South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 18 February that the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) has completed flight tests in cold weather conditions in Canada. The agency said that the trials were conducted at Yellowknife, Canada – where temperatures reach an average of -32ºC during winter – by...

Turkish Aerospace will attend Asia’s biggest aviation event, the Singapore Airshow on February 15-18, 2022. Turkish Aerospace will display the exact model of its 5th generation fighter jet Turkish Fighter in Asia region for the first time and will be displaying its indigenous platforms. For the participation and importancy of the Singapore Airshow, Turkish Aerospace...

In a statement Tuesday, the Air Combat Command said the latest version of U.S. Air Force’s long-range sensor incorporating infrared and other sensor technologies for targeting, known as the Legion Pod, reached initial operating capability on the F-15C Eagle fighter jet. The Legion Pod is a sensor that uses the infrared spectrum to help pilots to track and engage enemy...

The government of Indonesia agreed to purchase six Rafale combat aircraft, France’s Dassault Aviation company said on Friday. A French air force Rafale aircraft taxis on the runway at Andravida Air Base, Greece, April 7, 2021. The French air force arrived in Greece to participate in INIOCHOS 21. In addition to enhancing combat readiness and strengthening bonds, INIOCHOS...

Lockheed Martin has flown its Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) Sikorsky UH-60A/S-70 Black Hawk testbed helicopter for the first time, the company announced on 8 February. The 30-minute flight, which took place at the US Army installation of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, saw the OPV Black Hawk fly unmanned for the first time with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...

According to information released on February 8, 2022, Israeli company Steadicopter, a leader in the Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) industry, has unveiled the Black Eagle 50H- the first hybrid-powered unmanned helicopter and the newest model in its RUAV family – designed for a wide range of law enforcement, maritime, civilian and covert missions. With a maximum...

The United States has approved the sale to Egypt of 12 Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules airlifters for USD2.2 billion. Announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 25 January, the approval covers the ‘long-bodied’ C-130J-30-variant Hercules, as well as mission equipment, spares, training, and support. “This airlift capability would assist...

According to information published on January 24, 2022, American company Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, together with its Denmark-based partner Precision Technic Defence Group, announced that they have signed a seven-year framework agreement with the Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) to provide a variety of...

Hensoldt will equip 82 NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTH) with its latest Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS), the company announced on 21 January. After the integration phase of the AMPS, the helicopters will be equipped within the framework of Germany’s TTH Operational Revision (THOR) programme from 2025. According to the company, AMPS...

According to a company news release, the 49th and 50th KC-46A tanker deliveries to the U.S. Air Force lifted off from Boeing Field in Washington state on Tuesday, November 9, headed for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) in New Jersey, the fifth operating base for the KC-46. A KC-46A Pegasus from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas touched down at Vance Air Force Base,...