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March 20, 2017, 7:30 AM

Reprieve Likely for U-2 Dragon Lady

The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.

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F-16V first flight
Oct 23, 2015 - 10:34 AM
Lockheed Martin is developing the 'Viper' configuration F-16 for Taiwan and potentially other countries, including the United States.
KF-X model
Oct 23, 2015 - 7:31 AM
Potential engine and radar suppliers showed their wares. New Korean unmanned helicopter and fixed-wing programs were also displayed.
William LaPlante, assistant Air Force secretary for acquisition
Oct 22, 2015 - 11:12 PM
The service plans to soon award an engineering and manufacturing development contract for the secretive Long Range Strike-Bomber.
MRH-90 in flight
Oct 22, 2015 - 12:45 PM
Like other operators of the NH-90 series helicopters, the Australians have experienced capability delays and maintainability problems.
Oct 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM
US company also reported service entry of the Extended Range Reaper, and a new US Army order for Gray Eagles
Indian air force chief of air staff AM Arup Raha
Oct 15, 2015 - 11:16 AM
The saga of failed procurements and indigenous aircraft development continues.
C-130H on ramp
Oct 15, 2015 - 8:59 AM
MRO eyes unfulfilled U.S. requirement. Meanwhile, Israel’s own C-130H upgrade takes to the air
Apache fires a laser-guided rocket
Oct 14, 2015 - 10:04 AM
The service has procured 'an initial quantity' of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, manufacturer BAE Systems said.
S-97 Raider second flight-test prototype
Oct 13, 2015 - 4:51 PM
The two manufacturers said Lockheed Martin's involvement with competing teams for the Army joint multi-role demonstration is not a problem.
F-35C on aircraft carrier
Oct 13, 2015 - 7:25 AM
Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force describes its plan for IOC, and voices continuing concern about new logistics system