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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.
Aurora Flight Sciences said its Orion unmanned aircraft system flew for 80 hours during a flight in December.
Strict rules of engagement and scarce targets, result in most combat aircraft sorties returning with weapons unexpended
NH Industries hopes to improve availability and encourage joint customer funding of future upgrades.
Senior U.S. military officers said the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program remains on track to meet upcoming initial operational capability dates.
Japan will join South Korea as an operator of the RQ-4 Global Hawk in the Asia Pacific region.