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August 16, 2017, 2:48 PM

Britain’s Costly Carrier Enters Home Port

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.

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U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion
Apr 3, 2017 - 4:53 PM
Program leaders awaited the go-ahead to begin low-rate initial production of the estimated $26 billion acquisition from the Pentagon.
Dynetics Gremlins image
Mar 31, 2017 - 12:15 PM
Under the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program, the companies will advance their concepts to preliminary design stage.
Mar 30, 2017 - 2:32 PM
The Italian manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary DRS Technologies are competing for the U.S. Air Force's T-X training jet requirement.
F/A-18D on ramp
Mar 30, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Various requirements for new fighters and helicopters remain unfulfilled, with only A400M airlifters delivered.
ATR 72MP on ramp
Mar 29, 2017 - 4:20 PM
The country is under-invested in aircraft to patrol its troubled waters.
Rear Adm. Mathias Winter
Mar 28, 2017 - 10:47 PM
Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, who previously served as chief of naval research, will succeed Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan.
MiG-29 in flight
Mar 28, 2017 - 9:17 AM
Low-cost mods retain the fighter’s original radar, but offer airframe lifetime extensions.
Apache flyover in Mesa, Arizona
Mar 24, 2017 - 1:05 PM
The manufacturer will provide 244 remanufactured AH-64Es to the U.S. Army over five years, and 24 new-build E-models to Saudi Arabia.
Hawk 108 and 208 in flight
Mar 23, 2017 - 10:55 AM
The single-seat Mk208 light attack version will be renewed by BAE Systems in partnership with Airod.
Lockheed Martin T-50
Mar 22, 2017 - 12:07 PM
If the U.S. Air Force asks, the manufacturer contends it can begin deliveries in 2022, two years before planned initial operational capability.