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Ground testing of new fuselage structure has been completed; the UK is negotiating a contract.
Civilian casualties in the Yemen conflict have prompted another call to re-examine dealings that are significant for BAE Systems.
The Air Force will release a strategic plan for using smaller unmanned aircraft systems than it has traditionally operated.
The Osprey is an AESA type that offers 360-degree coverage without moving parts
Nearly all of the 117 Shadow systems operated by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are under contract for the V2 upgrade, Textron Systems says.
But production of advanced versions of the Sukhoi fighter for export will continue through at least 2020.
Despite a previous accident, the country is again considering lighter-than-air surveillance solutions.
It will work with local MRO AIROD to provide a glass cockpit for these venerable medium-lift helicopters.
The 767-2C baseline tanker will be used for environmental control system and smoke penetration testing, Boeing said.
The Mitsubishi X-2 made a short test hop to reposition at Gifu airbase for further flights.