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The Qahar fighter was taxied, but has not yet flown. The Kowsar trainer was on static display. The missiles have been fired.
Manufacturers vying to provide the Navy's new carrier-launched unmanned refueling aircraft expect a request for proposals this summer.
The Air Force authorized F-16 Block 40-52 flight operations to 12,000 hours, potentially extending the fighter's service life into the 2040s.
Rather than convert some Il-96 freighters, the air force will rely on smaller new and existing Il-78s.
After a joint development, IAI will supply new surface-to-air missile systems to the Indian Army and Navy worth $2 billion.
The Air Force Research Laboratory developed the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast conventional bomb in 2003 but it was never used.
The Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) event was affected by the region’s economic problems.
The FAA action to prevent drone flights over 133 military facilities is the first time it has instituded drone-specific airspace restrictions.
Big new deals follow previous imports by the Kingdom; other countries also buying Chinese UCAVs to avoid Western export restrictions.
The Navy's baseline MQ-4C Triton was supposed to come with sense-and-avoid radar, but that capability has been postponed to a 2024 upgrade.