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December 9, 2016, 7:33 AM

Canada Chooses Airbus C295W for Search and Rescue

Major win for best-selling twin turboprop over rival C-27J, and the new Embraer KC-390 jet, after a long evaluation.

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Nov 7, 2016 - 10:26 PM
The initial assignments cover 8 percent of the repairable work the Department of Defense plans to make available outside of the U.S.
Beriev Be-200
Nov 7, 2016 - 11:45 AM
Production of the Beriev Be-200 has been resumed with improvements, leading to new interest, says maker.
Chinese CH-5 unmanned aircraft
Nov 6, 2016 - 11:43 PM
For all of China's efforts to showcase new fighter aircraft, the biennial event demonstrated that Beijing still relies on Russian technology.
B-21
Nov 6, 2016 - 5:41 PM
The government watchdog agency released a declassified version of its February decison denying Boeing's protest of the B-21 contract award.
KF-X/IF-X on display
Nov 4, 2016 - 12:10 PM
At the Indodefence event in Jakarta, key discussions involved boosting the country’s aerospace industry.
Nov 3, 2016 - 12:28 PM
The Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters is doing the development to help meet technology transfer goals
F-16 for India
Nov 2, 2016 - 12:26 PM
Invitations to propose seem to favor the F-16 or Gripen.
U.S. Air Force small UAS graphic
Nov 2, 2016 - 10:22 AM
The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force each have plans to acquire new unmanned aircraft systems in the future.
T-50 on landing
Nov 2, 2016 - 7:34 AM
A higher thrust powerplant should fly on the T-50 PAKFA next year, while new missiles and bombs have been specified.
Nov 1, 2016 - 12:24 PM
Airstrikes by Western forces help Iraq fight ISIS, but Syria becomes ever more complicated