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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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Jun 19, 2011 - 3:00 AM
International Aero Engines (IAE) will begin to consider a “SelectThree” variant of its established <link news/single-news-page/article/iae-establishes-fix-
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency uses Raytheon’s SeaVue radar in...
Jun 19, 2011 - 1:40 AM
Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems division has upgraded its SeaVue maritime surveillance radar, incorporating a situational awareness package that has
The U.S. Marines and Special Operations Command are currently flying a total ...
Jun 13, 2011 - 7:37 AM
The cost of operating the Bell-Boeing V-22 Tiltrotor has been significantly reduced in the past year, according to U.S.
A Captor-E electronically scanned array radar prototype is slated to fly on a...
Jun 13, 2011 - 7:30 AM
Development of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Eurofighter Typhoon is continuing, although the four European partner nations st
Elbit Systems has secured an order for an unspecified number of Hermes 900s f...
Jun 13, 2011 - 7:15 AM
Elbit Systems of Haifa, Israel, announced the first export sale of its <link airshow-convention-news/paris-air-show/single-publication-story/browse/0/artic
The in-development Boeing KC-46A refuelling tanker will be based on the compa...
Jun 13, 2011 - 7:13 AM
Since winning the <link news/single-news-page/article/pentagon-boeing-was-clear-winner-of-kc-x-contest-28834/>$4 billion contract from the U.S.
French Army Tiger HAPs and Gazelles are among the aircraft being used in Liby...
Jun 13, 2011 - 6:56 AM
Although rebel forces have gained hardly any ground in Libya, NATO officials are still optimistic that airpower alone will eventually force Col.
China will provide 50 Chengdu JF-17 Thunder fighters to Pakistan, according t...
Jun 6, 2011 - 5:15 AM
During a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani to Beijing in late May, it was reported that China is to provide 50 <a href="news/single-news
Lockheed Martin CEO Bob Stevens says the F-35 program has stabilized after th...
Jun 6, 2011 - 5:12 AM
Lockheed Martin has learned “some painful lessons” during the development of the F-35, CEO Bob Stevens told journalists in late May.
The third F-35C takes off from Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility ...
Jun 6, 2011 - 5:10 AM
Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin flew the 12th “weight-optimized” F-35 Lightning II test airframe on May 21, completing the allotted trials batch.