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June 17, 2017, 8:20 AM

New-generation Prototype Leads Gripen Renaissance

Various nations are seen as prospects for the E/F Gripen model while Saab is still selling the C/D too.

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Airbus Tigers in flight
Mar 7, 2017 - 2:34 PM
Boeing and Bell displayed candidates; there was also some A330MRTT news and a fast jet support contract announcement.
Reaper UAS
Mar 5, 2017 - 2:40 PM
The Reaper and the Heron TP are competing to meet the Project AIR 7003 requirement.
Boeing-Leonardo MH-139 helicopter
Mar 2, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Sikorsky as expected will offer a variant of the Black Hawk, while Boeing and Leonardo have teamed to offer the MH-139 intermediate helicopter.
S-76
Mar 2, 2017 - 10:00 AM
The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System aims to reduce pilot workload and enhance mission performance.
Hensoldt ASR-NG4 radar
Mar 2, 2017 - 7:28 AM
American buyout specialist KKR paid €1.1 billion for the mostly Germany-based company, now renamed Hensoldt.
Mi-17 on ramp
Mar 1, 2017 - 7:27 AM
A second batch of Spyder air defense missiles has arrived, and Vietnam could be Elbit’s customer for a major Mi-17 helicopter upgrade.
Wing-Loong II unmanned aircraft
Feb 28, 2017 - 4:28 PM
Coincident with the maiden flight, Xinhua News Agency said an unnamed customer has placed a large order for the new generation drone.
Il-76MD-90
Feb 28, 2017 - 8:45 AM
The Il-76/78 fleet will likely be modernized, maybe including new engines. The Il-38 ASW aircraft will also be improved.
Feb 24, 2017 - 10:09 AM
In a break from the previous Indonesian policy, the service is looking beyond its traditional supplier, state-owned Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI)
FC-31
Feb 23, 2017 - 3:31 AM
A second prototype has flown, showing modifications. Meanwhile, export marketing continues.