David Donald
Contributor - UK

Contributor - UK

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Spice-250 Gets AI Update

Artificial intelligence and deep-learning technologies are making Rafael's smart bomb smarter
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Aircraft

Saab Pulls Gripen E from Swiss Trials, Flies Third Aircraft

Gripen E cannot meet the Swiss requirement to only evaluate aircraft that are currently operationally ready
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Aircraft

GlobalEye On Track for 2020 Debut

The UAE is the launch customer for the modified Global 6000.
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Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Receives Go-ahead for Marine One Production

Sikorsky has been awarded a contract to build the first six production VH-92As for the Presidtnial transport mission
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Raytheon and United Technologies Announce Merger Plan

The two industrial giants are to create Raytheon Technologies, potentially the world's No. 2 defense/aerospace company.
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Aircraft

Poland Seeks F-35As

Fifth-generation fighters are due to replace Poland's Soviet-era survivors
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

FAI Celebrates Three Decades of Bizjet Ops

Best-known as an air ambulance operator, FAI offers extensive business aviation services
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Rotorcraft

ACH145 Delivered for Yacht Operations

An existing customer is taking two ACH145s and an ACH160 to renew its luxury helicopter fleet
Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Flies HH-60W as CH-53K Gets Production Award

The HH-60W is to replace the Air Force's aging HH-60G Pave Hawk fleet.
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Aviation Entrepreneur and Racing Legend Niki Lauda Flies West

Racing legend and aviator Niki Lauda, 70, passed away on May 20.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Returning the Personal Touch to MRO

Jet Maintenance has opened a new MRO operation at London-Oxford Airport.
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Rotorcraft

ACH160 Shines in Strong Airbus Lineup

Certification is expected by year-end with first delivery to follow in the last quarter of next year.
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Airports

London Oxford Continues To Grow

London Oxford Airport is improving its infrastructure to handle future growth.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Cambridge Airport To Close by 2030

Marshall Aerospace, which has operated at Cambridge International Airport since the 1930s, provides business aviation MRO there.
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Training and Workforce

USAF to Activate ‘Stealth’ Aggressor Unit

Early F-35s are to be assigned to an aggressor squadron to permit the replication of potential fifth-generation threat types.
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Aircraft

Saab Names U.S. Site for T-X Production

Saab will undertake its share of T-X manufacture at a new facility to be built at West Lafayette, Indiana
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Training and Workforce

ATAC Lands U.S. Navy Controller Training Contract

The U.S. Navy has let four training contracts, including one to an ATAC-led team that will provide aircraft for training close-support air controllers.
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Aircraft

U.S. Air Force F-35A Sees First Combat Action

F-35As have been flying operational missions as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Now the aircraft have released weapons for the first time.
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Rotorcraft

Poland Signs for AW101s

Poland is buying four AW101s from Leonardo to dramatically improve the capabilities of the Polish navy's air brigade
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Aircraft

Upgraded F-5 Flies with Garmin G3000

Tactical Air Support is modifying its recently acquired ex-Jordanian adversary F-5E/Fs with new equipment, including a Garmin G3000 flight deck.
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Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Inaugurates New F-16 Production Facility

F-16 production has moved out of Fort Worth to make room for expanded F-35 production capacity
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Aircraft

USAF Sends F-35s for First Combat Ops; RAF Set To Follow

Nearly three years after achieving IOC, the USAF's F-35As have been dispatched to the Middle East for the first operational deployment
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Aircraft

Japanese F-35 Crash: Undersea Search Begins

Following the loss of a Japanese F-35, the task of locating and retrieving the missing aircraft from a depth of nearly 5,000 feet is under way
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Aircraft

Switzerland Starts New Round of Fighter Trials

In the coming weeks Switzerland will evaluate the five contenders for its new fighter program against a common set of mission scenarios
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Japan Approved For Standard Missile Purchase

A large batch of SM-3 missiles has been requested and approved as part of Japan’s efforts to improve its anti-ballistic missile defenses
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Aircraft

Advanced Hawkeye Marches On

A new multi-year procurement contract completes the U.S. Navy’s purchase of 75 Advanced Hawkeyes, all of which will be capable of inflight refueling.
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Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Announces B-21 Basing Plan

Unsurprisingly, the Air Force plans to base to operate its B-21 Raiders at the bases that hcurrently host the types that the B-21 is replacing
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Aircraft

Boeing Awarded Multi-Year Super Hornet Deal; Navy Seeks More F-5s

Boeing has secured a multi-year contract for the supply of the latest Block III Super Hornet, and the Navy has requested funds for more.
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Aircraft

Australia Orders Sigint Gulfstreams

Australia is boosting its electronic support capability through the acquisition of four Gulfstream G550s outfitted for electronic reconnaissance.
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Aircraft

Turkey Receives Global 6000s for Jammer Conversion

The first two Bombardier Global 6000s have arrived in Turkey for outfitting with Aselsan's stand-off jammer suite.
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