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Adelani Adepegba, Alexander Okere and Etim Ekpimah. The United States Government has kept mum over the delivery date and payment options involved in the purchase of the $462m A-29 Tucano light attack aircraft by Nigeria. It referred all inquiries on the issue to the Federal Government, noting that ...
The H-6K—a modernized version of a 60-year-old Soviet design—is the only mass-produced bomber in the world today. Xinhua. China's defense industry has been rapidly modernizing, though a few key gaps still lie between the nation and its bid to become a major military power. One such gap: a ...

The U.S. Army intends to spend more on prototyping as it supports three new vertical lift programs: Future UAS, Future Reconnaissance/Attack Aircraft, and Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft. Sikorsky. The U.S. Army will pursue a mix of long-range, high-speed, agile unmanned and optionally piloted ...
Though not featured here, it's worth noting that the pair of heavily modified OV-10G+ Bronco light attack aircraft that U.S. Speical Operations Command evaluated in Iraq in 2015 had Link 16, SADL, and VMF, too. The only aircraft with only Link 16 and VMF are various foreign types, such as the Dassault ...
Textron has reportedly held talks with a number of countries including Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and India, and has submitted the Scorpion in a U.S. Air Force light attack aircraft competition. But so far it hasn't won any orders. At this point the Scorpion has few true believers, yet Donnelly says Textron ...
Global Military Aircraft Health Monitoring System (Thousands Units) and Revenue (Million USD) Market Split by Product Type such as Line-fit & Retro-fit. Further the research study is segmented by Application such as Fighter, Attack Aircraft, Bomber, Fight Bomber, Reconnaissance Aircraft, Transport Aircraft ...

The United States Government will deliver 12 Tucano A-29 ground attack aircraft to Nigeria in 2020 after the Federal Government concluded payment of about N153 billion ($500 million) in January this year. A top U.S. government official confirmed this in a chat with The Guardian and a few others in Lagos ...
The twin-engine Tornado GR4 is the United Kingdom's main ground-attack aircraft, and they were armed with Storm Shadow missiles, an air-launched weapon that carries a 400-kilogram (900-pound) warhead as far as 400 kilometers (250 miles). That means the Tornadoes will not have been required to ...
The U.S. Air Force has so far been able to avoid grounding dozens of its A-10 Warthog ground attack aircraft that are still waiting for vital replacement wings. Unfortunately, serious questions remain about how long the service will be able to keep the entire fleet active, and whether it even really plans to, ...
The Wichita-built AT-6 Wolverine is one of two planes the Air Force will evaluate in an experiment that could lead to a big order. Textron Aviation Defense will field its Beechcraft AT-6 for a second Air Force test of light-attack aircraft beginning in May. Such an order, which a Textron Aviation official and ...
The two types of turboprop-powered attack aircraft are supposed to make it simpler for the Afghan military to train pilots and maintain aircraft. There's already some familiarity with the Cessna 208 Caravan airframe in the Afghan air force—the service currently owns 24 of them for use as transport and utility ...
Support is growing in the top ranks of the U.S. Air Force for the rapid purchase of an off-the-shelf light attack aircraft to fight terrorists in the Middle East. But two big questions remain: What is the time line for the acquisition, and how many aircraft will the service eventually buy? The Air Force is laying the ...
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson may ask Congress to reallocate funds to the light-attack aircraft programme this year, a move which would accelerate the department's purchase of the aircraft by one year to 2019. Funding for procurement of the light-attack aircraft is currently slated to begin in fiscal ...
A new light attack aircraft could provide the Air Force a cheaper, more cost-effective way of dealing with low-end threats — and free up its more advanced fighters to deal with more serious adversaries. But some critics fear that sending a slower, more lightly armored, propeller-driven plane into battle ...
The U.S. Air Force has confirmed it will not ask for any money to buy light attack aircraft in its latest proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The service insists that its pushing to acquire the new planes quickly and that it will set aside billions in future spending plans, but has declined to disclose any specific ...
The U.S. Air Force intends to rapidly buy a fleet of light-attack aircraft after it conducts a second round of experiments with such planes later this year, service Secretary Heather Wilson said Feb. 16. The Air Force recently updated its five-year spending plan to include a $2.4 billion “placeholder" to acquire ...
The numbers are staggering. In 2017, wildfires burned almost 9.8 million acres across the continental U.S. In California alone, where more than 1.2 million acres were burned in October and December, insurers received almost $12 billion in claims for losses from wildfires. In fiscal 2017, the U.S. Agriculture ...

