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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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HAL light combat aircraft
Dec 14, 2016 - 7:28 AM
The service is seeking about 20 twin-engine jets for the second indigenous aircraft carrier.
Advanced Super Hornet
Dec 13, 2016 - 4:42 PM
The manufacturer said it is relocating the corporate headquarters of its St. Louis-based defense group to be closer to the U.S. capital.
Mil Mi-17
Dec 13, 2016 - 1:59 PM
Instead, the U.S. will supply Sikorsky Black Hawks for the Afghan Army.
C295W in flight
Dec 9, 2016 - 7:33 AM
Major win for best-selling twin turboprop over rival C-27J, and the new Embraer KC-390 jet, after a long evaluation.
Dec 6, 2016 - 11:58 AM
India and the UK are the other customers to date; Boeing is wooing British suppliers to offset an expensive, uncompeted buy.
Prox Dynamics Black Hornet mini drone
Dec 5, 2016 - 9:23 AM
The sensor manufacturer plans to improve the range, performance and cost of the pocket-sized surveillance system the British military uses.
Dec 5, 2016 - 7:48 AM
MiG-29K and Su-33 jets are lost, and Su-33s flew the initial strikes on Syria, contrary to expectations.
Tern assembly at Scaled Composites
Dec 2, 2016 - 11:21 AM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently instructed Northrop Grumman to build a second test vehicle.
LCA on display
Nov 30, 2016 - 10:24 AM
A Mk 1A version will feature improvements, but the extent of indigenous versus foreign radar content remains unclear.
First flight of Type Certifiable Predator B
Nov 30, 2016 - 10:05 AM
The manufacturer plans to begin delivering the MQ-9 Reaper variant to the UK Royal Air Force in late 2018.