Northrop Grumman Pulls Out from MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Aerial Tanker Competition

October 27, 2017 @ 02:07 PM

Northrop Grumman has dropped out from the competition to produce the US Navys unmanned aerial tanker, the MQ-25A Stingray, the company's CEO announced Wednesday. Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman, was quoted as saying by Defense News during an October 25 earnings call that “the particular nature of that final RFP,”...

Boeing-USAF Refuel KC-46A Tanker Aircraft with Another KC-46

October 12, 2017 @ 05:54 AM

A Boeing-US Air Force test team recently refueled a KC-46A tanker from another KC-46A tanker for the first time. During the four-hour flight, the two aircraft successfully refueled each other and achieved the maximum fuel offload rate of 1,200 gallons per minute

Thales Wins Airbus A400M Military Training Simulators Contract

October 3, 2017 @ 01:29 PM

Airbus has awarded Thales a contract for two new A400M military training simulators for French and German air forces. The delivery of simulators will be in 2019 for French air force and 2020 for German air force

Boeing Wins $101 Million to Supply Spares for USAF KC-46 Modernization Program

September 27, 2017 @ 11:43 PM

Boeing has been awarded a $101.8 million modification contract for initial common spares and readiness spares packages in support of production aircraft lots 1 and 2 for the KC-46 modernization program

Boeing Wins Phase III KC-46 Refueling Tanker Aircraft Simulator Contract

September 26, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

Boeing has been awarded a $7.4 million modification contract for Phase III KC-46 tanker/receiver aerial refueling airplane simulator qualification data collection study

First Delivery Of US Air Force’s KC-46 Pegasus Tanker To Be Delayed...

September 20, 2017 @ 10:54 AM

Boeing will likely push delivery of the US Air Forces first KC-46 air-to-air refueling tanker to early 2018 from this year, as various problems have emerged during flight tests. In May, KC-46 program manager Mike Gibbons said the first tanker would fly around October 2017 and soon after would be delivered to the Air Force

Boeing’s Insitu To Supply Philippines With Scan Eagle UAVs

August 16, 2017 @ 07:29 AM

Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. is being awarded a $7,407,625 firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines

Boeing Completes KC-46 Tanker Electromagnetic Testing

July 28, 2017 @ 04:56 AM

Boeing along with US Air Force and Naval Air Systems Command representatives, recently completed KC-46 tanker electromagnetic testing. This testing evaluates the aircrafts ability to safely operate through electromagnetic fields produced by radars, radio towers and other systems under mission conditions, the company said in a statement Thursday

Vietnam Orders Russian T-90 Tanks

July 25, 2017 @ 04:49 PM

Vietnam has ordered 64 Russian T-90S/SK main battle tanks with an estimated price tag of $250 million. The order comes amidst growing focus placed on the country's air force and navy as Vietnam's security planners pay ever-increasing attention to China's actions in nearby waters, Forecast International reported Monday

US Marine Corps' KC 130 Refuelling Tanker Crashes, Killing 16

July 11, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

The US Marine Corps military plane crashed in rural Mississippi with nine Marines onboard. The Lockheed Martin KC-130 crashed into a soybean field about 135 kilometres north of Jackson around 4pm on Monday afternoon, killing sixteen people

Germany, Norway MoU For NATO Tanker Fleet To Reduce Over-reliance On US...

June 30, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

The Memorandum of Understanding for European multinational fleet of Airbus tanker transport aircraft signed by Defense Ministers from Germany and Norway will reduce overall European shortage in air-to-air refuelling and the over-reliance on U.S

Russia’s First Upgraded Il-76MD-M Airlifter Prototype Makes First Flight

June 15, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

Russian first upgraded heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-M prototype made its first flight at Ilyushin aviation complex. The flight, which lasted more than six hours, was carried out from LII