Defense

News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft, unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs), military aircraft engines, avionics, missiles, bombs, guidance systems and ground-based air-defense systems.

November 25, 2014, 10:05 AM

F-35 Unit Costs Coming Down, But Still Well Over $100 Million

Engine costs are excluded from totals given by program officials.

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Jul 15, 2014 - 1:15 AM
“I can announce today that we’re now able to put £1.1 billion of investment back into our defense capabilities,” the UK Prime Minister said.
Jul 15, 2014 - 1:00 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging the defense industry to boost exports with more creative sources of financing.
Jul 15, 2014 - 12:25 AM
Israel selected the M-346 in 2012 to replace its aging McDonnell Douglas A-4N, TA-4H and TA-4J Skyhawks of the 102 “The Flying Tigers” Squadron.
The Saab Gripen did the first eight development firings of the MBDA Meteor BVRAAM. The European missile house chose the Swedish fighter in preference to the Rafale or the Eurofighter, but the Meteor has since been integrated on all three aircraft.
Jul 14, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The Saab Gripen has proved to be a good test bed for missiles, as Saab explains how it manages to keep costs under control.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:50 AM
Russian order for MiG-29SMT raises hopes for commitment to the MiG-35 program.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:45 AM
Irkut is working on a possible new widebody airliner with China, as well as several military aircraft upgrades.
The Reaper can be armed with four Hellfire missiles and two GBU-12 laser-guided 250-pound bombs. The RAF usually flies with all four missiles, but only one bomb. The UAV’s Raytheon MTS-B sensor ball and laser rangefinder/designator is beneath the nose, with the satcom antenna above.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:45 AM
The UK RAF is proud of its Reaper capabilities and confident its rules of engagement in Afghanistan comply with the law and are adhered to.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:35 AM
Ukrainian company Aerotechnica specializes in modernizing Soviet-era radar equipment.
Jul 14, 2014 - 5:40 AM
UAC subsidiaries are exhibiting under one roof at this year’s Farnborough show.