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Return of the X-Planes
NASA is planning to embark next year on a bold and exciting research program aimed to reduce fuel use, emissions, and noise. NASA Aeronautics...
Gulfstream jets with Israeli radar to replace US Navy’s P-3 orion...
The naval test squadron at Pt. Mugu will get brand new Gulfstream G550 business jets fitted with Israeli AEW radars to support weapons testing over the Pacific Range.
MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft completes first flight
Alenia Aermacchi has recently completed the first flight of a fully customized MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft at the company's test flight center at Turin, Italy.
New Flight Control Mode Improves F-35C Handling on Landing Approach
Flying approaches for a carrier landing just might be a little easier in the future. The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Patuxent River completed the first dedicated test flight May 4 to evaluate the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter’s approach handling characteristics with new flight control laws.
Barracuda UAS Demonstrates Networked Multi-UAS Missions in Canada
Cassidian has successfully carried out a series of test flights with its Barracuda UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) technology demonstrator at Goose Bay military test range in Canada. In the past month Barracuda testbed completed five test flights under the 'Agile UAV in a Network Centric Environment' (Agile UAV-NCE) program.
New X-Drone to Test Advanced Wing Design for Future HALE UAS
A new X-Plane designed and developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is expected to fly this year, exploring new wing designs leading to the future development of slender, lightweight, high-aspect-ratio wings for use with high flying UAVs.
Airbus Military Tests AEW&C Configured C295
Airbus Military C295 development aircraft fitted with a six meter diameter rotodome performed the first flight as part of the platform evaluation for the AEW&C role.