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China develops two stealth attack aircraft, says DIA ... one but two new stealth attack planes that will debut until 2025. ... in the world, only behind the USAF and the Russian Air Force.
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Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

  • Boeing NeXt program tests prototype to advance safety and technology of urban air mobility
  • Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle has design range of up to 50 miles

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] yesterday successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company's urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and reliability of on-demand autonomous air transportation.

The PAV prototype completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during the flight, which tested the vehicle's autonomous functions and ground control systems. Future flights will test forward, wing-borne flight, as well as the transition phase between vertical and forward-flight modes. This transition phase is typically the most significant engineering challenge for any high-speed VTOL aircraft.

"In one year, we have progressed from a conceptual design to a flying prototype," said Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop. "Boeing's expertise and innovation have been critical in developing aviation as the world's safest and most efficient form of transportation, and we will continue to lead with a safe, innovative and responsible approach to new mobility solutions."

Powered by an electric propulsion system, the PAV prototype is designed for fully autonomous flight from takeoff to landing, with a range of up to 50 miles (80.47 kilometers). Measuring 30 feet (9.14 meters) long and 28 feet (8.53 meters) wide, its advanced airframe integrates the propulsion and wing systems to achieve efficient hover and forward flight.

"This is what revolution looks like, and it's because of autonomy," said John Langford, president and chief executive officer of Aurora Flight Sciences. "Certifiable autonomy is going to make quiet, clean and safe urban air mobility possible."

The test flight represents the latest milestone for Boeing NeXt. The division works with regulatory agencies and industry partners to lead the responsible introduction of a new mobility ecosystem and ensure a future where autonomous and piloted air vehicles safely coexist. In addition to the PAV, the Boeing NeXt portfolio includes an unmanned fully electric cargo air vehicle (CAV) designed to transport up to 500 pounds (226.80 kilograms) and other urban, regional and global mobility platforms. The CAV completed its first indoor flight last year and will transition to outdoor flight testing in 2019.

"Boeing was there when the aviation industry was born and in our second century, we will unlock the potential of the urban air mobility market," said Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing NeXt. "From building air vehicles to airspace integration, we will usher in a future of safe, low-stress mobility in cities and regions around the world."

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Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.


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Leonardo awarded £293 million Apache Integrated Operational Support contract by the UK MoD


  • Contract extends the current Apache AH Mk.1 Integrated Operational Support service until the types out of service date.
  • The Apache IOS contract will deliver the required levels of aircraft availability whilst reducing through life costs.
  • Leonardo also provides integrated support and training services for the UK MoD’s AW159 Wildcat and AW101 Merlin helicopter fleets.​

Leonardo is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter fleet with comprehensive support and maintenance services. The Apache Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract is valued at approximately £293 million (approximately €325 million) and will continue to support the Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter fleet from 1st April 2019 until the aircraft goes out of service in 2024.

During a visit to Leonardo Helicopters’ facility in Yeovil today Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said “The Apache has provided years of crucial battlefield support to UK and coalition troops in operations in Libya and Afghanistan. This multi-million-pound contract will ensure our Armed Forces continue to benefit from this vital capability as we integrate the latest Apache model into service in 2022.”

Geoff Munday, Leonardo Helicopters’ Managing Director in the UK said “We are pleased that we have been awarded the contract to support the Apache AH Mk.1 fleet up to the planned out of service date and that the Minister has taken the time to visit us here in Yeovil to see first-hand the unique and exceptional capabilities we have here in the UK.”

Under the contract Apache IOS prime contractor Leonardo, through the involvement of its Helicopter and Electronics divisions, will continue to be supported by its industrial partners Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Longbow International to deliver complete spares provisioning, engineering, depth maintenance, repair & overhaul and technical support services for the UK MoD’s fleet of Apache AH Mk.1 helicopters. At Wattisham Airfield, the British Army’s main Apache AH Mk.1 operating base, Leonardo will continue to manage the Depth Support Unit and the associated workshops, ensuring the throughput of the facility matches the operational requirements of the Army Air Corps. At Army Aviation Centre Middle Wallop, Leonardo will continue to be responsible for the provision of Apache aircraft on the flight line at the School of Army Aviation, delivering the required number of flight hours to match the Army’s training requirements.

The Apache IOS programme office, manned by industry and Ministry of Defence staff, located at Leonardo’s Yeovil facility, will continue to manage the IOS contract. The Apache IOS contract will deliver the required levels of aircraft availability whilst reducing through life costs. Leonardo also provides support and training services for the UK MoD’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter fleet under the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract and for the AW101 Merlins under the Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract.


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract


BAE Systems Expands National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Mission Support and Establishes New Tech Council to “Map” Agency Innovation.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year, $250 million contract to continue providing Full-Motion Video (FMV) advanced analytic services, training, and intelligence production support.

“Our experts play a critical role in analyzing multiple FMV feeds to produce actionable intelligence in support of a 24/7 national security mission,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business.

In addition to providing analytic mission support, BAE Systems will stand up a new Performance Innovation Council to introduce NGA leaders to new FMV services, software, systems, platforms, and sensors developed by BAE Systems and its program team, made up of several industry leading intelligence and technology companies. The creation of this new council directly aligns with NGA’s Team GEOINT initiative, which encourages industry, academia, professional organizations, and foreign allies to work together and support common technical standards that will enhance intelligence sharing and collaboration.

