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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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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.
Polish defense officials
Oct 11, 2016 - 8:18 AM
A frank statement provides unusually detailed public insight into offset talks for 50 H225Ms. Meanwhile, Poland ordered some rival S-70i Blackhawks.
Lockheed Martin Vector Hawk
Oct 10, 2016 - 3:08 PM
The Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle launced the collapsible fixed-wing Vector Hawk during a U.S. Navy technology exercise.
Oct 10, 2016 - 11:20 AM
The military technology could have applications for civil rotorcraft.