Category: History of Aviation

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Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build US VH-92A Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky VH-92A helicopters to be built at Connecticut and New York plants; Deliveries begin in 2021.     Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, (NYSE: LMT) will build six production VH-92A Presidential Helicopters under a contract...

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Raytheon Set to Offer Retrofits for Boeing’s F-15 Jet Fleet

Raytheon Company RTN recently secured a $15-million modification contract for retrofitting  F-15 jet fleet with Mode 5 capable Identify Friend or Foe units. The deal was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,...

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IAF’s Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs to take on French Air Force’s Rafale jets during Garuda VI air exercise

The Garuda VI air exercise in July 2019 will see IAF’s frontline fighter Sukhoi Su-30 MKI taking on the Rafale multirole jets of the Armée de l’Air (French Air Force). Indian Air Force (IAF)...

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The Czech Army took over three AERO Vodochody L-159T2 two-seat aircraft

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. delivered to the Czech Army three two-seat L-159T2 aircraft improved by a number of major upgrades to meet the new requirements of the Czech Air Force for advanced pilot training...

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Aero will overhaul 16 L-159 aircraft for the Czech army for CZK 1.6 billion

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. and Czech Ministry of Defence announced during the International Defence and Security Technologies Fair in Brno, Czech Republic contract for maintenance of 16 L-159 aircraft in four years. The total...

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Russian upgraded Su-25 attack aircraft to get sighting system with artificial intelligence

The target acquisition system with artificial intelligence will be able to independently identify hostile targets, keep them in sight and guide missiles. Russia’s upgraded Su-25SM3 attack aircraft will get an onboard target acquisition and...

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Satellite Images show construction on China’s third and largest aircraft carrier – analysts

Construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is well under way, according to satellite images obtained and analyzed by a U.S. think tank. The images from April, provided to Reuters by the Center for...

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People’s Liberation Army-Navy Declares Chinese Carrier Liaoning a ‘Combat Ship

Following a six-month retrofit, China’s sole active aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has been declared a “combat ship” by the People’s Liberation Army-Navy. “The Liaoning is shifting from a training and test ship to a combat ship,”...

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U.S. Air Force Plans to Arm Stealth F-35s, F-15s and F-16s with the Ultimate Weapon

Advances in computer power, processing speed and AI are rapidly changing the scope of what platforms are able to perform without needing human intervention. The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware...