A-10 Thunderbolt II


DoD aims to set up performance-based logistics contract for A-10 Thunderbolt II

The US Defense Logistics Agency is researching ways to set up a performance-based logistics contract for the US Air Force Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II to reduce the time it takes to repair the ground attack aircraft.



USA approves anti-ship missile and long-range reconnaissance pod sale to Taiwan

In a move that is sure to provoke a backlash from Beijing, the US State Department has approved a package of weapons for a possible Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan, including dozens of anti-ship missiles, rocket artillery and long-range airborne reconnaissance pods.

F135 testing c USAF


Pratt & Whitney contracted to study upgrading F135 engine

Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $1.5 million contract by the F-35 Joint Program Office to study engine upgrade requirements for Block 4.2 and later iterations of the stealth fighter.

US Navy FA-18F Super Hornet launches from Royal Air Force Lakenheath England c USN


Boeing to co-develop supersonic missile demonstrator for F/A-18 Super Hornet

Boeing and the US Navy plan to co-develop a supersonic land and sea strike missile to be carried aboard the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter.

BAE skyborg rendering


BAE Systems working on ‘Skyborg’ technology for USAF drone concept

The aerospace manufacturer expects to start working with the USAF in the first quarter of 2021 on system designs for “attritable” unmanned air vehicles.

Boeing Airpower Teaming System Loyal Wingman


Boeing Australia ‘loyal wingman’ conducts first taxi test

Boeing has conducted the first taxi test of the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) loyal wingman aircraft being developed in Australia.

MQ-9 Reaper


Landmark Taiwan MQ-9 sale would vex Beijing

A reported US plan to sell the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned air vehicle to Taiwan will complicate Beijing’s incessant prodding of the island’s defences.

AW159-UAV MUMT (2)


Leonardo validates manned-unmanned teaming solution with Wildcat helicopter

Leonardo Helicopters will over the next 12 months work with the UK Ministry of Defence to develop a roadmap for the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft, after recently successfully conducting a trial of the concept.

GA-ASI SkyGuardian


MQ-9B SeaGuardian commences validation flights in Japan

The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9B SeaGuardian has commenced a two-month validation campaign for the Japan Coast Guard.

Fifth-Generation Aerial Target sits on the flightline at Dugway Proving Ground Utah September 2020 c Department of Defense


5GAT first flight scheduled for October

The US Department of Defense’s Office of Operational Test and Evaluation plans to test fly its Fifth-Generation Aerial Target prototype for the first time in October at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

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