Antonov An-26 crash in eastern Ukraine


Antonov An-26 military transport crashes in eastern Ukraine

Two of the 27 people on board an Antonov An-26 military transport have survived after the turboprop crashed in eastern Ukraine on 25 September.

HMS Queen Elizabeth with F-35Bs


UK aircraft carrier bulks up with 15 RAF, US Marine Corps F-35Bs

Fifteen Lockheed Martin F-35Bs from the UK Royal Air Force and US Marine Corps have embarked aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for a major exercise.

Saab F-39E being hoisted off ship in Brazil c Screenshot of Saab promotional video


Saab F-39E Gripen arrives in Brazil for flight testing

The Brazilian variant of the Gripen E/F will be used for a flight-testing campaign.

Philippines Super Tucano


Manila receives initial four Super Tucanos

Manila has taken delivery of four Embraer A-29 Super Tucano close air support aircraft, part of a 2017 deal for six examples.

GA-ASI Sparrowhawk


General Atomics Sparrowhawk seen for first time in captive carry tests on MQ-9 Reaper

Sparrowhawk is designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as electronic warfare, work. It is to be air launched and air recovered by the larger MQ-9 Reaper UAV.

Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk MS-177


Global Hawk receives camera, electronic support upgrades

Northrop Grumman has delivered two payload upgrades for the RQ-4 Global Hawk long-endurance UAV.

General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range


US Army researches running the MQ-1C Gray Eagle on ‘any type of fuel’

The US Army Research Laboratory awarded the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign an $8 million, four-year contract to help develop new diesel-engine ignition technologies intended to allow unmanned air vehicles, including General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagles, to run on “any type of fuel”.

MQ-9 Block 5 Shot from of aircraft - hi-res image


USAF launches MQ-9 ARES contract following similar commoditised F-16 deal

The US Air Force (USAF) has granted General Atomics Aeronautical Systems an Agile Reaper Enterprise Solution (ARES) a contract, which pre-prices the MQ-9A Reaper unmanned air vehicle (UAV).

Northrop Grumman_MQ-Next concept the SG-2


How the X-47B influenced Northrop Grumman’s MQ-Next proposal

If Northrop Grumman’s proposal for MQ-Next looks a lot like the company’s X-47B unmanned air vehicle (UAV), that’s because the new SG-2 flying wing concept draws a lot of its features from the demonstrator jet.

IAI Heron departs Ben Gurion


IAI Heron UAV touches down at Ben Gurion airport

Israel Aerospace Industries has claimed a world-first, after a Heron unmanned air vehicle touched down at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International airport.

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