News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft, unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs), military aircraft engines, avionics, missiles, bombs, guidance systems and ground-based air-defense systems.
Choices for the MRO of components will follow these initial depot awards
A schedule to add airdrop, paratrooping etc is being amended
Difficult targeting decisions cited; long campaign foreseen
The U.S. Navy will begin low-rate initial production of an infrared search and track capability for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
The Seahawk was preferred to the NH-90
Bell Helicopter demonstrated a V-22 with forward firing capability at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz.
The Army intends to use as many as 200 Lakotas, the military variant of the EC145, for its training mission.
Engine maker expands its affiliation with Textron-AirLand’s all-composite Surveillance/Light Attack Jet
The country intends to acquire 17 tiltrotors to accompany the creation of an amphibious brigade.
The Grob G120TP, Beechcraft T-6C and Embraer Phenom 100 will train future British military pilots.