Sunday, January 23, 2022

Aviation

First US Air Force base in Europe receives fifth-generation stealth fighter

The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that its first base in Europe received the new 9-g capable multirole fighter that combines stealth, sensor fusion, with unprecedented situational awareness. The details were given in a 48 Fighter Wing Public...

BAE Systems receives $493M to upgrade F-35’s electronic warfare system

BAE Systems, a global leader in electronic warfare, was awarded a $493 million contract modification from Lockheed Martin to significantly upgrade and modernize the electronic warfare (EW) system for the F-35 Lightning II, enabling the fifth-generation fighter to quickly...

AAR wins $365 million contract modification for F-16 support

AAR Corp., a provider of global aftermarket aviation services, won a ten-year contract with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to support United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) F-16 aircraft. “AAR is honored to continue our...

US Air Force purchase additional Gatling-style cannons

The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to supply additional M61A1 gun systems to U.S. Air Force t air forces. The award, announced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on 15...

US Air Force’s first operational unit begins use of new smart bomb

The U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command announced Monday that the first operational unit being used the next-generation smart munition on its fighter jets. The 391st Fighter Squadron became the first operational unit to use the GBU-53/B StormBreaker...

Russia rolls out flying prototype of its new stealth combat drone

Russia has already rolled out another version of its new stealth combat drone that is getting ready for its first flight demonstration. Russia's Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) in pre-serial configuration was unveiled at the Novosibirsk Aviation Enterprise during the...

Romania to buy 32 more F-16s for $514 million

Romania has unveiled plans to purchase more secondhand F-16 fighter jets from Norway to upgrade its air force. Romanian Defense Minister Vasile Dyncu has sent an official letter to the Romanian parliament asking for official approval of...

US RC-135W spy plane flies from UK into Ukrainian air space

A U.S. Air Force RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft flew from the United Kingdom into Ukrainian air space, according to the global flight tracking service Flightradar24. A U.S. spy plane was seen flying over Ukrainian airspace on Saturday...

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