MAY 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


The hydraulic systems of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet will be replaced by electric engines to decrease the signature, increase maneuverability and simplify maintenance. Su-57 with new controls is expected to take off in 2022. Experts believe the modernization will increase survivability, the Izvestia daily writes.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force and its partners pushed forward with the kickoff of Agility Prime this week. The objective of the week’s events was to reinforce the Air Force’s commitment in partnering with industry, investors and the interagency to help ensure there is a robust domestic capability in the aerospace sector.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is rapidly working on developing and fielding a gatewayONE prototype, an open system enabling translation and communication across platforms, in support of the Advanced Battle Management family of Systems (ABMS). 

The U.S. Air Force’s first combat-coded F-35A Lightning II wing is sending aircraft to the Air Force’s newest F-35A wing to help speed their stand-up. Four F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing took off on a four-hour flight across the Pacific Northwest for Eielson AFB, Alaska, April 27. They will become part of the 354th Fighter Wing’s inventory for the next two months.

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