The US Air Force has awarded Hermeus Corporation a $1.5 million contract to assess modifying the company’s in-development Mach 5 jet into an aircraft for the future Presidential and Executive Airlift fleet.
The service reverse engineered and reproduced an anti-ice gasket for the Pratt & Whitney TF33-P103, a turbofan engine which powers the Boeing E-3 Sentry, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and the Northrop Grumman E-8.
In common with its A400M Atlas stablemate, the Airbus Defence & Space A330 multi-role tanker transport has come into its own during the coronavirus pandemic, with multiple nations demonstrating the adapted widebody’s operational versatility.
Textron company Airborne Tactical Advantage (ATAC) plans to begin delivering adversary training services at two US Air Force bases within the next 60-90 days using ex-French air force Dassault Mirage F1s.
As a producer of both business jets and combat aircraft Dassault must always perform a delicate balancing act, but with the effects of coronavirus being felt across the industry, this year that is more pronounced than ever.
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