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 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM
In its Zhuhai display, the FC-31 appeared to bleed too much energy and the pilot had a hard time keeping the nose up during turns and other maneuvers.
J-31
Nov 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The significant increase in military systems on display has boosted the biennial event.
Nov 12, 2014 - 5:01 PM
Iran claims to have flown an unmanned aircraft copied from the RQ-170 Sentinel that crashed in that country in December 2011.
BAE UCAV
Nov 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM
All previous indications and illustrations of the FCAS project have pointed to an unmanned combat air vehicle.
Nov 11, 2014 - 6:07 PM
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks information on "distributed airborne capabilities" involving small unmanned aircraft.
IF-X fighter
Nov 11, 2014 - 7:47 AM
Indonesia has three separate programs covering current, middle- and long-term requirements.
T-100 model
Nov 5, 2014 - 9:24 AM
The service plans to spend $503 million on the jet trainer over the next five years.
Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton
Nov 4, 2014 - 9:35 PM
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command released a request for information on sense-and-avoid radar solutions for the MQ-4C Triton on November 3.
First arrested landing of F-35C on an aircraft carrier
Nov 3, 2014 - 8:19 PM
The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter made its first arrested landing on an aircraft carrier on November 3.
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron UAS
Nov 3, 2014 - 2:57 PM
The Royal Australian Air Force will continue using the IAI Heron to train until it receives the MQ-4C Triton.