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February 2, 2016, 11:55 AM

Pentagon Budget Pursues 'Arsenal Plane,' Swarming Drones

The arsenal plane is one of the R&D efforts being pursued by the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

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meeting of Joint Chiefs
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Unmanned MD500 on display
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Korean Air has devised an alternative to the Boeing Unmanned Little Bird.
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F-16V first flight
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KF-X model
Oct 23, 2015 - 7:31 AM
Potential engine and radar suppliers showed their wares. New Korean unmanned helicopter and fixed-wing programs were also displayed.
William LaPlante, assistant Air Force secretary for acquisition
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MRH-90 in flight
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