Insitu marks one million hours

Unmanned aircraft systems company Insitu has notched up one million operational flight hours – 114 years – by its ScanEagle, Blackjack and Integrator platforms. Insitu chief executive Ryan Hartman said the first operational mission, which started the clock, was for the US Marine Corps, and so too was the … [Read more...]

Singapore to base F-15SGs in New Zealand?

Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG fighters could be based in New Zealand "long-term" for training, NZ Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has announced. Singapore has asked the New Zealand Government "to consider accommodating F-15SG fighter jet training at Ohakea long-term", a statement released by … [Read more...]

Next eight RAAF F-35As on track for 2018 delivery

Australia's next eight F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are in production at prime contractor Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth final assembly plant ahead of delivery to the Commonwealth in 2018. Australia is acquiring 72 F-35As to replace the RAAF's F/A-18 'classic' Hornets, the first two of which, … [Read more...]

Boeing to develop CH-47F Chinook Block II

Boeing is developing an upgraded CH-47F Chinook featuring modifications to increase the heavy-lift helicopter’s lifting power. Funded under a recent US$276 million US Army contract, Boeing will build and test three CH-47F Block II Chinooks to validate technology advancements including a more efficient … [Read more...]