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Iran displays captured US RQ-170 Sentinel

An embarrassment to the United States Air Force, Iran displays a captured RQ-170 Sentinel on it’s national television. Iranian state run news agency IRNA had claimed that Iranian Armed Forces had brought down a RQ-170 with “little damage” to the aircraft, suggesting  that a RQ-170 Sentinel was captured by Iranian Armed Forces in east of Iran. But there were many ...

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Iran claims to have captured a RQ-170 Sentinel

On Sunday International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) issued a statement that an unarmed U.S reconnaissance aircraft was missing while on a mission in western Afghanistan. ISAF did not specify on the type of the aircraft. Iranian state run news agency IRNA claimed that it had brought down a RQ-170 with “little damage” to  the aircraft, suggesting  that a RQ-170 Sentinel ...

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Indian Air Force DARIN upgrades for SEPECAT Jaguar

Jaguars were chosen in October 1978 as a part of Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft (DPSA) program to replace its aging fleet of Hawker Hunter and Canberra. Initially an interim batch of ex-RAF jaguars was delivered to IAF in 1979. These aircrafts were fitted with NAVWASS (NAVigation Attack Weapon Aiming Sub-System) from Marconi-Elliot and a Head-Up display (HUD) from Smiths. Aircraft ...

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Simplex Manufacturing to Help Build Next Generation Airframe Icing Test System

Simplex manufacturing has been selected by Battelle to develop a large internal water tank for the CH47 Chinook Helicopter.  The tank will be a component in a new airframe icing test system called the Objective Helicopter Icing Spray System (OHISS).  OHISS will be used by both the military and industry customers to test aircraft flight characteristics in both icing and heavy rain ...

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Boeing and US navy propose Advanced Super Hornets to Japan Air Self Defense Force

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have delivered a proposal to the government of Japan offering the advanced F/A-18E Super Hornet Block II to become the Japan Air Self Defense Force’s (JASDF) next premier fighter aircraft. The F/A-18E Block II is the United States’ newest operational and combat-proven fighter aircraft. Japan issued a Request for Proposal for its F-X fighter competition ...

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Lockheed Martin Unveils Samarai Flyer

With UAVs taking all shapes and sizes in recent years, Lockheed Martin has been working which is based on a monocopter platform. Lockheed Martin calls it Samarai Flyer and was unveiled for the first time publically on August 16th, 2011 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference. Technically a monocopter is like a helicopter, except that the entire ...

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United States Air Force prepares F-35 pilots

The arrival the new F-35 at the Eglin Air Force base in Florida has increased the pressure on USAF to get the new pilots ready for combat on shiny new F-35 Lightning II. Lt. Col. Eric Smith became the first airman to fly the new stealth fighter. After years of development and lot of set backs F-35 is finally a ...

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BAE Systems to provide Flight Controls for Embraer’s KC-390 Aircraft

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have selected BAE Systems to provide flight control electronics for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft under development by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.  The KC-390 is a twin-turbofan powered medium-weight transport jet that can be refueled in flight and can be used for in-flight ...

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Boeing supports USAF launch of Raytheon MALD-J

Boeing earlier this month supported the U.S. Air Force in the first powered launch of a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) from a B-52. The successful test, in which the electronic jammer was launched from a B-52 Stratofortress, took place over the Gulf of Mexico at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., test range. Boeing designed the avionics software ...

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