Thursday, January 21, 2021

Aviation

C-17 Globemaster III passes four million flight hours milestone

The C-17 Globemaster III massive long-haul military transport aircraft has now flown more than four million flight hours, achieving this impressive milestone in 25 years of operations.  A 174-foot long aircraft was operationally introduced to the Air Force...

Ukraine reportedly to acquire 8 AN-74 transport aircraft

The Ukrainian Armed Forces will reportedly buy up to 8 An-74 multipurpose transport aircraft to replace the aging AN-26 fleet. Ukrainian Armed Forces are intending to acquire new AN-74 multipurpose transport aircraft, according to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister...

Russian Air Force conducts a mass launch of AN-124 heavy cargo aircraft

For the first time, the Russian Air Force has conducted a mass launch of 6 AN-124 (Nato reporting name Condor) cargo aircraft, practicing the combat capability of safely and swiftly launching a large number of heavy aircraft. Air...

Kratos gets $12.7M contract for ‘attritable’ unmanned combat air vehicle engine

U.S drone maker Kratos has announced that it was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to complete cost optimized turbojet engine for future cruise missiles and 'attritable' unmanned combat air vehicles. On Tuesday, the company press...

Northrop Grumman innovates new functionality to protect F-35

U.S. Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has announced on Tuesday that it has received a contract award from Lockheed Martin to enable new functionality to protect the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. According to a company news...

U.S. Air Force awards contract to Boeing for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft

The U.S. Department of Defense and Boeing announced on Tuesday an agreement worth about $1.7 billion for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft, growing the fleet to 79 Pegasus tankers. American plane-maker Boeing was awarded a $1.7 billion contract...

U.S. Air Force awards Haight Bey with $35M contract for tactical weather stations

The U.S. Department of Defense said Monday that Utah-based Haight Bey & Associates won $35,8 million for AN/TMQ-53 automated weather station contractor logistics support.  According to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements, the Haight Bey & Associates...

Saudi fighter jets escort U.S. B-52 heavy bombers amid Iranian activity in region

Saudi Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted the U.S. Air Force B-52 heavy bombers over the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility Jan. 7, 2021. According to a recent service news release, Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force...

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Last week, U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year contract for the maintenance of F-16 fighter aircraft but later some sources reported that...

Excalibur Army unveils new 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer

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China develops multiple rocket launcher that hides in container

A Chinese company has developed the new multiple rocket launcher with cruise missiles and unitary rockets that hide in a container. The new container missile system will display at the...