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April 25, 2016, 8:09 AM

Japan’s Own Fifth-Gen Fighter Makes First Flight

The Mitsubishi X-2 made a short test hop to reposition at Gifu airbase for further flights.

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The French will buy 14 A330MRTTs to pool in a common fleet
Nov 18, 2011 - 11:37 AM
The French Air Force will sign a contract for between five and seven A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports in 2013, with quick deliveries foreseen
L-3 SPYDR
Nov 14, 2011 - 11:49 AM
The SPYDR aircraft here is similar to the MC-12W, but Smith claims that L-3 is unique in being both sensor and platform-agnostic.
French air force commander Jean-Paul Palomeros
Nov 14, 2011 - 11:13 AM
Has the Eurofighter Typhoon really unseated Dassault’s Rafale as the UAE Air Force’s fighter-of-choice for a 60-plane order?
Airbus A330MRTT cockpit
Nov 14, 2011 - 9:08 AM
The A400M enters a new phase of turbulence, with Germany looking to slash its purchase to 40 from 53 and France looking to renegotiate a maintenance.
Raytheon Radars
Nov 14, 2011 - 8:53 AM
South Korea is expected to issue a request for proposals for an F-16 radar retrofit this week.
SABIR
Nov 14, 2011 - 8:31 AM
A novel means of adding surveillance sensors to the C-130 quickly and with minimum modification is on display here at the Dubai Air Show.
Nov 14, 2011 - 6:04 AM
At the Dubai Air Show, Elettronica is showing a range of the company’s products, including the ELT/572 directional infrared countermeasures set.
Boeing AH-64D Block III Apache helicopter
Nov 14, 2011 - 5:45 AM
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is continuing to expand the capabilities of the Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter.
AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapon
Nov 14, 2011 - 5:36 AM
Raytheon has successfully completed fit-checks for the AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapon in the internal carriage bay of the Lockheed Martin F-35.
Northrop Grumman Fire Scout
Nov 14, 2011 - 5:04 AM
Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8 Fire Scout rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle is gearing up for a new at-sea deployment in January.