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August 16, 2017, 2:48 PM

Britain’s Costly Carrier Enters Home Port

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.

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SR-10 prototype in flight
Jul 26, 2017 - 8:13 AM
The SR-10 is apparently derived from Sukhoi’s previous work to develop an innovative military trainer and sporting airplane.
Gulfstream G550 JStars concept
Jul 25, 2017 - 3:43 PM
A Gulfstream G550 can fly the JStars mission 'higher, faster, farther' and more affordably than an airliner, the manufacturer contends.
Tecnam trainers
Jul 24, 2017 - 10:43 AM
The Italian company’s P2002JF very light aircraft (VLA) is graduating new pilots in a lease-purchase plus support deal.
Sukhoi T-50s
Jul 21, 2017 - 7:28 AM
The fifth-generation fighter is cleared for limited production; new UAVs and helicopters were on display
Sagitta flying wing
Jul 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM
The former EADS Cassidian business, later Airbus Defence, launched the Sagitta research project in 2010.
Falcon 20s in flight
Jul 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM
Draken International and Cobham will jointly bid in the UK; ATAC will buy French Mirage F1s for U.S. requirements.
J-10C fighter in flight
Jul 20, 2017 - 7:55 AM
The PL-10 and PL-15 are reportedly high-performance next-generation air-to-air missiles.
F-35 cockpit display
Jul 19, 2017 - 10:39 AM
The new panoramic cockpit display will replace the F-35's current large-area display under the Block 4 upgrade program.
F-35A Lightning II
Jul 12, 2017 - 3:33 PM
A reduction in the annual buy of F-35As by the U.S. Air Force is behind the overall cost increase, the Pentagon said.
Wedgetail on the ground
Jul 11, 2017 - 3:18 AM
The RAAF is also upgrading its Hawk fighter-trainers, and joining the US Navy in development of a new jammer for EA-18G Growlers.