Tag Archives: fighter aircraft

Boeing Eyes 2020 Delivery of F-15EX Fighter Jets to Air Force

Boeing said it could hand over to the U.S. Air Force at least two engineering, manufacturing and development units of its Advanced F-15 variant as early as 2020, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday. The company’s announcement comes after the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel allocated $986M in funds for eight F-15EX fighter jets in its draft budget request for fiscal year 2020.

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Initial Ground Test Results of Lockheed-Built F-35A Variant Show Potential for Service-Life Increase

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 joint program office have wrapped a series of durability, drop and static tests designed to validate the F-35 aircraft’s resilience and strength in combat environments and support maintenance forecasting and fleet management operations. The fighter aircraft has an average service lifetime of 8K hours and …

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Boeing, HAL, Mahindra team up on bid for India’s fighter aircraft contract

Boeing has partnered with India-based Mahindra Defence Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics to offer the country’s air force the F/A-18 Super Hornet platform, Flightglobal reported Friday. The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company intends to propose a fighter aircraft production facility as part of its support to “Make in India” goals. The Indian air force sent a …

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UTC Subsidiary to Supply Environmental Control Systems for KAI’s KF-X Fighter Jets

A United Technologies Corp. subsidiary has secured a contract to provide and install environmental control systems aboard the Korea Aerospace Industries-built KF-X fighter aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems said Tuesday its environmental control platform is an integrated system consists of air conditioning, liquid cooling, cabin pressurization and bleed air control components. …

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Cobham to Produce Missile Eject Launchers for South Korea’s Future KF-X Fighter Aircraft

Korean Aerospace Industries has awarded Cobham a $9 million contract to supply an undisclosed quantity of Missile Eject Launcher units for integration onto South Korea’s future KF-X multirole fighter aircraft. Cobham said Tuesday it aims to deliver the weapons carriage and release equipment to KAI by 2020. Ken Kota, senior vice president and general …

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