Embraer Secures Support Agreement for Greek ERJ-135LR, ERJ-145 AEW&C Aircraft

December 23, 2023 @ 06:34 AM

Embraer has entered into a Follow On Support Agreement contract with the Hellenic Air Force, providing integrated logistical support services for their fleet of one ERJ-135LR and four ERJ-145 AEW&C aircraft. The comprehensive contract encompasses spare parts, repair, pool, maintenance, and technical services for the five Embraer jets currently operational within...

C-130H Avionics Modernization Advances with First Deliveries at L3Harris Waco Facility...

December 22, 2023 @ 09:14 AM

Progress in the transition of the C-130H platform's avionics from analog to digital at the L3Harris Waco aircraft integration facility is marked by the successful delivery of the initial set of prototype aircraft for developmental and operational testing. L3Harris, as the prime contractor for the U

Spain Buys 16 C-295 Aircraft in Maritime Patrol and Surveillance configurations

December 21, 2023 @ 09:12 AM

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 Airbus C295 aircraft in Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) configuration and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) configuration worth €1.695 billion

Slovenia Receives First Leonardo C-27J Spartan Tactical Transport Aircraft

December 21, 2023 @ 06:43 AM

In adherence to the Italy-Slovenia Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement signed on 17 November 2021, Leonardo has successfully delivered the first C-27J Next Generation aircraft to the Slovenian Ministry of Defence. This marks the first of two aircraft specified in the contract between the two nations

Iran's "Simorgh" Regional Transport Aircraft Undergoing Initial Flight Tests

December 20, 2023 @ 11:55 AM

Iran's "Simorgh" transport plane, a reverse-engineered AN-140 of Ukrainian origin set to be manufactured at a new plant in Iran, is currently undergoing initial flight tests. This week, Mohammad Mohammadi-Bakhsh, Head of the Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic, announced the establishment of an aircraft plant dedicated to advancing the...

North Korea Suspected of Upgrading Russian Il-76 Cargo Plane for Advanced Surveillance

December 18, 2023 @ 01:06 PM

New satellite imagery has revealed potential modifications to a Russian-made military transport plane in North Korea, indicating the conversion of the aircraft into an airborne command center equipped with a powerful radar. The suspected modifications were identified by an open-source intelligence analyst who observed the Soviet-designed Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane at Pyongyang's international airport on November 30

Indonesian Air Force Inducts Five NC-212i Tactical Transport Aircraft

December 12, 2023 @ 08:59 AM

Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto officially handed over five indigenously made NC-212i transport aircraft to the countrys Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base on Tuesday. The five aircraft are part of the procurement of nine NC-212i aircraft for the Indonesian Air Force which will strengthen Air Squadron 4 Air Wing 2 Abdulrachman Saleh Air Base, Malang, East Java

Rostec Unveils Plans for PAK DA Next-Generation Strategic Bomber Testing Base

December 7, 2023 @ 05:14 AM

Rostec specialists are currently engaged in establishing a testing base for the airborne launchers of the forthcoming next-generation strategic missile-carrying bomber, PAK DA. The state-owned company confirmed this in an official statement Wednesday

Airbus Conducts Flight-Test of A400M Roll-on/Roll-off Firefighting Kit

December 6, 2023 @ 12:09 PM

Airbus has completed a new flight-test campaign for the A400M Roll-on/Roll-off firefighting prototype kit, showcasing its capabilities by dropping 20,000 litres of retardant and creating high concentration lines over 400 meters on the ground. Over a two-week period in south-western and central Spain, the A400M performed six drops, three using red-coloured retardant and three using water

Airbus' EcoPulse Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight

December 6, 2023 @ 08:51 AM

The EcoPulse hybrid-electric distributed propulsion aircraft demonstrator, a joint venture by Daher, Safran, and Airbus aimed at advancing aviation's decarbonization agenda, has performed its first flight test in hybrid-electric mode. Taking off from Tarbes Airport on November 29 at 10:32 hrs CET, the EcoPulse demonstrator completed a 100-minute test flight

U.S. Navy Salvages P-8A from Hawaiian Bay, Aircraft Can be Returned to...

December 5, 2023 @ 09:01 AM

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U.S. Approves $582M Sale of RE-3A Tactical Airborne Surveillance System Modernization to...

December 5, 2023 @ 06:43 AM

The State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for the modernization of RE-3A Tactical Airborne Surveillance System Aircraft, along with related equipment, at an estimated cost of $582 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of this potential sale