The first U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey slated to receive improved nacelles arrived at Bell‘s [TXT] plant in Amarilllo, Texas on Sept. 21. Last December, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Bell and Boeing [BA] an $81 million contract for the nacelle improvements for CV-22s. “The ...

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is planning to test the amphibious capability of a Lockheed Martin [LMT] MC-130 in the second half of next year, as part of AFSOC’s examination into enhancing the command’s relevance in the Indo-Pacific region to counter China. “ ...

While U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) desires 75 Armed Overwatch aircraft–four squadrons, plus 15 training planes, a top U.S. Air Force official on Aug. 11 countered that such aircraft will not be of much use in conflicts with China or Russia. “The [2018] National Defense ...

L3Harris Technologies [LHX] is to deliver its Falcon IV handheld radios for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to enable its airmen to connect with the Air Force Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), the company said. The radios will incorporate next generation waveforms, improve ...