September 2022 news

Defense Aviation and Aerospace Industry


Boeing and Red 6 to advance fighter pilot training with augmented reality

The future of advanced fighter pilot training is leaping into the virtual world as Boeing and augmented reality developer Red 6 announced they are collaborating to develop leading edge aerial dogfighting technology and training in advanced tactical aircraft. Boeing is the first company to team with Red 6 on this type of advanced training technology.

Royal Australian Air Force receives four new F-35 fighter jets

Four F-35A Lightning II aircraft touched down at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown between August 30 and September 2. It brings the total of F-35As based in Australia to 54 of the total planned fleet of 72 aircraft.

Russian guided drone missile successfully completes trials

MOSCOW, September 23. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) has successfully test fired Kh-MD-E short-range homing guided missile from a drone, CEO Boris Obnosov told TASS.

Hensoldt PrecISR1000 multi-mission surveillance radar saves life

HENSOLDT's latest airborne radar, the PrecISR1000 multi-mission surveillance radar, confirmed its outstanding all-weather surveillance capabilities in a life-or-death rescue operation.

UK: Royal Air Force's capstone tactical training event Exercise Cobra Warrior ends

The Exercise, which ran for the last 3 weeks, has allowed members of the United States Air Force, Italian and German Air Forces and NATO to work alongside their RAF counterparts to undertake multiple training missions with various objectives. In turn providing a valuable opportunity to develop joint tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Havelsan redesigned the BAHA UAV

HAVELSAN Simulation, Autonomous and Platform Management Technologies R&D and Engineering Director Mehmet Onur Özçelik announced that the company has redesigned the BAHA unmanned aerial vehicle. Stating that BAHA is a component of HAVELSAN's important project, Özçelik said, "When BAHA first emerged, it was a platform used to test our domestic and national autopilot software and swarm algorithms. We developed our algorithms on this platform. Performing the tests of the developments in the regions where our armed forces are located. "We wanted to do this and went to many areas. Our aim in doing this was primarily to define and see the needs of our armed forces in the region and to test it on the spot. However, we have also developed and improved this test platform itself." he said.

Launch of Ramstein Alloy 22-3 NATO exercise

On September 26 and 27, Allies Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Türkije, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as Partner Finland will conduct the third Ramstein Alloy exercise in 2022 with a focus on NATO’s Deter and Defend concept.

Russia actively engages ZALA Aero drones

MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The Russian army began to actively engage drones of ZALA Aero Company, President of the Kalashnikov Company Alan Lushnikov told TASS.

Bulgaria approves additional F-16 Block 70/72 purchase

The Bulgarian government has approved funding for the purchase of eight additional Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 70/72 Fighting Falcons. This sale was initially cleared by the US State Department in April 2022.

Raytheon wins one billion contract for the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile

According to information published by the US DoD on September 23, 2022, Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $985,348,124 cost-plus-fixed-fee, with performance incentives, task order for the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile (HACM).

Embraer and GMV, from Portugal, sign a MoU for technological development

Embraer and GMV, from Portugal, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a cooperation in the field of systems development and integration for defense products and services, mainly regarding the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft program. The MoU also includes a potential joint research, technology development, and innovation process, intending to extend and increase long-term business relations between the companies during the concept, design, development, production, and support phases.

Airbus tests loading system for outsized military cargo on Beluga

Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with the German armed forces, the system’s first customer, by loading a CH53 military medium-lift helicopter into the Beluga.

MRF-D demonstrates range and reaction capability with Trans-Pacific Tactical redeployment

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. – Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) 22 conducted a trans-pacific tactical redeployment (TACREDEPLOY) of forces and equipment, primarily consisting of a team from the aviation combat element (ACE) to further demonstrate the range and quick reaction capability of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) from 12 – 17 September.

Russian helicopter crews perform flights at extremely low altitudes in western Siberia drills

YEKATERINBURG, September 21. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Crews of Mil Mi-8AMTSh-V (NATO reporting name: Hip) and Mi-24 (Hind) helicopters of the Central Military District have practiced training flights at extremely low altitudes in the Novosibirsk Region in western Siberia, the military district’s press office said.

Myanmar to receive Russian Su-30SM fighter jets

BANGKOK, September 22. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Myanmar will receive several new Russian Su-30SM multirole fighter jets soon, Deputy Minister of Information of Myanmar Zaw Min Tun said.

Mayman Aerospace receives $1.25MM funding from US Air Force AFWERX Agility Prime initiative

California-based Mayman Aerospace has announced confirmation of US$1.25 million funding from the AFWERX Agility Prime initiative to continue development of the Speeder Air Utility Vehicle, AUV.

Northrop Grumman and US Air Force enter into industry-first data rights agreement and prove operations and sustainment data migration to the cloud

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force signed an industry-first data rights agreement recently, opening B-21 data access and collaboration across the program, including the launch of a shared environment for the B-21 digital twin.

Finnish Air Force Ruska 22 exercise to begin

The Finnish Air Force will arrange the Ruska 22 air operations exercise on 3‒8 October 2022. The exercise will involve 50 aircraft and around 3,700 personnel at different locations across Finland.

Bayraktar Kizilelma first engine integration test successfully completed

The first Engine Integration Test of Bayraktar KIZILELMA, Turkey's first unmanned fighter aircraft developed nationally and originally by Baykar, has been successfully completed.

L3Harris selected by Boeing for T-7A Red Hawk jet trainer mission-management processors

L3Harris Technologies won a $91.5 million contract from Boeing to supply mission-management processors for the T-7A Red Hawk, the newest U.S. Air Force jet trainer in 60 years.

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