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Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.

US Navy Requests Industry Proposals for Carrier-Operable Drones

Future drone attacks could be more pervasive and less constrained by access permissions and host country support, once the US Navy goal to integrate...

V-22 Tilt Rotor Demonstrates Aerial refueling potential

The Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has successfully completed an initial test performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor...

US Navy Awards UCLASS Studies Amid Debate on Performance

The US Navy has launched a series of preliminary studies expected to lead toward the services’ decision on a future carrier-borne drone currently known...

IAI to Convert Two Boeing 767 Into Flying Tankers for Brazil

The Brazilian Air Force Command has selected Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert two Boeing 767-300ER commercial aircraft into military, multi-mission tanker and transport (MMTT) aircraft under project KC-X2. According to Israeli sources the conversion program will cover three aircraft with options for more in the future.

A330 MRTT Selected for India’s Next Aerial Refueling Platform

Airbus Military has confirmed that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The estimated value of the A330 MRTT program could exceed US$2 billion.

F-35s Progress Towards Weapons Delivery Flight Testing Later in 2012

The F-35 testing program is rapidly progressing toward the weapon testing milestone, which will be significant in validating the new fighter's combat capabilities for the first time. Among the testing were pit drops conducted at Pax River, and external carriage flights which included aerial refueling for the first time.

IAI’s Advanced 767 MMTT Will Also Carry Boom Refueling System

Israel Aerospace Industries' Bedek Aircraft Division is developing a new version of the 767 Multi Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT), with a Boom refueling system. Moshe...

First Flight for the New MRTT Royal Saudi Air Force Tanker

The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has successfully completed its maiden flight lasting 4hr 15min. Following the...

Updated: Boeing Wins the U.S. Air Force KC-X Program

The Pentagon announced Boeing has been awarded over US$3.5 Billion in fixed price, incentive firm contract for engineering and manufacturing development of the KC-46A (formerly KC-X) aerial refuieling tanker. The awarded amount will buy 18 NewGen 767 based tankers to be delivered by 2017 as part of a $35 Billion, 179 tanker buy.

Pentagon Expected to Announce Today the Winner of $35 Billion KC-X...

The U.S. Defense Department is expected to announce today (Feb. 24, 2011) the winner of a $35 billion Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract...

Final KC-X Tanker Proposals Submitted by Boeing, EADS

On Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 Boeing and EADS submitted their final proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X tanker competition. Both proposals address the...

IAI’s Refueling Systems for Indian Air Force (IAF) Tankers

In the recent tender the Indian Air Force is seeking proposals for the delivery of five new aerial tankers at an estimated cost of...

EADS, Russia’s UAC Compete on Delivering Six new Tankers to the...

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is seeking to buy six new flying tankers to augment its existing aerial refueling capability. The two companies are...
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