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Aerospace Industry

Northrop Grumman awarded $3.2 billion multi-year contract for 24 E-2D aircraft

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract modification to deliver an additional 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the U.S. Navy. The fixed-price-incentive-firm contract is valued at $3.2 billion; the contract also includes an option...

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter achieves first flight

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing...

PHOTOS: Russian combat drone and new Su-57 painting

The first photo of combat drone Sukhoi Okhotnik (Hunter), built by the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant, which completed its first runway tests in November, was released. The Okhotnik also known as S-70 is scheduled to complete its first flight in 2019,...

Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet gets advanced stealth coating

MOSCOW — A new composite material with enhanced radar wave absorbing properties was used to make the cockpit canopy of the most advanced Sukhoi Su-57 multirole fighter jet and the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, Russia’s state hi-tech corporation...

UK declares IOC for F-35B fighters

Defence Secretary Sets Sights on Next Century of British Air Power Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today revealed that Britain’s combat air power has reached new heights whilst speaking in a brand-new hangar displaying one-hundred years of fighter jets. Speaking at...

China’s medium-sized stealth fighter jet FC-31 may be deployed on future aircraft carriers

China's future aircraft carriers will see stealth warplanes on their decks, likely the medium-sized fighter jet FC-31, said Chinese military experts as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is procuring stealth parts for China's aircraft carrier-based fighter jet manufacturer. Shenyang Aircraft...

Brazilian Air Force confirms Leonardo as AMX logistic support supplier

ROME — The Brazilian Air Force General Command of Support (COMGAP) has confirmed Leonardo as the supplier of long-term logistic support services for the Força Aérea Brasileira’s (FAB) AMX aircraft fleet. The agreement was signed within the framework of the...

First M-345 Production Aircraft Performs its Maiden Flight

ROME —The first M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) production basic/advanced trainer aircraft successfully performed its maiden flight at Venegono Superiore airport (Varese, Italy) on December 21 with pilots Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli onboard. Quirino Bucci, Aircraft Division’s Trainer Project...

Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look At SB>1 DEFIANT™

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role...

Second Gripen E test aircraft takes flight

On 26 November, Saab completed the successful first flight of the second Gripen E test aircraft The second Gripen E test aircraft, designated 39-9, took off on its maiden flight at 09.50 am on 26 November 2018. The test flight...
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Tawazun and MBDA to cooperate on SmartGlider development

Abu Dhabi, 22 February 2021 – Tawazun and MBDA have signed a head of terms agreement with the intent...
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