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February 16, 2017, 5:02 PM

F-35 Chief, Boeing CEO Discussed Cost Savings with Trump

Conversations he had with the President influenced a January 26 Pentagon order to review the F-35 program, said Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan.

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QF-4 in flight
Dec 27, 2016 - 8:30 AM
The US Air Force retired the classic jet with the final flight of a QF-4 that was serving as an unmanned aerial target.
Boeing T-X trainer
Dec 20, 2016 - 4:36 PM
The single-engine jet made its maiden flight from St. Louis as industry teams awaited imminent release of the T-X request for proposals.
Dec 20, 2016 - 7:51 AM
Tactical capabilities have been extended, and a new support contract signed. But helicopter refueling remains a problem.
Dec 20, 2016 - 6:06 AM
Four ATR 72 600s with radar, EO and ESM sensors are replacing the air force’s Breguet Atlantics
Dec 19, 2016 - 12:38 PM
First of two being acquired as offset for Israeli buy of M346s has upgraded systems, that have been jointly developed with Italy
Northrop F-5 on ramp
Dec 19, 2016 - 10:46 AM
Russian aerospace firms exhibited in force at the recent Iran Air Show; license-production of the Su-30MK is mooted.
Dec 15, 2016 - 10:34 AM
The Israeli Air Force is planning to have its first squadron operational by the end of next year.
Boeing Strike Eagle
Dec 14, 2016 - 2:34 PM
The White House has blocked a Saudi request for precision-guided bombs out of concern for civilian casualties in Yemen. The UK government may follow suit.
HAL light combat aircraft
Dec 14, 2016 - 7:28 AM
The service is seeking about 20 twin-engine jets for the second indigenous aircraft carrier.
Advanced Super Hornet
Dec 13, 2016 - 4:42 PM
The manufacturer said it is relocating the corporate headquarters of its St. Louis-based defense group to be closer to the U.S. capital.