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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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Tiger attack helicopter in flight
Sep 10, 2015 - 1:03 PM
Army hopes its 22 Tigers will be more reliable and less expensive to operate after a planned mid-life update.
Sep 8, 2015 - 11:33 AM
India’s first private helicopter venture gains steam at Nagpur, as Reliance prepares for production.
Sep 8, 2015 - 9:44 AM
Lebanon would be the second country to receive the Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft nominated by the U.S. to bolster security.
Sep 8, 2015 - 8:57 AM
Teamed with Gulfstream and L-3, Northrop Grumman believes its JStars platform could be ready well ahead of current USAF plans.
U-2 takeoff
Sep 6, 2015 - 5:15 PM
Sixty years after its first flight, the fabled spyplane is the testbed for revolutionary plug-and-play technology.
Sep 3, 2015 - 7:16 AM
Debut of Mi-24 testbed at MAKS; full development machine to follow in 2018
Common Infrared Countermeasures system
Sep 1, 2015 - 9:40 AM
The Common Infrared Countermeasures Systems will eventually protect hundreds of helicopters and other aircraft from missile threats.
Aug 31, 2015 - 3:27 PM
No orders yet, but development continues, including radar and weapons
Aug 31, 2015 - 6:54 AM
The Russian naval air arm wants more than 50 Su-30SMs, and the soon-to-fly Brahmos cruise missile.
P-8A Poseidon
Aug 28, 2015 - 12:08 PM
Valued at $1.49 billion, the contract modification includes the first P-8As for delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force.