Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Aviation

Ukrainian company develops missile-armed drone helicopter

Ukrainian private defense firm Ramzay unveiled its RZ-500 rotary-wing combat unmanned aerial vehicle concept at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kyiv from 15-18 June.  The RZ-500 concept is currently envisioned to be a low-observable, missile-armed, multipurpose...

Lockheed Martin offers Ukraine F-16 fighter jet

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, has offered Ukraine a new F-16 Block 70/72 multirole combat aircraft as it looks to modernize its air force. Ukraine wanted to buy new or used fighter jets to replace the...

U.S. Air Force develops bio-inspired micro drones

The U.S. Air Force has confirmed it is developing a new class of bio-inspired micro air vehicles. Inspired by the biological attributes of birds and insects, researchers are developing mini-robotic aircraft, which Air Force Research Laboratory engineers believe may...

MD Helicopters pick up Army contracts to support Afghan light attack helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards worth $43.9 million from Army Contracting Command-Redstone supporting the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters. The first contract, a six-month extension worth $14.5 million, continues...

U.S. Air Force B-52H bombers complete mission over Black Sea

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs reported on Thursday that two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, completed a mission with the...

Northrop Grumman to help U.S. Air Force ensure the reliability of Minuteman III force

Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. announced on Thursday that it has been awarded a $287 million base contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide engineering services to assist in sustaining the Minuteman III missile system. As noted...

U.S. military successfully test low-cost reusable drone interceptor system

The Pentagon’s research division, which is called DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced on Monday that in recent tests at Eglin Air Force Base, its Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program demonstrated a Counter-Unmanned Air System (C-UAS)...

U.S. F-35s join Israeli, Italian, and U.K. partners for Falcon Strike 21 exercise

Falcon Strike 21, a multinational training exercise led by the Italian Air Force, began at Amendola Air Base, Italy, on June 7. FS21 is a joint, multinational exercise with participants from the United States working with service members...

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