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April 25, 2016, 8:09 AM

Japan’s Own Fifth-Gen Fighter Makes First Flight

The Mitsubishi X-2 made a short test hop to reposition at Gifu airbase for further flights.

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Lockheed Martin concept of Navy unmanned aircraft
Mar 21, 2016 - 2:52 PM
The new unmanned aerial refueling aircraft will have lesser capability than its UClass predecessor, but with growth potential.
U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper pilot
Mar 20, 2016 - 8:09 PM
The service is taking steps to relieve the strain on its remotely piloted aircraft force, but faces difficulty maintaining operations tempo.
Eurofighter Typhoon with Brimstone and other missiles
Mar 18, 2016 - 6:58 AM
Initial operational capability of Brimstone 2 on Royal Air Force Tornados is scheduled this spring, with later clearance on Eurofighter Typhoon.
Artist's rendering of SR-72
Mar 17, 2016 - 9:47 AM
The defense contractor is advancing multiple platforms that would travel at or beyond Mach 5.
Darpa Fast Lightweight Autonomy quadcopter
Mar 16, 2016 - 12:51 PM
Quadcopters flying autonomously in GPS-denied environments could help in urban settings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency asserts.
F-35A drops a GBU-12 laser guided bomb
Mar 15, 2016 - 11:24 PM
The manufacturer is working to support the U.S. Air Force's planned declaration of F-35A initial operating capability by August.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail
Mar 14, 2016 - 7:52 AM
European and other nations indicate their willingness to support U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State and other terrorists.
Egyptian pilots with Dassault Rafale fighter
Mar 10, 2016 - 1:59 PM
After the heads of state in France and India reached agreement in late January, four weeks was thought to be enough time to conclude deal.
Piaggio P.1HH HammerHead
Mar 9, 2016 - 10:09 AM
The UAE Armed Forces plans to acquire eight of the unmanned derivatives of the Piaggio P.180 Avanti twin turboprop business aircraft.
Paramount Group Mwari light reconnaissance aircraft
Mar 8, 2016 - 2:48 PM
Boeing will develop an integrated mission system for the ISR and light attack turboprop built by the Paramount Group.