Defence companies and governments are still ironing out issues with fifth-generation fighter aircraft,...
- Future fighter aircraft: contractors slate sixth-generation concepts
- Boeing to develop virtual training system for RAF and USAF aircrews
- RAF chooses Indra to deliver LTR25 deployable military radar system
- F-35 progress: three challenges to the F-35 supply chain
- Air force innovation: modernising USAF fighter pilot training
Future fighter aircraft: contractors slate sixth-generation concepts
Defence companies and governments are still ironing out issues with fifth-generation fighter aircraft, but some contractors are already looking to the defence aviation solutions of the future. What concepts for sixth-generation fighter jets have been put forward and what are some of their potential capabilities?
RAF begins BriteCloud missile decoy trials on Typhoon
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) has started a series of capability tests of a Leonardo-developed missile decoy device called BriteCloud on its Typhoon fighter aircraft.
Honeywell’s JetWave SATCOM system to support USAF’s C-17 fleet
Honeywell has secured a contract to provide high-speed connectivity for the US Air Force's fleet of C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
BAE Systems Australia achieves F-35 component production milestone
BAE Systems Australia has produced the 15,000th titanium part at Edinburgh Parks in South Australia for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme.
Boeing to develop virtual training system for RAF and USAF aircrews
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract to Boeing Defence UK to provide a virtual training system for the Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots and their US Air Force (USAF) counterparts.
RAF Typhoons escort Russian aircraft around Estonian airspace
The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has scrambled Typhoon jets out of Ämari Air Base in Estonia to intercept Russian aircraft that were flying along the Baltic coast.
H135 Military Training Helicopter
The H135 military training helicopter is manufactured by Airbus Helicopters to meet the flight training needs of armed forces across the world. The highly versatile platform is suitable for basic, advanced and mission training.
Kitron to produce integrated backplane assembly for F-35 fighter jets
Kitron has been awarded a contract by Harris to produce Integrated Backplane Assembly (IBA) for the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft.
USAF and UDRI to test C-130 technologies to reduce sustainment costs
The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) will use a decommissioned C-130 aircraft to test technologies designed to lower sustainment costs and improve readiness.
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