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USAF F-16C (87-352) captive-carry Gray Wolf cruise at Edwards AFB, 9 Jun 2020 0

USAF 416th FLTS, AFRL Tests “Gray Wolf” Prototype Cruise Missile

The USAF 416th Flight Test Squadron recently completed a round of tests of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Gray Wolf” prototype cruise missile at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Gray Wolf is a DoD-directed...

German Aerospace Center Dassault DLR IS­TAR re­search air­craft 20 February 2020. 0

Flight experiments for the air transport system of the future – New DLR IS­TAR re­search air­craft ar­rives in Braun­schweig

Handover in the hangar of DLR’s Flight Experiments facility in Braunschweig together with representatives from science, industry, government and the media. Commissioning with first flight tests and further development of ISTAR begins. ISTAR joins...

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First flight of ‘most advanced variant of Kuwaiti Eurofighter’ takes place

The first Instrumented Series Production Aircraft (ISPA 6) configured for the Kuwaiti Air Force has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft is the first to fly the Captor E-Scan Radar with Phase Enhancement...

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Russia’s Aerospace Forces to Receive Large-Scale Deliveries of Su-57 Jets in 2020 – Rostec

Russia’s aerospace forces will receive large-scale deliveries of Su-57 fighter jets starting from 2020, Russia’s Rostec State Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov said Thursday. “In 2020, we have a lot of work ahead … the...

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Defense contractor delivers over 20 strike helicopters to Russian troops in 2019

According to Rostec director, the corporation fully meets the Defense Ministry’s needs for modern combat helicopters. Russian Helicopters Group (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) has fulfilled its 2019 defense procurement plan and...

A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport 0

Canadian Air Force accepts first new SAR plane despite issue with manuals

The Canadian military has accepted the first of 16 new search-and-rescue (SAR) planes despite outstanding issues with the aircraft’s manuals. The new plane was officially handed over by European manufacturer Airbus to the Royal...

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Air Force Technology’s 2019 year in review

The world’s Air Forces in 2019 began to try and get a firm grasp on space, while contracts were handed to make missiles faster and of course the F-35 continued to make headlines. DIA...

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Greek Air Force to upgrade its fleet of Mirage 2000-5 Fighter aircrafts

Greece’s Defence Ministry announced the signing of an agreement with three French companies for the upgrading of the Hellenic Air Force’s fleet of Mirage 2000-5 warplanes. The agreement was signed between Dassault Aviation, Thales...

US Air Force F-16C C flown by Maj Jeffrey Entine 0

USAF F-16 Downs Drone With Rocket for Cruise Missile Defense Test

An Air Force F-16 recently shot down a targeting drone with an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rocket queued by the Viper’s targeting pod for the first time in a demonstration of future...

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Iranian Air Force conduct test flight of Yasin trainer jet

The Iranian Air Force has conducted a test-flight of the Yasin jet trainer, a locally-produced aircraft. On October 17, 2019, Iran showed off the jet trainer, referred to as Yasin, at a ceremony at...