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Tuesday she is not worried that the service's future light attack aircraft will be more vulnerable than its existing fighter jets and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. “No, that doesn't concern me a lot,” Wilson told reporters during a press conference at the Pentagon. The Air Force is ...
Earlier this month, it announced the two finalists are Textron's AT-6 Wolverine and the A-29 Super Tucano by Sierra Nevada and Embraer. Whichever aircraft is chosen, Wilson said it will be given missions that fit its capabilities. “You wouldn't put a light attack aircraft in the environment that you would put an ...
The U.S. Air Force recently announced the next phase of its Light Attack Aircraft experiment — or OA-X. Two aircraft, the Textron AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada A-29 Super Tucano will participate in another round of demonstrations between May and July as part of the experiment, which could lead ...
Following the completion of the Paramount Group's new aerospace factory at the Wonderboom International Airport Complex, the major player in South Africa's defense industry is preparing to ramp up production of its Mwari light-attack aircraft. (Paramount Group). WASHINGTON ― Following the ...
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein, left, chats with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson after flying Textron's AT-6 as part of the service's light-attack experiment, held August 2017 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. (Valerie Insinna/Staff). SINGAPORE — The U.S. Air Force's light-attack aircraft has ...
The United States Air Force has decided not conduct another OA-X Light Attack Aircraft demonstration during actual combat operations in the Middle East. Instead, the service will continue to experiment with various sensors and data networks onboard the Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra ...
The U.S. Air Force has announced details about the next phase of its light attack aircraft experiment, also known as OA-X, which will consist of more tests of Textron's AT-6 Wolverine and Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer's A-29 Super Tucano. This will be at least the sixth such evaluation of one or ...
The purchase of 12 Tucano United State fighter jets and the recovery of the $322 million Abacha loot are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday.The Guardian's headline has it that the United States Government will deliver 12 Tucano A-29 ground attack aircraft to Nigeria in 2020 ...
Embraer/Sierra Nevada Corporation A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft are responsible for one third of all airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Afghanistan in support of ongoing military operations to defeat the Taliban insurgency, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said over the ...
After deciding to forgo a combat demonstration, the US Air Force is moving forward with phase two of its light-attack aircraft experiment, which will examine sustainment requirements, networking with allies' platforms and flying costs of two propeller-driven aircraft: Textron Aviation's Beechcraft AT-6 ...
But with its F-16IQs, Su-25s, L-159s, and now South Korean-made T-50 Golden Eagle jet trainer and light attack aircraft, Iraq increasingly has far better options when it comes to carrying out air strikes and appears to have relegated its AC-208s to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.
The US Air Force has a yet-to-be awarded contract for new light attack aircraft. The Sierra Nevada-Embraer A-29 Super Tucano, Textron AT-6 Wolverine and Scorpion were invited to a flight demonstrator in Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. This month, the Air Force announced that only the Wolverine ...
CAPITOL HILL: The Air Force placed a $2.4 billion placeholder in the 2019 budget to buy Light Attack aircraft over the next five years, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters this morning. The service does not plan to buy planes in 2019 but to work with allies to build Concepts of Operations and ...
The numbers are staggering. In 2017, wildfires burned almost 9.8 million acres across the continental U.S. In California alone, where more than 1.2 million acres were burned in October and December, insurers received almost $12 billion in claims for losses from wildfires. In fiscal 2017, the U.S. Agriculture ...
The U.S. Air Force recently announced the next phase of its Light Attack Aircraft experiment — or OA-X. Two aircraft, the Textron AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada A-29 Super Tucano will participate in another round of demonstrations between May and July as part of the experiment, which could lead ...
The United States Air Force (USAF) recently announced the next phase of its Light Attack Aircraft (OA-X) experiment. Two aircraft, the Textron AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada A-29 Super Tucano will participate in another round of demonstrations between May and July as part of the experiment, ...
