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Eitan – Back in the Air – Again

The Eitan (Heron TP) returned to the sky yesterday after completing a test flight validating the aircraft safety, following eight months investigation that followed a crash of one of the aircraft, due to a wing failure that occurred on a test flight, January 2012.

US Air Force F-16 Crashes in Ocean Northeast of Japan

A US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in the sea approximately 470 kilometers northeast of the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido at 11:30 a.m. on 22 July. the aircraft was enroute to North America at the time of the incident and the cause of the accident is, at this time, unknown. The pilot ejected and was rescued several hours later.

Second F-35 Production Jet Takes First Flight

AF-7, the second F-35 Lightning II production jet, takes off on its first flight Friday, March 4, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint...

A Sri-Lankan Pilot Killed When Two Kfirs Collide in Mid-Air

Two Sri-Lanka Air Force (SLAF) IAI Kfir jet fighters operating from the Katunayake Air Base have collided in mid-air when flying in tight formation,...

Pathfinder Advanced Pilotage System Enters Developmental Flight Testing

Lockheed Martin reported progress with its Pathfinder advanced pilotage system, designed to improve situational awareness and flight safety of utility aircraft and helicopters through...

Enhanced M-PNVS Could Transform Apache Situational Awareness

Lockheed Martin recently is introducing a new sensor into the Modernized-Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-PNVS) sensor system used on the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter....

DARPA Develops Better Battle Damage Tolerance Flight Control for Unmanned Systems

Can an airplane fly with part of its wing ripped off? Two decades after a young Israeli pilot made history by landing an F-15B after...

EADS Installs Obstacle Warning in German Police Helicopters

EADS Defence & Security (DS) is fitting Eurocopter EC 135 helicopters deployed by the German federal police with the HELLAS (Helicopter Laser Radar) obstacle...