The first Super Hercules is scheduled to be delivered in 2024, with the full fleet starting operations by 2025, says defence minister Ron Mark.
Airbus Defence & Space and the Spanish air force have detailed the A400M’s major contribution to international pandemic response.
The US Navy (USN) completed the first captive carry flight test of an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) missile on a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet on 1 June.
Flight tests on the twin-engined KF-X are planned to start in 2023, with the development programme scheduled to be finished in 2026.
The MQ-9 was given initial operating capability in 2007 and has been used extensively against insurgents and terrorists in the Middle East. However, it is vulnerable to surface-to-air missiles fielded by advanced adversaries such as China and Russia.
AVIC’s unmanned helicopter prototype has completed its first test flight in Jiangxi province in eastern China.
The company recently manufactured and tested its first prototype of the Very Lightweight Torpedo for the US Navy.
The US Air Force has launched a competition to design the artificially intelligent software that would control its planned fleet of loyal wingman unmanned air vehicles.
Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs, also known as Skunk Works, has demonstrated an artificial intelligence-powered intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pod autonomously searching out and confirming a target in a demonstration.
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