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Training and Workforce

Simulation Supports Royal Canadian Air Force's Super Hercules

Training and simulation provider CAE is supporting the RCAF's CC-130J operations under a 20-year training agreement.
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Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Offers Aftermarket Improvements for C-130

The suite of post-production improvements can be installed by operators, Lockheed Martin or manufacturer-certified service centers.
Aircraft

U.S. Military Tackles Vexing Issue of Physiological Episodes

The Navy and Air Force are investigating an increase in incidents involving high-performance jets including the T-45, F/A-18 and F-35.
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Aircraft

U.S. Green Lights F-16V Foreign Military Sale to Greece

The Hellenic Air Force seeks to upgrade up to 123 of the fourth-generation fighters to the F-16V configuration.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

White House Announces Drone Regulation Pilot Program

The Department of Transportation and the FAA will select at least five industry-government partnerships in the next six months.
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Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Completes Design Review of HH-60W Training Systems

The training regimen for the U.S. Air Force's new combat search-and-rescue helicopter includes full-motion simulators and other devices.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Navy Releases Request for Proposals for MQ-25 Refueling Drone

The service expects to award an engineering and manufacturing development contract next fall, the Naval Air Systems Command said.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

New York Alliance Names FAA's Top Drone Advisor as CEO

Former U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marke 'Hoot' Gibson will lead the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance.
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ATC

Though Airlines Slow to Equip, FAA Plans for Future With ADS-B

The FAA will provide a backup system for ADS-B consisting of layers of existing radar surveillance systems.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Transport Canada Reports First Collision of Drone, Airplane

An unidentified drone struck a Skyjet King Air 100 with eight passengers inbound to a Québec City airport, causing minor damage.
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Aircraft

Scaled Composites Reveals 'Model 401' Experimental Jet

The Northrop Grumman subsidiary said it will make available two jets for research flights by industry partners and the U.S. government.
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Avionics

Iridium Begins On-orbit Testing of New Certus Service

Based on Iridium Next satellites, Certus will usher in a new era of L-band broadband capability, the satellite communications company says.
Avionics

BAE Systems Demos Active Control Sidesticks

The Gulfstream G500 will be the first fly-by-wire civil aircraft with active control inceptors when it enters service as expected next year.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Darpa Seeks Counter-Drone 'Sensing, Neutralization' Systems

Novel technologies would complement or be part of an advanced Mobile Force Protection counter-UAS system, Darpa says.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

FAA Restricts Drone Flights Over Landmarks as Concern Mounts

Federal agencies expect to face the prospect of terrorists using drones in the U.S. 'imminently,' FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress.
Aircraft

U.S., Russia Trade Charges Over Open Skies Treaty Compliance

The U.S. State Department said it will take "reasonable and comparable steps" in response to alleged Russian violations of the treaty.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Army Confirms Black Hawk, Drone Collided Over New York City

One of two U.S. Army Black Hawks providing security for the United National General Assembly meeting collided with a drone over Staten Island.
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Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Will Test KC-46 to Assess Boom-Scraping Issue

The service has identified three technical deficiencies with the Boeing 767 tanker derivative, now in developmental testing.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Australian Military Revises Small Drone Operating Procedures

The revised procedures are a response to the U.S. Army's instructions in August to discontinue using Chinese-manufactured DJI drones.
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Engines

Northrop Grumman Announces Intention To Acquire Orbital ATK

Assuming approvals, Northrop Grumman's planned $7.8 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK is expected to close in the first half of 2018.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

GAO: Pentagon Confirms Requirements for Navy's MQ-25

Following program restructuring last year, the MQ-25 wil be a carrier-based aerial refueling drone with limited ISR capabilities.
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Aircraft

Air Force Awards Design Contract for New Presidential Aircraft

Boeing will modify two 747-8 commercial airliners formerly destined for a bankrupt Russian carrier into the new Air Force One.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Large Tech Companies Ascendant in Emerging Drone Industry

Intel, other technology companies prominent as drone industry awaits new rules for flights over people, beyond visual line of sight.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

DHS, Other Agencies Seek Law Changes To Intercept Drones

Interagency working groups reporting to the National Security Council have asked Congress to change wiretap and other prohibitions.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Honeywell Announces Inspection Service Using Intel's Drone

The 'InView' service will support critical structure inspections by utility, energy and oil and gas companies, Honeywell said.
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Aircraft

Private Firm Pursues 'Infinitus' Airborne Broadband Network

Airborne Wireless Network hopes to conduct a 20-aircraft flight demonstration of its air-to-air broadband network by next summer.
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Rotorcraft

U.S. Navy Awards Contract For First Production CH-53Ks

Plans call for Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky to deliver the first two production helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2020.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Under Trump Administration, U.S. Reviews Drone Export Policy

The U.S. is preparing a white paper that is expected to argue that UAVs should be treated differently by Missile Technology Control Regime.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

General Atomics Readies Extended Range MQ-1C Gray Eagle

The manufacturer will stop building the legacy Gray Eagle this year and begin delivering the MQ-1C ER version in 2018.
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Avionics

Honeywell Features 'GoDirect Flight Bag Pro' Planning App

The avionics manufacturer adds to its GoDirect portfolio with a flight-planning application for tablet computers.