Eight years after its maiden flight, the Xian Y-20 strategic transport is transforming Beijing’s airlift capabilities as it looks to set to take on additional roles.
Raytheon dropped the sale of an offensive weapon system to an unnamed Middle Eastern country due to concerns that the new President Joseph Biden administration would not grant it a direct commercial sales export license.
Greece has signed a deal to acquire 18 Rafale fighters, including a dozen examples which will be drawn from the French air force’s current inventory and delivered from mid-2021.
Boeing has won its second contract in 2021 for KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refuelling tankers from the US Air Force.
The UK Ministry of Defence has picked one bidder to advance its lightweight affordable novel combat aircraft (LANCA) concept to flight-test status by the end of 2023.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has secured deals to provide two Heron Mk II unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to an unnamed country in Central Asia.
The Director of Operational Test and Evaluation’s stealthy Fifth-Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) was lost to an in-flight mishap in October.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems successfully tracked a small submersible target for 3h using 10 sonobuoys dropped from an MQ-9 UAV.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will integrate the Leonardo Seaspray radar into the MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned air vehicle’s centreline radar pod, and has also integrated Lockheed Martin’s Legion pod onto its Avenger platform.
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