Defense Military Aircraft

News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft and unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs).

The RAF’s Voyager fleet has been cleared for protected air transport operations with the defensive aids suite, allowing the aircraft to operate into theater. Voyager operations to Afghanistan began just before Christmas 2013.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:00 AM
Soon several countries will be operating the Airbus A330-based MRTT tanker aircraft, with more orders expected from around the world.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings this year, the RAF painted on a Eurofighter Typhoon the invasion stripes that were used to distinguish allied aircraft in 1944.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:30 AM
Eurofighter has moved up a gear, but there is more to come that should enhance its export potential further.
Sikorsky S-92 U.S. presidential helicopter
May 8, 2014 - 11:20 AM
The VXX will replace the aging fleet of Sikorsky VH-3Ds and VH-60Ns flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One for presidential and VIP transport.
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:30 PM
The J-11B is now in widespread service with both the PLAAF and PLANAF, and current production aircraft like these are powered by Chinese engines. The single-seaters are supported by two-seat J-11BS aircraft (via Chinese internet).
Feb 12, 2014 - 1:05 AM