Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Aviation

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...

Pentagon plans to use rockets to drop cargo from space

The U.S. Department of the Air Force announced June 4 plans to use commercial rockets for airdropping cargo virtually anywhere in the world within minutes. On Friday, the service press release said that the designation of Rocket Cargo...

U.S. Air Force shares fascinating video of HH-60G during Gun Smoke 2021

The U.S. Air Force shared on its official Facebook account fascinating video footage that shows an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during Gun Smoke 2021 competition. The post, which includes a video of an Air Force helicopter, says an...

U.S. State Dept. approves $3.5 billion Apache helo sale to Australia

The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential sale of twenty-nine Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters to Australia. On June 03, 2017, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Pentagon’s top arms broker, announced that the U.S. State Department...

Russia says that Southeast Asian countries eye Su-57 jets

CEO of the state arms seller Rosoboronexport Aleksandr Mikheyev said this week that, five Southeast Asian countries show their interest in Sukhoi Su-57 Felon multirole fifth-generation jet fighters. "We are holding negotiations with several countries. We see requests...

U.S. Air Force awards contract to Learjet for E-11 BACN communications jets

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the multi-billion dollar contract for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Bombardier Global 6000 business jets to Learjet Inc. private-jet company. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and announced on...

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