Defense

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.

December 24, 2014, 9:40 AM

MQ-8C Completes First Landing on U.S. Navy Ship

The U.S. Navy completed the first ship-based testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

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Sep 26, 2014 - 8:05 AM
The South Africa company revealed details of several of its missile programs at the African Aerospace and Defence show.
Ilyushin Il-114
Sep 26, 2014 - 7:20 AM
The Ministry of Defence has revived the Ilyushin Il-112 project, a development of the Il-114 airliner.
Sep 26, 2014 - 7:05 AM
The experimental demonstrator is being used to test aircraft systems and handling.
First A-29 Super Tucano assembled in the U.S.
Sep 25, 2014 - 2:42 PM
The single-engine turboprop will be used to provide light air support, reconnaissance and training capabilities to the Afghanistan military.
U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Sep 24, 2014 - 12:28 PM
The service is adding mission systems for the new maritime surveillance aircraft.
Sep 19, 2014 - 8:53 AM
Two aircraft have completed flight trials and are awaiting certification to the 2000-5 standard.
Su-30SM
Sep 19, 2014 - 8:32 AM
The recent contract brings to 72 the Russian defense ministry's order for Su-30SM fighters.
Sep 19, 2014 - 8:20 AM
Pratt & Whitney has devised an interim fix and F-35s are flying agan, with borescope inspections mandated every three flying hours.
Boeing JStars replacement proposal
Sep 19, 2014 - 8:07 AM
The U.S. Air Force has abandoned plans to re-engine the aging JStars platform.
Sep 19, 2014 - 7:46 AM
Air Force leadership expresses confidence that top-priority procurements are safe from possible budget threats.