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February 11, 2016, 8:09 AM

Pentagon Enjoys U.S. FY 2017 Defense Budget Stability

Previous Congressional deal provides required funding for what is by far the world’s large defense spend

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Aug 18, 2015 - 12:14 PM
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first nine T129s; will stage demonstrations in Poland this weekend
Final Bell 412EP delivered to Philippines
Aug 17, 2015 - 8:38 PM
The Philippines service also accepted two AgustaWestland AW-109E armed helicopters during a ceremony at Villamor Air Base.
F-16 in flight
Aug 14, 2015 - 5:37 AM
Closer working on maintenance and parts supply should improve the operational availability of over 100 aircraft
Aug 13, 2015 - 8:16 AM
Pilatus won another competition for turbo-trainers; continues to also deliver PC-7 MkIIs and PC-21s
F-35 helmet-mounted display system
Aug 12, 2015 - 4:20 PM
The third-generation helmet-mounted display system incorporates several improvements over the Gen 2 system.
Thales instrument landing system
Aug 12, 2015 - 11:10 AM
The company will deliver two production-representative versions of its D-ILS system to the Air Force by July 2018.
Il-114 testbed in flight
Aug 11, 2015 - 7:31 AM
Meanwhile, more upgrades of the aging Il-38 airframe will be completed.
E-8C JStars crew
Aug 10, 2015 - 3:40 PM
The service awarded pre-engineering and manufacturing development contracts to Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman.
AeroVironment Raven
Aug 5, 2015 - 9:32 AM
A development from the Raven, with some features of the Puma, will be produced in Bangalore by Dynamatic.
Cross-section of Lockheed Martin’s JAGM design
Aug 5, 2015 - 7:28 AM
Dual-mode guidance will improve the capability of Hellfire missiles launched from helicopters and UAVs.