Pentagon invests $3.7m in composites manufacturer Qarbon Aerospace

The contract with Texas-based Qarbon Aerospace will support the design and manufacture of advanced lightweight continuous fibre thermoplastic composite structures intended for national defence aviation applications.

Canada A330 MRTT


Elbit’s DIRCM system to protect Canadian A330 tankers

Canada’s future fleet of Airbus Defence & Space A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTTs) will be equipped with self-protection equipment from Elbit Systems.

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Embraer delivers Brazil’s last modernised E-99M AEW&C aircraft

Brazil’s air force has received its final modernised E-99M/ERJ-145 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from Embraer.

Hawaii P-8 crash defuelling


US Navy hopes to restore crashed Hawaii P-8 to flight status

Salvage operations are under way in Hawaii following the crash of a Boeing P-8 maritime patrol jet, with the US Navy optimistic that it can recover the aircraft and restore it to flight status.

Mojave on Prince of Wales


General Atomics touts STOL wing for MQ-9B after Mojave carrier debut

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems sees the UK and several other nations as potential future customers for a version of its MQ-9B unmanned air vehicle adapted for short take-off and landing (STOL) operations.

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‘Kinetic and non-kinetic’ solutions needed to defend against uncrewed aircraft: Pentagon

The US military’s top officer focused on countering uncrewed aerial systems says addressing the growing threat will require a mix of offensive and defensive equipment, including interceptor missiles, electronic warfare and microwave and laser-based systems.

RAF Protector debut


RAF’s lead Protector makes debut flight from Waddington home

A Protector RG1 remotely piloted air system has made its first flight from the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) Waddington base in Lincolnshire.

Mojave over Prince of Wales deck


Unmanned Mojave makes trials debut aboard UK’s HMS Prince of Wales

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ Mojave unmanned air vehicle has conducted an initial trial from the UK Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales.