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June 29, 2022, 3:20 PM

Sikorsky Raider X Now 90 Percent Complete

Sikorsky's entry in the Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program moves closer to first flight.

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Sikorsky’s FARA Competitive Prototype, RAIDER X®, is seen at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida in June 2022
Jun 29, 2022 - 3:20 PM
Sikorsky's entry in the Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program moves closer to first flight.
A U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter lifts off near tree line.
Jun 29, 2022 - 9:36 AM
The U.S. Army currently operates a fleet of 2,100 Black Hawks and intends to continue flying them for another 30 years.
H145M helicopter in flight performing a steep turn maneuver
Jun 28, 2022 - 9:51 AM
The Cypriot National Guard has ordered six militarized H145s from Airbus Helicopters.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz poses in front of an Italian air force F-35 in the static display.
Jun 27, 2022 - 5:36 AM
The pending F-35 contract is only one of several new procurements in progress in Germany as a result of increased tension in Europe.
Project LANCA
Jun 25, 2022 - 4:25 AM
The Mosquito uncrewed technology demonstrator will not be built as the money can be better spent elsewhere, says the UK defense ministry.
Typhoon Spain
Jun 24, 2022 - 5:42 AM
The new fighter aircraft for Spain will be fitted with ECRS Mk1 E-Scan radar, and will be based in the Canary Islands.
F-16D Block 70
Jun 19, 2022 - 4:34 AM
The delivery of F-16 Block 70s will significantly improve the RJAF’s capability, although the numbers are half of what was originally expected.
KC-390 Czech Republic
Jun 17, 2022 - 5:09 AM
The Dutch choice of the C-390M over the C-130J Super Hercules is a significant boost for Embraer’s military transport program.
Marine One
Jun 13, 2022 - 9:54 PM
Pentagon rotorcraft programs beset by technical, supply chain problems, GAO finds.
F-35 Aggressor in aircraft hangar next to stage during the unit re-establishment ceremony
Jun 10, 2022 - 11:32 AM
The U.S. Air Force is harnessing the capabilities of the F-35A to help train combat units that may encounter fifth-gen opponents in future air wars.