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The Pentagon is evaluating the 'Tether Eye' tethered drone to combat terrorism. The Navy will equip submarines with tube-launched 'Blackwing.'
A replacement for Russia's Mi-8/17 helicopters is finally in prospect, now that the Western engines and avionics are no longer included.
MBDA’s Spear weapon will offer long-range and precision, but not until the mid-2020s.
But while its many enhanced features were highlighted, the Swedish company is still promoting the recently updated C/D version.
The Austrian company is entering the civilian and military trainer market with a claimed lower-cost offering.
The Pentagon’s latest report describes continued improvement in the country’s military aerospace capabilities.
Updates also provided on existing Kamov machines, including Ka-27 series and long-delayed first flight of Ka-62.
The Stealth Fighter was judged more cost-effective than the Eurofighter and the Super Hornet in a 21-month evaluation
Former U.S. Army Black Hawks and Polish M28s, plus Camcopter and Falco UAS, all acquired for counter-terrorism effort.
Pilots flying the EF-18 Hornet will cue and designate targets using a system that already serves on US Air Force A-10s and F-16s.