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The heavy bomber will be based in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for the first time since 1991.
Saudi Arabia overtook Russia as the third largest spender on military activities and equipment in 2015, following the U.S. and China.
Following a competition that also involved the Thales Watchkeeper system, the Patroller will replace the French army's current Sperwer drone.
The estimated €8 billion transaction follows an intergovernmental agreement reached between Italy and Kuwait in September.
Russia started using both the Ka-52 and the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters in its campaign to bolster the Syrian Arab Army.
The program envisions launching "volleys" of small unmanned aircraft systems from a host aircraft, then retrieving them in mid-air.
The Grand Sky unmanned aircraft business park in North Dakota expects tenant General Atomics will begin training UAS pilots this summer.
With the order, the Philippines becomes the third customer for the improved Lynx helicopter, joining the UK and Korea.
U.S. Air Force F-22s are part of the flight program at the Fidae 2016 International Air & Space Fair outside of Santiago, Chile.
The Ministry of Defence has committed $536 million across four contracts for maintenance of the BAE Systems' training jet, supporting 700 jobs.