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Boeing, Air Force test team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refueling

A Boeing-U.S. Air Force test team recently refueled a KC-46A tanker from another KC-46A tanker for the first time. During the four-hour flight, the two aircraft successfully refueled each other and achieved the maximum fuel...
Model of MR18 high-mobility surveillance metric wave radar. Photo by Dylan Mlayasov

UkrOboronProm unveils model of new MR18 radar can detect stealth aircraft

State-owned Ukrainian defence manufacturer UkrOboronProm has unveiled its new MR18 high-mobility surveillance metric wave radar during the Arms and Security 2017 exhibition in Kyiv. The new MR18 high-mobility surveillance metric wave radar is developing by  Iskra Scientific and...

Lockheed Martin delivering next-generation Apache sensor systems under new U.S. Army contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi...

Lockheed Martin T-50A reaches 100 flights in Greenville, South Carolina

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) achieved a new milestone this week as the T-50A aircraft flew its 100th sortie at the Greenville, South Carolina, facility. This flight continues to demonstrate the company's low-risk, Ready Now approach...
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AUSA 2017: V-280 is bringing new capabilities to the warfighter

Bell Helicopter seeks to revolutionize army operations with the V-280 Valor, just as it did 70 years earlier with the Huey in the Vietnam War. Designed to provide the speed, range, payload, agility, survivability...

Elbit Systems awarded $31.5 Million contract to provide head-up displays

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a $31.5 million additional component contract by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime to provide Aviator Night Vision Imaging System Head-Up Displays (ANVIS HUD). Work will...

Russia delivers two Mi-35M helicopters to Mali

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has completed delivery of the Mi-35M transport/attack helicopters and associated equipment to the Republic of Mali. “We have shipped two Mi-35 helicopters to Mali as was requested...

AW169 helicopter to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Missions

Leonardo announced today that the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has purchased an AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, which is planned to be delivered in early 2019, will be provided with...