All Military Operators articles – Page 22

  • NGAD Air dominance fighter - (c) Boeing

    ​Lockheed not ditching agile fighter designs


    Lockheed Martin says it too early to discount highly maneuverable fighter aircraft designs for future US Air Force and Navy warplanes, even as advances in long-range air-to-air missile technology makes dogfights less likely.

  • Global Hawk U-2 - USAF

    Northrop to receive $4bn worth of Global Hawk work through 2020


    The US Air Force plans to award Northrop Grumman contracts valued at $4 billion to sustain and modernize the RQ-4 Global Hawk over the next five years as the high-flying unmanned aircraft emerges from the shadow of potential retirement into a normalised defence programme.

  • Swedish AW109 - Swedish Defence Helicopter Wing

    Swedish AW109 performing well for EU off Somali coast


    ​The Swedish Defence Helicopter Wing has made a successful operational debut aboard a surface ship operated by another nation, with an AgustaWestland AW109 having supported the EU’s Operation Atalanta activity off the coast of Somalia for almost three months.

  • Hero-30 - Uvision

    Hero-30 UAV gets special forces order


    Special forces of an unnamed country have ordered the Hero-30 unmanned air system developed by Israeli UAV manufacturer Uvision.

  • French E-2C - Rex Features

    Airborne early wonders: our Top 10 eyes in the sky


    In the week that Royal Australian Air Force officials hailed the performance of the service’s Boeing 737-based Wedgetail aircraft over Iraq – and as the UK draws closer to announcing a successor to its Westland Sea King 7 capability – our Top 10 looks at some of the unusual and ...

  • News

    Polish defence ministry seeks bids for UAV projects


    The ​Polish defence ministry's armament inspectorate has published a notice looking for new unmanned air systems in two classes.

  • US Army UH-60 - US Air Force

    Strength in numbers: The World's Top 10 military aircraft types


    ​Following the recent publication of our World Air Forces directory for 2015, our Top 10 feature looks at the most popular military aircraft types currently in operation around the globe.

  • Russia Tu-95

    ANALYSIS: World air forces fighting on many fronts


    After a more than decade-long ­involvement in Afghanistan, the air wings of multiple nations had ­expected some ­respite from years of combat activity by late 2014, as the NATO-led mission completes its transition of control to the authorities in Kabul.

  • F-14

    Endangered species: Our Top 10 rare military aircraft


    ​Ahead of the publication of our annual World Air Forces directory, our Top 10 feature looks at some of the rarest aircraft still to be found in active military service around the globe. The selection draws on just some of the data contained within our global fleet listing, which details ...

  • UAV mothership - DARPA

    ​DARPA seeks information on manned UAV mothership


    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking information from industry on the existing technologies that would facilitate the deployment of small unmanned air vehicles from large manned aircraft.

  • Draken International Fleet

    ANALYSIS: How Draken International became the world's biggest private air force


    ​Any air arm able to field 30 operational MiG-21s, 11 A-4K Skyhawks and which ordered up to 28 light combat jets would be placed well up the rankings in Flight’s annual World Air Forces directory.

  • AH-64E deck landing - US Army

    US Army qualifies AH-64E Apaches for deck landings


    ​The US Army’s Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter has conducted deck landing qualifications on-board the US Navy’s (USN’s) USS Peleliu amphibious assault ship.

  • MQ-8C

    New radar sought for MQ-8C


    The US Naval Air Systems Command is seeking information on radar technology that could be flown on board the service’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.

  • Scorpion

    FARNBOROUGH: Scorpion to make show debut


    ​The Textron AirLand Scorpion strike surveillance aircraft has made its international debut at Farnborough air show, having made the transatlantic trip over from the USA at the beginning of July.

  • KC-135s - USAF

    USAF chooses Lm2 simulator motion modifier for KC-135 training


    ​Belgium-based technology company AWx has sold its patented flight simulation motion modifier – known as Lm2 – to the US Air Force to equip its Boeing KC-135 simulator training organisation at Scott Air Force Base.

  • News

    Learjet crashes after collision with Eurofighter


    ​A Eurofighter Typhoon has collided with a Bombardier Learjet operated by GFD over Olsberg, North Rhine Westphalia in Germany today. The Learjet crashed in open countryside and was totally destroyed with a crew of two on board. The German air force Typhoon has landed safely with no injuries to its ...

  • F-35B 600px Lockheed

    Three F-35B Lightning IIs to fly at RIAT 2014


    ​More than 150 military and civil aircraft from all over the world are confirmed as participants in the 2014 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, UK, the stars of the show being three Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs.

  • F414

    USN study revives GE's hopes for major F414 upgrade


    A major engine upgrade for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet is being seriously considered by the US Navy for a programme launch in Fiscal 2016, according to the US Navy.

  • Ka-32

    IN FOCUS: Mil, Kamov cruising nicely


    ​For Russian Helicopters, the parent company behind the Mil and Kamov brands, 2013 marked another year of steady-as-she-goes progress.

  • Algeria C-130H crash - Rex Features

    Algerian C-130 crashed short of ILS intercept


    ​Military authorities have confirmed that there was a sole survivor among the 74 passengers and four crew on board an Algerian air force C-130 that crashed on 11 February.