Air Force

Italian Army’s UH-90A helicopter fleet handover complete

The Italian Army’s UH-90A (NATO’s designation for the Italian Army’s NH90 TTH) multirole helicopter programme marked a major achievement with the completion of deliveries on 25 November. The 60th and final aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, was handed over to the operator during an official ceremony in presence …

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Japan Orders Two More Boeing KC-46A Tankers

Boeing has been awarded a contract to deliver two additional KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), bringing the total on contract for Japan to six. Boeing delivered the first KC-46A tanker to Japan in October 2021, and a second in February 2022. “The unmatched versatility and …

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MBDA and Raytheon Missiles & Defense present Patriot 2048 – Roadmap to production of Patriot Interceptor Missiles in Germany

Patriot™ is becoming increasingly important as the backbone of NATO and German air defense. Raytheon Missiles & Defense and MBDA are now expanding their partnership and have developed a strategic roadmap for the production of Patriot interceptor missiles in Germany. This will enable Germany to counter the current threat situation …

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PAC-3 Intercepts Target In Successful Test Of Lockheed Martin Remote Interceptor Guidance -360 (RIG-360) Capability

For the first time, the U.S. Army used a newly developed Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) communication technology to help a PAC-3 missile intercept a cruise missile target. During the U.S. Army Integrated Flight Test-2, the protoytpe missile communication device known as Remote Interceptor Guidance – 360 (RIG-360) successfully communicated with …

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U.S. Air National Guard recommend fielding Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 decoy after successfully completing an extensive US Defense Department test programme

The U.S. Air National Guard (ANG) has issued a ‘fielding recommendation’ for Leonardo’s BriteCloud 218 expendable active decoy, tested on US F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. This means that the service, which has conducted an extensive testing and live trials campaign with BriteCloud since 2019, is confident that the decoy meets …

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Baykar’s Drone Kizilelma Takes Runway for 1st Time

Türkiye’s first indigenous unmanned fighter aircraft Bayraktar Kizilelma, developed by Baykar Technologies, has passed the first test runs. Bayraktar Kizilelma, transferred to Akinci Flight Training and Test Center in the northwestern province of Tekirdag’s Çorlu district, first successfully completed taxi and ground driving tests with safety ties. Then, the first …

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Boeing Delivers 20th CH-47F Chinook to the RNLAF

Boeing delivered the 20th CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), concluding the country’s latest fleet update. “Our continuing partnership with the Royal Netherlands Air Force exemplifies the value of a modern and versatile Chinook fleet,” said Ken Eland, vice president and H-47 program manager. “These state-of-the art …

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