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Software update keeps B-52 at forefront of bomber fleet

Software update keeps B-52 at forefront of bomber fleet

The B-52 Stratofortress will soon receive a software upgrade that will keep the aircraft at the forefront of the U.S. strategic bomber fleet. As new equipment and advanced weapons are added to the B-52 fleet, the B-52 Software Block (BSB) […]


AVX Aircraft Corporation: Taking Down the Defense Establishment

AVX Aircraft Corporation: Taking Down the Defense Establishment

The bid of startup company, AVX Aircraft Corporation, took many by surprise when it announced plans to participate in the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) predecessor to the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The newly formed company has sky-high hopes of being […]


P-8A Passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

P-8A Passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

After an extensive testing period, the U.S. Navy announced July 1 in an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation report that its new patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, P-8A Poseidon, was found “operationally effective, operationally suitable, and ready for fleet introduction.” “This […]


P-8A Poseidon Fires Harpoon, Hits Mark

P-8A Poseidon Fires Harpoon, Hits Mark

After approximately six minutes of flight time, one of NAVAIR’s test aircraft successfully launched a Harpoon missile during a live fire event June 24 in California at the Navy’s Point Mugu Sea Test Range and scored a direct hit on […]


First Thales A400M Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

First Thales A400M Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

The first A400M Full Flight Simulator (FFS) designed and built by Thales for Airbus Military received European Aviation Safety Agency’s qualification for training on the 7 June at Airbus Military International Training Centre in Seville. This qualification is a key […]


Russia’s UAC at Paris Air Show

Russia’s UAC at Paris Air Show

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia will be participating at the 50th Anniversary Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France (17-23 June, 2013), where its Su-35C advanced multirole jet fighter will make its world premiere. The best of Russian […]


Boeing X-48C Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Completes Flight Testing

Boeing X-48C Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Completes Flight Testing

The Boeing X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept. All 30 […]


Saab Signs Support Contract for Airborne Surveillance System

Saab Signs Support Contract for Airborne Surveillance System

Defence and security company Saab has today signed a support contract for airborne surveillance system. The contract amounts to MSEK 1,100 over 2013-2017. The contract concerns a comprehensive set of spares and support services for a previously delivered system, Saab […]


India to Develop Own AWACS Aircraft

India to Develop Own AWACS Aircraft

Three Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft are presently operational in the Indian Air Force (IAF). AWACS are meant as force multipliers for specific area cover and not for surveillance of the entire space of our country. All three […]


 
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