US approves French E-2D acquisition

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of three Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft and associated equipment to France.

Australia to procure an additional MQ-4C Triton

The Australian Department of Defence has announced that it will acquire a third Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Fire Scout begins AN/ZPY-8 radar flight trials

The US Navy has commenced flight testing of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, equipped with Leonardo’s AN/ZPY-8 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

China to debut Xian H-20 stealth bomber this year?

According to local media sources, China is readying to publicly debut its first domestically-produced strategic subsonic stealth bomber, the Xian H-20, later this year.

UH-60V digital cockpit upgrades pass IOT&E

Northrop Grumman-supplied digital cockpit upgrades in the integrated avionics suite aboard the US Army’s UH-60V Black Hawk have recently completed initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E).

US Navy procures two additional E-2Ds

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to supply and support an additional two E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes for the US Navy.

The Nighthawk Returns!

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

USAF B-2s return to Europe

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bombers have arrived in Europe as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment.

Video Interview: Commanding the Fighting Saints!

Combat Aircraft Journal Editor, Jamie Hunter, interviews CDR Andrew Craig, commanding officer (CO) of VFC-13 - a US Navy adversary squadron at NAS Fallon flying the F-5N and supporting fleet training and TOPGUN.

LONGBOW to sustain Apache Fire Control Radars

The US Army has awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL) a five-year contract to sustain the AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radar (FCR) on AH-64D/E attack helicopters.

US Navy orders additional MQ-4C Tritons

The US Navy will acquire an additional two MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Northrop Grumman.

IAI set to produce new wings for USAF T-38s

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to produce wings for the Northrop T-38C Talon.