Boeing announces $1.4m donation packages to assist Afghan allies and military veterans

The Boeing Company recently announced a $1.4 million donation package to assist with humanitarian relief efforts for Afghan allies as well as grants and initiatives to support and honor U.S. military veterans and their families. The Afghan humanitarian contributions will be directed to the following organizations and initiatives: CARE – To support humanitarian efforts onRead More

Pentagon & Lockheed Martin agree to F-35 sustainment contracts

The F-35 Joint Program Office awarded the Lockheed Martin industry team annualized contracts covering fiscal years 2021-2023 to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet, supporting mission readiness and further reducing costs. “These contracts represent more than a 30% reduction in cost per flying hour from the 2020 annualized contract.” The annual contractsRead More

KNG receives first of six French-made Airbus H225M Caracal helicopters

The Kuwait National Guard (KNG) has received the first of six French-made Airbus H225M Caracal helicopters, which have entered service forming the core of the guard’s air fleet. The Kuwait Ministry of Defense signed a $1 billion contract for 30 H225Ms with Airbus Helicopters in August 2016. Some 24 of the aircraft were destined forRead More

Spirit AeroSystems awards 2 contracts to TUSAS

Turkish Aerospace (TUSAS) has been awarded two contracts by Spirit AeroSystems. Turkish Aerospace will manufacture and supply Section 48 – Tail Feather for Boeing 737 MAX-8 and over 400 parts and sub-assemblies for various Boeing platforms. With experience and know-how gained from previous aerostructure programs, Turkish Aerospace will manufacture Section 48 – Tail Feather forRead More

Northrop’s AARGM-ER achieves Milestone C decision

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER), developed under contract with the US Navy, has successfully achieved a Milestone C decision, authorizing the company as the program’s prime contractor the entry into low rate initial production (LRIP). “The additional capabilities of AARGM-ER, coupled with its high-performance air vehicle, willRead More

European air forces formally launch binational tactical air transport squadron

After several years of planning, the French and German air forces have formally launched a binational tactical air transport squadron starting this month, with plans to fully establish the new unit within three years. French Defense Minister Florence Parly and German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer signed an agreement in August to officially create a jointRead More

Lockheed Martin brings new F-16 manufacturing work to its facility in Pennsylvania

Lockheed Martin announced recently that it would bring new F-16 manufacturing work to its facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The work will generate 80 new jobs in the city and the company plans to lease a new building to accommodate it. Wayne Davis, director at Lockheed Martin’s Johnstown site, says Lockheed Martin continues to see demandRead More

Eve, Microflite to roll out eVTOL aircraft operations in Australia

Embraer’s urban air mobility business Eve has partnered Australian helicopter operator Microflite to roll out electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations in the country, which it expects to start in 2026. Microflite and Eve will use helicopters at the initial stages of the partnership, as a proof of concept to ‘validate parameters’ applicableRead More

Collins Aerospace, RNLAF establish world’s 1st F-35 Pilot Readiness Center outside of the US

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have established the world’s first F-35 Pilot Readiness Center outside of the United States. The new Pilot Readiness Center is located at the RNLAF’s Center for Man in Aviation based at Soesterberg, The Netherlands. The dedicated in-region center provides the RNLAF, andRead More

Boeing-led team demonstrates MUM-T capabilities in simulated mission scenarios

A Boeing-led team has demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capabilities in a virtual environment using the Navy’s MQ-25TM StingrayTM unmanned aerial refueler, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne command-and-control aircraft and the F/A-18 Super Hornet. The demonstration, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, used Northrop Grumman’s portable E-2D simulator in conjunction with Boeing’s F/A-18 and MQ-25Read More