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August 16, 2017, 2:48 PM

Britain’s Costly Carrier Enters Home Port

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.

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FTC-2000 on display
Jun 5, 2017 - 1:56 PM
The MiG-21 derivative has been heavily modified.
BriteCloud radar jammer
Jun 2, 2017 - 7:55 AM
The UK Royal Air Force is now helping to fund the BriteCloud expendable active decoy for fighter aircraft.
U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook
May 31, 2017 - 3:42 PM
The U.S. Army plans to upgrade 542 CH-47F and MH-47G helicopters, with deliveries starting in 2023.
F-35 program change of command
May 30, 2017 - 4:13 PM
Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter assumes command of the $379 billion procurement from retiring Air Force general Christopher Bogdan.
Mi-171A2 on static display
May 30, 2017 - 6:49 AM
The Mi-171A2 borrows from the Mi-38: both helicopters appeared at the HeliRussia 2017 show.
May 30, 2017 - 6:36 AM
The country has become the fifth to receive Yak-130s, and has renewed its fleet of Mil Mi-8s.
light utility helicopter in flight
May 26, 2017 - 8:10 AM
The LUH is one of two replacements for India’s large fleet of French-origin Alouettes.
Cf-188 Hornet in flight
May 25, 2017 - 7:33 AM
An interim—and controversial—buy of Super Hornets may fall victim to row with US over alleged subsidies to Bombardier.
 Z-19E attack helicopter
May 23, 2017 - 9:49 AM
The first flight of China export Z-19 attack helicopter signals the maturity of the country’s rotary-wing capabilities.
An-132D in flight
May 23, 2017 - 9:03 AM
Turkey has joined the Ukraine and Saudi Arabia in development of the multipurpose twin turboprop.