The U.S. Air Force Reserve's first HC-130J Combat King II takes flight from Lockheed Martin's Marietta, Georgia, production faci

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US Air Force Reserve receives first HC-130J Combat King II

The US Air Force Reserve has received its first Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II.

F-16V

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​US awards Lockheed $512 million for Bulgarian F-16 production

The US government has awarded Lockheed Martin $512 million to produce eight F-16 Block 70 fighters for Bulgaria.

Boeing MQ-25

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US Navy awards Boeing $84.7m for three more MQ-25A unmanned refuelling tankers

The unmanned air vehicles are expected to be complete by August 2024. The company is now on contract to manufacture seven examples of the aircraft.

KC-46A McConnel AFB acceptance inspection

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USAF gives Boeing $882m to help cash flow and fix KC-46 boom camera

As fallout from the coronavirus pandemic further pinches Boeing’s cash flow – financials already hurt by the grounding of the 737 Max – the US Air Force (USAF) has decided to release $882 million in payments withheld from the company in order to help fix a troublesome problem with the Boeing KC-46A refuelling camera boom.

Boeing S-100

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Boeing demonstrates S-100 Camcopter UAV resupplying US Army soldiers

Boeing recently demonstrated the S-100 Camcopter unmanned air vehicle resupplying soldiers with small cargo packages in an unnamed US Army exercise.

Boeing MQ-25

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US Navy awards Boeing $84.7m for three more MQ-25A unmanned refuelling tankers

The unmanned air vehicles are expected to be complete by August 2024. The company is now on contract to manufacture seven examples of the aircraft.

Technical Directions TDI-J85

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‘Low-cost is the technology’: Kratos buys jet turbine maker behind AFRL Gray Wolf cruise missile

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions purchased small jet turbine manufacturer Technical Directions for an undisclosed amount on 24 February.

RAF Protector RIAT 2018 - Mark Kwiatkowski/FlightG

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Production-representative MQ-9B starts flight tests

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has conducted the first flight of a production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned air vehicle.

Boeing MQ-25 T-1 - 970

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Boeing pushes away new capabilities for MQ-25A to focus on basics

By keeping its eye on two goals - refuelling fighters and operating from a carrier - the MQ-25A Stingray development team expects its unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to achieve initial operational capability (IOC) by 2024; other functions can come later

MQ-4C Triton

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​Northrop turns to Canberra to shore up Triton production

Northrop Grumman says Australia should consider advancing its acquisition of the US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAV following the Trump administration’s proposal to pause production for the programme in FY2021 and FY2022.

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