Defense

News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft, unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs), military aircraft engines, avionics, missiles, bombs, guidance systems and ground-based air-defense systems.

November 25, 2014, 10:05 AM

F-35 Unit Costs Coming Down, But Still Well Over $100 Million

Engine costs are excluded from totals given by program officials.

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Nov 26, 2014 - 6:56 AM
Official attributes loss rate to pilots’ lack of combat experience; insufficient training; and insufficient intelligence on the threat.
Nov 26, 2014 - 6:00 AM
BEL-Thales Systems will meet new offset and tech transfer rules
Nov 25, 2014 - 10:05 AM
Engine costs are excluded from totals given by program officials.
Nov 25, 2014 - 7:28 AM
Reliability of indigenous fighter powerplants remains questionable.
President Obama announces resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Nov 24, 2014 - 1:57 PM
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation after less than two years in the post.
Nov 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
The aircraft will replace 14 (K)C-135FR tankers in the French air force from 2018, at a rate of one or two per year.
Nov 21, 2014 - 8:10 AM
The latest missile bears a close resemblance to the Indian-Russian BrahMos missile.
Nov 21, 2014 - 7:56 AM
Program officials are hoping that the move will boost the type’s flagging export prospects.
Nov 19, 2014 - 9:28 AM
The nation’s air force intends to eventually replace all three of its existing combat aircraft with the Swedish jet.
Xi’an Aircraft Works Y-20
Nov 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM
The aircraft appeared at the show in PLAAF livery, and the service is expected to be the primary customer.