Sierra Nevada Bags $13 Billion U.S. Air Force “Doomsday Plane” Contract

April 27, 2024 @ 05:49 AM

Sierra Nevada Corp was awarded a $13,080,890,647 contract to develop a Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) aircraft to replace the E-4B, known as the Doomsday plane due to its ability to operate during a nuclear war. Boeing, which had earlier developed the 70s era E-4B, was eliminated from the competition, according...

Argentina gets U.S. Nod to Buy Basler BT-67 Aircraft

April 19, 2024 @ 09:42 AM

Argentina's air force has received the greenlight to purchase Basler Turbo Conversions BT-67 aircraft along with a related support package valued at up to $143 million, the Pentagon announced on April 18. “The proposed sale will improve Argentinas capability to meet current and future threats by providing additional capacity for airdrop...

U.S.A.F. Confirms Satcom Direct's Removable Satellite C-130 Capability Following 26-hour Endurance Test...

April 17, 2024 @ 07:46 AM

Satellite communications provider Satcom Direct Government (SDG) has tested the Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO) Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) SATCOM capability developed with Florida-based R4 Integration, Inc. (R4i) during a 26-hour and 20-minute mission on a Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules

First KC-390 Transport Aircraft Arrives in Hungary

April 13, 2024 @ 07:29 AM

Hungarys first KC-390 military transport aircraft has arrived in the country – announced MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry Zsolt Kutnyánszky in press conference held on the Kecskemét airbase on 12 April. He said that this year the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) would procure two Embraer...

New Zealand’s First C-130J-30 Performs Maiden Flight

April 12, 2024 @ 02:26 AM

Lockheed Martin announced today that the first C-130J-30 transport plane for New Zealand has successfully completed its maiden flight. In June 2020, the New Zealand government confirmed plans to acquire five C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft for NZ$1

Embraer, Brazilian Air Force to Adapt C-390 Aircraft for ISR Missions

April 11, 2024 @ 06:11 AM

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force will initiate studies on the potential adaptation of current platforms such as the C-390 Millennium aircraft for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The C-390 Millennium ISR aircraft will be offered both to the Brazilian air force as well as the international market

Argentina Receives C-130 Aircraft Donated by the U.S.

April 8, 2024 @ 04:31 AM

Argentina has recently taken delivery of a C-130H Hercules aircraft donated by the United States. Argentine President Javier Milei and Minister of Defense Luis Petri welcomed General Laura Richardson, head of the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), last week to engage in a series of activities culminating in the official transfer of the Hercules C-130H aircraft

Guyana Receives Dornier 228 Planes from India

April 1, 2024 @ 01:29 PM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over two Dornier 228 planes to the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), as confirmed by the countrys President Dr

U.S. Firm to Upgrade Indonesian CN-235 Maritime Patrol, KingAir 350i aircraft

March 16, 2024 @ 02:13 AM

Integrated Surveillance and Defense of Oregon is awarded a $33,800,553 contract to upgrade operational capabilities in support of CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft and KingAir 350i aircraft of the government of Indonesia. The contract also includes providing Mission System Simulators and develop associated maintenance training, a US DoD release said, Work will be performed in Bandung, Indonesia (40%); Singapore (25%); Wilsonville, Oregon (20%); Montreal, Canada (10%); and Lincoln, United Kingdom (5%), and is expected to be completed in March 2026 Foreign Military Sales customer funds in the amount of $33,800,553 will be obligated at the time of award; none of which will expire...

Djiboutian Air Force to Receive Two Cessna Grand Caravan Special Missions

March 14, 2024 @ 09:56 AM

Textron Aviation is awarded a contract by the U.S