Friday, January 21, 2022

Aviation

Boeing delivered its 50th KC-46A tanker to US Air Force

Aerospace giant Boeing announced last week that it hit a major milestone by delivering the 50th KC-46A aerial refueling tanker to the U.S. Air Force. According to a company news release, the 49th and 50th KC-46A tanker deliveries...

Bird strike blamed in emergency “belly landing” of Korean F-35 jet

A bird strike was the probable cause behind the accident with the Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A jet fighter on Jan. 4, according to officials. South Korea's air force has concluded that the ingestion of a small...

US Air Force flies surveillance unmanned aircraft over Black Sea

The U.S. Air Force surged MQ-9A Reaper surveillance unmanned aircraft into the Black Sea region to gather intelligence amid Russia is massing troops at the border with Ukraine. Expert military aviation tracker the Aircraft Spots was first to...

Russia moves additional attack aircraft to Ukraine border

Russia has continued to amass new troops near Ukraine's border in recent days amid the Kremlin's warning of military response to NATO's expanding eastward. Citing American officials, The New York Times reported that the Russian military has positioned...

USAF Special Operations Squadron receives first CV-22 with nacelle improvement modifications

The U.S. Air Force has announced that U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron familiarize themselves with the new nacelle improvement modifications on a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at Cannon Air Force Base,...

U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35Bs trains with legendary A-10 Thunderbolt II

The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B multirole, fifth-generation fighters jets arrived at Gowen Field, Boise in Idaho to train with legendary A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 124th Fighter Wing’s 190th Fighter Squadron. According to 124th Fighter Wing, the Idaho...

US Navy awards $1,6B contract for V-22 Osprey support

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office (JPO) has been awarded a $1,6 billion four-year contract to continue support of the V-22 Osprey aircraft, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. The contract award from Naval Supply Systems...

Russia use 74 transport planes for moving troops to Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Defense of Russia said on Friday that several dozen of military transport dozen countries were involved to deploy troops to Kazakhstan gaming protests escalated. Over 74 aircraft, including the Ilyushin IL-76 Candid transport plane and...

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