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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Jul 17, 2014 - 7:20 AM
Rotary engines deliver reliable performance in the 20-60 hp range,
Jul 17, 2014 - 6:50 AM
The XP is fitted with GA-ASI’s Lynx multi-mode radar, high-definition electro-optical video and automatic identification system.
Jul 17, 2014 - 6:25 AM
No major in-service issue so far, manufacturer of TP400 says.
Jul 17, 2014 - 6:15 AM
The U.S. Air Force and industrial partners could see great improvements in efficiency as a result of the new strategic agility program.
Jul 17, 2014 - 5:12 AM
Selex will adapt its Seaspray 7500 radar to fit in the center third of the pod that houses the UTC Aerospace Systems DB-110 on fighter aircraft.
Jul 17, 2014 - 4:30 AM
BAE to provide Striker helmet, using NVGs, after development problems with the Elbit Systems/Rockwell Collins HMD that is integral to the F-35 cockpit.
Jul 17, 2014 - 4:20 AM
Changes from the original version include a new wet wing, lighter structure, single-piece canopy, and modern cockpit.
Jul 17, 2014 - 4:00 AM
The RAF and USAF sponsored trials of the Brimstone fitted on the MQ-9 Reaper UCAV at U.S. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California.