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Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Achieves Continuous Flight for More Than Nine Hours

Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Achieves Continuous Flight for More Than Nine Hours

AeroVironment has announced that a recent outdoor test flight of a solar-powered prototype version of the company’s proven Puma AE small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), operating with the company’s newest long-endurance battery, lasted 9 hours, 11 minutes – significantly longer […]


US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones

US Air Force lacks volunteers to operate drones

The US Air Force is unable to keep up with a growing demand for pilots capable of operating drones, partly due to a shortage of volunteers, according to a new study. Despite the importance placed on the burgeoning robotic fleet, […]


F-35B Accomplishes First Night Vertical Landing Aboard USS Wasp

F-35B Accomplishes First Night Vertical Landing Aboard USS Wasp

Last Wednesday, Aug. 14, U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Russell Clift performed the first F-35B night-time vertical landing aboard the USS WASP. During the Ship Suitability Sea Trials, also known as Developmental Test Phase Two (DT-II), the F-35B […]


Russia sells Vietnam 12 Sukhoi fighters: report

Russia sells Vietnam 12 Sukhoi fighters: report

Russia has signed an agreement to sell Vietnam a dozen Sukhoi-30 multirole combat aircraft for more than $600 million (450 million euros), Russian news agency Interfax reported Tuesday. The fighters which can travel twice the speed of sound will be […]


Study finds brain lesions in spy plane pilots

Study finds brain lesions in spy plane pilots

Tiny brain lesions are vastly more common in US Air Force pilots who fly at high altitudes than in non-pilots, according to a study released Monday. The findings in the journal Neurology describe an analysis of 102 pilots who fly […]


Eurofighter Typhoon Marks Decade in RAF Service

Eurofighter Typhoon Marks Decade in RAF Service

Two of the Royal Air Force’s leading officers have hailed the performance of the Eurofighter Typhoon jet during its first decade of flying and since deliveries were made to the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) in 2003. With the addition […]


Russian Military to Buy 16 MiG-29SMT Fighter Jets – Report

Russian Military to Buy 16 MiG-29SMT Fighter Jets – Report

The Russian Defense Ministry and the MiG aircraft corporation have agreed the purchase of 16 MiG-29SMT fighter jets until 2016, the Kommersant daily reported Tuesday citing a high-ranking military source. The agreement is part of the government’s effort to keep […]


EADS dropped from $7.3 bn South Korea jet fighter bid: Report

EADS dropped from $7.3 bn South Korea jet fighter bid: Report

European aerospace consortium EADS has been eliminated from a bid to provide fighter jets worth $7.3 billion to South Korea due to a failure to meet some requirements, a report said Sunday. The Eurofighter was dropped from the bid also […]


B-1 Bomber out of SD Crashes in Mont.; Crew Ejects

B-1 Bomber out of SD Crashes in Mont.; Crew Ejects

A B-1B bomber out of South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force Base crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday but the four crew members survived, Air Force officials said. The two pilots and two weapons system officers ejected […]


 
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