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USAF Extends Service Life of First Aircraft in Navy E-6 Fleet

USAF Extends Service Life of First Aircraft in Navy E-6 Fleet

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE: Airmen from the 566th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron completed work on extending the service life of the first of 16 Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft June 15. The E-6Bs are flown by members of the Strategic Communications Wing […]


Airmen reach 250K flying hours with remotely piloted aircraft

Airmen reach 250K flying hours with remotely piloted aircraft

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan: Members of the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron here reached a significant milestone recently when the Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft flew their 250,000th hour in Afghanistan at the end of May. The 62nd ERS is home to […]


Vietnam Navy Selects Viking Series 400 Twin Otter for First Air Wing

Vietnam Navy Selects Viking Series 400 Twin Otter for First Air Wing

GENEVA, Switzerland: Viking Air of Victoria, BC, Canada and the Vietnam Navy have finalized a purchase agreement for six DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. With this historic purchase the Vietnam Ministry of Defense has acquired its first-ever western built-aircraft, […]


Air Force officials unveil new rescue aircraft model

Air Force officials unveil new rescue aircraft model

MARIETTA, Ga.: A new model of an aircraft used in Air Force rescue efforts since 1956 was formally presented to the Air Force in a ceremony April 19 here. The HC-130J Super Hercules combat rescue tanker is configured to provide […]


EADS to Build Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technology Demonstration Aircraft

EADS to Build Armed Aerial Scout 72X Technology Demonstration Aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va.: EADS North America and its industry team of American Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin will independently fund and develop three AAS-72X helicopters to demonstrate the performance, capabilities and maturity of this rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial […]


UK MoD Signs Partnership with MBDA, Orders RAF Weapons

UK MoD Signs Partnership with MBDA, Orders RAF Weapons

A series of new contracts and agreements marking key steps towards the MOD’s next generation of aircraft and air-launched weapons has been announced by Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth today, Monday 29 March 2010. In a move that will see industry […]


Flight tests set course for improved airborne communication

Flight tests set course for improved airborne communication

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass: A series of early March flight tests has validated a two-and-a-half year effort and set the course for significantly enhanced airborne communications capability. A team of specialists from the Electronic Systems Center, MITRE Corporation and […]


C-130E completes last combat mission

C-130E completes last combat mission

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq: After 47 years of service, a C-130E Hercules completed its last combat mission March 6 here. Upon reaching its total aircraft hours of more than 33,220, the Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. aircraft was retired. […]


Mission Computer Systems for Indian Navy Patrol Aircraft

Mission Computer Systems for Indian Navy Patrol Aircraft

GREENLAWN, NY: BAE Systems is developing the mission computer system suite for the P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy. The aircraft is a variant of the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon. Developed by a Boeing-led team, the P-8I is a multi-mission […]


 
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