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July 21, 2017, 7:28 AM

Russia’s MAKS Show Highlights T-50 PAKFA Progress

The fifth-generation fighter is cleared for limited production; new UAVs and helicopters were on display

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F/A-18D on ramp
Mar 30, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Various requirements for new fighters and helicopters remain unfulfilled, with only A400M airlifters delivered.
ATR 72MP on ramp
Mar 29, 2017 - 4:20 PM
The country is under-invested in aircraft to patrol its troubled waters.
Rear Adm. Mathias Winter
Mar 28, 2017 - 10:47 PM
Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, who previously served as chief of naval research, will succeed Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan.
MiG-29 in flight
Mar 28, 2017 - 9:17 AM
Low-cost mods retain the fighter’s original radar, but offer airframe lifetime extensions.
Apache flyover in Mesa, Arizona
Mar 24, 2017 - 1:05 PM
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.
Hawk 108 and 208 in flight
Mar 23, 2017 - 10:55 AM
The single-seat Mk208 light attack version will be renewed by BAE Systems in partnership with Airod.
Lockheed Martin T-50
Mar 22, 2017 - 12:07 PM
If the U.S. Air Force asks, the manufacturer contends it can begin deliveries in 2022, two years before planned initial operational capability.
Ka-27PS in flight
Mar 22, 2017 - 10:46 AM
New radars, avionics and communication systems are being added to the veteran ASW machines.
Heron 1 on ramp
Mar 22, 2017 - 10:09 AM
The MALE UAV has achieved full operating capability after local enhancements to communications and training systems.
U-2 in flight
Mar 20, 2017 - 7:30 AM
The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.