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Hypersonic weapon detonated after lift-off: US military

Hypersonic weapon detonated after lift-off: US military

The US military had to detonate a hypersonic weapon seconds after lift-off Monday due to a technical problem, cutting short a flight test for the experimental project, officials said. “Less than four seconds into the lift-off phase, we terminated the […]


Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

China’s state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an “act of hostility”, after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft. US Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday […]


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024

Thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be deployed in the next few years for both civil and military missions. Early adoption of new technologies will be employed: from smart skin to structural components and intelligent motors with integral gearing. […]


Beechcraft Delivers T-6C+ Trainers, King Air 350ER to Mexican Navy

Beechcraft Delivers T-6C+ Trainers, King Air 350ER to Mexican Navy

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., today announced it has delivered two Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainers ordered earlier this year to the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR), as well as one King Air 350ER, the second of […]


Japan Unveils Stealth Fighter Test Bed

Japan Unveils Stealth Fighter Test Bed

Japan will begin test flights next year to determine whether the country has the right stuff to build a fighter jet without relying on Western contractors. The Ministry of Defense plans to seek around 40 billion yen ($384 million) in […]


Engineers Develop Smart Skins for Aircraft

Engineers Develop Smart Skins for Aircraft

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them. Engineers at our Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin’ concept which […]


Where Are the F-35’s Critics When the F-16 Develops Fuselage Cracks?

Where Are the F-35’s Critics When the F-16 Develops Fuselage Cracks?

Just the other day it was reported that one of the bedrocks of U.S. air power, the F-16 fleet, had a major problem. Apparently, in late July, cracks were discovered on the canopy sill longeron of an F-16D. This is […]


Lithium Sulfur Batteries A Step Closer for UK Forces

Lithium Sulfur Batteries A Step Closer for UK Forces

The next generation battery technology company, OXIS Energy Ltd, has delivered the third phase of a research program to improve its Lithium Sulfur cells for Lincad Ltd and the UK MOD. The project is part of a wider Dstl (Defence […]


Joint Effort Validates Ability to Move Stryker Vehicles Via Air

Joint Effort Validates Ability to Move Stryker Vehicles Via Air

Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline here, marking the Army’s first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction. According to Glen Bailey, the […]


 
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