At the same time, particularly given the demands of France's broad counter-terrorism campaign in Northwest Africa, the service is looking at light attack aircraft to supplement scout and gunship helicopters in certain circumstances and as cost-effective alternative to expensive multi-role combat aircraft.
The U.S. Air Force has announced details about the next phase of its light attack aircraft experiment, also known as OA-X, which will consist of more tests of Textron's AT-6 Wolverine and Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer's A-29 Super Tucano. This will be at least the sixth such evaluation of one or ...
The introduction of AC-208 attack aircraft and UH-60 Black Hawk assault helicopters, as well as additional A-29 attack aircraft and MD-530 attack helicopters are part of the planes to strengthen AAF. Critics have warned the war in Afghanistan is likely to intensify in 2018 in the wake of a stepped up U.S. ...
U.S. Air Force officials are considering creating squadrons made up of light-attack aircraft in a bid to deploy cheap assets against poorly defended targets in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move would allow America's advanced, expensive to operate air assets to ...
Actually, the Afghans won't “struggle” to maintain the MD-530 as the U.S. is paying for a logistics support contract, just as it is paying to support their fleet of Mi-17s, C-130 and C-208 cargo aircraft, and A-29 attack aircraft. The struggling may come later as the contracts had no provision for training the Afghan ...
The training ensures the controllers remain proficient at directing attack aircraft onto ground targets in support of U.S. forces engaged in combat. “Here at Fort Hood, the 11th ASOS is associated with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and we are getting ready to go to the National Training Center in a few ...
The U.S. Congress wants to keep the A-10 Warthog attack jet flying. The U.S. Air Force, not so much. Lawmakers have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to maintaining a dedicated ground-attack aircraft and, more importantly, an effective close air support capability. They have done so through ...
The last such major instance of this type of training occurred during the massive Zapad 2017 drills with Belarus, when Russian Su-27 Flanker and MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets, as well as Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack aircraft, performed similar maneuvers on a stretch of road near the Belorussian capital ...
Last week's massed attempted drone strike against Russian forces in Syria is a harbinger of things to come. Indeed, it is almost inevitable that American forces could come under similar attack. However, countering drones with surface-to-air missiles or interceptor aircraft is expensive, thus an airplane such ...
Abu Dhabi has started to market its B-250 air-to-ground attack aircraft to potential clients. The plane was developed in the United Arab Emirates by the little-known company Calidus. Obsessed by counter-guerrilla aircraft, the United Arab Emirates contracted a small local company, Calidus LLC, ...
And finally, the USS Wasp docked in southern Japan on Sunday. That ship carries troops and more than 30 planes, including the F-35 stealth fighter — one of America's most advanced attack aircraft and one that would almost certainly be used if war with North Korea were to break out. The New York Times ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Video footage has emerged showing Russian attack aircraft hitting militant positions in southern Idlib province over and over again amid heavy clashes on the ground throughout the region between pro-government forces and militant groups. Opposition media has ...
... a USAF EC-130H Compass Call aircraft has also been involved in demos where it attacked networks from the air: a kind of in-flight hacking capability that could be particularly useful to conduct cyberwarfare missions where the Electronic Attack aircraft injects malware by air-gapping closed networks.
While Patton was fighting Hitler's armies, light to medium attack aircraft suppressed German movement and activity on the Western front as the United States pushed the Nazis back into Germany. The 9th Air Force filled the skies with smaller aircraft, most of them oriented towards attack in some way.
One Aircraft Heavily Damaged in Most Recent in String of Low-Cost Insurgent Drone Attacks. It is the definition of asymmetrical warfare: a fast-moving, lightly armed insurgency fueled by a radical doctrine uses simple weapons to attack a larger, seemingly more capable occupying force. Taking inspiration ...
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has integrated an intelligence, surveillance reconnaissance pod to a Textron-built light attack ISR aircraft to demonstrate how fast the multi-intelligence pod can be integrated on a new platform. The Air Force said Tuesday Leidos helped install the AgilePod platform ...
Past satellite imagery has shown as many as six Su-35s and nearly a dozen Su-24s, along with a variety of other fighter and ground attack aircraft, such as the very active Su-25 Frogfoots, on the ground at the base. As we at The War Zone have already noted, this imagery also shows the aircraft parked very ...


 

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