Leonardo DRS to Build Aerial Refuelling Operator Station for KC-46 Tanker Fleet

May 9, 2024 @ 06:53 AM

Boeing has awarded Leonardo DRS a contract to build upgraded aerial refueling operator stations (AROS 2.0) for U

French DGA Notifies Airbus of the First Work on Standard 2 of...

October 21, 2023 @ 02:28 PM

The French Direct General Armaments (DGA) has commenced equipping the Airbus A330 MRTT fleet with the MELISSA satellite communications antenna, allowing access to the SYRACUSE IV military constellation. The A330 MRTT Phoenix fleet will thus have a high-speed, sovereign and secure communications capacity, associated with increased means of transmission as part...

Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter Completes Aerial Refueling Tests with KC-130KJ Tanker

June 10, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter has successfully completed several inflight refuelling tests with a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker of the U.S

Boeing Preparing KC-46 Aerial Tanker for Autonomous Refueling

April 3, 2020 @ 07:37 AM

Boeing and the US Air Force are preparing to upgrade the KC-46 Pegasus tanker for autonomous refueling capability. “The Air Force and Boeing will make the KC-46 synonymous with aerial refueling excellence

US Navy Orders 3 More Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Aerial Refueling Drones

April 3, 2020 @ 06:29 AM

The US Navy has placed an order for three additional MQ-25 Stingray aerial refueling drones from Boeing. “The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract modification for three additional MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft Boeing is manufacturing to seven,” Boeing announced Thursday

Production at Airbus, Dassault, Leonardo Hit due to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020 @ 06:25 PM

Production at facilities of Aviation and defence firms such as Airbus, Dassault Aviation, MBDA and Leonardo has been hit due to COVID-19 pandemic now sweeping across Europe. Dassault Aviations plants that manufacture the Rafale fighter jet and Falcon business aircraft have been working at below par since last week

Israel to buy 8 KC-46 Tankers, Equipment from US for $2.4B

March 4, 2020 @ 05:57 AM

The US State Department has approved the sale of eight KC-46A tanker aircraft and related equipment for nearly $2.4 billion

Airbus, Singapore to Develop A330 Automatic Air-to-air Refueling Aircraft

February 12, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

Airbus and Singapore have commenced work on an automatic air-to-air refueling (A3R) A330 MRTT aircraft which will apply for certification by 2021. The A3R system requires no additional equipment on the receiver and is intended to reduce air refuelling operator (ARO) workload, improve safety and optimise the rate of air-to-air refuelling (AAR) transfer in operational conditions to maximise aerial superiority

French Air Force Gets Second KC-130J Aerial Refueler

February 8, 2020 @ 05:36 AM

Lockheed Martin handed over the second of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to the Frances Armée de l'Air on February 4, at the companys Aeronautics facility in Marietta, Georgia. France has received a total of four Super Hercules aircraft — two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers — through a Foreign Military Sale with the US government

Boeing Delivers 3 KC-46 Tankers to USAF

January 16, 2020 @ 07:25 AM

Boeing has delivered 3 new KC-46 Pegasusmilitary aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft to the United States Air Force (USAF). "Weve delivered three more KC-46 tankers to the US Air Force

UAE Announces Plan to Buy Saab GlobalEye, Airbus A330 MRTTs at Dubai...

November 19, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force announced plans to acquire two additional GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from Saab, and three more Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, at the ongoing Dubai Airshow (17-21 November). The GlobalEye is among the static displays at the airshow, marking the aircrafts debut at any exhibition

Boeing Wins USAF’s $2.6Bn KC-46 Tanker Aircraft Contract

September 28, 2019 @ 07:03 AM

Boeing has won a US Air Forces (USAFs) contract valued at $2.6 Billion for Lot 5 production KC-46 aircraft, initial spares, and support equipment