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May 26, 2016, 7:23 AM

True Value of Airstrikes Over Iraq and Syria Questioned

They are helping local ground forces regain territory from ISIS – but at a high cost in dollars and destruction

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May 12, 2016 - 11:14 AM
The Stealth Fighter was judged more cost-effective than the Eurofighter and the Super Hornet in a 21-month evaluation
UH-60A and AH-1F in flight
May 12, 2016 - 7:00 AM
Former U.S. Army Black Hawks and Polish M28s, plus Camcopter and Falco UAS, all acquired for counter-terrorism effort.
pilot wearing helmet-mounted system
May 11, 2016 - 10:43 AM
Pilots flying the EF-18 Hornet will cue and designate targets using a system that already serves on US Air Force A-10s and F-16s.
H145Ms in flight
May 9, 2016 - 8:52 AM
A total of 17 of the lightweight multi-role H145 series are heading for Thailand
Predator B rendering
May 6, 2016 - 7:47 AM
Ground testing of new fuselage structure has been completed; the UK is negotiating a contract.
Eurofighter Typhoon in flight
May 6, 2016 - 7:37 AM
Civilian casualties in the Yemen conflict have prompted another call to re-examine dealings that are significant for BAE Systems.
Insitu Flying Launch and Recovery System
May 5, 2016 - 12:55 AM
The Air Force will release a strategic plan for using smaller unmanned aircraft systems than it has traditionally operated.
May 3, 2016 - 12:01 PM
The Osprey is an AESA type that offers 360-degree coverage without moving parts
RQ-7Bv2 Shadow
May 1, 2016 - 7:06 PM
Nearly all of the 117 Shadow systems operated by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are under contract for the V2 upgrade, Textron Systems says.
Sukhoi Su-30M2 in flight
Apr 28, 2016 - 9:28 AM
But production of advanced versions of the Sukhoi fighter for export will continue through at least 2020.