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March 20, 2017, 7:30 AM

Reprieve Likely for U-2 Dragon Lady

The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.

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May 29, 2014 - 8:46 AM
A turboprop trainer, attack helicopter and UAV were among the aircraft the nation showed at ILA Berlin.
May 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM
Defense exhibitors and attendees at ILA Berlin are mostly focused on German requirements, but the Germans are not buying anything.
May 23, 2014 - 7:50 AM
The question of certification looms large in any evaluation of future MALE UAVs for European nations.
May 23, 2014 - 7:40 AM
The proposal is a Sigint conversion of a Bombardier Global 5000.
Saab Grippen EF
May 19, 2014 - 4:30 AM
Switzerland chose the Gripen after a thorough and protracted evaluation, and a framework agreement worth about $3.5 billion was signed in February 2013.
May 15, 2014 - 8:05 AM
Iraq is the first announced customer for the AT-6.
May 15, 2014 - 7:45 AM
Camera-on-chip technology makes possible superior image quality in miniature cameras, says the company.
U.S. Air Force MC-12W
May 15, 2014 - 7:31 AM
Air Force using the twin turboprops to locate the more than 200 school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
MQ-4C Triton
May 14, 2014 - 11:00 PM
Due-regard rader will make the Triton capable of detecting aircraft not equipped with a transponder or not using it to avoid detection.