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The U.S. Air Force is taking steps to relieve “strain” on its remotely piloted aircraft pilots
Flight testing of the private-venture combat jet continues, and a second prototype is planned
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and variants of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk recently achieved flight-time milestones.
Lakenheath will be the first permanent European base for the F-35, but the Air Force will leave nearby Mildenhall
Canadian company is flying Alpha Jets and A-4Ns, with F-16s to come, on cost-saving contracts for the Canadian and German armed forces.
The Fiscal Year 2015 defense appropriations bill provides funding for 15 more Boeing EA-18G Growlers.
Austrian company is tapping L-band satellites for flexible transmission of high-definition surveillance video
The $500 million deal covers helicopters, sims and a sea-going training vessel.
Elbit Systems’ U.S. subsidiary and Embraer are doing the work.
U.S. sales of military aircraft remained flat in 2014, according to the Aerospace Industries Association.