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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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Saudi Air Force Tornado
Nov 20, 2015 - 8:00 AM
Stocks have been depleted during airstrikes in Yemen, as well as in support of the U.S.-led air campaign over Iraq and Syria.
Kh-101 cruise missile
Nov 20, 2015 - 7:43 AM
Launched from strategic bombers, the Kh-101 is an air-launched version of the Cold War-era Kh-55.
Boeing 737-700 JStars concept
Nov 19, 2015 - 11:35 AM
The manufacturer argues that its Boeing 737-based platform will be cheaper overall to operate than smaller Gulfstream and Bombardier rivals.
S-300PMU-2 system on display
Nov 16, 2015 - 11:46 AM
S-300PMU-2 air defense systems that were intended for Syria are being diverted.
Nov 13, 2015 - 3:20 AM
A multi-year buy will keep the ‘Herk’ in production; the UK has been offered an MPA conversion
crowd shot at Dubai exterior
Nov 12, 2015 - 11:53 AM
A summary with links to AIN’s comprehensive coverage of defense news from the Dubai Air Show
Nov 11, 2015 - 12:59 PM
The US is making adjustments to the air campaign over Iraq and Syria – and helping out over Yemen
Nov 10, 2015 - 1:22 PM
System provides precision targeting and surveillance capabilities, among others.
Maj. Gen. Abdul al-Hashmi
Nov 10, 2015 - 6:02 AM
Deliveries to the UAE Joint Aviation Command are expected to begin in 2019, AgustaWestland said.
UAS
Nov 9, 2015 - 7:05 PM
Lockheed Martin demonstrated the Indago quadrotor UAS equipped with an EO/IR payload over Dubai.