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June 17, 2017, 8:20 AM

New-generation Prototype Leads Gripen Renaissance

Various nations are seen as prospects for the E/F Gripen model while Saab is still selling the C/D too.

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Jun 14, 2017 - 2:00 AM
The DA62 MPP has more cabin volume for surveillance than the existing DA42 MPP aircraft.
F-35A Lightning II
Jun 13, 2017 - 4:13 PM
The U.S. Air Force cancelled local flying operations of the F-35A variant of the fighter to investigate the root cause of incidents.
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
Jun 12, 2017 - 1:01 PM
The company announced a $180.5 million follow-on order from the Navy for its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System.
Jun 8, 2017 - 3:08 PM
New developments slowly erode the technical advantage the U.S. military enjoys, the Pentagon states in annual China report to Congress.
L3 Wescam
Jun 7, 2017 - 9:32 AM
Imagery from the company’s sensor and targeting turrets can be actioned onboard.
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle
Jun 7, 2017 - 12:09 AM
The U.S. Air Force plans to fly the F-15E Strike Eagle into the 2040s, but the F-15C/D air superiority fighter faces a shorter time horizon.
F-35
Jun 6, 2017 - 3:21 AM
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is the key contractor, but is also leading Japan’s own stealth fighter development.
FTC-2000 on display
Jun 5, 2017 - 1:56 PM
The MiG-21 derivative has been heavily modified.
BriteCloud radar jammer
Jun 2, 2017 - 7:55 AM
The UK Royal Air Force is now helping to fund the BriteCloud expendable active decoy for fighter aircraft.
U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook
May 31, 2017 - 3:42 PM
The U.S. Army plans to upgrade 542 CH-47F and MH-47G helicopters, with deliveries starting in 2023.