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    FARNBOROUGH: USN carries out MQ-25 aerial refuelling surrogate testing


    Surrogate tests are under way by the US Navy’s precision strike weapons programme office to prepare the service’s aerial refuelling pod for integration on its future MQ-25 carrier-based aerial refuelling (CBARS) unmanned air vehicle.

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    FARNBOROUGH: Raytheon Coyote to enter next stage of swarming tests


    Raytheon is planning ship-based swarm testing of its Coyote unmanned air vehicle in the coming weeks, under a research programme funded by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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    FARNBOROUGH: USAF contracts Raytheon to develop navy-specific decoy


    Raytheon has been awarded $34.8 million by the US Air Force to develop a new version of its miniature air-launched decoy-jammer missile, the MALD-X.

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    Osprey radar selected for MQ-8C Fire Scout


    Leonardo’s recently revealed Osprey 30 lightweight active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has been selected by the US Navy for integration on the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.

  • USN P-8 Jacksonville - Beth Stevenson

    UK P-8 decision imminent


    UK defence officials are likely to approve a planned purchase of nine Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), with a decision possible over the next seven days.

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    USN to deploy new tube-launched UAV


    The US Navy is to deploy a newly developed tube-launched unmanned air vehicle, able to launch from below or above the surface of the ocean from either a manned or unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV).

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    Vixen radars to boost US Navy C-26 test fleet


    M7 Aerospace has been awarded a $7.5 million contract to upgrade the Fairchild C-26 (Metro 23) aircraft operated by the United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS).

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    USN expects more development of MQ-25 'CBARS' timeline this year


    A risk-reduction request for proposals (RfP) for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned air vehicle acquisition is expected to be released “this summer”, which will help set out the timeline in which the service can realistically expect the tanker system to be deployed on-board its carrier fleet.


    US Navy descoping stealth requirement for Stingray tanking UAV


    ​The US Navy plans to “descope” the stealth requirement for its future carrier-based aerial refuelling drone, which is now called the MQ-25 Stingray.

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    US general backs fighter sales to three Gulf states


    The head of US Central Command Gen Lloyd Austin has declared his support for the sale of American fighter jets to Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.

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    E-2D to carry out aerial refuelling test in 2016


    Northrop Grumman expects to carry out the first aerial refuelling flight test of its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft towards the end of 2016, following delivery of the first example earmarked for upgrade to its St Augustine, Florida facility.

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    New JSOW variant carries out successful F-18 operational flight test


    Operational testing of Raytheon’s AGM-154 Joint Stand-off Weapon (JSOW) C-1 gliding munition has begun, during which it was deployed from a US Navy Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet and achieved a direct hit against a land target.

  • MQ-4C Triton debut - US Navy

    MQ-4C clears step before production decision


    ​The US Navy has completed the first of two operational test events on the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton that could prompt a rethink of procurement quantities.

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    SINGAPORE: Triton assessment edges Australia closer to purchase agreement


    Completion of operational assessment (OA) testing on the US Navy's Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned air vehicle has edged the manufacturer closer to an agreement with Australia for a planned purchase of the system.

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    SINGAPORE: Fire Scout touted for Asia-Pacific export


    Northrop Grumman is in talks with a number of Asian countries regarding the possible sale of its MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned rotorcraft on the back of a successful deployment aboard US Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

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    ​UCLASS reborn as US Navy spy-tanker


    The US Navy’s long-running attempt to field a carrier-based unmanned combat aircraft has taken another turn, morphing from a surveillance and strike aircraft into a reconnaissance and aerial refuelling drone with “limited strike capability”.

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    US Navy boosts F-35C and F/A-18 buy in new budget plan


    The US Navy says maintaining Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet production in St Louis is "vital" for overcoming a strike-fighter shortfall caused by delays in fielding the Lockheed Martin F-35C.

  • S-3B Viking - USN

    US Navy retires its last S-3B Vikings


    The US Navy has bid farewell to its two remaining Lockheed S-3B Vikings after some 40 years in service, as one transitions to NASA and the other to the US Air Force’s aircraft boneyard.

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    Navy and Penn State sailplanes swarm in latest test


    The US military could be edging closer to fielding swarms of lightweight sailplanes for gathering intelligence or relaying signals after validating autonomous soaring algorithms coded by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Pennsylvania State University.

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    Northrop contracted for Japanese E-2D modifications


    The first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft for Japan is in the process of being built, and the manufacturer has been awarded a contract worth $286 million to perform modifications to take it to Tokyo's specifications.