General Atomics said on Dec. 9 that it has debuted a new drone, called Mojave, that is to be capable of short take-off and landing (STOL) in 400 to 600 feet and to have a carriage of up to 16 Lockheed Martin [LMT] Hellfire missiles or similar munitions. The company believes the Mojave may find [ ...

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 ...