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Brazil has been committed to the KC-390 since 2010, and finalized its order for 28 in May. The first delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2016.
British Prime Minister David Cameron reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to the e-scan radar here at Farnborough on Monday.
Advantages of the small-diameter bomb include its ability to attack moving targets and its enhanced performance in adverse weather.
Show-goers can find F-35 models, parts and simulators on display, but the four F-35Bs slated to fly to the UK remain grounded at NAS Patuxent River.
Lycoming’s first UAS project dates to World War II and an unmanned twin-engine aircraft.
The company is showing a King Air 350ER, a Grand Caravan EX, an AT-6 turboprop, T-6C Texan trainer and the new Textron AirLand Scorpion tactical jet.
All 20 current-production aircraft “fit numerous mission profiles,” the company said.
Simulation’s role in military training is expanding as budgets shrink.
Apache Guardians and Tigershark UAVs worked well together in Afghanistan using datalinks.