The US Air Force (USAF) has performed the maiden flight test of its...
- USAF performs first flight test of ARRW hypersonic weapon
- Raytheon StormBreaker smart weapon completes all operational tests
- Thule Air Base: inside the US’s northernmost military base in Greenland
- The ten most expensive military aircraft ever built
- USAF weapons development schedule achieves century of streamlining
Raytheon launches AIM-9X Sidewinder missile from NASAMS launcher
Raytheon and the Royal Norwegian Air Force have performed the debut launch of an AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II short-range missile from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) launcher.
Elbit Systems to provide J-MUSIC systems for Germany’s A400M aircraft
Elbit Systems has received a contract to supply its J-MUSIC Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for the German Air Force's Airbus A400M aircraft.
USAF performs first flight test of ARRW hypersonic weapon
The US Air Force (USAF) has performed the maiden flight test of its air-launched rapid response weapon (ARRW) hypersonic weapon on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft.
Raytheon StormBreaker smart weapon completes all operational tests
Raytheon has completed all operational test drops of its new StormBreaker smart weapon, bringing it one step closer to achieving initial operational capability
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.
US clears $1.673bn sale of F-16C/D aircraft to Bulgaria
The US State Department has cleared a potential sale of eight F-16C/D Block 70/72 aircraft and related equipment to Bulgaria for approximately $1.673bn.
The world’s most effective air-to-air missiles
Advanced air-to-air missiles (AAMs) such as the Meteor, IRIS-T and AIM-9X Sidewinder form the core weaponry used in a dogfight scenario. Airforce-technology.com lists the world’s ten most effective AAMs based on precision and engagement features.
(Last updated: June 2019)
The ten most expensive military aircraft ever built
An increase in the demand for state-of-the-art aircraft capabilities has caused costs to rise for military aircraft, resulting in cancelled projects and production cuts. From Northrop Grumman’s B-2 Spirit to Chengdu’s J-20 Black Eagle and Air Force One, Airforce-Technology.com lists the world’s ten most expensive military aircraft to have ever been built.
USAF awards weapon planning software contract to Tapestry Solutions
The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Boeing’s subsidiary Tapestry Solutions to provide weapon planning software (WPS) to US military and allied forces.
May’s top news stories
The US approved a potential $3bn sale of 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Qatar, and the US Air Force conducted a test-launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Airforce-Technology.com wraps up key headlines from May 2019.
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