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July 31, 2015, 3:32 PM

Marines Make Fighter History, Declare F-35B Combat Capable

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at Yuma, Ariz., is the first squadron to begin operations with the fifth-generation fighter.

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Boeing AH-6 Little Bird
May 26, 2015 - 2:28 PM
The manufacturer will start production in Mesa, Ariz., for international AH-6i light attack helicopters the Saudi National Guard requires.
touchscreen cockpit of V-280
May 21, 2015 - 9:10 AM
Touchscreen technology is at the heart of the panel, which won’t be installed in the aircraft until 2025 or 2030.
Boeing QF-16 full-scale aerial target
May 20, 2015 - 11:03 PM
The manufacturer's "Off-Boeing" program unit in St. Louis is vying to supply a new mission computer for U.S. and international F-16s.
missile launcher
May 19, 2015 - 12:19 PM
Advanced, long-range air defense system not previously for export is going to ‘strategic ally.’
Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system
May 18, 2015 - 3:03 PM
The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye shows the potential of a 'stratospheric, persistent directed energy platform,' says Phantom Works chief.
artist's rendering of European Male
May 18, 2015 - 11:18 AM
France, Germany and Italy signal intent to fund project definition of an all-European medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS.
Airbus C-295 in flight
May 15, 2015 - 7:26 AM
The twin-turboprop military transport will be manufactured in India but not by state-owned HAL.
Airbus A330-200 on ramp
May 14, 2015 - 12:29 PM
Provider of tankers to UK Royal Air Force has placed only one A330 with an airline to date.
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk
May 14, 2015 - 10:14 AM
The helicopter manufacturer is building a production kit version of the autonomy system developed under its Matrix research program.
Mi-26 in flight
May 12, 2015 - 7:25 AM
Ceremony to seal joint development is witnessed by presidents of both countries.