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Boeing awarded USAF contract for 15 KC-46A tankers

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 30, 2023 — The USAF has awarded Boeing a $2.3 billion contract for the ninth production lot of 15 KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, expanding its fleet of the world’s most advanced multi-mission aerial refueler. To date, 128 Boeing KC-46A Pegasus are on contract with the U.S. Air Force, with 68 delivered and operationally deployed Leer másBoeing awarded USAF contract for 15 KC-46A tankers[…]

Bell V-280 Valor: the new US Army Long-Range Assault Aircraft

Providence, R.I. (December, 5. 2022) – Bell Textron Inc. has been awarded the development contract for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program from the United States Army with the V-280 Valor tiltrotor. The aircraft was developed and tested as part of the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program that began in 2013. The Leer másBell V-280 Valor: the new US Army Long-Range Assault Aircraft[…]

Airbus A330MRTT completes first 100% SAF test flight

Brize Norton, 18​ November 2022 – The Royal Air Force, Airbus and other industry partners have carried out the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight using an in-service A330MRTT military aircraft. It is also the first 100% SAF flight of any aircraft type carried out in UK airspace. An RAF Voyager — the military variant Leer másAirbus A330MRTT completes first 100% SAF test flight[…]

Airbus tests military cargo on BelugaST with a CH-53 helicopter

Manching, 21 September 2022 – Airbus test a new capability to military cargo on the BelugaST with a Luftwaffe CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter. Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus BelugaST (Beluga A300-600ST) aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with Leer másAirbus tests military cargo on BelugaST with a CH-53 helicopter[…]

Northrop Grumman continues B-2 Spirit modernization

Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force continue with the modernization of B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet to provide it with new capabilities, including its first long-range stealth missile. The B-2 successfully released a Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER) during a flight test in December. The JASSM-ER further enhances the B-2’s ability Leer másNorthrop Grumman continues B-2 Spirit modernization[…]

15th Anniversary of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye First Flight

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Aug. 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft first flight that occurred on August 3, 2007. The U.S. Navy’s “digital quarterback” gives the warfighter expanded battlespace awareness, especially in the area of information operations delivering battle management, theater air and missile defense, and multiple sensor Leer más15th Anniversary of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye First Flight[…]

Boeing and CAE sign MOU to enhance global aerospace training

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 19, 2022 – Boeing and CAE today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their collaboration and explore further teaming opportunities in defense aerospace training. The memorandum leverages the strengths, skills, and advanced technologies of Boeing and CAE with the intent to further enhance innovation and competition through potential joint-offerings. Additionally, Leer másBoeing and CAE sign MOU to enhance global aerospace training[…]

A new supersonic aircraft will begin flight testing in 2026

FARNBOROUGH, England – July 19, 2022 – A new supersonic aircraft tailored to provide quick-reaction capabilities to the U.S. military and allies will be offered through a collaborative agreement between Northrop Grumman Corporation and Boom Supersonic. The agreement to together propose special mission variants of new Boom’s Overture supersonic aircraft was finalized at the Farnborough Leer másA new supersonic aircraft will begin flight testing in 2026[…]

Airbus Helicopters announces H175M Task Force

Fairford, 15 July 2022 – Airbus Helicopters has announced the first members of H175M Task Force – the UK-based industry team created to offer, supply and support the British-produced H175M helicopter for the UK’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. On the opening day of the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, Gloucestershire, leading aerospace companies Babcock Leer másAirbus Helicopters announces H175M Task Force[…]

Boeing delivers the 150 P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

SEATTLE, July 7, 2022 — The newest Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol, reconnaissance aircraft took to the skies over Puget Sound bringing the total number of P-8s delivered to 150. The 150th multi-mission P-8 will be operated by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) One based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. “There are now 150 P-8s around Leer másBoeing delivers the 150 P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft[…]

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