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February 16, 2017, 5:02 PM

F-35 Chief, Boeing CEO Discussed Cost Savings with Trump

Conversations he had with the President influenced a January 26 Pentagon order to review the F-35 program, said Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan.

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Indian multirole helicopter on display
Feb 16, 2017 - 6:02 PM
The target is to replace Mil Mi-17s, but a new contract to upgrade those machines is also announced at the Aero India show.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan
Feb 16, 2017 - 5:02 PM
Conversations he had with the President influenced a January 26 Pentagon order to review the F-35 program, said Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan.
Eurofighters in flight
Feb 16, 2017 - 2:09 PM
Airbus statement says the allegations over a 2003 sale are unfounded and without warning.
XAT-5 model on display
Feb 16, 2017 - 8:41 AM
The island republic will boost its local defense industry rather than buying M346s from Italy.
ZJ100
Feb 15, 2017 - 7:47 AM
BAE Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics have jointly funded a dual-role training/combat version of the evergreen jet trainer.
Alenia T-100 jet trainer
Feb 13, 2017 - 4:16 PM
Two weeks after ending its partnership with Raytheon, the Italian company will compete for the T-X program through its DRS subsidiary.
helicopters over a tank
Feb 10, 2017 - 4:00 AM
Bell's next tiltrotor design is 93 percent done and conducting ground testing in preparation for first flight around September 2017.
F-35 on the ground
Feb 8, 2017 - 8:06 PM
The RAAF’s first two Lightning IIs will make a transpacific roundtrip; the air arm’s first Growler will also be there.
Il-38 in flight
Feb 7, 2017 - 7:36 AM
The venerable equivalent of the US Navy’s P-3 Orion ASW aircraft is receiving a makeover that will keep it effective.
Schiebel S-100 Camcopter
Feb 6, 2017 - 1:43 PM
The service earlier evaluated the 243-pound helicopter for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance as well as forward observer missions.