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Flying qualities were as predicted during 1 hour 25 minute sortie.
Service chiefs protect F-35, KC-46 and LRS-B but say that sequestration would force further tough choices.
The Obama administration has proposed a $585.3 billion defense budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins in October.
The threat to fixed- and rotary-wing operations by Boko Haram is not insignificant, says a chief of policy for the Nigerian Air Force.
President Obama’s visit renews defense trade pact and signals greater cooperation.
The U.S. Air Force will enter into negotiations with Boeing to deliver up to three 747-8s to serve as the new Air Force One.
The U.S. Army plans to extend the life of its venerable CH-47 Chinook another 45 years through a series of block upgrades.
Maker eyes orders from Brazil, Malaysia, Qatar, and Poland to offset cuts in European orders.
Raytheon acquired Sensitel, manufacturer of the Silver Fox, Manta and Coyote small unmanned aircraft systems.
The order includes conversions and remodels as well as new aircraft.