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Category: Defence

Feature: How fighter jet pilots withstand high G

Bradley Elliott discusses what aviators can do to help their bodies fight back against the effects of extreme acceleration.

Antonov 124 carries Bushmasters to Ukraine

It follows the federal government announcing it would gift Ukraine 20 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles – including 14 with Protected Weapon Systems and two ambulance variants – alongside six M777 howitzers with ammunition.

Boeing CEO regrets Trump Air Force One deal

Boeing’s CEO has said its Air Force One deal with the United States government was a risk the company “shouldn’t have taken” amid reporting higher first quarter losses.

Pilot found dead after M-346 jet crash
Air Crash Investigations

Leonardo has confirmed the death of one of two pilots operating a Aermacchi M-346 Master, which crashed on the morning of Wednesday, 16 March.

Airbus to upgrade Tiger aircraft in France, Spain

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation, known as CCAR, has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters for the development, production, and initial in-service support of the Tiger MkIII attack helicopter upgrade program. 

Lockheed Martin, Leonardo, Avio Aero win C-130J sustainment contract

Italy’s Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness Directorate (DAAA) has approved the award of a five-year contract to the Temporary Business Grouping (RTI) – a cooperative formed by Leonardo, Avio Aero and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

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