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  • US Army Trains With Counter-Small UAS | Bluebird Finishes Delivery Of VTOL...
    by Emily Erhold on June 17, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Americas DigiFlight won a $13.8 million contract modification for programmatic support for the Apache Attack Helicopter. The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a twin-turboshaft attack helicopter. It is equipped with two turboshaft engines, each providing 1,265kW. The American AH-64D has General Electric […]

  • American AH-64D Apache: War Replacement Contracts
    by Joe Katzman on June 17, 2021 at 3:58 am

    Latest updates: Total rises to 68. Replacement required (click to view full) War takes its toll on equipment, as well as men. In some cases, it wears out. In other cases, enemy fire or accidents destroy equipment. The USA has recognized this fact by funding wartime replacement expenditures as […]

  • US Navy Gets 1st TH-73A | Iranian Navy Inducts 2 New Ships | Naval Group, DSTA...
    by Emily Erhold on June 16, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Americas Leonardo Helicopters handed over the keys to the first operational TH-73A helicopter to the US Navy at its AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) plant in Philadelphia on June 10. Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, Commander, Naval Air Forces, accepts the keys accepted the keys on […]

  • The New Chinooks: Boeing’s Modern H-47 Heavy-Lift Helicopters
    by Joe Katzman on June 16, 2021 at 3:58 am

    CH-47Fs take off (click to view full) DII FOCUS articles offer in-depth, updated looks at significant military programs of record; this FOCUS Article covers the CH-47F/MH-47G Chinook helicopter programs, in the USA and abroad. These helicopters’ distinctive “flying banana” twin-rotor design […]

  • New Nukes: Britain’s Next-Gen Nuclear Missile Submarines
    by Joe Katzman on June 16, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Successor Class (click to view full) “We are committed to working towards a safer world in which there is no requirement for nuclear weapons… However, the continuing risk from the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the certainty that a number of other countries will retain substantial […]

  • Drone Refuels Aircraft | Turkey Will Unveil 5th Gen Combat Aircraft Prototype...
    by Emily Erhold on June 15, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Americas Sikorsky won a $9.5 million order, which provides systems engineering and program management services in support of CH-53K low rate initial production Lots 5 and 6 aircraft rate tooling. The CH-53K is the United States Marine Corps’ (USMC) heavy lift replacement for the CH-53E. It is a […]

  • CH-53K: The U.S. Marines’ HLR Helicopter Program
    by Joe Katzman on June 15, 2021 at 3:58 am

    CH-53K concept (click to view full) The U.S. Marines have a problem. They rely on their CH-53E Super Stallion medium-heavy lift helicopters to move troops, vehicles, and supplies off of their ships. But the helicopters are wearing out. Fast. The pace demanded by the Global War on Terror is […]

  • UCLASS to be Descoped for CBARS Conversion AKA MQ-25 Stingray
    by Joe Katzman on June 15, 2021 at 3:56 am

    UCAS-D/ N-UCAS concept (click to view full) The idea of UAVs with full stealth and combat capabilities has come a long way, quickly. Air forces around the world are pursuing R&D programs, but in the USA, progress is being led by the US Navy. Their interest is well-founded. A May 2007 […]

  • Date For Next Gremlin Test Flight Revealed | Mariupol Wants Iron Dome | First...
    by Emily Erhold on June 14, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Americas The deputy head of Air Mobility Command has revealed that the next Gremlins test flight is set to take place between October to November. Steve Fendley, president of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, told Military.com that the Pentagon has added a new requirement for the Gremlins to be […]

  • RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs
    by Joe Katzman on June 14, 2021 at 3:58 am

    RQ-4A Global Hawk (click to view full) Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV has established a dominant position in the High Altitude/ Long Endurance UAV market. While they are not cheap, they are uniquely capable. During Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the system flew only 5% of the US Air […]

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