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Astronautics electromechanical aircraft instruments
May 25, 2022 - 3:15 AM
Astronautics is selling its legacy electromechanical instrument product line to support specialist Extant Aerospace.
Bell 505 helicopter in flight over sand dunes
May 17, 2022 - 9:22 AM
The Bell 505 will be the new military training helicopter for the South Korean Army and Navy.
F-35A Germany
May 12, 2022 - 6:23 AM
Since the beginning of Russia's attack on Ukraine NATO has taken measures to shield its member states along the eastern flank from potential aggression.
MQ-9B STOL SeaGuardian
May 11, 2022 - 12:17 PM
Equipped with a STOL wing kit, the MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian will be capable of operating from assault carriers and regular aircraft carriers.
F/A-18D APG-79(V)4
May 11, 2022 - 6:52 AM
The APG-79(V)4 radar is being procured in an upgrade effort to ensure that the U.S. Marine Corps Hornet fighters can meet the planned "sundown" date.
F-5N VMFT-401
May 7, 2022 - 6:40 AM
The Marines are planning to double the organic adversary force while extending Red Air training coverage to the East Coast.
Red 6 augmented reality pilot training
May 5, 2022 - 3:33 PM
Augmented-reality platform developer Red 6 has signed a strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia-based Advanced Electronics.
NASA X-57 electric aircraft demonstrator in flight
Apr 25, 2022 - 11:35 AM
NASA’s electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell,” is nearing the end of ground tests and being prepared for the installation of batteries.
C295 Angola in flight
Apr 22, 2022 - 8:14 AM
The Republic of Angola has placed an order with Airbus for three C295s, two of which will be outfitted for maritime surveillance operations.
MiG-21 LanceR
Apr 18, 2022 - 6:03 AM
The upgraded MiGs were due to serve until 2024, but it is now considered unlikely that they will be returned to service.