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June 21, 2017, 10:52 AM

F-35 Stamps Fifth-Gen Authority On Paris

JSF makes statements on the air and on the ground at the 2017 Salon du Bourget, where it was the star of the show.

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Apr 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM
The Qahar fighter was taxied, but has not yet flown. The Kowsar trainer was on static display. The missiles have been fired.
Lockheed Martin MQ-25A graphic
Apr 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM
Manufacturers vying to provide the Navy's new carrier-launched unmanned refueling aircraft expect a request for proposals this summer.
F-16 durability testing
Apr 19, 2017 - 3:08 PM
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.
 Il-78M refuels a Tu-160
Apr 17, 2017 - 10:50 AM
Rather than convert some Il-96 freighters, the air force will rely on smaller new and existing Il-78s.
Barak-8 launch and LRSAM
Apr 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM
After a joint development, IAI will supply new surface-to-air missile systems to the Indian Army and Navy worth $2 billion.
GBU-43/B Massive Ordance Air Blast bomb
Apr 13, 2017 - 3:04 PM
The Air Force Research Laboratory developed the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast conventional bomb in 2003 but it was never used.
Gripen mockup on display
Apr 12, 2017 - 2:19 PM
The Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) event was affected by the region’s economic problems.
F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Apr 12, 2017 - 10:50 AM
The FAA action to prevent drone flights over 133 military facilities is the first time it has instituded drone-specific airspace restrictions.
Wing Loong I and CH-4
Apr 12, 2017 - 7:59 AM
Big new deals follow previous imports by the Kingdom; other countries also buying Chinese UCAVs to avoid Western export restrictions.
U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton
Apr 11, 2017 - 7:46 AM
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.