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August 16, 2017, 2:48 PM

Britain’s Costly Carrier Enters Home Port

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.

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Super Puma on aircraft carrier
Apr 20, 2016 - 8:19 AM
The island nation is evaluating new medium lift helicopters, and also planning to replace some older CH-47 Chinooks.
Next Generation Jammer prototype
Apr 14, 2016 - 8:55 AM
Raytheon will build 15 engineering development models and 14 mechanical test pods of the Next Generation Jammer, its new electronic warfare pod.
DEA ATR 42-500 undergoing modifications
Apr 13, 2016 - 12:02 PM
The Pentagon and the Drug Enforcement Administration spent $86 million over seven years to modify a counternarcotics plane that hasn't flown.
KC-46A tanker
Apr 12, 2016 - 4:08 PM
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have revised the KC-46A program schedule to extend developmental flight testing, compress deliveries.
Scale model of the Il-214 medium transport
Apr 11, 2016 - 10:56 AM
The first prototype of the Il-214 medium transport should be completed 'around 2020,' according to the Ilyushin design house.
U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber
Apr 9, 2016 - 7:31 PM
The heavy bomber will be based in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for the first time since 1991.
U.S. Air Force F-35A
Apr 8, 2016 - 12:28 PM
Saudi Arabia overtook Russia as the third largest spender on military activities and equipment in 2015, following the U.S. and China.
Sagem Patroller
Apr 5, 2016 - 9:32 PM
Following a competition that also involved the Thales Watchkeeper system, the Patroller will replace the French army's current Sperwer drone.
Eurofighter Typhoon
Apr 5, 2016 - 10:59 AM
The estimated €8 billion transaction follows an intergovernmental agreement reached between Italy and Kuwait in September.
Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
Apr 5, 2016 - 9:15 AM
Russia started using both the Ka-52 and the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters in its campaign to bolster the Syrian Arab Army.