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Various requirements for new fighters and helicopters remain unfulfilled, with only A400M airlifters delivered.
The country is under-invested in aircraft to patrol its troubled waters.
Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, who previously served as chief of naval research, will succeed Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan.
Low-cost mods retain the fighter’s original radar, but offer airframe lifetime extensions.
The manufacturer will provide 244 remanufactured AH-64Es to the U.S. Army over five years, and 24 new-build E-models to Saudi Arabia.
The single-seat Mk208 light attack version will be renewed by BAE Systems in partnership with Airod.
If the U.S. Air Force asks, the manufacturer contends it can begin deliveries in 2022, two years before planned initial operational capability.
New radars, avionics and communication systems are being added to the veteran ASW machines.
The MALE UAV has achieved full operating capability after local enhancements to communications and training systems.
The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.