Turkey’s Bayraktar TB3 Combat Drone Climbs to 36,000ft

June 27, 2024 @ 06:54 AM

Baykar's Bayraktar TB3 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV), equipped with an indigenous engine, has reached an altitude of 36,310 feet during a high-altitude system test at the Baykar Flight Training and Test Center in Keşan, Edirne. The drone's engine, the TEI PD-170, powered the flight

Safran-MTU Joint Venture to Develop Engines for Future European Military Helicopters

June 27, 2024 @ 06:21 AM

Safran Helicopter Engines and MTU Aero Engines have signed a cooperation agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture named EURA (European Military Rotorcraft Engine Alliance). This new entity, which aims to develop engines for military helicopters, will be based at Safran Helicopter Engines headquarters in Bordes, France

Lufthansa Technik Selects Thales for PEGASUS Program's Secured Audio/Radio Management System

June 27, 2024 @ 05:11 AM

Lufthansa Technik has selected Thales to provide the secured audio/radio management system for the PErsistent German Airborne SUrveillance System (PEGASUS) program. Thales will supply its latest generation of secured audio/radio management system, designed to manage the communications of the flight deck and operators both internally and externally to the aircraft...

Portuguese Air Force Receives Second KC-390 Millennium Airlifter

June 27, 2024 @ 04:35 AM

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer delivered the second KC-390 multi-mission plane to the Portuguese Air Force (FAP) on June 26. The platform includes standard NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) equipment already integrated into the aircraft and meets the requirements set by the National Aeronautical Authority (AAN) of Portugal

Denmark to Conclude F-16 Pilot Training Program for Ukraine by Year-End

June 26, 2024 @ 11:43 AM

In a joint press conference with Norwegian Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram, Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen

Leonardo's AW609 Tiltrotor Completes First Ship Trial

June 26, 2024 @ 11:34 AM

Leonardos AW609 tiltrotor aircraft recently completed its first ship trial with support from the Italian Navy. From April 3-12, the AW609 AC4 aircraft, fully representative of the final production configuration, conducted demonstration trials

Nigerian Army Aviation Wing Kicks Off with New UH-1H Huey Helicopter

June 26, 2024 @ 11:15 AM

The Nigerian military has received its first batch of UH-1H Huey helicopters from Bell, marking the services initial step in forming the Air Wing of the Ground Forces to support ground operations. The aircraft were formally handed over by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, during a brief ceremony at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Thursday, June 20, 2024

DARPA Unveils XRQ-73 in SHEPARD Program for Next-Generation Unmanned Aircraft

June 26, 2024 @ 05:54 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that the Series Hybrid Electric Propulsion AiRcraft Demonstration (SHEPARD) programme aircraft received its official designation, XRQ-73. The

Thales Receives First Full Design Verification Report for Medium Risk UAS Operations...

June 26, 2024 @ 05:16 AM

Thales has become the first company to receive a full Design Verification Report (DVR) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for operating light Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in medium risk, Specific Assurance Integrity Level (SAIL) III conditions. This has been achieved in partnership with Aeromapper and ONERA

Romania Orders More S-70 Black Hawk Helicopters

June 26, 2024 @ 04:46 AM

Romanias Ministry of Internal Affairs, Department of Emergency Situations, has contracted PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, for additional new-generation Black Hawk utility helicopter for emergency and firefighting services. This additional aircraft will join Romanias fleet of European manufactured Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk utility helicopters, currently providing maritime and land search and rescue, firefighting, transport and medical emergency support

First Ever Ejection from Helicopter: New System Helps Pilots Bail Out from...

June 25, 2024 @ 02:56 PM

Russian pilots Ivan Boldyrev and Roman Kobets made history by becoming the first to eject from a flying helicopter, using the Ka-52's emergency escape system, during an incident in the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Ka-52 is the only helicopter in the world equipped with an ejection system for the crew