Category: Military & Defence

Boeing to Deliver the U.S. Navy’s First Deployable P-8A Poseidon Trainers

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing will deliver the U.S. Navy’s first deployable P-8A Poseidon trainers, allowing aircrew and operators to improve their mission readiness even while serving away from home. Under a recently signed contract, Boeing will provide seven Deployable Mission Readiness Trainers (DMRTs) to the Navy, starting in 2019. “Training ensures the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance community is proficient […]

Air Force in Europe Gets Big Boost Under Budget Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Air Force is slated to get a more than 150 percent boost of $600 million in the Pentagon’s proposed 2018 budget for operations in Europe, the sharpest increase among the services as the military seeks to intensify efforts aimed at countering Russia. Under the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), the U.S. Army in Europe […]

China Denies Intercepting US Navy Surveillance Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday denied intercepting a US Navy surveillance aircraft, saying its fighter jets were verifying the US aircraft and that the operation was lawful, professional and safe. Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets tried to intercept a US Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea on Thursday, US officials said. Meantime, China’s […]

9th Prototype Of The PAK FA Flew Into The Air

Reading Time: 1 minute In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the 9th prototype of a fifth-generation fighter T-50 (T-50-9), created as part of the program of the advanced aviation complex of front-line aviation (PAK FA), was launched into the air, Lenta.ru reported with ref to a source in Russian military structures. Ground tests of aircraft equipment began in autumn 2016. “The new fighter […]

Navy F-35C Pilots Test New High-Tech Helmet

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Navy has been training with and testing high-tech adjustments to the stealthy carrier-launched F-35C’s Helmet Mounted Display to better enable targeting, sensor data viewing and pilot awareness of flight information such as airspeed, heading and altitude, service and industry developers explained. Development and operational pilot training of the aircraft is underway after four F-35C […]

Russia Stopped To Use Its Air Force In Syria Since May 1

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia stopped to use its air force in Syria under the memorandum on de-escalation zones in Syria from May 1, Sergei Rudskoi, chief of the main operation department of Russia’s General Staff, said – TASS reported. “From 00:00 on May 1, Russia stopped to use its air force in area designated as de-escalation zones in […]

Boeing Demonstrates Airborne Networking System

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and the U.S. Air Force recently demonstrated that multiple aircraft and ground stations can efficiently and securely communicate using the Boeing-developed Talon HATE airborne networking system. During flight testing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Talon HATE pods on two F-15C aircraft enabled test pilots to share information through the military’s Link 16, Common […]

Boeing KC-46A Tanker Joins Flight Test Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test program, expanding its ability to complete ground and flight-test activities as it progresses toward first deliveries to the U.S. Air Force. The newest KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, the second low-rate initial production plane, completed its first flight April 29. Its test activities will help ensure […]

The Birthplace of New Russian Strategic Bombers

Reading Time: 1 minute An aircraft factory in Kazan is expected to become the birthplace of a new generation of Russian Tu-160 long-range supersonic bomber aircraft known throughout the world as the White Swan. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has confirmed that the assembly of the new supersonic heavy strategic bombers will be taking place at an aircraft […]

F-35As Deploy to Estonia For the First Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter […]