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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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U.S. Air Force small UAS graphic
Nov 2, 2016 - 10:22 AM
The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force each have plans to acquire new unmanned aircraft systems in the future.
T-50 on landing
Nov 2, 2016 - 7:34 AM
A higher thrust powerplant should fly on the T-50 PAKFA next year, while new missiles and bombs have been specified.
Nov 1, 2016 - 12:24 PM
Airstrikes by Western forces help Iraq fight ISIS, but Syria becomes ever more complicated
EMB-145s on ramp
Oct 28, 2016 - 7:37 AM
Company will pay fines to US and Brazilian authorities for the corrupt supply of Super Tucanos to Dominica and EMB-145s to India.
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey
Oct 27, 2016 - 2:17 PM
The company said it will begin delivering the palletized V-22 Aerial Refueling System to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2018.
J-20 fighter in flight
Oct 27, 2016 - 11:04 AM
The J-20 stealth fighter, J-10B multirole fighter, H-6K bomber and KJ-500 AEW aircraft are all slated to appear.
Airbus DS Electronics and Security ASR radar
Oct 24, 2016 - 8:51 PM
Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security is replacing 30-year-old radars at 20 airfields with the ASR aerodrome surveillance radar.
Raytheon-Leonardo T-100 advanced jet trainer
Oct 24, 2016 - 4:10 PM
The manufacturer would assemble the M-346 Master variant in Meridian, Miss., if it wins the U.S. Air Force's T-X competition.
F/A-18C lands on deck of aircraft carrier
Oct 20, 2016 - 2:13 PM
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps plan to reach early operational capability of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System in 2018.
Hellfire from Scorpion
Oct 20, 2016 - 7:51 AM
The private venture still lacks a launch customer, but could fulfill the close air support role in the U.S. Air Force.