AIN Defense Perspective » May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011 - 5:06am
GE and partner Rolls-Royce have agreed to self-fund the development of the F1...

The Pentagon issued a “stop work” order for the GE Aviation F136 engine in late March, and the Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. defense budget was finally signed into law last month, without funding for the alternative F-35 engine. But the fight for the F136 is not yet over.

May 9, 2011 - 5:04am
Boeing and Lockheed Martin are looking toward other competitions for sales of...

U.S. defense contractors eliminated from the $10 billion competition to provide India’s medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) cite several other international programs and competitions as opportunities for their respective platforms. But the start of Japan's F-X contest in April and fighter requirements in countries including Denmark, Malaysia and Brazil did nothing to mask the clear disappointment expressed by U.S.

May 9, 2011 - 5:02am
The Shenyang J-15 has many similarities to the Sukhoi Su-33 from which it was...

More imagery has been released through the Chinese media showing the Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark, a “Flanker” derivative intended for service aboard China's first aircraft carrier. The new material includes video of the fighter taking off.

May 9, 2011 - 5:00am
The U.S. Air Force is planning a "recapitalization" project for its aging fle...

The U.S. Air Force will invite bids for two major helicopter requirements, the service confirmed.

The “HH-60 Recapitalization” is the new name for the ill-fated combat search and rescue (CSAR-X) competition, which was abandoned in 2009, three years after the Boeing HH-47 Chinook was first declared the winner.

May 6, 2011 - 10:14am
U.S. officials have not confirmed the type of helicopter that carried Navy Se...

Stealthy helicopters and the still-secret RQ-170 Sentinel, a stealthy unmanned or optionally piloted, tailless flying wing, may have played pivotal roles in the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1.

 

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