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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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M346
Jun 15, 2015 - 4:30 PM
Aermacchi’s M346 is established as an advanced/tactical trainer, but recent tests have opened up a new career as an aggressor aircraft.
Roketsan’s stand-off missile (SOM)
Jun 15, 2015 - 3:20 PM
Roketsan is developing a version of its SOM stand-off missile to equip the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Textron booth
Jun 15, 2015 - 2:45 PM
Textron’s UAV range is being considered for a number of competitions, including France’s tactical UAS requirement.
Caravan EX
Jun 15, 2015 - 2:35 PM
Cessna's turboprop single may perform aerial survey, air ambulance, paratrooper, amphibious, surveillance, training and combat operations.
Jun 15, 2015 - 1:50 PM
Elbit Systems has unveiled a new airborne system at the Paris air show that combines Sigint and soft-kill EW capabilities
Jun 15, 2015 - 1:40 PM
Superhawk detector employs more than a million pixels to create a detector that can produce a 1280x1024-resolution, blur-free image in total darkness.
Martin-Baker ejection seat
Jun 15, 2015 - 8:00 AM
From the F-35 to basic trainers, British company offers world’s fighter pilots a means of escape.
Rafale Fokker 100
Jun 15, 2015 - 2:30 AM
Retired Fokker airliner modified to make it a platform for testing advanced systems for the Dassault Rafale.
JF-17
Jun 15, 2015 - 2:10 AM
First delivery is due in 2017.
Jun 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM
India expected to sign soon for 36, may still agree 90 more for in-country production.