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September 15, 2017, 8:07 AM

Turkey Defies NATO and Buys Russian S-400 SAMs

After long and intense negotiations, both Russia and Turkey have confirmed the controversial air defense deal.

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Jun 8, 2017 - 3:08 PM
New developments slowly erode the technical advantage the U.S. military enjoys, the Pentagon states in annual China report to Congress.
L3 Wescam
Jun 7, 2017 - 9:32 AM
Imagery from the company’s sensor and targeting turrets can be actioned onboard.
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle
Jun 7, 2017 - 12:09 AM
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.
F-35
Jun 6, 2017 - 3:21 AM
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is the key contractor, but is also leading Japan’s own stealth fighter development.
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.