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February 11, 2016, 8:09 AM

Pentagon Enjoys U.S. FY 2017 Defense Budget Stability

Previous Congressional deal provides required funding for what is by far the world’s large defense spend

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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.
Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, F-35 deputy program manager
Apr 8, 2014 - 7:22 AM
Modified bulkheads will address cracking issues in early production versions of the Joint Strike Fighter.
Apr 3, 2014 - 1:15 PM
Between March 1 and 26 Russian aircraft approached Bulgaria on nine occasions, flying without flight plans and requiring investigation.
Apr 3, 2014 - 11:54 AM
The Indian Air Force has and urgent need for Stage II intermediate jet trainers.