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If the U.S. Air Force asks, the manufacturer contends it can begin deliveries in 2022, two years before planned initial operational capability.
New radars, avionics and communication systems are being added to the veteran ASW machines.
The MALE UAV has achieved full operating capability after local enhancements to communications and training systems.
The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.
After helicopter and missile controversies, new review promises a more considered approach.
U.S. Forces Korea announced that the Army has started the process of permanently stationing MQ-1C Gray Eagles at Kunsan Air Base.
The emerging technologies unit at Edwards Air Force Base is also considering using drones to calibrate antennas, inspect roofs and airfields.
There will be plenty of fascinating displays.
But the Y-20 will also be re-engined, and future use as a satellite launcher is foreseen.
Systems of Israeli origin are being supplanted by domestically-produced versions but not yet any UCAVs.