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April 7, 2020, 6:37 AM

Navy Orders More Test Stingrays from Boeing

With three more MQ-25As being ordered, Boeing now has seven of the unmanned carrierborne tankers on contract.

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MQ-25A Stingray
Apr 7, 2020 - 6:37 AM
With three more MQ-25As being ordered, Boeing now has seven of the unmanned carrierborne tankers on contract.
KC-46A
Apr 6, 2020 - 6:22 AM
While production of the U.S. Air Force’s tanker is on hold due to Covid-19, engineers are working on a fix to refueling vision system issues.
CH-47 Chinook
Apr 3, 2020 - 5:04 AM
Boeing suspends operations at its military rotorcraft assembly plant in Ridley Township, Pa. outside Philadelphia.
Mar 27, 2020 - 11:33 AM
DOJ approval is contingent upon sales of Raytheon’s military airborne radios business, as well as UTC’s GPS and optical systems businesses.
KAI T-50A
Mar 26, 2020 - 1:09 PM
The U.S. Air Force aims to trial an experiment with new training processes prior to the entry into service of the T-7A Red Hawk.
F/A-18F Super Hornet Australia
Mar 26, 2020 - 6:40 AM
Acquired as a “capability gap-filler” to provide airpower between the F-111 and F-35, the F/A-18F has become a valuable and long-term asset for the RAAF.
Sikorsky Raider and Bell 360 Invictus
Mar 25, 2020 - 8:06 PM
The U.S. Army has selected Bell and Sikorsky to provide prototypes for its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.
F-35C Marines
Mar 25, 2020 - 1:45 PM
The award of its SFFOC certificate means that VMFA-314 has completed its type transition phase and can independently work up to operational capability.
Ka-31
Mar 25, 2020 - 8:09 AM
After a long delay, the Russian navy is now operating the Ka-31, the airborne early warning/surface search version of the Ka-27 shipborne ASW helicopter.
A330 MRTT Phénix
Mar 20, 2020 - 7:30 AM
In an ongoing effort to relieve pressure on beleaguered hospitals, the Armée de l’Air has begun transporting patients to less-affected areas.