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April 30, 2015, 7:23 AM

Triple Whammy for Team Rafale as Qatar Buys 24

French combat jet scores third export sale in as many months; UAE could be next.

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Mar 26, 2015 - 9:42 AM
The first two have been completed in France. Meanwhile however, the operational fleet is affected by a lack of spares.
First MD 530F delivery to Afghanistan
Mar 25, 2015 - 8:49 PM
The first six of 12 new MD 530F armed scout helicopters destined for the Afghan Air Force arrived in Kabul earlier this month.
Mar 20, 2015 - 8:29 AM
Pilatus sold five more PC-7s to Malaysia, but C-130 and S-61 upgrades were not confirmed, and the MRCA remains unfunded.
F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base
Mar 19, 2015 - 4:20 PM
The Department of Defense lowered its projected cost of procuring the F-35 by $7.5 billion due to reduced labor costs and inflation estimates.
Mar 17, 2015 - 10:19 AM
H155 to be basis for civil and armed helicopters in $1.5 billion deal.
Mar 17, 2015 - 7:40 AM
Nonfatal collision between Indonesian turboprops during practice for LIMA
Mar 17, 2015 - 7:22 AM
Northrop Grumman is developing a longer endurance version that does not rely on in-flight refueling.
Italy's first F-35A rolls out at Cameri air base in Italy
Mar 16, 2015 - 3:36 PM
Manufacturers rolled out the first F-35A built at the Cameri Final Assembly and Check-Out facility in Italy.
Mar 13, 2015 - 11:04 AM
The AgustaWestland AW101 has been adapted by Kawasaki for the unusual mission
Mar 12, 2015 - 4:03 PM
The recent deal with Egypt includes three deliveries this year. The Neuron UCAV has flown 100 times.