Saturday, May 28, 2022

Air Forces

US eliminates export restrictions for drones to boost drone sales to allies and compete...

Sidestepping the accord would allow U.S. defense contractors General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc and Northrop Grumman Corp to break into new markets currently dominated by less sophisticated offerings from China and Israel, which do not participate in the MTCR. The Trump administration is pressing ahead with its revamp of drone export policy under pressure from American manufacturers and despite objections from human rights advocates, who warn of the risk of fueling instability in hot spots including the Middle East and South Asia.

U.S. Air Force awards Skyborg contracts to four companies

Four companies were selected to build the U.S. Air Force’s next autonomous attritable unmanned aircraft for the Skyborg Vanguard program.The Boeing Co. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc., and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.

Plane with US soldiers filmed in Bucharest, Ro, while crash landing

A plane carrying US soldiers from Afghanistan to the United States crash landed on an airport in Bucharest, Romania.

How is the Egyptian Air Force able to operate its fleet of mixed origin?

“However, data is being shared between the different-origin aircraft through the command-and-control centers that are equipped with dedicated systems capable of linking the various radar, aircraft, sensors, reconnaissance and electronic warfare systems, and integrating all the information and data...

Afghan Fighter Pilot Scared of Taliban Escapes to US

The U.S.-trained aviator had last year been denied safe passage in a case that drew ire from inside U.S. military ranks. Maj. Asadi left Kabul on Tuesday after the U.S. last month granted him a temporary protection status for noncitizens in the country.