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March 20, 2017, 7:30 AM

Reprieve Likely for U-2 Dragon Lady

The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.

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U.S. Air Force B-21 bomber
Mar 13, 2017 - 5:06 PM
The secretive bomber program is keeping to its schedule and budget, according to Gen. Stephen Wilson, Air Force vice chief of staff.
system testing
Mar 10, 2017 - 7:14 AM
The German Air Force Tornado fleet will avoid firing of pyrotechnics when testing its self-protection system.
Global Hawk sensor options
Mar 9, 2017 - 4:25 PM
The UTC Aerospace multi-spectral, long-range imaging sensor joins the portfolio of sensor options the RQ-4B Global Hawk offers.
Mar 9, 2017 - 11:50 AM
The deal will keep the Bundeswehr's Stallions flying through 2030.
Dassault Rafale in flight
Mar 9, 2017 - 11:22 AM
Chief executive officer Eric Trappier also revealed another extension to Neuron UCAS demonstrator program.
Mar 7, 2017 - 3:48 PM
The goal of the software is to replicate the feel of flying near large objects and 'feel' the effect of the airflow on the helicopter.
Airbus Tigers in flight
Mar 7, 2017 - 2:34 PM
Boeing and Bell displayed candidates; there was also some A330MRTT news and a fast jet support contract announcement.
Reaper UAS
Mar 5, 2017 - 2:40 PM
The Reaper and the Heron TP are competing to meet the Project AIR 7003 requirement.
Boeing-Leonardo MH-139 helicopter
Mar 2, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Sikorsky as expected will offer a variant of the Black Hawk, while Boeing and Leonardo have teamed to offer the MH-139 intermediate helicopter.
S-76
Mar 2, 2017 - 10:00 AM
The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System aims to reduce pilot workload and enhance mission performance.