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US Navy receives final Block II Super Hornet

Boeing Defense has delivered the final Block II variant of its F/A-18E Super Hornet multirole fighter to the US Navy.

RAF Typhoons return to Lithuania

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) No 6 Squadron have arrived in Lithuania to support NATO’s ongoing Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission.

Speculation grows around China’s first FTC-2000G export

The global aviation industry and associated communities are buzzing around speculation that either Cambodia or Myanmar is the first export customer for China’s domestically produced FTC-2000G multi-role fighter/jet trainer aircraft.

Airbus hands over 17th A400M to France

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered its 17th A400M heavy-lift tactical transport to the Armée de l’Air (AdlA, French Air Force).

51° Stormo steps up for Italian QRA duties

The Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) has officially added 51° Stormo (51st Wing) as one of its Eurofighter units responsible for conducting national quick reaction alert (QRA) operations.

USAF completes flight tests on Skyborg testbed

Last month, the USAF’s Emerging Technology Combined Test Force (ET-CTF) completed flight tests on its new autonomous aircraft testbed in support of its ongoing Skyborg project.

UH-60V digital cockpit upgrades pass IOT&E

Northrop Grumman-supplied digital cockpit upgrades in the integrated avionics suite aboard the US Army’s UH-60V Black Hawk have recently completed initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E).

Russia accepts first Orion UAVs

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted its first three Orion long-range medium- to high-altitude unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) from the Kronstadt Group.

Pentagon contracts Akima Logistics for C-21A support

The US Department of Defense has contracted Akima Logistics Services to provide logistics support for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) Learjet C-21A VIP transport fleet.

USMC performs first operational MQ-9A flight in Middle East

Pilots and sensor operators from the Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) ‘Watchdogs' have conducted the first operational flight of an MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) in the Middle East.