Air Force

GA-ASI SeaGuardian Flies First Approved Point-to-Point UAS Flight in UK

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the first time approved a point-to-point domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft that utilized the UK’s airways structure when General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew its MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Lincolnshire, England to Moray, Scotland on Sept. 12, 2021. …

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India formalises acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft

Airbus C295 aircraft

India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet. It is the first ‘Make in India’ aerospace programme in the private sector, involving the full development of a complete industrial ecosystem: from the manufacture to assembly, test and qualification, …

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Bell Boeing Begin Nacelle Improvement on Air Force CV-22

The first Air Force CV-22 Osprey designated for nacelle improvement modifications arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center on Sept. 21. The aircraft is part of an ongoing process by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, and Boeing (together referred to as “Bell Boeing”) to further increase the Osprey’s reliability …

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Collins Aerospace Secures $493M IDIQ to Sustain USAF Reconnaissance Aircraft Sensors

U-2 ‘Dragon Lady’ high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft

Raytheon Technologies‘ Collins Aerospace business will help the U.S. Air Force maintain electro-optical/infrared sensors of the U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance planes under a potential $493 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Collins Aerospace said Wednesday it received a $66.2 million task order that will cover the first year of support work for the branch’s U-2 aircraft …

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The Republic of Kazakhstan orders two Airbus A400Ms

The Republic of Kazakhstan has placed an order for two Airbus A400M aircraft and becomes the ninth operator together with Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Malaysia and Luxembourg. With delivery of the first aircraft scheduled in 2024, the contract includes a complete suite of maintenance and training support. …

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