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Pentagon reverses A-10 retirement, but looks for new close air support platform.
An Aurora Flight Sciences-led team plans to fly the XV-24A LightningStrike aircraft in late 2018.
The DA62 MPP has more cabin volume for surveillance than the existing DA42 MPP aircraft.
The U.S. Air Force cancelled local flying operations of the F-35A variant of the fighter to investigate the root cause of incidents.
The company announced a $180.5 million follow-on order from the Navy for its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System.
New developments slowly erode the technical advantage the U.S. military enjoys, the Pentagon states in annual China report to Congress.
Imagery from the company’s sensor and targeting turrets can be actioned onboard.
The U.S. Air Force plans to fly the F-15E Strike Eagle into the 2040s, but the F-15C/D air superiority fighter faces a shorter time horizon.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is the key contractor, but is also leading Japan’s own stealth fighter development.
The MiG-21 derivative has been heavily modified.