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November 30, 2016, 7:44 AM

Saab Postpones Gripen E First Flight—for Good Reason

The company claims that pre-qualifying software to a very high standard will save time and money later on.

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Tern assembly at Scaled Composites
Dec 2, 2016 - 11:21 AM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently instructed Northrop Grumman to build a second test vehicle.
LCA on display
Nov 30, 2016 - 10:24 AM
A Mk 1A version will feature improvements, but the extent of indigenous versus foreign radar content remains unclear.
First flight of Type Certifiable Predator B
Nov 30, 2016 - 10:05 AM
The manufacturer plans to begin delivering the MQ-9 Reaper variant to the UK Royal Air Force in late 2018.
Gripen E production
Nov 30, 2016 - 7:44 AM
The company claims that pre-qualifying software to a very high standard will save time and money later on.
Nov 29, 2016 - 6:08 PM
Company modeling says that fourth-gen strike aircraft can survive formidable air defenses
Lockheed Martin F-16V
Nov 29, 2016 - 9:11 AM
The manufacturer will upgrade 134 Republic of Korea Air Force F-16s to the F-16V configuration.
J-10 on ramp
Nov 23, 2016 - 3:36 AM
The J-20 stealth fighter made only a fleeting appearance, while a new airlifter, attack helicopter and AWACS were fully shown.
Kawasaki P-1 in flight
Nov 22, 2016 - 2:58 PM
The country’s C-130, B757 and P-3 fleets will need to replaced in the next decade.
Predator B rendering
Nov 22, 2016 - 1:59 PM
The Royal Air Force is planning to increase its MALE UAV capability, by acquiring Certifiable Predator Bs.
Strike Eagles, Super Hornet
Nov 21, 2016 - 1:49 PM
A bonanza for Boeing and subcontractors as the sale of 72 F-15s to Qatar and 40 F-18s to Kuwait is notified.