Canada takes bids for F-35s, F/A-18s and Gripens

Canada has received bids to replace its jet fighter fleet with either Lockheed Martin F-35s, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets or Saab Gripen E fighters.

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India’s first five Rafales arrive at Ambala base

India’s first batch of five Dassault Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala Air Force Station on 29 July, advancing the nation’s long-planned introduction of the French-built type.

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Boeing responds to Australian trainer RFI with T-7 information

Boeing is pitching the T-7 as a replacement for Canberra’s Hawk 127s.

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Russia orders S-70 Okhotnik “Hunter” UAV deliveries accelerated to 2024

The accelerated delivery schedule was acknowledged publicly for the first time when Russian President Vladimir Putin met with UAC chief executive officer Yuri Slyusar for an update on the company’s product development plans.

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Airbus Helicopters accelerates VSR700 testing as UAV flies untethered

Airbus Helicopters expects to begin accelerating testing of its VSR700 unmanned air vehicle (UAV) prototype following its first free flight, as the airframer builds towards deck landing trials later this year and sea trials in 2021.

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USAF taps four companies for Skyborg attritable aircraft work

The US Air Force has announced four contenders for its Skyborg programme to create an artificial- intelligence enabled ‘loyal wingman’ aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman to offer electromagnetic pulse counter-UAV weapon

Northrop Grumman has signed a distribution agreement with Epirus to sell the start-up’s electromagnetic pulse counter unmanned air vehicle weapon.



Qinetiq successfully teams H125 helicopter with ‘semi-autonomous drone’

Qinetiq has completed what it claims is the UK’s first demonstration of manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) using a standard Airbus Helicopters H125 light-single working in concert with a “semi-autonomous drone”.



Boeing continues autonomous flight work in Australian Outback

Boeing Australia has conducted a series of flight tests involving three unmanned aircraft performing missions autonomously.

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