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Boeing Gives Sneak Preview of T-X Advanced Trainer Design
BOEING DEFENCE and Space has given a sneak preview of its clean-sheet design, developed in conjunction with Saab, for the US Air Force’s T-X advanced pilot trainer competition. On August 22, the US manufacturer launched a Boeing T-X promotional website, which includes artist’s concepts and related videos.
Russian Tu-22M3s Bomb Syria from Base in Iran for First Time
RUSSIA’S DEFENCE Ministry has confirmed that Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 Backfire-C long-range bombers and Su-34 Fullback strike/bomber aircraft carried out air strikes against terrorist targets in Syria on August 16, operating for the first time from a forward-deployed base at Hamedan in Iran.
Hill F-16s to Be Transferred to New Training Units
Interim training units for F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots are to be set up by the US Air Force in order to increase fighter pilot production as part of the service’s efforts to address its fighter pilot shortage.
KC-46A Pegasus Approved for Production
MILESTONE C approval for the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus programme has been granted by Frank Kendall, the Under-secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. The decision, announced on August 12, confirms that the aircraft is ready to enter into production.
B-1s, B-2s and B-52s Together at Andersen for First Time Ever
US AIR Force B-1B Lancers, B-2A Spirits and B-52H Stratofortresses are conducting operations together for the first time ever in the US Pacific Command region, operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Growlers Train with Ellsworth B-1Bs for First Time
US NAVY EA-18G Growlers have been training this summer for the first time with US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. After initial training in June, the electronic attack aircraft returned to the base for a further deployment between July 11-22.
First Turkish C-130 with Upgraded Avionics Delivered
The first Turk Hava Kuvvetleri (THK – Turkish Air Force) Hercules to be modernised with new avionics under the Erciyes programme, C-130E 13188, seen during its hand-over ceremony at TAI’s facilities in Ankara on August 8...
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