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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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Super Tucano formation
Aug 9, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Twelve of the Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft will be supplied via the U.S. foreign military sales system.
Mi-17
Aug 7, 2017 - 7:29 AM
At the recent MAKS show, talks advanced on the supply of a lightweight helicopter, and general assistance to the Islamic Republic.
DJI Phantom 4
Aug 4, 2017 - 12:04 PM
The order, contained in an August 2 memorandum, suspends the use of products supplied by the leading manufacturer of small drones.
China
Aug 2, 2017 - 6:29 PM
The appearance of new Chinese fighters, missiles and drones in a big military parade suggests that entry into service has already occurred.
Aug 2, 2017 - 3:32 PM
Confusingly, there are now two “Future Combat Air System” projects in Europe.
Aug 2, 2017 - 7:08 AM
At a recent naval show in St Petersburg, a replacement for the canceled Mistral deal with France was displayed in model form
Air Force One
Aug 1, 2017 - 4:54 PM
The manufacturer and the Air Force are negotiating the sale of two Boeing 747-8s originally ordered by bankrupt Russian carrier Transaero.
Boeing CH-47F Chinook Block II graphic
Jul 28, 2017 - 12:28 PM
The manufacturer will build and test three upgraded CH-47F helicopters under the engineering and manufacturing development contract.
display model
Jul 27, 2017 - 11:47 AM
The Russian aerospace show provided a rare opportunity for Iran to exhibit weaponry abroad.
Jul 26, 2017 - 4:46 PM
The service has determined that five defense contractors have the capability to develop the air-launched hypersonic strike weapon.