The Coming of the MQ-25

06/08/2020
Boeing is bringing the future of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation to the U.S. Navy with its MQ-25. An unmanned aircraft system designed for the U.S. Navy mission, it will provide the needed robust refueling capability thereby extending the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and…

A400M Certification for Simultaneous Paratroop Dispatch

06/02/2020
Getafe, 2 June 2020 – The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved certification of the simultaneous paratrooper dispatch capability and completed the full industrial development of the type’s paratrooping deployment capacity, with a maximum dispatch of 116 paratroopers using both side doors (58 + 58). The certification fight test, completed in May…

A400M Automatic Low Level Flight Certification

05/26/2020
Getafe, 26 May 2020 – The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique in its class capability for a military transport aircraft. The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved…

Entering a New Age in Heavy Lift: Flying the CH-53K

05/24/2020
John Rucci, Test Pilot, Shares his View on Entering a New Age in Heavy Lift It is probably safe to say that Hollywood studios aren’t pinning their next blockbuster hopes on a film about a heavy lift helicopter, but the role that these machines play in the modern battlespace cannot…

Gateway ONE

05/01/2020
SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2020 Northrop Grumman Corporation is rapidly working on developing and fielding a gatewayONE prototype, an open system enabling translation and communication across platforms, in support of the Advanced Battle Management family of Systems (ABMS). Under the contract, awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management…

The Seahawk Multi-Mission Maritime Helicopter

04/19/2020
Operational and deployed today with the U.S. Navy as the primary anti-submarine warfare anti-surface weapon system for open ocean and littoral zones, the MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter. It is the most capable naval helicopter available today designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.…

A330MRTT Progresses Towards Fully Automatic Refueling Contacts

04/17/2020
Getafe, 17 April 2020 – Airbus has achieved the first ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system. The flight test campaign, conductedearlier in the year over the Atlantic Ocean, involved an Airbus tanker test aircraftequipped with the Airbus A3R solution, with an F-16 fighter aircraft of…

Airbus and Singapore Work Together on A330 Smart Tanker Development

02/12/2020
Singapore, 12 February 2020 – Airbus and Singapore have agreed to collaborate on the development of the A330 SMART Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The SMART MRTT programme will develop, certify and implement Automatic Air-to-Air refuelling (A3R) capability as well as enhanced maintenance solutions for the A330…