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India’s naval Tejas prototype completes carrier milestones

The naval prototype of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas – also known as the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – has become the first Indian-made fighter aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier.

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STS completes 5GAT engine run testing

Sierra Technical Services (STS) successfully completed engine-run testing on its 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) for the US Department of Defense (DoD) on January 10.

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Falco Xplorer completes first flight

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer unmanned aerial system (UAS) – the largest the company has ever built – has successfully completed its first flight.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Article

B-52 engine replacement campaign gathers pace

The US Air Force (USAF) has provided an update on its Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP) – which seeks to replace the powerplant of its venerable Boeing B-52H Stratofortress fleet.

Boeing FARA Article

Boeing unveils FARA contender

Boeing Defense has officially unveiled its offering for the US Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme.

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Joint Helicopter Command steps up COVID-19 support

Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) has stepped up its support in the battle against COVID-19, as part of the UK government’s response to the ongoing pandemic.

Kuwait-standard Eurofighter Article

First Eurofighter in Kuwaiti configuration takes flight

The first Kuwait-standard Eurofighter has taken to the air at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s flight-test centre at Turin-Caselle Airport, Italy.

USAF F-16 in flight birds eye view Article

Contractors compete to develop EW suite for F-16

Northrop Grumman and L3Harris Technologies have been selected to demonstrate a prototype electronic warfare (EW) solution for integration on the US Air Force's (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet.

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Last batch of Australian PC-21s en-route

THE FINAL THREE Pilatus PC-21s destined for service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have departed Stans, Switzerland, on a ferry flight to the country.

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US approves possible Chinook sale to RAF

THE US has granted approval for the UK’s long-expected procurement of additional CH-47F Block II heavy-lift helicopters.

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USAF calls time on E-8C JSTARS Middle East ops

US Air Force calls time on Middle East operations for the E-8C Joint STARS after 18 years of operating in the region - the second longest deployment in the air arm's history.

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US Air Force actively studying options for divesting older platforms

The US Air Force (USAF) wants to save up to $30 billion by retiring expensive-to-maintain older aircraft.

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Legacy Hornet makes final US Navy flight

The US Navy's final F/A-18C Hornet has officially made its last active-duty flight for the service, taking place at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana on October 2.

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UK Lightning Force departs for HMS Queen Elizabeth

THE FIRST UK F-35B Lightnings have departed their home base of RAF Marham, Norfolk, to return to the US for operational testing with the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).

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USAF orders more KC-46A tankers

The US Air Force (USAF) has furthered its order of Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, with 15 more aircraft being contracted.