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January 18, 2020, 5:34 AM

Gremlins Air Vehicle Takes Flight

Dynetics performed the first free flight test of its X-61A Gremlins air-launched, air-recoverable UAS in November 2019.

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H145 Jupiter
Jan 23, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Airbus Helicopters is providing four additional H145 twins as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS).
Su-30MKI BrahMos
Jan 23, 2020 - 12:22 PM
Based in southern India, No. 222 Squadron now operates the Su-30MKI with the BrahMos supersonic surface attack weapon.
CMV-22B
Jan 22, 2020 - 5:27 AM
The CMV-22B is a longer-ranged version of the Osprey tiltrotor for carrier delivery duties.
Jan 19, 2020 - 5:30 AM
At around twice the size of earlier Falco platforms, the Xplorer is a high-end tactical ISR system with all its major elements created in-house.
X-61A Gremlins
Jan 18, 2020 - 5:34 AM
Dynetics performed the first free flight test of its X-61A Gremlins air-launched, air-recoverable UAS in November 2019.
Tu-214
Jan 16, 2020 - 10:23 AM
Russia’s naval aviation is looking at the cheap-to-acquire Tu-204 and Tu-214 to supplant its elderly Tu-142s and Il-38s on maritime patrol duties.
Naval LCA
Jan 15, 2020 - 5:48 AM
The delayed naval version of the Light Combat Aircraft has undertaken its first carrier trials.
Falcon Archange
Jan 14, 2020 - 10:37 AM
The French government has ordered the first two Falcon-based platforms to replace aging Transall Gabriels in the Sigint-gathering role.
Leonardo TH-119
Jan 13, 2020 - 7:51 PM
Leonardo selected to provide up to 130 training helicopters to U.S. Navy in a deal potentially worth $650 million.
Typhoon
Jan 11, 2020 - 5:43 AM
Over the course of January and February the Finnish air force is evaluating the five contenders for its Hornet replacement program.