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November 30, 2016, 7:44 AM

Saab Postpones Gripen E First Flight—for Good Reason

The company claims that pre-qualifying software to a very high standard will save time and money later on.

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U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey
Oct 27, 2016 - 2:17 PM
The company said it will begin delivering the palletized V-22 Aerial Refueling System to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2018.
J-20 fighter in flight
Oct 27, 2016 - 11:04 AM
The J-20 stealth fighter, J-10B multirole fighter, H-6K bomber and KJ-500 AEW aircraft are all slated to appear.
Airbus DS Electronics and Security ASR radar
Oct 24, 2016 - 8:51 PM
Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security is replacing 30-year-old radars at 20 airfields with the ASR aerodrome surveillance radar.
Raytheon-Leonardo T-100 advanced jet trainer
Oct 24, 2016 - 4:10 PM
The manufacturer would assemble the M-346 Master variant in Meridian, Miss., if it wins the U.S. Air Force's T-X competition.
F/A-18C lands on deck of aircraft carrier
Oct 20, 2016 - 2:13 PM
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps plan to reach early operational capability of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System in 2018.
Hellfire from Scorpion
Oct 20, 2016 - 7:51 AM
The private venture still lacks a launch customer, but could fulfill the close air support role in the U.S. Air Force.
A330MRTT on takeoff
Oct 20, 2016 - 7:38 AM
The A330MRTT is receiving various upgrades, and new ISR missions are being investigated.
BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
Oct 19, 2016 - 9:02 AM
With a new order from the Navy, the company has enlarged production capacity in New Hampshire of its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System.
WATT electric tethered drone
Oct 18, 2016 - 9:32 AM
Drone Aviation Corp. said a Department of Defense customer has ordered its WATT multi-rotor tethered drone.
L-3 Wescam MX-8
Oct 11, 2016 - 9:51 AM
The turret is intended for use on small manned and unmanned platforms.