Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Aviation

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...

U.S. Air Force evaluates electric aircraft for medevac missions

The U.S. Air Force is evaluating the use of electric vertical takeoff and landing, or eVTOL, aircraft for missions like medical evacuations (medevac) and search and rescue. Officials of the Air Force Research Lab, reported that AFWERX Agility...

Polish MiG-29 accidentally shoots on another fighter jet

Officials from the Polish Air Force are investigating an incident involving a MiG-29 fighter jet accidentally fired from its 30mm gun on another fighter aircraft during a training exercise in Nadazice in the Greater Poland Voivodeship on...

China to unveil new helicopter at upcoming military parade

China is preparing for a large-scale military parade, marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Officials planning the milestone event marking 100 years since the party's founding previously announced there would not be a traditional military...

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