Flight tests of the Lockheed Martin F-35 resumed after a two-week grounding. The Joint Program Office (JPO) said that the failure of a control valve had led to the malfunction of the aircraft’s Integrated Power Package (IPP), supplied by Honeywell. But an investigation continues, while a permanent resolution of the problem is being worked, the JPO added.
AIN Defense Perspective » August 29, 2011
Irkut Corp. reported that Russia and India have reached agreement on the technical specification of the Super 30, a new version of the Sukhoi Su-30MK twinjet with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, replacing the older N-011M Bars radar with its passive electronic scanning antenna.
The first example of the Mi-382 helicopter (S/N 38011) made its debut in the static display at the Moscow Air Show (MAKS 2011). This version of the Mi-38 differs from the baseline model in having two 3,750-shp Klimov TV7-117V powerplants, instead of Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC 127/5 turboshafts.
Boeing and Sikorsky are gaining new export business worth over $2 billion for Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters, respectively.
The U.S. Army will mount the largest yet demonstration of manned and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) interoperability.