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June 30, 2015, 3:54 PM

South Korea Selects Airbus A330 MRTT as Future Tanker

The Airbus model was chosen over Boeing's new KC-46A and a Boeing 767 tanker conversion proposed by Israel Aerospace Industries.

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Jun 10, 2015 - 11:15 AM
Austria’s SCAR pod is doing well in the market thanks to its versatility.
F-135 engine
Jun 10, 2015 - 11:00 AM
U.S. government investigations highlight cost and reliability issues with the F-35 powerplant.
F-35 Autonomic Logistics Information System
Jun 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Lockheed Martin advances the F-35 Autonomic Logistics Information System, updates software, defers downlink.
A400M in flight
Jun 8, 2015 - 11:07 AM
Airbus D&S says fault was confined to one aircraft, in a final production error.
KC-46A EMD-1 aircraft with refueling boom installed
Jun 5, 2015 - 10:22 AM
The 767-2C 'provisioned freighter' flew for the first time with an aerial refueling boom and wing refueling pods installed.
flight training devices
Jun 5, 2015 - 7:42 AM
OEM AgustaWestland selected the Canadian company on behalf of the Royal Navy and Marines. Lockheed Martin gets Chinook training contract.
Alenia Aermacchi Sky-Y demomstrator
Jun 5, 2015 - 7:22 AM
The MIDCAS project sponsored by the EDA used an Alenia Aermacchi Sky-Y demonstrator UAV in flight trials against conflicting traffic.
Northrop Grumman OpenPod
Jun 4, 2015 - 9:39 AM
Months after Lockheed Martin unveiled its 'Legion Pod,' Northrop Grumman introduces a new sensor pod with infrared search and track system.
Thales ballistic missile graphic
Jun 4, 2015 - 7:48 AM
A subscale demonstrator of Europe’s first BMEWS is nearly ready for testing.