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- 2 F-15EXs Carried Out 1st Operational Test Mission | KAI And IAI Sign...by Emily Erhold on October 26, 2021 at 4:00 am
Americas Two F-15EXs that were delivered to the US Air Force have carried out the first operational test mission at Nellis Air Force Base. The evaluation involved F-15Cs and F-15Es as well. Running from October 18-25, the pilots were also evaluating the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability […]
- Aging Aircraft: USAF F-15 Fleet Sees Renewed Interestby Joe Katzman on October 26, 2021 at 3:58 am
F-15C over DC (click to view full) “Array of Aging American Aircraft Attracting Attention” discusses the issues that accompany an air force whose fighters have an average age of over 23.5 years – vs. an average of 8.5 years in 1967. One of the most obvious consequences is the potential for […]
- AW159 Wildcat: The Future Lynx Helicopter Programby Joe Katzman on October 26, 2021 at 3:56 am
Future Lynx naval (click to view full) In 2006, Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland received a GBP 1 billion (about $1.9 billion at 02/07 rates) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for 70 Future Lynx helicopters, and began a new chapter in a long-running success story. The Lynx is an […]
- US Conducted Precision Sounding Rocket Launch | Norway’s F-35As Get JSM |...by Emily Erhold on October 25, 2021 at 4:00 am
Americas The US Air Force Research Laboratory has partnered with ThermAvant Technologies and Maxar Technologies to develop and deploy the next generation of spacecraft thermal control technology. The groundbreaking technology, Oscillating Heat Pipes (OHPs), provides lightweight and […]
- Snakes and Rotors: The H-1 Helicopter Programby Joe Katzman on October 25, 2021 at 3:58 am
UH-1Y and AH-1Z by Neville Dawson The US Marines’ helicopter force is aging at all levels, from banana-shaped CH-46 Sea Knight transports that are far older than their pilots, to the 1980s-era UH-1N Hueys and AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters that make up the Corps’ helicopter assault force. While […]
- The C-130J: New Hercules & Old Bottlenecksby Joe Katzman on October 25, 2021 at 3:54 am
RAAF C-130J-30, flares (click to view full) The C-130 Hercules remains one of the longest-running aerospace manufacturing programs of all time. Since 1956, over 40 models and variants have served as the tactical airlift backbone for over 50 nations. The C-130J looks similar, but the number of […]
- Lockheed Wins $206M For F-35 Support | HMS Cardiff Starting To Look Ship-Shape...by Emily Erhold on October 22, 2021 at 4:00 am
Americas Sikorsky won a $14.1 million contract modification to procure four retrofit kits and associated system engineering support for the incorporation of 34 deployable configuration changes into CH-53K System Demonstration Test Article 1-4 Aircraft. The CH-53K is the United States Marine […]
- CH-53K: The U.S. Marines’ HLR Helicopter Programby Joe Katzman on October 22, 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 […]
- Pegasus Can Refuel All Versions Of F-15s and F-16s | V-200 VTOL UAV Completed...by Emily Erhold on October 21, 2021 at 4:00 am
Americas Vertex Aerospace won an $8.7 million contract modification, which adds scope to provide intermediate-level maintenance and repair services and logistics support for the T-45 aircraft and T-45 support equipment in support of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department for Chief of […]
- US Carrier Pilots’ T-45 Training Systemby Joe Katzman on October 21, 2021 at 3:58 am
Do you feel lucky…? (click to view full) The T-45 Training System includes T-45 Goshawk aircraft, advanced flight simulators, computer-assisted instructional programs, a computerized training integration system, and a contractor logistics support package. The integration of all 5 elements is […]
- China satellite launch sparks fears over potential space weaponsby Danielle Wallace on October 26, 2021 at 5:19 pm
China’s recent satellite launch is sparking fears from some experts who say it can be used as a weapon possible capable of grabbing hold of and crushing American satellites.
- 'Needle spiking' in bars, clubs sparks new sexual assault concernsby Pilar Arias on October 26, 2021 at 2:49 pm
"Vulnerable" and "violated" is how a United Kingdom student described feeling after being a recent "needle spiking" victim at a Nottingham nightclub.
- Japan's Princess Mako marries a commoner and loses her royal statuson October 26, 2021 at 11:24 am
Japanese Princess Mako quietly married a commoner without traditional wedding celebrations Tuesday and said their marriage — delayed three years and opposed by some — "was a necessary choice to live while cherishing our hearts.”
- Pablo Escobar's cocaine hippos legally 'people': US judgeon October 26, 2021 at 8:21 am
The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or “interested persons” with legal rights in the U.S. following a federal court order.
- Does Taiwan’s military stand a chance against China? Few think soon October 25, 2021 at 7:42 pm
The concern that China might try to seize Taiwan is preoccupying American military planners and administration officials. Few of them think Taiwan’s military could hold the line.
- Ex-Saudi official claims to have intel, video of crown prince's death threats...by Peter Aitken on October 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm
A former senior Saudi Arabia security official claimed in an interview that the kingdom’s crown prince once spoke of killing a sitting Saudi monarch before his own father was crowned king.
- Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to answer questions from UK lawmakerson October 25, 2021 at 1:04 pm
Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Frances Haugen plans to answer questions Monday from lawmakers in the United Kingdom who are working on legislation to rein in the power of social media companies.
- China to give COVID vaccine to children as young as 3on October 25, 2021 at 11:35 am
Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks.
- Failed escapes at Kabul airport led to living nightmares for these Afghans in...by Ethan Barton on October 25, 2021 at 10:09 am
Afghans describe their experiences as they tried to escape Afghanistan through the Kabul airport and their lives hiding from the Taliban after failing to flee.
- Rare security lapse results in man slapping Iranian governorby Peter Aitken on October 24, 2021 at 1:53 pm
An angry man slapped the new governor of an Iranian province in an unusual security lapse.