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September 23, 2016, 7:50 AM

India Finally Confirms Rafale Deal

An inter-governmental agreement with France has been signed for 36 aircraft.

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Sep 6, 2016 - 7:35 AM
But sovereignty concerns still prevent India from concluding two more agreements on deeper cooperation.
Hongdu L-15 jet trainer
Sep 1, 2016 - 8:54 AM
The supersonic, twin-engine Hongdu L-15 will likely serve as a lead-in fighter trainer or light attack aircraft.
RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system
Aug 31, 2016 - 11:44 AM
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command plans to deliver one RQ-21A Blackjack system consisting of five aircraft to the Canadian Army next year.
Airbus A400M MSN2 development aircraft
Aug 31, 2016 - 9:23 AM
Sand is the last of three unprepared types of surfaces for which the four-engine turboprop will be certified, Airbus Defence said.
U.S. Army multi-rotor drone
Aug 30, 2016 - 2:59 PM
The service has flown the small multi-rotor drone during training exercises at the National Training Center at For Irwin, Calif.
MD 530F is unloaded from C-17 Globemaster III
Aug 30, 2016 - 11:19 AM
MD Helicopters over the last two years has produced 24 armed MD 530F helicopters for the Afghan Air Force, in addition to earlier trainers.
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:01 PM
Pilots appeared to lose control of the vehicle as it nose-divd from 100 feet
RQ-4 Global Hawk
Aug 23, 2016 - 5:16 PM
Raytheon will install modernized 'building-based' ground stations for the Global Hawk at Beale and Grand Forks air force bases.
HPW3000 turboshaft engine
Aug 23, 2016 - 9:06 AM
GE Aviation and the ATEC joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney will complete preliminary designs of a new 3,000 shp engine.
Sagem Patroller
Aug 22, 2016 - 4:24 PM
Ecarys will deliver 15 ES15 fixed-wing airframes to France's Sagem, which will convert them into the unmanned Patroller for the French army.