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DARPA Selects Aurora’s LightningStrike 24-prop Hybrid VTOL X-Plane

A canard aircraft using 24 electrically driven rotors tucked inside its wings was selected by DARPA to demonstrate high speed and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The revolutionary unmanned vehicle is scheduled to begin flight tests in the 2018.

UK, France to Invest £120 million in a Joint UCAV Study

The UK and France have agreed to strengthen defence cooperation following a Summit at RAF Brize Norton today. A communiqué signed by the Prime Minister...

Enhanced T56 Engine Could save Billions in C-130H Operating Costs

C130H engine test
The US Air Force began testing a C-130H Hercules tactical transport aircraft powered by an enhanced T-56 engine that could save $2 Billion, keeping the Hercules flying until 2040.

Pentagon Halts the F-136 Alternate Engine for JSF

The Department of Defense (DoD) today issued a stop work order in connection with the Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine program, halting development of...

GE, Rolls Royce to Begin Testing a Production Configured F136 Engine...

General Electric and Rolls Royce are planning to begin testing a production configured of the F136, the alternate power plant for the F-35 Lightning...