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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 Interest
    by 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 Program
    by 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 Program
    by 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 Bottlenecks
    by 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 Program
    by 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 System
    by 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 […]

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