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January 22, 2015, 3:23 PM

Big Air Effort for Small Reward Over Iraq, Syria

Strict rules of engagement and scarce targets, result in most combat aircraft sorties returning with weapons unexpended

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
Jan 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM
The U.S. Air Force will enter into negotiations with Boeing to deliver up to three 747-8s to serve as the new Air Force One.
Boeing CH-47F Chinook
Jan 28, 2015 - 3:09 PM
The U.S. Army plans to extend the life of its venerable CH-47 Chinook another 45 years through a series of block upgrades.
Airbus Helicopters Tiger
Jan 28, 2015 - 11:34 AM
Maker eyes orders from Brazil, Malaysia, Qatar, and Poland to offset cuts in European orders.
Silver Fox UAS
Jan 27, 2015 - 6:16 PM
Raytheon acquired Sensitel, manufacturer of the Silver Fox, Manta and Coyote small unmanned aircraft systems.
Jan 26, 2015 - 9:39 AM
The order includes conversions and remodels as well as new aircraft.
Aurora Flight Sciences' Orion unmanned aircraft system
Jan 23, 2015 - 11:32 AM
Aurora Flight Sciences said its Orion unmanned aircraft system flew for 80 hours during a flight in December.
Jan 22, 2015 - 3:23 PM
Strict rules of engagement and scarce targets, result in most combat aircraft sorties returning with weapons unexpended
Jan 22, 2015 - 6:28 AM
NH Industries hopes to improve availability and encourage joint customer funding of future upgrades.
F-35 weapons portfolio
Jan 21, 2015 - 11:48 AM
Senior U.S. military officers said the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program remains on track to meet upcoming initial operational capability dates.
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
Jan 20, 2015 - 3:11 PM
Japan will join South Korea as an operator of the RQ-4 Global Hawk in the Asia Pacific region.