Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Aviation

Su-30 jets intercept U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers over Black Sea, Russia says

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and two KC-135 Stratotanker tankers were intercepted Tuesday over the waters of the Black Sea by Su-30 fighter jets, according to Russian Defense Ministry. "On October 19, 2021, Russian airspace control pinpointed...

Israel, South Korea sign agreement to build new deadly drones

Israeli government-owned aerospace giant Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and South Korean defense contractor Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) inked a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in Loitering Munitions Program. Loitering munitions combines the capabilities of a drone and a...

UH-72 Lakotas surpasses millionth flying hour, hits milestone

The UH-72 Lakota fleet recently surpassed its millionth hour of flight, according to Airbus Helicopters news release. As noted by the company, the UH-72 Lakota hit a new milestone, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered...

Saab opens new facility in Indiana to support T-7A aircraft production

Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab opened a new production facility in West Lafayette, Indiana. According to a company news release, this purpose-built facility represents a major step in both Saab’s global expansion strategy and growth and investment in the U.S. Saab...

U.S. Air Force to perform fly past over Tottenham Stadium

The U.S. Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing announced Thursday that it will again be performing a multiple jet practice flyover of Tottenham Stadium Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. According to a recent news release, two F-15E Strike Eagle fighter...

US Air Force awards supersonic drone contract to Exosonic

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to Exosonic, Inc. to develop low boom supersonic uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrator. According to a company news release, awarded by the Air...

Chinese missile maker clones Ukrainian supersonic cruise missile

Chinese missile maker Guangdong Hongda Blasting Co Ltd reportedly has cloned and reengineered the concept of the new Ukrainian Bliskavka (“Lightning”) supersonic cruise missile. The Guangzhou-based firm unveiled a mock-up of its new missile system at the Airshow...

US Army awards contract to Boeing for latest version of Chinook helicopter

The U.S. Army has awarded the multi-million dollar contract to build the latest version of the Chinook helicopter to aerospace giant Boeing. According to a press release issued Monday, Boeing and the U.S. Army have signed a $136...

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