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June 17, 2017, 8:20 AM

New-generation Prototype Leads Gripen Renaissance

Various nations are seen as prospects for the E/F Gripen model while Saab is still selling the C/D too.

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helicopters over a tank
Feb 10, 2017 - 4:00 AM
Bell's next tiltrotor design is 93 percent done and conducting ground testing in preparation for first flight around September 2017.
F-35 on the ground
Feb 8, 2017 - 8:06 PM
The RAAF’s first two Lightning IIs will make a transpacific roundtrip; the air arm’s first Growler will also be there.
Il-38 in flight
Feb 7, 2017 - 7:36 AM
The venerable equivalent of the US Navy’s P-3 Orion ASW aircraft is receiving a makeover that will keep it effective.
Schiebel S-100 Camcopter
Feb 6, 2017 - 1:43 PM
The service earlier evaluated the 243-pound helicopter for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance as well as forward observer missions.
F-35A Lightning II
Feb 3, 2017 - 3:39 PM
President Donald Trump's intervention helped expedite negotiations for the latest F-35 production lot, Lockheed Martin acknowledged.
Feb 1, 2017 - 11:25 AM
A week after Raytheon and Leonardo-Finmeccanica publicly withdrew, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems said they also will not compete for T-X.
MiG-35UB
Jan 31, 2017 - 12:42 PM
Manufacturing RAC MiG hosted military attaches from 30 countries for the public showing in Lukhovitsy, near Moscow.
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
Jan 31, 2017 - 6:30 AM
Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet is the likely front-runner; the Navy is also talking E-2D Hawkeye AEW with the U.S.
Jan 30, 2017 - 4:38 PM
The $2.1 billion contract for low-rate initial production lot 3 calls for the delivery of 15 tankers by July 30, 2019.
TF-X concepte
Jan 30, 2017 - 9:58 AM
British company is confirmed as partner for the ambitious TF-X project.