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KAI's KF-21 fighter prototype begins taxi tests

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has begun taxi tests of its indigenously developed KF-21 Boramae multi-role fighter

88th TES welcomes new HH-60Ws as operational testing kicks off

The USAF announced on March 30 that the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, has launched the sustainment operational test process for the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter

US Navy completes back-to-back BQM-177 test flights off Japan

NAVAIR has revealed that the US Navy recently completed three back-to-back test flights off the coast of Japan with its newest subsonic aerial target – the BQM-177A – in preparation for the type achieving full operational capability later this year

F-15E completes first successful maritime JDAM test

Three USAF F-15E Strike Eagles from the 53rd Wing’s 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron ‘Skulls’ at Eglin AFB, Florida, supported a test as part of the Quicksink Joint Capability Technology Demonstration on August 26

Legion Pod-equipped Avenger autonomously follows target aircraft

A GA-ASI-owned Avenger RPAS equipped with Lockheed Martin's Legion Pod has recently demonstrated its ability to track and follow targets of interest autonomously during a test flight over California

85th TES F-15C fires first IRST-cued AMRAAM

The USAF’s 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin AFB, Florida, has conducted the first-ever live fire of an AIM-120 AMRAAM from a Boeing F-15C Eagle using an IRST system

NF-16D VISTA becomes X-62A to support new mission

Officials from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, California, announced on July 30 that the USAF’s Lockheed Martin NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft (VISTA) had been formally redesignated as the X-62A from June 14

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Skyborg completes test flight aboard MQ-20 Avenger

The USAF's Skyborg artificial 'brain' flew inside a stealthy, jet-powered UAV for the first time in late June, during a test flight which advanced the drone control system's air-to-air capability, as we explain

F-35As conduct acoustic and emissions testing at RAF Lakenheath

Two USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs from the Vermont ANG – which recently arrived in the UK – are being used to prepare RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, for the arrival of its first fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters

US completes second live fire AIM-120D-3 missile test

The AMRAAM joint program office has completed the second live fire test of the new AIM-120D-3 variant of the missile family, which incorporated upgraded hardware in its guidance section