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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and two KC-135 Stratotanker tankers were intercepted Tuesday over the waters of the Black Sea by Su-30 fighter jets, according to Russian Defense Ministry. “On October 19, 2021, Russian airspace control pinpointed air targets approaching Russia’s state border over the neutral waters of the Black Sea. Two Su-30 fighter jets from...

Saab officially opened the West Lafayette production facility in Indiana from where it will build its share of the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft on which it is partnered with Boeing. The Swedish manufacturer announced the event on 13 October, noting that apart from being the site for manufacturing the aft airframe section of the Red Hawk, the site will be...

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has unveiled an upgraded model of its newest 360 Invictus stealth helicopter at the AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C.. The Bell 360 program is rapidly progressing through manufacturing, assembly, components testing, and systems integration work for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft...

Through this partnership, Rheinmetall and UVision will offer end-to-end solutions for loitering munitions to the armed forces of Europe. Rheinmetall will take the industrial, technological and commercial lead for enhancing the capabilities of the weapon system; UVision will make available the Hero loitering munitions, based on in-depth technological expertise and operational...

CP Aeronautics plans to create a United States presence for its family of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by building aircraft and installing US sensors and communications packages there. Brad Pilsl, company vice president, told Janes on 12 October at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA’s) annual convention that much of the payload, sensor, and...

The US Air Force (USAF) has completed the nuclear design certification process for use of the B61-12 air-launched tactical gravity nuclear bomb with the F-35A Lightning II conventional take-off and landing stealth multirole combat aircraft. During the first Full-Weapon System Demonstration of a Lightning II platform configured for a nuclear strike role, two F-35As from...

Textron Systems’ Aerosonde Hybrid Quadrotor UAV that the company is bidding for FTUAS Increment 2. The company is offering a scaled-up version of the aircraft for Increment 2. (Textron Systems) Textron Systems and L3Harris are bidding for both increments in the US Army’s Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) programme. Wayne Prender, senior vice-president...

Airbus is looking to leverage its extensive commercial aerospace engagements in India to deliver on the offset obligations linked to its contract to supply 56 C295 MW medium transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF). An Airbus spokesperson told Janes that its existing industrial partnerships in the country on platforms such as the A320 and A350 jet airliners will...

A screengrab from CCTV footage released on 24 September showing the SAC J-16D electronic warfare aircraft in Zhuhai a few days before the start of the Airshow China 2021 defence exhibition. (CCTV) The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has unveiled an electronic warfare (EW) variant of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-16 multirole fighter aircraft...

Boeing delivered its first F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet to the US Navy on 31 August. The Block III Super Hornet extends the aircraft’s airframe life from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours. (Boeing) Boeing has delivered the first two of 78 contracted F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to the US Navy (USN), which took delivery of the first platform on 31 August. Jen Tebo, Boeing...