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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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 Bell 412EPI in flight, rendering
Jul 23, 2015 - 1:08 PM
The Bell 412EPI twin was preferred to the new H160 from Airbus Helicopters to replace UH-1J utility helicopters.
Jul 21, 2015 - 4:25 PM
The Army is shedding more than 300 helicopters as it transitions to a twin-engine fleet.
Rafale delivery to Egypt
Jul 20, 2015 - 1:42 PM
The first pilots and mechanics, plus the initial logistics chain, was set up in only six months.
Boeing KC-46 EMD-1 aircraft
Jul 17, 2015 - 5:34 PM
The manufacturer will absorb an after-tax charge of $536 million due to 'higher estimated engineering and manufacturing costs' of tanker.
Jul 17, 2015 - 3:04 PM
The Kawasaki P-1 was flown to the UK’s premier airshow, but is an unlikely contender for that country’s maritime aircraft requirement.
Lockheed Martin JAGM concept drawing
Jul 16, 2015 - 4:02 PM
The manufacturer expects an Army contract decision later this year leading to low-rate initial production of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile.
 South Korean KF-16C on ramp
Jul 16, 2015 - 11:06 AM
Resubmitted package favors Lockheed Martin to upgrade 134 fighters, replacing earlier solution offered by BAE Systems.
Ka-52K prototype on ramp
Jul 16, 2015 - 7:29 AM
The more powerful Ka-52K was shown with Kh-35 and Kh-38 anti-ship missiles.
Airbus Fennec on ramp
Jul 15, 2015 - 7:36 AM
European company will partner with the Mahindra Group to compete with American and Russian OEMs for hundreds of orders.
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey
Jul 14, 2015 - 7:51 PM
The U.S. Navy awarded the joint venture a $332.5 million contract modification to deliver five MV-22 Osprey tiltotors.