August's top stories: JASDF’s first F-35A Lightning II conducts maiden flight, Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet goes missing
The Japan Air Self Defense Force’s first F-35A Lightning II fighter has successfully completed its maiden flight, Swiss defence authorities have launched search operations for the Swiss Air Force's F/A-18C fighter jet, which went missing near Susten in central Switzerland. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from July 2016.
Global Defence Technology: Issue 66
In this issue: The potential of a joint European force, Singapore’s defence procurement, Oshkosh’s TerraMax technology, the US Combat Rescue Helicopter programme, evolution of the Gripen E, Archerfish mine-hunting drone and more.
No man left behind: the US next gen air combat helicopter
An update from Sikorsky reveals that the $1.2bn programme to replace the US Air Force's rapidly ageing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters is progressing well. The contract signed in 2014 will see the delivery of HH-60W designed for critical combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all US military services. Claire Apthorp caught up with the project to get a glimpse of the final product and find out what it can do.
July's top stories: QinetiQ and partners to bid for ASDOT programme, USAF's restored B-29 bomber conducts first flight
QinetiQ, Thales and Textron AirLand have collaborated to bid for UK MoD's £1.2bn ASDOT programme, US Air Force's (USAF) restored B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft has made its first flight. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from July 2016.
Gripen E: an evolution in pictures
Saab has unveiled the Gripen E next-generation fighter, featuring an improved avionics system, the capability to carry more weapons and an improved range. Claire Apthorp takes a look at the evolution of the Gripen fighter and the capabilities of the latest version.