• Indonesian Navy to receive four ScanEagle UAVs in 2018

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy will receive four ScanEagle UAVs in mid-2018 Equipment is provided under a grant from the US government, which seeks to build maritime surveillance capabilities of Southeast Asian countries The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut:

  • AFA Winter 2018: USAF studying reducing UAV manpower

    The US Air Force (USAF) is studying how to reduce the number of airmen it takes to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fewer than 10, according to a key officer. Air Education and Training Command (AETC) chief Lieutenant General Steven Kwast said on 22 February that it took the USAF 13

  • Lockheed Martin begins assembly of first HH-60W CRH helo

    Lockheed Martin has begun the assembly of the first Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) for the US Air Force (USAF), ahead of the type’s maiden flight planned for the end of this year. The assembly of the Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) aircraft, which was announced by

  • Brazil cuts three aircraft from Skyhawk fighter upgrade

    The Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation Force will receive six modernised McDonnell Douglas Skyhawk (three AF-1B single-seat and three AF-1C twin-seat) fighters, instead of nine AF-1Bs and three AF-1Cs as originally planned in an April 2009 contract with Embraer. The move is due to Brazil’s

  • First Texan II trainers delivered to RAF Valley

    The first of 10 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft to be operated under the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS) programme have been delivered to Royal Air Force (RAF) Valley on Anglesey. The first two aircraft were received on 16 February, from where they will be used to deliver the

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  • Centaur emerges as MTRS Inc II solution

    Endeavor Robotics has revealed details of its new Centaur unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which is the platform chosen to fill the US Army’s MTRS Inc II requirement. Centaur is a mid-sized, tracked platform that has been designed to carry out a range of missions, including ordnance disposal,
  • UK confirms LPH sale to Brazil

    The UK government has confirmed the sale of the landing platform helicopter (LPH) vessel HMS Ocean to Brazil for GBP84 million (USD117 million). Under a sales agreement signed on 19 February, the Brazilian Navy will take possession of the 22,000-tonne specialist amphibious aviation ship in June