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April 25, 2016, 8:09 AM

Japan’s Own Fifth-Gen Fighter Makes First Flight

The Mitsubishi X-2 made a short test hop to reposition at Gifu airbase for further flights.

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The UK has purchased 1,000 Thales lightweight multirole missiles for the Lynx...
Apr 8, 2011 - 10:30 AM
Thales UK announced that its lightweight multirole missile (LMM) has been confirmed for maritime strikes by the <a href="news/single-news-page/article/lynx
Chile recently took delivery of its first C295 equipped for anti-submarine wa...
Apr 8, 2011 - 10:15 AM
Airbus Military delivered the first C295 equipped for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) to Chile. The twin-engine, medium transport aircraft is equipped with s
An advanced imaging system on the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS radar sur...
Apr 8, 2011 - 10:00 AM
A Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS (surveillance target attack radar system) aircraft has been fitted with an advanced imaging sensor for the first time.
Air-to-ground strikes intended to protect civilians have not prevented Gaddaf...
Apr 8, 2011 - 7:13 AM
The coalition of nations flying over Libya to protect civilians under UN Resolution 1973 is still flying some 150 sorties daily.
Mar 30, 2011 - 5:36 AM
The air campaign over Libya has rekindled the debate about what exactly air power can accomplish without “boots on the ground.”&nbsp; The First Gulf War,
Lockheed Martin is flying the first two low-rate initial production F-35s. Th...
Mar 18, 2011 - 11:00 AM
The expected costs to produce and sustain the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in service are “simply unacceptable in this fiscal environment,” accor
BAE's Mantis will be the platform for a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE...
Mar 18, 2011 - 10:45 AM
Speaking at Dassault’s annual press conference yesterday, CEO Charles Edelstenne clarified that BAE Systems would be the prime contractor for a joint mediu
The UK, France, Sweden and Spain have committed to production of the Meteor b...
Mar 18, 2011 - 10:30 AM
MBDA is stepping up efforts to consolidate Europe’s missile industry, on the back of last November’s Anglo-French Defence Declaration.
In a recent speech on future defense strategy, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robe...
Mar 18, 2011 - 10:15 AM
In another wide-ranging speech on future defense strategy, U.S.
Two Airbus Military CN-235 transports are to be modified to gunship configura...
Mar 4, 2011 - 10:15 AM
Jordan is to modify two of its Airbus Military <a href="news/single-news-page/article/casa-in-it-for-long-haul-with-military-transports-25530/">CN-235</a>