More Datalinks, Better Connectivity At Top Of AMC’s Wish List

By Brian Everstine Nov 08, 2022
At the top of Air Mobility Command’s wish list, and among its biggest challenges, is connecting its aircraft through common datalinks and communication channels so that refueling tankers and airlifters can provide more to a fight beyond their traditional roles.
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Netherlands Coastguard Introduces New Aircraft Fleet

By Tony Osborne Nov 07, 2022
The Netherlands Coastguard has introduced a new fleet of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft to support its environmental security and search-and-rescue missions.
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First RAF Wedgetail Receives MESA Radar

By Tony Osborne Nov 07, 2022
The first of the UK Royal Air Force’s new Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft has had its radar fitted in a milestone of the conversion process.
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Australia To Double C-130J Fleet As Indonesia’s First Delivery Nears

By Chen Chuanren Nov 03, 2022
The future Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130J is set to double, while Indonesia is expected to take delivery of its first C-130J-30 in February or March 2023.
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Work Begins On Indian Airbus/Tata C295 Production Line

By Tony Osborne Nov 02, 2022
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the plant that will produce Airbus C295s turboprop airlifters for the Indian Air Force.
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Kendall: USAF Ready To Commit To Collaborative Combat Aircraft

By Brian Everstine Nov 01, 2022
The U.S. Air Force is ready to make a commitment to fielding a Collaborative Combat Aircraft—a loyal wingman-type drone to fly alongside future fighters—after reviews found the service could field a “meaningful capability” over the next several years, the service’s top official says.
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Indonesia’s A400M Contract Becomes Effective In November

By Chen Chuanren Nov 01, 2022
Airbus is expecting a contract for two Indonesian A400Ms to go into full effect in November and has already secured production slots for the aircraft, a company official says.
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Australia Goes Low Risk With C-130J Recapitalization

By Chen Chuanren Nov 01, 2022
Australia’s department of defense is sticking with the Lockheed Martin C-130J to replace and expand the Royal Australia Air Force’s existing fleet of 12 C-130Js under its medium air mobility replacement program.
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LM Pitches LMXT Connectivity Plan As USAF Considers KC-Y’s Future

By Brian Everstine Oct 25, 2022
Lockheed Martin is pitching a three-phase adoption of datalinks, processing and enhanced situational awareness for its LMXT tanker, as the U.S. Air Force works through its requirements and decides whether to continue with a competition for the KC-Y “bridge tanker.”
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U.S. Marine Corps Starts Market Survey For New VTOL Family

By Steve Trimble Oct 21, 2022
The U.S. Marine Corps has taken the first step toward fielding a new Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Family of Systems (FOS), releasing a request for information (RFI) on Oct. 21 to gather information on available options. 

Brazil Further Trims KC-390 Order To 19 Aircraft

By Steve Trimble Oct 21, 2022
The Brazilian government has trimmed its order for the Embraer KC-390 by another three aircraft.
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The Weekly Debrief: Public Workshop Illuminates Secrecy-Shrouded CCA Roles

By Steve Trimble Oct 03, 2022
If the U.S. Air Force’s current plan succeeds, a single or a family of fully autonomous, collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) could enter service by the end of the decade, but what ... are they? 
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Brazil Shows Interest in Boeing P-8A, T-7 Aircraft

By Steve Trimble Sep 26, 2022
Brazil’s interest in the P-8A is driven by the need to find a replacement for an aging fleet of Lockheed P-3AM Orions now performing maritime patrol.
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The C-390 Millennium – Creating A New Global Philosophy In Maintenance And Performance

Sponsored By Embraer Sep 26, 2022
The C-390 Millennium is a truly remarkable aircraft, fast gaining a reputation for its reliability and performance in delivering vital aid, completing humanitarian missions and playing a key role in joint military exercises.
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KAI Details Carrier-Based KF-21, Revised Tactical Transport Aircraft

By Kim Minseok Sep 26, 2022
Designated the KF-21N, the carrier-based variant of the fighter was revealed at DX Korea 2022.
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Russian Helicopters Delivers First Ansat Light Twin To Africa

Aviation Week Staff Sep 20, 2022
Russian Helicopters has delivered the first Ansat light-twin rotorcraft to Zimbabwe.
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Embraer Partners With L3Harris To Offer KC-390 To U.S. Air Force

By Steve Trimble Sep 19, 2022
Embraer has partnered with L3Harris to offer the KC-390 aircraft to the U.S. Air Force with a refueling boom, creating an “Agile Tanker” option alongside the twinjet’s tactical airlift capability.
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U.S. Navy Starts Testing Folding-Wing UAS For Cargo Delivery

By Steve Trimble Sep 14, 2022
A U.S. Navy research center has received the first of three transverse folding-wing uncrewed air systems supplied by Pterodynamics to start the next phase of a months-long prototyping demonstration for autonomous cargo delivery at sea. 
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Brazil Certifies Fire Fighting System On C-390

By Steve Trimble Sep 05, 2022
The MAFFS was originally designed for the Lockheed Martin C-130, but is compatible with the cargo-handling system on the C-390.
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Knight Aerospace, Collins Launch Next-Gen Interior Module For Cargo Aircraft

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Aug 22, 2022
The companies’ Next-Generation Air Transportable Galley Lavatories add newer technology and components to simplify repair needs.
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UK Royal Air Force Extends C-130J Life

By Tony Osborne Aug 17, 2022
The UK Royal Air Force has extended the life of its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules airlifters for another three months as it attempts to overcome shortfalls in availability of its Airbus A400M fleet.
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USAF, Boeing Setting New Schedule For Remote Vision System Upgrade

By Brian Everstine Aug 09, 2022
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing plan to finalize the new timeline for the KC-46A tanker overhaul in the fall.
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Brazil Takes Delivery Of First A330 For MRTT Conversion

By Tony Osborne Jul 27, 2022
Brazil’s Air Force has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200, in preparation for conversion to the Multi-Role Tanker Transport configuration.
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Airbus Demonstrates Aerial Firefighting Role For A400M

By Tony Osborne Jul 26, 2022
Airbus has demonstrated an aerial firefighting kit for its A400M airlifter, showing that the four-engine turboprop can deliver 20 metric tons of water onto a fire in less than 10 sec.
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German And French Air Forces Plan Rapid Deployments To Asia

By Chen Chuanren Jul 26, 2022
The German and French air forces plan deployments to the Asia-Pacific region in August, highlighting their targets to reach key points in Asia within stipulated times and demonstrate their airpower capabilities.
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