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Small Diameter Bomb II – GBU-53/B

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) US$450 million for the development and production of GBU-53/B for the Small Diameter Bomb...

Update: Raytheon Selected to Deliver the U.S. Air Force with SDB-II...

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) US$450 million for the development and production of GBU-53/B for the Small Diameter Bomb increment...

Predator Crash on a Training Mission Due to Human Error

A U.S. Air Combat Command accident investigation board determined the cause of a crash of a Predator MQ-1 B unmanned aerial vehicle at Southern...

A Second Aircraft to Join the Avenger Test Campaign Later in...

General Atomics began flight testing of the new, multi-mission jet-powered Predator C Avenger Unmanned Aerial System. The aircraft continued flight testing since its first flight in April 2009. A second, slightly larger Avenger is currently in production, scheduled to join the first aircraft later in 2010.

U.S. Air Force Deploys the Last MC-12 to Afghanistan

The 30th MC-12 Liberty was recently deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility completing the initial deployment plan, an Air Force official...

Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Imaging System (ARGUS-IS)

The U.S. Air Force awarded BAE Systems about US$50 million contract to deliver high-resolution, wide area infra-red persistent surveillance system. BAE has been developing...

U.S. Air Force Readies new Tactical, Endurance UAVs for Afghanistan

The US Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a contract worth $13.1 million to Aero Mech Engineering, to deliver a new type of unmanned...

New Propellers, Energy Sources Could Make Small UAVs Stealthier

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking for means to reduce the acoustic signature of such UAVs. As part of this effort AFRL...

U.S. Air Force to Test X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

The U.S. Air Force launched the newest and most advanced unmanned re-entry spacecraft today, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:52PM from Cape Canaveral Air Station,...

Boeing unveils a new B767 Derivative ‘NewGen Tanker’ for U.S. Air...

Boeing has unveiled today the 'NewGen Tanker', the aerial refueling aircraft being proposed for the U.S. Air Force KC-X tanker competition. According to Dennis...

USAF Tanker program – Round 3!

In a third attempt in nine years to replace its current 50-year-old planes, the U.S. Air Force will release the Request for Proposal (RFP)...

U.S. Air Force Operates a Stealth Jet-Powered RQ-170 Sentinel UAV in...

Aviation Week & Space technology Ares blog disclosed Friday that the jet propelled UAV recently spotted at the American airbase in Kandahar, Afghanistan was officially recognized...

MATRIX Laser Successfully Downs Small UAVs

Boeing has recently announced successful, intercepts of multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by high power mobile laser weapon system. The tests, conducted back...

U.S. Air Force Awards $303 million for Block 30, 40 Global...

Above: Global Hawk RQ-4B landing at Palmdale. Photo: Northrop Grumman The U.S. Air Force has Awards Northrop Grumman $302.9 Million contract for the production of...
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