All articles by Talal Husseini

Talal Husseini

New Zealand military picks C-130 Super Hercules for transport needs

The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has selected the Lockheed Martin-built C-130J-30 Super Hercules as the preferred option for its military transport replacement programme.

Aeralis develops sixth-generation ready military trainer aircraft

UK aircraft manufacturer Aeralis is developing a new kind of military trainer aircraft that will be compatible with advanced systems likely to be found in sixth-generation fighter jets.

US plots Turkey’s F-35 exit over Russian S-400 row

The US Department of Defence (DoD) has outlined plans to make Turkey’s F-35 programme exit as smooth and orderly as possible, should the Eurasian nation buy Russia’s S-400 air defence system.

USAF redesigns equipment to better fit its female pilots

At the Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia on Tuesday, US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy female pilots participated in the Female Fitment event, where they had their body measurements taken in preparation for the delivery of tailored flight equipment.

Thule Air Base: inside the US’s northernmost military base in Greenland

The US’s northernmost military base is the Thule Air Base in Greenland, which was strategically, yet illicitly, established to offer the Danish colonies protection from Germany in the Second World War. Today, the base is used for monitoring space for defence purposes.

USAF teams up with FAA to address national aircrew shortages

The US Air Force (USAF) has launched a collaborative effort with aviation regulator the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to counter national aircrew shortages.

Sikorsky to offer CH-53K helicopter for German Air Force competition

Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has announced it will make a proposal to offer its CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter to the German Air Force, in response to a competition call.

USAF weapons development schedule achieves century of streamlining

The US Air Force (USAF) has achieved its target of cutting at least 100 years of unwanted schedule time from existing weapons development programmes since May 2018.

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?

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.