Defense

News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft, unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs), military aircraft engines, avionics, missiles, bombs, guidance systems and ground-based air-defense systems.

November 25, 2014, 10:05 AM

F-35 Unit Costs Coming Down, But Still Well Over $100 Million

Engine costs are excluded from totals given by program officials.

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Embraer KC-390
Oct 22, 2014 - 8:39 AM
Brazilian company says that speed and flexibility are key attributes.
Oct 16, 2014 - 11:38 AM
The Italian manufacturer is challenging the legality of the service’s plan to sole-source the contract to replace its fleet of Bell TH-67 trainers.
F135 engine
Oct 15, 2014 - 4:21 PM
The U.S. Navy awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract modification on October 14 for a seventh low-rate initial production lot of F135 engines.
Oct 15, 2014 - 7:25 AM
The judge dismissed charges of international corruption but found the CEOs guilty of "false invoicing."
Bell V-280 Valor mockup
Oct 14, 2014 - 10:23 PM
Bell is offering the V-280 Valor tiltrotor while the Boeing-Sikorsky team is pitching the SB-1 Defiant, based on Sikorsky's X2 tech demonstrator.
Oct 14, 2014 - 1:00 PM
The launch customer, an unidentified Brazilian company, accepted the aircraft during a ceremony on October 10 at Embraer headquarters in Brazil.
AH-64E landing on Navy ship
Oct 14, 2014 - 7:37 AM
The fire-control radar of the AH-64E Guardian will be enhanced to work in the littoral environment close to shore, among other upgrades.
MD Helicopters Cayuse Warrior
Oct 10, 2014 - 9:17 AM
The manufacturer secured a $44.2 million contract to install a weapon system on 17 single-engine MD530Fs.
Oct 9, 2014 - 10:13 AM
With the new central mission computer, the upgraded Rafales offer complete versatility, according to manufacturer Dassault.