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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[…]

USAF 920th Rescue Wing conduct CSAR exercise

Story by Master Sgt. Kelly Goonan / U.S. Air Force 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs The USAF (United States Air Force) 920th Rescue Wing conducted a week-long CSAR validation exercise designed to refine mass-casualty emergency response procedures. 920th RQW Airmen from across the wing worked to ensure pararescuemen and aircrew from HH-60G Pave Hawk and Leer másUSAF 920th Rescue Wing conduct CSAR exercise[…]

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[…]

Northrop Grumman and USAF Introduce the B-21 Raider

PALMDALE, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation and the USAF (United States Air Force) unveiled the B-21 Raider to the world today. The B-21 joins the nuclear triad as a visible and flexible deterrent designed for the U.S. Air Force to meet its most complex missions. “The Northrop Grumman team develops and Leer másNorthrop Grumman and USAF Introduce the B-21 Raider[…]

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[…]

Sikorsky and DARPA flies the S-70 Black Hawk without pilots

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2022 — Sikorsky and DARPA demonstrated how a S-70 Black Hawk helicopter flying autonomously and perform cargo resupply missions and a rescue operation. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an uninhabited S-70 Leer másSikorsky and DARPA flies the S-70 Black Hawk without pilots[…]

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[…]

Navy expands CH-53K training with additional simulators

ORLANDO, Fla — Lockheed Martin will provide an additional Containerized Flight Training Device (CFTD) to the US Navy for the CH-53K King Stallion with options for another three more under the terms of a recent contract award. This follows up on the success of the first training device delivered in 2020 to Marine Corps Air Leer másNavy expands CH-53K training with additional simulators[…]

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