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EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING: 1 APRIL 2024 (No.86)

Fara is Dead, Long Live….? Where do crewed military helicopters fit into today’s order of battle? Has their operational vulnerability substantially increase now that current...

Bell Debuts 407M Aircraft at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

At this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Mission Solutions Summit, Bell publicly unveiled the 407M special mission aircraft. The 407M is part of...
Textron’s Bell V-280 Valor

Textron’s Bell V-280 Valor Chosen as New U.S. Army Long-Range Assault Aircraft

The V-280’s unmatched combination of proven tiltrotor technology coupled with innovative digital engineering and an open architecture offers the Army outstanding operational versatility for...
MV-22 Osprey medium transport helicopter

Re-Envisioning the Marine Corps

This month’s Commander’s Intent focuses on how the US Marine Corps senior command has updated its original Force Design 2030 concept (Mod 1), a...
Working towards a digital next generation future vertical lift rotorcraft. Bell’s V-280 Valor cockpit simulation on display in October 2020. The V-280 will complete for the FLRAA requi-rement. (DVIDS)

US Army Big Six Requirements and Programmes (Part 2)

This is the second of a two part series to explain the US Army’s ‘Big Six’ programmes to future proof it over the coming...
The Lockheed Martin F-16

Poland’s Diverse Military Air Requirements

Poland’s Air Force acquisition programmes that strive to replace Soviet-era airframes with NATO compatible ones have suffered from frequent delays due to funding and...
M1A1 Abrams Tank offload Ssang Yong 14

All Change at the Corps: Force Design 2030

The plan for the future of the US Marine Corps is contentious and will see a restructuring away from its traditional all-arms employment. A revision...
AFSOC Special Tactics Airmen demonstrate airpower

Bell Boeing Begin Nacelle Improvements on Air Force CV-22

The first Air Force CV-22 Osprey designated for nacelle improvement modifications arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center on Sept. 21. The aircraft is part...
Bell's V-280 Valor

FLRAA and FARA – Procurement With a Difference

The US Army is on track to ensure that the two platforms that emerge from the Future Vertical Lift concept - FLRAA and FARA...
Litening pod

Nowhere to Hide

Published in December 2020/January 2021 issue - Targeting pods have matured and are turning the laser-guided bomb from bludgeon to rapier! Though guided munitions date...

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