Sikorsky releases new video of Defiant X helicopter

U.S. helicopter maker Sikorsky, a unit of Lockheed Martin, has released a new short video showing its concept for Defiant X compound helicopter with two rigid coaxial rotors and a pusher propeller in the tail. The concept was first unveiled by Sikorsky and Boeing on January 25 as their proposed helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future […]

U.S. Navy to award contract for submarine-launched drones

The U.S. Navy plans to select a California-based AeroVironment Inc. to manufacture submarine-launched Blackwing drones, according to the U.S. government’s main contracting website. In a notice posted on the Federal website on Tuesday, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced plans to issue a sole source contract to Aerovironment, Inc. for the procurement of Blackwing 10C Electro-Optic […]

Boeing gets $115M contract to build more Loyal Wingman combat drones

Aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that the Australian government has awarded a $115 million contract to build three more Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force. The company said that the agreement will increase the aircraft’s production capability to six aircraft for Royal Australian Air Force. As noted by the company, the […]

General Atomics releases new image of its next-generation combat drone

General Atomics’ Aeronautical Systems division, or GS-ASI, has released a new rendering of its stealthy, next-generation unmanned aircraft system. The GA-ASI released a new rendering of the new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV)’s design on its social media page on Friday. The company Twitter post states: “Our robust digital […]