Defense

News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft, unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs), military aircraft engines, avionics, missiles, bombs, guidance systems and ground-based air-defense systems.

November 19, 2014, 9:28 AM

Brazil Plans To Buy More than 100 Gripens

The nation’s air force intends to eventually replace all three of its existing combat aircraft with the Swedish jet.

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Sep 19, 2014 - 7:46 AM
Air Force leadership expresses confidence that top-priority procurements are safe from possible budget threats.
Sep 16, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Deliveries of the fly-by-wire midsize business jets are expected to start in 2016.
Lockheed Martin UClass
Sep 11, 2014 - 9:47 AM
The Navy is still seeking sources for an "organic, sea-based unmanned aerial system."
F-16s at Hill Air Force Base
Sep 10, 2014 - 2:01 PM
More than 80 of the aircraft have been grounded since cracks were discovered in the canopy sill longerons this summer.
NASA Ikhana
Sep 4, 2014 - 11:56 AM
Trials on the NASA Ikhana Predator B are slated to begin in November.
U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
Sep 3, 2014 - 9:11 PM
With the completion of the PDR, the program advances to critical design review, moving closer to manufacturing the system.
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Sep 3, 2014 - 9:27 AM
The deal is valued at $2.5 billion.
Puma AE launched from Coast Guard icebreaker
Sep 2, 2014 - 4:09 PM
An AeroVironment Puma AE launched from the flight deck of the Coast Guard cutter Healy, under way in the Arctic Ocean.
Boeing AH-6i light helicopter
Sep 2, 2014 - 11:46 AM
The estimated contract completion date is Dec. 31, 2016.