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November 30, 2016, 7:44 AM

Saab Postpones Gripen E First Flight—for Good Reason

The company claims that pre-qualifying software to a very high standard will save time and money later on.

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Sep 16, 2016 - 4:52 PM
Insulating material around an avionics cooling line in a fuel tank was found to be shedding, the F-35 Joint Program Office said.
China's L-15Z on ramp
Sep 16, 2016 - 7:30 AM
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence Show, the first export examples were shown equipped with Chinese weapons
Sep 15, 2016 - 11:15 AM
The case could set a legal precedent on armed forces' buying decisions.
Sep 15, 2016 - 5:54 AM
The SPECTRO XR is a long-range, multispectral sensor ball for ISR and targeting, with a launch customer
Boeing T-X1 jet trainer
Sep 13, 2016 - 2:03 PM
The manufacturer and partner Saab of Sweden rolled out the new jet during a rousing ceremony in St. Louis.
F-15 fighter releases multiple JDAM
Sep 12, 2016 - 11:04 PM
The manufacturer plans to produce 150 JDAM tail kits each day from its St. Charles, Mo., facility, and more if necessary.
Sep 8, 2016 - 6:12 AM
The improved systems offers significant weight saving as well as a smoother ride
Sep 8, 2016 - 5:26 AM
The US subsidiary of the Israeli company offers a variety of aircraft protection and modernization solutions.
Airbus Helicopters H225M landing
Sep 7, 2016 - 7:26 AM
Airbus is still hoping to sell 50 H225Ms, while attack helicopters and VIP transports will also be discussed.
An-225 Mriya airlifter in flight
Sep 6, 2016 - 8:31 AM
A second lease of life for the world’s largest aircraft has been agreed between Ukraine and China.