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February 11, 2016, 8:09 AM

Pentagon Enjoys U.S. FY 2017 Defense Budget Stability

Previous Congressional deal provides required funding for what is by far the world’s large defense spend

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Attack helicopters, including this British AH-64D Apache, are launched from s...
Jul 18, 2011 - 5:50 AM
Recent briefings in Brussels and London on <a href="news/single-news-page/article/paris-2011-eurofighter-typhoon-earning-its-first-combat-ribbons-in-libyan
The British have switched from the STOVL version of the F-35 to the carrier v...
Jul 18, 2011 - 5:40 AM
A report by the UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has listed some risks arising from the decision by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to switch its Joint St
The AL-31FN is based on the standard Su-27 engine but is reconfigured to suit...
Jul 18, 2011 - 5:30 AM
China has signed a fifth contract with Russia’s Rosoboronexport for the supply of Saturn AL-31FN military turbofan engines from the MMPP Salyut factory to
The K-Max is one of two contenders for an unmanned cargo lifting requirement ...
Jul 18, 2011 - 5:20 AM
Lockheed Martin flew a K-Max helicopter to NAS Patuxent River to start an evaluation that will result in an <a href="news/single-news-page/article/us-army-
General Atomics is developing a marinized version of its Predator C jet-power...
Jul 11, 2011 - 6:00 AM
Four American companies will demonstrate concepts for an unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) aircraft to the U.S.
Return of the slew wing: a model of Pilum was on display at the Paris Air Sho...
Jul 11, 2011 - 5:20 AM
Diehl BGT Defence of Germany has partnered with Rafael of Israel to launch a new standoff weapon with dual-mode guidance called “Pilum.” Named, after the
Airbus Military might transfer production of the C212 utility aircraft to Ind...
Jul 8, 2011 - 6:22 AM
Airbus Military signed a strategic collaboration agreement with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), “to assist in the revitalization” of the state-owned compan
Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion-based flight deck of Embraer KC-390 tanker i...
Jul 8, 2011 - 6:22 AM
Rockwell Collins provided <b>AIN</b> with more details of the avionics for the <a href="news/single-news-page/article/brazil-commits-to-embraer-kc-390-2578
Chengdu’s latest surprise is this joined-wing UAV, seen outside the company’s...
Jul 8, 2011 - 6:22 AM
Photographs of a new Chinese UAV have been posted on Chinese websites.