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February 2, 2016, 11:55 AM

Pentagon Budget Pursues 'Arsenal Plane,' Swarming Drones

The arsenal plane is one of the R&D efforts being pursued by the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

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 Hawkeye
Apr 22, 2014 - 11:17 AM
For better surveillance capability over its southern waters, Japan has established 603 Hiko-tai (squadron) at Naha air base on Okinawa
British Royal Navy F-35B
Apr 17, 2014 - 11:00 AM
The UK is a first-tier partner on the aircraft, which it views as a major boost to British combat air power.
ATD-X mock-up
Apr 17, 2014 - 8:43 AM
“Shinshin” future fighter demonstrator is a few months behind schedule but set to be revealed–then fly–this year.
Kaman Aerospace Super Seasprite
Apr 17, 2014 - 7:44 AM
The refurbished Super Seasprites are expected to serve with the Royal New Zealand Navy through at least 2030.
Saab Gripen 39-7
Apr 16, 2014 - 2:04 PM
The BriteCloud digital radio frequency memory jamming decoy is an option on the Gripen.
Textron AirLand Scorpion jet
Apr 15, 2014 - 9:07 AM
The prototype has flown to 30,000 feet and at 120 to 310 knots calibrated airspeed, with a maximum airspeed tested of 430 ktas.
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Apr 10, 2014 - 1:49 PM
The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules will operate with the 103 Squadron of Israel's Air and Space Force.
U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler
Apr 10, 2014 - 8:09 AM
Current plans call for Boeing to deliver the final EA-18Gs in 2016, but the 22 Growlers the Navy requested would extend that through 2017.
Apr 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM
Air Force issues RFP for aircraft outfitted for airborne warning and control system role.
MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft
Apr 8, 2014 - 2:00 PM
The U.S. Navy is taking a “layered approach” to meeting the see-and-avoid requirement until it finds a technology solution.