first flight test in November...

Indonesia is latest operator of RAT 31 DL/M radar

Leonardo says it has signed a contract with Indonesian company PT Len Industri (Persero) to provide a RAT 31 DL/M radar system to the Indonesian Air Force. Karel Šubrt [CC BY-SA] The press release...

ABMS Demos Speed New Capabilities To Warfighters

ABMS is essentially the first effort by the Defense Department to “build the Internet of Things for the military,” Will Roper, head of Air Force acquisition, says. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense...

SDA To Demo Tracking & Targeting Satellites In 2022

Tournear says SDA is involved with wider DoD efforts to develop capabilities for multi-domain operations. The sapce agency’s planned satellites will serve as the “backbone” used by all the services to share targeting data....

Harbour Industries Cables Approved for Use on F-35

Harbour Industries LLC (Harbour), a Marmon | Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today it is an approved manufacturer for a number of low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lighting II...

US Army and Air Force Team up for Multi-Domain Operations

Two U.S. Air Force F-35s were integrated with the U.S. Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS), providing an airborne sensor capability to successfully detect, track and intercept near simultaneous air-breathing...

Chinese Air Force Reveals J-20 Combat Formation

China’s most advanced J-20 stealth fighter jets assigned to an ace unit have been conducting real-combat scenario training together with powerful J-16 and agile J-10C jets, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force revealed,...

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