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April 25, 2016, 8:09 AM

Japan’s Own Fifth-Gen Fighter Makes First Flight

The Mitsubishi X-2 made a short test hop to reposition at Gifu airbase for further flights.

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Feb 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM
In 10 years, the Coast Guard has operated Arriel turboshafts in its MH-65 Dolphin fleet
Artist's rendering of B-21 bomber
Feb 26, 2016 - 11:14 AM
For the first time, the service released an artist's rendering of the new Long Range Strike-Bomber revealing a similar design to the B-2 Spirit.
MQ-9 ER Long Wing
Feb 25, 2016 - 2:23 PM
The new variant is being developed under GA-ASI's "Certifiable Predator B" effort to build a NATO-certified production aircraft.
Mi-26T2 in flight
Feb 24, 2016 - 10:08 AM
But the Russian defense ministry has not yet ordered any of these upgraded heavy-lift machines.
Raytheon-Finmeccanica T-100
Feb 23, 2016 - 10:08 AM
The Raytheon-led team will offer a variant of the Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi M-346 twin-engine trainer for the U.S. Air Force requirement.
Anotonov An-32 taking off
Feb 23, 2016 - 7:48 AM
Ukraine-Russia split prevents finish of Antonov upgrade; MTA project to replace An-32s also founders.
Feb 22, 2016 - 8:19 AM
Progress with Brazilian program, and the overall sales campaign, was described in a briefing at the Singapore Airshow
Feb 20, 2016 - 9:59 AM
After years of development, Airbus D&S has gained a first order for the solar-powered high-altitude vehicle,
Feb 19, 2016 - 8:44 AM
AIN's summary of defense developments at Asia-Pacific’s largest airshow.
Feb 18, 2016 - 11:35 AM
Airbus DS has enjoyed considerable success recently with its small military transports by offering them adapted for a wide range of roles.