Category: USA/Canada

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...

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter 0

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...

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...

U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky VH92A Presidential Helicopter 0

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...

The US Air Force Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle 0

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,...

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet (787) with AlphaJet (072) 0

Top Aces sees expanded role for red air as Air Force training evolves

The federal government’s request for proposals for a next-generation fighter jet may be delayed until July, but the company that provides aggressor or “red air” training for the fighter fleet is already preparing for...

US Large airplanes automatically identified at Chicago's O'Hare Airport 0

Deep Learning Model Speeds Up, Automates Satellite Image Analysis

Algorithm trains itself to identify objects, unlocking new geospatial workflow efficiencies. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) develops satellite imagery recognition system using open-source deep learning libraries to quickly identify and classify objects or targets in...

BAE Systems Partners with UiPath to Expedite Machine Learning Adoption across the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Communities 0

BAE Systems Partners with UiPath to Expedite Machine Learning Adoption

BAE Systems is a technology partner with robotic process automation (RPA) leader, UiPath, in developing suites of software robots that its customers can use to automate high-volume, repetitive business processes. “RPAs fuel machine learning...

US Air Force’s 400th F-35A Release 0

F-35 Enterprise Delivers 400th F-35 and Fleet Surpasses 200,000 Flight Hours

The F-35 fleet has achieved 200,000 flight hours across global operations, a significant milestone demonstrating the program’s progress and growing maturity. Within the same week, the F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin also...

Sikorsky BlackHawk OPV First Flight 0

Sikorsky Flies UH-60A Black Hawk With Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) Technology

Kit developed by Sikorsky gives UH-60A helicopter full-authority fly-by-wire flight controls, marking the first step toward transforming the aircraft into an Optionally Piloted Vehicle.   A technology kit developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin...