Aviation & Air Force News

Northrop, US Navy Integrate Manned, Unmanned Flight Operations

Northrop, US Navy Integrate Manned, Unmanned Flight Operations

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse of the future of carrier aviation on Aug. 17 by conducting a series of cooperative flights from the aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), using an X-47B Unmanned Air […]


82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time […]


Saudi Arabia Requests $2Bn Upgrade for AWACS

Saudi Arabia Requests $2Bn Upgrade for AWACS

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for an AWACS modernization program and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation […]


Japan to test first homegrown stealth fighter jet: report

Japan to test first homegrown stealth fighter jet: report

A group of major Japanese firms are planning a test flight next year for the nation’s first homegrown stealth fighter jet, a report said Tuesday. The consortium — led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries — is developing a jet that has […]


Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the next-generation strike aircraft commonly called the Joint Strike Fighter. The single-engine, single-seat F-35 will […]


US names New York test site for small drones

US names New York test site for small drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday a fifth test site for small drones, as it continues to hammer out regulations for their use in US airspace. In a statement, the FAA said researchers at Griffiss airport in Rome, upstate […]


Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine

Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine

A Ukrainian fighter jet tumbled to earth in a fireball Thursday after it was blasted out of the air while flying low over rebel-held territory in the east of the country. An AFP crew saw the Sukhoi warplane explode in […]


Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016

Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016

In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying two advanced weapons, the fifth-generation fighter jet PAK FA and the long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said. Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev gave an outline of his […]


Building Toward an Unmanned Aircraft System Training Strategy

Building Toward an Unmanned Aircraft System Training Strategy

Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) have become increasingly prevalent in and important to U.S. military operations. Initially serving only as reconnaissance or intelligence platforms, they now carry out such other missions as attacking enemy forces. The swift expansion in their numbers […]


 
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