Monday, September 20, 2021

Aviation

U.S Air Force sends F-117s to California for air combat training missions

The United States Air Force has confirmed that two F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter-bomber aircraft arrived at the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, California, to conduct dissimilar air combat training missions. According to a recent service news release,...

U.S. Navy aerial refueling drone refuels F-35 for the first time

The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that the service in partnership with Boeing has successfully carried out aerial refueling of F-35 fighter jet using an unmanned aircraft for the first time. According to a recent news release, the Navy’s...

Northrop Grumman test next-gen electronic warfare suite for F-16 fighters

Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. has announced that its Next Generation Electronic Warfare (NGEW) suite for the F-16 fighter jet was successfully flight-tested alongside the AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) at Exercise Northern Lightning ’21. NG says...

Kratos unveils XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aircraft at MSPO 2021

U.S.-based drone-maker Kratos Defense & Security Solutions debuted its XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aircraft on the international market on Tuesday at the 29th International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2021 in Poland. The XQ-58A is a low-cost tactical Unmanned Aircraft System...

Lockheed Martin unveils prototype of its promising supersonic plane

U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp has released a photo of the first prototype of its supersonic X-plane, the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST), during ​the beginning of the final assembly process. The company says the aircraft is...

Turkish F-16 fighters shadows Russian Su-24 combat jets

The Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defense has reported that its two F-16 fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian Su-24 Fencer attack jets that were flying over the Baltic Sea. According to a press release from Defense...

Kazakhstan orders two A400M aircraft from Airbus

Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic, has ordered Airbus A400M Atlas military transport aircraft to outfit its Air Force fleet. According to a press release issued Wednesday by European aerospace group Airbus, the Republic of Kazakhstan has placed an order...

Finnish vehicle maker teams up with CSM for Slovakian 8×8 armored vehicle project

Finnish company Patria announced on Sunday that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Slovak engineering company CSM Industry related to the tender for the supply of 8x8 armoured fighting vehicles.  The agreement includes cooperation in the supply and...

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