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May 26, 2016, 7:23 AM

True Value of Airstrikes Over Iraq and Syria Questioned

They are helping local ground forces regain territory from ISIS – but at a high cost in dollars and destruction

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Darpa Gremlins program artist's concept
Apr 4, 2016 - 4:42 PM
The program envisions launching "volleys" of small unmanned aircraft systems from a host aircraft, then retrieving them in mid-air.
U.S. Air Force, Grand Forks County, N.D., sign agreement
Apr 4, 2016 - 10:26 AM
The Grand Sky unmanned aircraft business park in North Dakota expects tenant General Atomics will begin training UAS pilots this summer.
AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
Apr 1, 2016 - 9:52 AM
With the order, the Philippines becomes the third customer for the improved Lynx helicopter, joining the UK and Korea.
Universal Avionics CN-235 flight deck upgrade
Mar 31, 2016 - 8:09 AM
U.S. Air Force F-22s are part of the flight program at the Fidae 2016 International Air & Space Fair outside of Santiago, Chile.
RAF Red Arrows Hawk
Mar 30, 2016 - 11:09 AM
The Ministry of Defence has committed $536 million across four contracts for maintenance of the BAE Systems' training jet, supporting 700 jobs.
British Royal Air Force crewman aboard Boeing P-8A Poseidon
Mar 30, 2016 - 7:41 AM
With approval by the State Department, the U.S. and UK governments can conclude the transaction, which is valued at $3.2 billion.
U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady
Mar 29, 2016 - 5:18 PM
The Lockheed Martin surveillance aircraft will be equipped with a next-generation L-3 modem that enables beyond line-of-sight communications.
U.S. Air Force E-8C JStars
Mar 29, 2016 - 10:02 AM
The contractors will further develop their radar systems for the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance Attack Radar System recapitalization program.
Lockheed Martin TR-X concept
Mar 24, 2016 - 10:57 AM
The next generation aircraft Lockheed Martin is designing to replace the U-2 would be 'survivable, not unnoticeable,' the company says.
UMS Skeldar F-720
Mar 23, 2016 - 11:05 AM
UMS Skeldar offers a product line of fixed- and rotary-wing small unmanned aircraft for military and civilian applications.