F-35 jets begin Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System tests

The US Air Force 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 and the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Massive F-35 ‘combat power’ demonstration undertaken

The US Air Force 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise, launching dozens of F-35 jets within a short period of time.

UK to procure Friend or Foe Interrogator systems for P-8A Poseidon

The US, UK and other P-8A Poseidon operators have ordered a system to verify forces as friendly and determine their bearing and range.

Lockheed Martin start production of X-59 supersonic passenger jet demonstrator

The Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST (Quiet Supersonic Transport) is an experimental supersonic aircraft designed to evaluate supersonic passenger transport noise acceptability.

F-35 lands ‘backwards’ on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Test pilot Squadron Leader Andy Edgell flew his F-35 facing the stern, not bow, before bringing the jet to a hover and gently setting it down on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

MoD to spend £160m to prepare RAF Lakenheath for American F-35 jets

The MoD say it has awarded a contract worth £160m to Kier VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath for two squadrons of US F-35 jets.

NATO chief expresses concern about Chinese missiles

Chief of NATO Jens Stoltenberg has urged Beijing to join an expanded Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, so that its missiles become bound by it.

Ministry of Defence rejects the term ‘Sea Lightning’ (again)

Lord West of Spithead has been using the term 'Sea Lightning' to refer to the F-35B Lightning for years now and each time he does, the Ministry of Defence reject it.

Gripen E Flies with Meteor

Saab have successfully completed a test flight by a Gripen E aircraft with the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) for the first time.  

QinetiQ wins contract to develop LIDAR for Zephyr

QinetiQ has won a contract to develop its unique Software Defined Multifunction LIDAR technology to a flight ready payload.

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