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July 31, 2015, 3:32 PM

Marines Make Fighter History, Declare F-35B Combat Capable

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at Yuma, Ariz., is the first squadron to begin operations with the fifth-generation fighter.

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The Boeing 767 multi-mission tanker transport (MMTT) conversion refuels a Col...
Sep 17, 2010 - 9:37 AM
Earlier this month Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) began flight trials of the single Boeing 767-200ER it has converted to multi-mission tanker transport
Raytheon supplied APG-63(V)2 radars for 18 F-15Cs based in Alaska to create t...
Sep 17, 2010 - 9:35 AM
Raytheon is currently involved in two major upgrade programs for the U.S.
Under Boeing Military’s new structure the AH-64 Apache program will be admini...
Sep 17, 2010 - 9:30 AM
Boeing has consolidated its military aircraft business into four divisions from six, as part of a rationalization process prompted by <link ain-defense-per
Embraer’s KC-390 provides a jet-powered alternative to the C-130 Hercules. (E...
Sep 17, 2010 - 9:25 AM
In the last few weeks the <link news/single-news-page/article/embraer-looks-to-kc-390-to-bolster-its-defense-portfolio-25370/>Embraer KC-390 jet tanker/tra
Sep 9, 2010 - 12:12 PM
Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of Operation Skyshield, one of the largest air drills in U.S.
The upgraded Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk mini-UAV has an improved video senso...
Sep 3, 2010 - 8:35 AM
An improved version of the Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk mini-UAV is now operating with the British Army in Afghanistan.
Iran claims its new a jet-powered Karar drone, unveiled by President Mahmoud ...
Sep 3, 2010 - 8:32 AM
Iran unveiled a jet-powered UAV that it claimed could deliver two 250-pound bombs to targets beyond 600-miles range.
The per-orbit-hour cost of flying the U-2 is nearly five times greater than t...
Sep 3, 2010 - 8:27 AM
Responding to public complaints from Pentagon officials about the cost and progress of the Global Hawk program, Northrop Grumman has provided a robust defe
AeroVironment flew its stratospheric, very-long-endurance UAV for the first t...
Sep 3, 2010 - 8:16 AM
AeroVironment has become the first company to fly a stratospheric, very-long-endurance UAV as part of the U.S.
The progress of the $6.6 billion al-Salam agreement between the UK and Saudi ...
Sep 3, 2010 - 8:13 AM
The crash of a Spanish Air Force two-seat Eurofighter at Moron airbase on August 24 that killed a pilot from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has raised qu