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January 22, 2015, 3:23 PM

Big Air Effort for Small Reward Over Iraq, Syria

Strict rules of engagement and scarce targets, result in most combat aircraft sorties returning with weapons unexpended

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Nov 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
The aircraft will replace 14 (K)C-135FR tankers in the French air force from 2018, at a rate of one or two per year.
Nov 21, 2014 - 8:10 AM
The latest missile bears a close resemblance to the Indian-Russian BrahMos missile.
Nov 21, 2014 - 7:56 AM
Program officials are hoping that the move will boost the type’s flagging export prospects.
Nov 19, 2014 - 9:28 AM
The nation’s air force intends to eventually replace all three of its existing combat aircraft with the Swedish jet.
Xi’an Aircraft Works Y-20
Nov 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM
The aircraft appeared at the show in PLAAF livery, and the service is expected to be the primary customer.
Nov 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM
In its Zhuhai display, the FC-31 appeared to bleed too much energy and the pilot had a hard time keeping the nose up during turns and other maneuvers.
J-31
Nov 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The significant increase in military systems on display has boosted the biennial event.
Nov 12, 2014 - 5:01 PM
Iran claims to have flown an unmanned aircraft copied from the RQ-170 Sentinel that crashed in that country in December 2011.
BAE UCAV
Nov 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM
All previous indications and illustrations of the FCAS project have pointed to an unmanned combat air vehicle.
Nov 11, 2014 - 6:07 PM
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks information on "distributed airborne capabilities" involving small unmanned aircraft.