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The SOFEX show marks the first showing of the armed scout helicopter outside the U.S.
The mostly composite helicopter–dubbed the “King Stallion”–will fly by year-end, with operational service expected in 2019.
Orders from Iraq and other nations have extended the F-16 production line through 2017.
The ATK-designed mission package allows the aircraft to undertake a range of gunship and ISR missions.
The VXX will replace the aging fleet of Sikorsky VH-3Ds and VH-60Ns flown by Marine Helicopter Squadron One for presidential and VIP transport.
The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon will be fitted on new Royal Jordanian Air Force CASA-235 light gunships.
Flight status moves the program closer to full-scale production.
Company will support the RAF fleet through retirement in 2019.
Unit cost increases triggered “critical” breaches of the Nunn-McCurdy amendment, requiring that Congress be notified.