Defense

December 29, 2017
 

CH-53K demonstrates dual hook jettison for first time

Sikorsky photograph

For the first time, a CH-53K King Stallion performed a dual point external load and successfully demonstrated the auto-jettison capability of the aircraft, using a 5,000-pound load. The test took place Dec. 5 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Currently, there are four Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model aircraft in test and one Ground Test Vehicle; combined the aircraft have logged more than 650 flight hours.




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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz

F-16CM Thunderbird accident investigation report released

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot, and Staff Sgt. Michael Meister, Thunderbird 4 Dedicated Crew Chief, await the signal to start their F-16 Fighting Falcon du...
 
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs

Second phase of Multi-Domain Task Force pilot headed to Europe

Army photograph by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs Soldiers with the 17th Field Artillery Brigade fire a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Feb. 28, 2017. The brigade served as the foundation of a Multi-Do...
 
 
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F-35 ITF conducts first shipborne rolling vertical landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Royal Navy photograph The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) has been carried out with an F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter jet conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Eliza...