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May 26, 2016, 7:23 AM

True Value of Airstrikes Over Iraq and Syria Questioned

They are helping local ground forces regain territory from ISIS – but at a high cost in dollars and destruction

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Dec 16, 2015 - 7:30 AM
Germany will take funding lead for the project definition contract – but it has not yet been negotiated
Dec 15, 2015 - 4:55 PM
The Lockheed Martin Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) is now flying on an F/A-18 Super Hornet
Ilyushin airtanker
Dec 11, 2015 - 1:18 PM
The Il-78M-90A will be co-produced with the Il-76MD-90A airlifter by Aviastar in Ulyanovsk.
Taranis demonstrator taxiis
Dec 10, 2015 - 7:29 AM
The Taranis program has met all objectives, according to a senior BAE Systems manager.
Turkish Peace Eye AEW&C aircraft
Dec 9, 2015 - 3:16 PM
Turkey originally planned to receive the four AEW&C aircraft based on the Boeing 737-700 commercial airframe by 2008.
BQM-167A subscale aerial target
Dec 9, 2015 - 1:13 PM
The UTAP-22 tactical unmanned aircraft performed collaborative operations with an AV-8B Harrier strike fighter, Kratos said.
Pilatus PC-21 on ramp
Dec 9, 2015 - 9:37 AM
Australia chose contractor team led by Lockheed Martin for training revamp
Il-80 in flight
Dec 7, 2015 - 8:40 AM
The Ilyushin Il-80 is a modified Il-86 airliner for the control of the armed forces.
Insitu ScanEagle
Dec 3, 2015 - 4:52 PM
The ScanEagle joins the country's diverse but small fleet of foreign-supplied aircraft, which is increasingly being pressed into service.
Airbus Helicopters H145M in flight
Dec 3, 2015 - 12:45 PM
Deliveries of the new light military support helicopter are on time and budget.