Helicopters in the military perform a variety of roles. Some are built specifically...
- Advanced military helicopters: how function dictates capability
- Boeing wins $14.31bn contract to increase lethality of US bombers
- The future of hypersonic weapons: defending against super-fast missiles
- Entente discordiale: will we ever see a future Franco-German fighter aircraft?
- Directed energy: the holy grail of space-based missile defence
Advanced military helicopters: how function dictates capability
Helicopters in the military perform a variety of roles. Some are built specifically for speed and attack while others offer transport and support functions. What are some of the best-known advanced military helicopters and what types of operations are they used for?
Boeing wins $14.31bn contract to increase lethality of US bombers
Boeing has been awarded a $14.31bn flexible acquisition and sustainment contract for the US Air Force’s (USAF) B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers.
The future of hypersonic weapons: defending against super-fast missiles
Hypersonic weapons are missiles that can travel at speeds of Mach 5 or higher, which makes them particularly difficult to defend against. What are the most advanced hypersonic weapons and how can we stop them?
Australia approves Project AIR 6000 Phase 3 to enhance capabilities
The Australian Government has approved the third phase of Project AIR 6000 to boost the country’s air combat capability.
MBDA opens data centre in France for missile development
MBDA has unveiled a data and high-performance computing centre in Le Plessis-Robinson near Paris, France, to support its future missile development projects.
March’s top news stories
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) reached a $1.98bn deal to procure a fleet of E-7 early warning radar aircraft from Boeing for the British Royal Air Force (RAF), and the US MDA and a Boeing-led industry team tested the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system designed for long-range incoming threats. Airforce-Technology.com wraps up key headlines from March 2019.
USAF officials outline need for larger force to combat threats
US Air Force (USAF) Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein have stressed on the need to have a larger airforce to defeat security threats at home, globally and in space.
Nigerian Air Force commissions Marauder armoured vehicle
The Nigerian Air Force has commissioned Paramount Group’s Marauder armoured vehicle and personnel carrier as part of efforts to improve its capabilities to counter threats posed by terrorist and extremist groups.
Entente discordiale: will we ever see a future Franco-German fighter aircraft?
France and Germany have joined forces to work on a new European fighter aircraft. The project is ambitious - both technically and politically - and is already raising a series of challenges as both countries vie for influence. Will it take off or take a nose dive?
India tests locally developed anti-satellite missile
India has demonstrated the capability to launch an anti-satellite missile to destroy low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites through a test conducted from the Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in the state of Odisha.
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