“Our incredibly strong team includes the world’s largest Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance businesses,” said Jungck. “Together, we will exchange analytic best practices with our NGA leaders and provide the Agency with insights into our respective technology roadmaps to ensure our future software, platforms, and sensors are designed from the start to meet their mission needs.”

The task-order contract was awarded under NGA’s Multi-Intelligence Analytical and Collection Support Services indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

BAE Systems delivers a broad range of solutions and services enabling militaries and governments to successfully carryout their missions. The company provides large-scale systems engineering, integration, and sustainment services across air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains. BAE Systems takes pride in its support of national security and those who serve.


Rostec ha completado las pruebas de los sistemas de los aviones para SSJ-100 y MC-21

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En diciembre de 2018, Sosteniendo "Technodinamika" Corporación Estatal Rostec completó las pruebas de calificación de las unidades de protección contra incendios y sistemas de oxígeno, que se utilizarán en aviones SSJ-100 y MC-21.

Las agregados del sistema de protección contra incendios se enviarán a Sukhoi Civil Aircraft para pruebas de certificación adicionales como parte del SSJ-100 en la primavera de 2019. SA «Technodinamika» también suministrará estas agregados para el avión ruso MC-21 más nuevo.

“Nos centramos tanto en el mercado ruso como en el internacional. Teniendo esto en cuenta, las pruebas se realizaron para cumplir con las normas rusas (AP 25) y las normas extranjeras (TSO). En el futuro, esto debería facilitar la obtención de un certificado EASA tanto para unidades individuales como para la aeronave en general ", dijo Anatoly Serdyukov, director industrial del grupo de aviación de la Corporación Estatal de Rostec.

Las pruebas han demostrado que en algunos parámetros, los productos superan las muestras de proveedores extranjeros en un 8-12%. Esto se aplica tanto a las características de masa como a la vida útil de las unidades.

En septiembre de 2018, SAA «Technodinamika» ganó la licitación para el suministro de unidades del sistema de protección contra incendios para el nuevo avión ruso MC-21. Ahora hay una etapa de coordinación del contrato y condiciones de entrega con SAD «Corporación Irkut».

«Technodinamika» comenzó a producir unidades realmente competitivas que se pueden instalar en los equipos de aviación más modernos. Calificamos con éxito todas las unidades declaradas de los sistemas de protección contra incendios y oxígeno, como lo demuestran los certificados de calificación emitidos por la autoridad de certificación ”, dijo Igor Nasenkov, Director General de SA «Technodinamika».

Los socios chinos también están interesados en las unidades desarrolladas del sistema de protección contra incendios. En particular, la delegación china bajo el programa del avión CR929 de largo recorrido ruso-chino de fuselaje ancho llegó a la empresa.

Rostec continúa implementando un programa a gran escala para el desarrollo del cluster de aviación de acuerdo con la estrategia aprobada de la corporación, cuyos objetivos principales son el desarrollo de la producción civil, la mejora de la eficiencia operativa y el acceso a los mercados mundiales hasta 2025.


Ivory Coast joins the family of C295 operators

press release

The Ministry of Defence of Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft.

The aircraft, in transport configuration, will enhance the capabilities of the Ivory Coast Air Force with its proven record of excellent performance in hot and harsh conditions, and affordable maintenance and operational costs.

Bernhard Brenner, Airbus Defence and Space Head of Marketing & Sales, said: “The C295 has proven its outstanding capabilities in the exceptionally harsh sub-Saharan Africa operating environment. The aircraft will be a game changer for Ivory Coast and we feel very proud to welcome a new operator into our C295 family.”

With this new order Ivory Coast becomes the 28th nation worldwide to operate the C295. Airbus Defence and Space has to date sold 91 aircraft to 17 countries in Africa. There is a growing fleet of C295s in the North and West Africa region with up to 35 C295s contracted by Egypt, Algeria, Ghana and Mali.


Airbus launches quantum computing challenge to transform the aircraft lifecycle

press release

Airbus has launched a global competition in quantum computing, inviting experts to propose and develop solutions, for complex optimisation and modelisation across the full aircraft life-cycle, using newly available computing capabilities.

The Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge (AQCC) aims to take science out of the lab and into industry, by applying newly-available computing capabilities to real-life industrial cases.

With traditional computers approaching their limits, the quantum computer promises to deliver a new level of computational power. As an active user of High Performance Computing (HPC), Airbus is already extending current capacity by integrating and leveraging quantum technologies in fields such as route optimisation and satellite imagery.

Through the challenge Airbus is looking to further explore solutions that quantum technologies can bring through the sharing of in-house and external knowledge, data and expertise. Five distinct challenges have been identified in the flight physics domain that have an impact on all aspects of Airbus’ business, from design and operations, to airline revenue streams. With varying degrees of complexity, the statements range from the simple optimisation of aircraft climb to the more complex optimisation of wing-box design.

Open to post-graduate students, PhDs, academics, researchers, start-ups and professionals in the field of quantum computing, individuals or teams will compete for hardware access and for the opportunity to mature their ideas for industrialisation, working collaboratively with Airbus industry experts. The AQCC will run throughout 2019.

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