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August 16, 2017, 2:48 PM

Britain’s Costly Carrier Enters Home Port

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.

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General Atomics Predator C Avenger
Aug 22, 2017 - 9:32 AM
An unidentified foreign nation has an interest in acquiring 90 jet-powered Predator C Avenger unmanned aircraft, according to General Atomics.
MQ-9B Sky Guardian first prototype
Aug 18, 2017 - 1:08 PM
Military certification of the Protector variant of the MQ-9B unmanned aircraft is expected in 2021-2022, followed by civil certification.
Eurosam
Aug 17, 2017 - 9:32 AM
A highly politicized search for ground-based long-range air defense continues.
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Aug 16, 2017 - 2:48 PM
HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.
Orion UAV in flight
Aug 15, 2017 - 7:23 AM
The Predator-like Orion MALE UAV faces an uncertain future, as its maker struggles for funding.
Aug 15, 2017 - 1:37 AM
The exercise beginning in September will evaluate small drones and swarming applications in an indoor test range.
Aug 14, 2017 - 2:34 PM
A Chengdu J-10B was shown with with jammer, designator pods and anti-radiation missiles.
MQ-9 Reaper Block 30 ground control station
Aug 12, 2017 - 10:21 PM
Airmen at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico describe the Block 5 Reaper and new Block 30 ground control station.
Aug 12, 2017 - 9:42 AM
Latin American market presence expanding for both fixed-wing, rotorcraft
Aug 10, 2017 - 7:11 AM
Rafael is supplying most avionics and weapons, although Saab’s datalink will also be fitted.