Category: Air Systems

B-52 Re-engine Resurfaces As USAF Reviews Studies

The U.S. Air Force is reviewing industry studies of fitting its 50-year-old Boeing B-52 bombers with new commercial-derivative engines, according to Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander of the service’s Global Strike Command. So far,...

South Korea will buy 40 F-35

South Korea picked Lockheed Martin’s F-35A stealth fighter as its main combat aircraft to better respond to possible nuclear and missile attacks from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The country is the...

New AWACS Data Fusion Processing and EW Improvements

New AWACS Data Fusion Processing and EW Improvements

The article summarized here appeared on http://spendergast.blogspot.be/ and includes a global survey of the E-3 Sentry program.  AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability – U.S. Air Force  The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, declared...

A light ISR platform at low operating costs

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has launched a new demonstrator dedicated to showcasing the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of its Baron G58 piston-engine aircraft. video...

1st Global Hawk flight over Europe

1st Global Hawk flight over Europe

The aircraft flew from an air base in the Mediterranean and across several European countries, including the UK, as part of a NATO trial known as Unified Vision 2014. The flights aim to assist...

US Navy Autonomous Aerial Cargo and Utility System

US Navy Autonomous Aerial Cargo and Utility System

The U.S. Navy has successfully demonstrated the Autonomous Aerial Cargo and Utility System (AACUS), which allows current, full-size helicopters to be remotely controlled by a tablet device. Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, USN, chief of naval...

Poland Advanced Jet Trainer

Poland Advanced Jet Trainer

The bids are in. Poland opens the tenders for their AJT competition, and reveals the amounts of the bids. Only Alenia Aermacchi fell within the PZL 1.2 billion ($387.5 million) budgeted, but the contract also...