Day: December 7, 2018

Boeing KC-46 tanker program completes key milestone

Boeing has announced that the KC-46 tanker program has successfully completed its Phase II receiver certification flight testing following three weeks of airtime alongside F-15E fighter jets from Edwards Air Force Base, California. In collaboration with US Air Force KC-46 crews, Boeing officially kicked-off receiver certification testing with F-16 aircraft in April 2018. The team […]

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World’s first Zephyr HAPS operating site opens in Australia

The world’s first High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) flight base to serve the Zephyr UAV has officially opened in Wyndham, Western Australia. With access to unrestricted airspace and reliable weather conditions, the Wyndham site is ideally placed and represents a significant investment by Airbus into its much-anticipated Zephyr programme. For the uninitiated, Zephyr is a solar […]

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US Navy awards critical communications contracts to BAE Systems

The US Navy has hired BAE Systems to integrate and sustain critical communications systems across its military vehicles and command centres. Under two single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, BAE Systems will support command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems on behalf of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division […]

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