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Aurora Flight Sciences said its Orion unmanned aircraft system flew for 80 hours during a flight in December.
Strict rules of engagement and scarce targets, result in most combat aircraft sorties returning with weapons unexpended
NH Industries hopes to improve availability and encourage joint customer funding of future upgrades.
Senior U.S. military officers said the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program remains on track to meet upcoming initial operational capability dates.
Japan will join South Korea as an operator of the RQ-4 Global Hawk in the Asia Pacific region.
BAE Systems may not bid on other international F-16 upgrade programs after set-back over South Korean fighter choice
Sales of Alenia’s Twin-Turboprop Airlifter Continue at a Moderate Pace
The U.S. Air Force is taking steps to relieve “strain” on its remotely piloted aircraft pilots
Flight testing of the private-venture combat jet continues, and a second prototype is planned
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and variants of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk recently achieved flight-time milestones.