China Unveils Largest AG600 Amphibious Aircraft

July 25, 2016 @ 09:26 AM

China unveiled the worlds largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600 on Saturday, which will be used to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires. The production line was rolled off in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, Xinhua reported

Boeing Retains US Air Force Executive Aircraft Maintenance Role

May 19, 2016 @ 09:05 AM

Boeing will continue maintaining and supporting the US Air Forces C-32A and C-40BC executive aircraft through a new seven-year $319 million contract awarded in March. The Air Force uses the C-32A and C-40BC, which are based on the Boeing 757 and 737 passenger planes, to transport the vice president, cabinet members...

Chinese Women Pilots To Fly FBC-1 Bombers For First Time

April 20, 2016 @ 12:54 PM

The Chinese Air Force's women pilots will now operate the FBC-1 bombers for the first time, Xinhua reported citing a report by PLA Daily. Until now, the cockpit has been occupied by male pilots

Egypt To Get Mistral Helicopter Carriers By September

April 11, 2016 @ 09:56 AM

Egypt will receive the French-made Mistral-class helicopter carriers in June-September 2016, the French ambassador in Cairo said Sunday. "The delivery of Mistrals will take place between June and September this year, " Sputnik reported quoting Andre Parant as saying during a press conference in the Egyptian capital

Belarus Air Force Yak-130 Combat-Trainer Launches R-73 Guided Missile

February 11, 2016 @ 10:50 AM

Pilots of the 116th Guards Assault Air Force Base and Air Defense of the Republic of Belarus carried out missile launches from the Russian-made Yak-130 combat training aircraft. During the exercise, R-73 air-to-air guided missiles were launched and hit the designed target, an Irkut statement said today

Japanese Firm Wants To Set Up Plant In India for US-2 Amphibious...

February 2, 2016 @ 09:01 AM

Japan's ShinMaywa Industries has offered to set up a plant in India for US-2 amphibious aircraft to cater to international demands, according to PTI report. The move comes as the Indian Navy plans to procure six such aircraft, under a government to government deal, between 2017 and 2022

Russian Navy To Get Two More IL-38N Anti-Submarine Aircraft

January 14, 2016 @ 01:56 PM

The Russian Navy will receive two more IL-38N Novella anti-submarine aircraft in November this year, the Deputy General Director of Ilyushin Aviation complex Yuri Yudin said. Under a contract with the Defense Ministry, Ilyushin is set to give the Russian Navy 28 units of IL-38N by 2020, Yudin was quoted as saying by Sputnik

Technodinamika To Develop Innovative Aircraft Systems For Russo-Chinese Wide-Body Aircraft

October 9, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

Russian company Technodinamika is set to join the Russo-Chinese long-range wide-body aircraft that is being developed by the Chinese COMAC and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Technodinamika, part of the Rostec group is drafting its proposals for systems and parts of the aircraft, a Rostec statement said today

CACI To Support US Naval Air Warfare Center's Communications Capability

September 21, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

CACI International has won a $63.5 million bridge contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to continue its support for NAWCADs Special Communications Mission Solutions (SCMS) Division

South Korea To Introduce S-3 Viking ASW Planes Against NK Threats

September 8, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

South Korea is planning to introduce overhauled S-3 Viking anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planes for countering North Korean threats. A military program review group approved last month the proposal to incorporate 12 former US Navy Vikings into service, Yonhap news service reported Sunday

UK Receives Second RC-135 Aircraft Seven Months Early

September 4, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has received second RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft seven months early from the US. “The aircraft was handed over today at RAF Mildenhall will be deployed on operations within weeks,” the MoD announced Friday

Russia to Accelerate Testing of Fifth Generation T-50 Fighter Aircraft

June 16, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia will accelerate the development of the T-50 fighter aircraft also known as by its Russian abbreviation PAK-FA by building three more prototypes. The prototypes will be delivered to the testing team consisting of Irkut Corp, a company under UAC and the Russian air force which is jointly testing the prototypes