Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Airbus pitches Eurofighter for German Tornado replacement

On the eve of the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018, Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH have submitted their offer to the German Ministry of Defence for a replacement of the Bundeswehr’s ageing Tornado combat aircraft, which was developed in the 1960s.

European MALE RPAS debuts at ILA Berlin 2018

A full scale 1:1 model of the future European Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was unveiled at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show being held from 25 to 29 April.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pilot ejects after F-16C skids off runway

An US Air Force F-16C diverted to Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Arizona was damaged during landing at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, local time during a routine training flight.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Southwest Flight 1380 Boeing 737 suffer uncontained engine failure

A Southwest Airline Boeing 737 was involved in a fatal uncontained engine failure accident mid-air, which resulted in death of one passenger.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Saudi reveal RC-135 Rivet Joint modified from E-3A SIGINT aircraft

During the multi-national GulfShield military exercise, Royal Saudi Air Force revealed its new RC-135 Rivet Joint SIGINT (signal intelligence) aircraft equipped with an extensive array of sophisticated electronic intelligence gathering equipment.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Orbital ATK reveals OMEGA heavy rocket for EELV program

Orbital ATK revealed details of its all-American OmegA™ launch vehicle supporting the Evolved, Expandable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program for the U.S. Air Force this week at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

J-10C enter service with Chinese PLAAF

The improved Chengdu J-10C fighter has entered operational service with Chinese PLA Air Force.

F-22 Raptor crash lands at NAS Fallon

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A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor Stealth fighter was involved in belly crash landing incident after a suspected engine failure.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Indian Navy loses second IAI Heron UAV in a month

An Indian Navy IAI Heron surveillance UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) crashed during a routine reconnaissance mission over the western coast of the country.

The UAV crashed at around 1258 hours approx 20 Nm south east of coastal Porbandar in Gujarat state.

This is second Indian Navy Heron lost in a month from the same air base, after the March 24 incident in which a Heron crashed shortly after take off.

Indian Navy acquired an unspecified no of Searcher Mk II and the larger and more capable Heron from IAI Malat in Dec 2002.

The IAI Heron (Machatz-1) is a medium-altitude long-endurance UAV developed by the Malat (UAV) division of Israel Aerospace Industries.

It has a operational Speed of 130 mph, service ceiling of 32,800 ft and flight range of 217 mile.

With a max take off weight of  1,150 kg (2,530 lb), Heron is powered by a single Rotax 914 piston engine rated at 86 kW (115 hp) in pusher configuration.

Friday, April 13, 2018

US-UK-France strike Syrian chemical weapon facilities

United States along with allies France and United Kingdom launched air strikes against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, on early Saturday morning, Syrian time.

Additional Trent engine inspections to disrupt quarter Boeing 787 fleet

 A quarter of Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet will be further disrupted by the additional engine inspections announced by Rolls Royce to those previously planned.