Ilyushin Il-78M-90A Aerial Refueling Tanker Performs Debut Flight

January 26, 2018 @ 09:47 AM

Russias advanced aerial refueling tanker Ilyushin Il-78M-90A performed its maiden flight on Thursday, local media reports. "Today, on January 25, the flight model of the Il-78M-90A perspective aerial refueling plane performed its first flight

Simultaneous Refueling of Two Fighter Jets Possible WIth Russia's IL-78M-90A Tanker...

January 16, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

The II-78M-90A will be able to refuel simultaneously two frontline planes. The tail unit is designed to refuel long-range and special aircraft

Boeing Awarded $17.5 Million KC-135 Engineering Services Contract

January 3, 2018 @ 07:48 AM

Boeing has been awarded an estimated $17.5 million contract option for C/KC-135 engineering sustainment support

Spain Takes Delivery of Second Airbus A400M Military Transport Aircraft

December 29, 2017 @ 01:32 PM

The Spanish Air Force has taken the delivery of second of 27 A400Ms turboprop military transport aircraft from Airbus. The Directorate General of armaments and Material (DGAM) delivered the aircraft to the Spanish Air Force at the Airbus factory in Seville, the defense ministry reported Friday

Boeing Wins $288 Million to Provide One KC-46A Aerial Refueling Aircraft to...

December 23, 2017 @ 03:55 AM

Boeing has been awarded a $288 million contract for one KC-46A aircraft for Japan. The face value is not-to-exceed $19

Elbit Systems To Equip NATO's A330 Tankers With More J-Music DIRCM Systems

December 22, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a follow-on $46 million contract to supply additional J-Music DIRCM (Direct Infrared Countermeasures) self-protection systems to NATO, for its Airbus A330 Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) Program. Similar to several previous awards from global air forces and other customers, Elbit Systems will equip NATO's Airbus A330 tankers with the J-Music DIRCM systems along with the Company's Infra-Red-based Passive Airborne Warning Systems (PAWS IR)

Boeing KC-46 Program's 767-2C Aircraft Gets FAA Certification

December 22, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeings KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration, verifying that the fundamental design of the KC-46 tanker is safe and reliable. The 767-2C is a modified version of the companys commercial 767 with revised structure, wiring and plumbing

New Embraer KC-390 Aerial Refueling Jet Achieves Initial Operational Capability

December 20, 2017 @ 03:46 PM

Embraer demonstrated the new KC-390 military transport and aerial refueling jet to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for the attainment of the Initial Operational Capability (IOC). The achievement of the IOC ensures the necessary conditions have been met for the aircraft to start operations, in accordance with the scope agreed upon with the FAB

Boeing Unveils MQ-25 Tanker Drone Variant

December 20, 2017 @ 10:54 AM

Boeing unveiled Tuesday its entrant for US Navy's MQ-25 program, also known as the Carrier Based Aerial Refueling System (CBARS), designed to provide the navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. The company announced in a press release that its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is completing engine runs before heading to the flight ramp for deck handling demonstrations next year

Seventh Boeing KC-46A Tanker Completes First Flight

December 6, 2017 @ 12:52 PM

The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S

Russia Rolls Out First Modernized Il-78M-90A Tanker Aircraft

November 29, 2017 @ 06:23 PM

Russia has rolled out the first IL-78M-90A modernized tanker aircraft for the Russian Aerospace Forces at the Aviastar-SP production facility. The IL-78M-90A is modernized version of Il-78 military transport aircraft

Airbus Wins Five C-295MW Transport Aircraft Deal with UAE at Dubai Airshow...

November 15, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

UAE Armed Forces Announce Purchase of Five C-295 Airbus MW (Military Winglet) Transport Aircraft The UAE Armed Forces has announced the purchase of five C-295 military transport aircraft and related services from the Spanish Airbus Defence and Space. The purchase of the aircraft takes place within the framework of the directives of the wise leadership of the UAE to support and promote the comprehensive development of the Armed Forces in various branches and in line with the requirements of the Armed Forces, Major General Ishaq Saleh Al Baloushi, Head of the Executive Administration of Industries and Development of Defense Capabilities at...