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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.
The “Dragon Spear” conversion of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command MC...
Jun 6, 2011 - 5:08 AM
The “Dragon Spear” conversion of U.S.
Boeing delivered the first of six C-17s to UAE in recent weeks, one of 21 del...
Jun 6, 2011 - 5:05 AM
<a ></a>Boeing sold a fifth C-17 airlifter to Australia and delivered the first of six aircraft to the UAE in recent weeks.
Airbus Military expects civil certification for its A400M airlifter by year-e...
May 23, 2011 - 10:45 AM
Flight testing of the <a href="news/single-news-page/article/a400m-disputes-resolved-and-engine-certified-29564/">A400M airlifter</a> is on track, and Airb
AEW&C C295 has been fitted with a dummy rotodome for flight-testing....
May 23, 2011 - 10:35 AM
Airbus Military is exploring an airborne early-warning and control version of the <a href="news/single-news-page/article/airbus-military-delivers-first-c29
Italy now has two of the four KC-767 tanker-transports it ordered in 2002....
May 23, 2011 - 10:25 AM
There was news last week of two long-delayed air-refueling tanker contracts.
Talarion Male UAV has advantage in its ability to operate in civil airspace....
May 23, 2011 - 10:15 AM
During the 2011 International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF), held in Istanbul on May 10 to 13, EADS Cassidian signed a memorandum of understanding with Turk
Hawker Beech hands over first 12 of Morocco's order for two dozen T-6Cs....
May 23, 2011 - 10:05 AM
Hawker Beechcraft has dispatched the first export version of the current variant of its T-6 turboprop trainer, delivering 12 aircraft to the Royal Moroccan
Northrop Grumman’s optionally piloted medium-altitude, long-endurance Firebir...
May 16, 2011 - 6:40 AM
Northrop Grumman unveiled a new optionally piloted vehicle in the medium-altitude, long-endurance (Male) class, which is currently dominated by General Ato
The Europrop International TP400 that powers the Airbus A400M airlifter has r...
May 16, 2011 - 6:38 AM
In recent weeks, important contractual issues surrounding the <a href="news/single-news-page/article/a400m-flight-tests-and-negotiations-continue-27622/">A