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July 19, 2016, 8:03 AM

Farnborough Show Brought Plenty of Defense News

A round-up of AIN’s comprehensive coverage of the event.

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Darpa Fast Lightweight Autonomy quadcopter
Mar 16, 2016 - 12:51 PM
Quadcopters flying autonomously in GPS-denied environments could help in urban settings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency asserts.
F-35A drops a GBU-12 laser guided bomb
Mar 15, 2016 - 11:24 PM
The manufacturer is working to support the U.S. Air Force's planned declaration of F-35A initial operating capability by August.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail
Mar 14, 2016 - 7:52 AM
European and other nations indicate their willingness to support U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State and other terrorists.
Egyptian pilots with Dassault Rafale fighter
Mar 10, 2016 - 1:59 PM
After the heads of state in France and India reached agreement in late January, four weeks was thought to be enough time to conclude deal.
Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead
Mar 9, 2016 - 10:09 AM
The UAE Armed Forces plans to acquire eight of the unmanned derivatives of the Piaggio P.180 Avanti twin turboprop business aircraft.
Paramount Group Mwari light reconnaissance aircraft
Mar 8, 2016 - 2:48 PM
Boeing will develop an integrated mission system for the ISR and light attack turboprop built by the Paramount Group.
U.S. Air Force leadership
Mar 7, 2016 - 5:41 PM
The disclosure by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James of major B-21 suppliers is the latest information released on the secretive program.
Aurora Flight Sciences Lightning Strike
Mar 6, 2016 - 3:20 PM
The unmanned aircraft manufacturer plans to start flight-testing its 'LightningStrike' technology demonstrator in 2018.
Boeing EMD-4 tanker prototype makes first flight
Mar 4, 2016 - 11:32 AM
The second fully configured KC-46A flew for the first time on March 2 between Paine Field and Boeing Field in Washington state.
Future Combat Air System concept
Mar 3, 2016 - 11:54 AM
The new drone builds on Britain's development of the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle and the Dassault Aviation-led Neuron UCAV effort.