Textron Aviation has clinched a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL, earmarking Cessna SkyCourier, Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Beechcraft King Air 360, and Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop aircraft to support Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract boasts a ceiling of $100 million over five […]
GKN Aerospace and GE have deepened their long-term partnership on a series of industry leading engines including the GEnx programme. New agreement focuses on three key areas: new technology insertion, fan case production and assembly, and repair of high-volume, complex engine structures.Technology insertion programmes on the GEnx will focus on alternative material solutions, providing a […]
After 46 years of dedicated service to the Indian Navy, the Ilyushin-38 Sea Dragon Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft took its final bow in a touching decommissioning ceremony at INS Hansa, Dabolim, on October 31, 2023. This poignant event, attended by high-ranking dignitaries, veteran officers, and sailors, marked the end of an illustrious era for the aircraft known for its formidable maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Army has officially delivered GE Aerospace’s T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell for its submission for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. With the engine’s arrival, Bell is prepared to complete the build for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype and […]
Version 6.5 represents a remarkable leap forward in the AH-64E Apache’s arsenal of capabilities, boasting enhancements in connectivity, lethality, navigation, and survivability. This cutting-edge technology paves the way for the integration of the U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine, a development poised to further elevate the Apache fleet’s performance and versatility, ensuring its continued dominance on the battlefield.
Rostec Corporation segment Ruselectronics has developed an artificial intelligence-powered radio system to boost the Russian Su-57 fighter’s immunity to reconnaissance and interference. The patent for the technology was introduced during the recent Archimedes 2023 innovation expo in Moscow. The “cognitive” radio comes with noise-resistant coding, improved cryptography, and real-time signal processing synchronization. Ezoic The AI-based […]
NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. – In an exciting endeavour, fifteen soldiers and airmen from the New York National Guard are set to take part in the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition this month. While the New York National Guard has been a consistent presence in this competition in the past, […]
By Given Chikeu-Ndola ABOUT 62 years ago, the world was rocked by the news of a plane crash carrying Second United Nations (UN) Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold and 17 others that occurred shortly after midnight on 18 September 1961. The incident happened just outside the Ndola Copperbelt Province capital of Zambia. Everyone was killed. Born […]
Airbus has been awarded a (US) $27.8 million contract to upgrade 50 UH-72A Lakota helicopters used by the US National Guard. The upgrades will expand the UH-72A Lakota’s capabilities to conduct day and night operations by providing an advanced moving map, enhanced digital interfaces, new monitors, an airborne mission management system, and other system improvements. […]
Textron Aviation Defense has delivered all eight T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft ordered by the Tunisian Air Force, which is now using the type for pilot training. The arrival of the eighth aircraft was announced on 10 August, with Brett Pierson, president and CEO of Textron Aviation Defense, welcoming “the induction of the Beechcraft T-6C […]