Defense

News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft, unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs), military aircraft engines, avionics, missiles, bombs, guidance systems and ground-based air-defense systems.

December 18, 2014, 7:23 AM

Limited Choices for F-35 Heavy Maintenance, U.S. Confirms

Security is a major factor driving assignments of airframe and engine MRO work for the stealth fighter

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Aug 27, 2014 - 7:54 AM
Upgrades could continue on other British platforms after 2019 retirement; Germany plan to operate the aircraft at least through 2025.
Advanced Hypersonic Weapon
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:08 PM
The vehicle experienced a "flight anomaly" shortly after launch on August 25.
UH-60V cockpit displays
Aug 21, 2014 - 8:40 AM
The Army plans to upgrade existing Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawks with analog cockpit instrumentation to UH-60M digital standard.
RQ-4 Global Hawk and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft
Aug 20, 2014 - 5:21 PM
The three new aircraft will join 18 Block 30 Global Hawks the service earlier planned to retire.
Aug 20, 2014 - 9:32 AM
The twin-boom, tandem-seat turboprop has been under development since 2011.
U.S. Air Force F-16D
Aug 19, 2014 - 10:15 PM
The 75 aircraft without cracks have returned to service.
Typhoon
Aug 19, 2014 - 8:04 AM
BAE Systems plans to deliver 12 Typhoons to Saudi Arabia this year
U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet in the Arabian Gulf
Aug 14, 2014 - 10:40 AM
Manned and unmanned aircraft are participating in the intelligence-gathering and humanitarian missions.
Aug 14, 2014 - 9:40 AM
The U.S. company is now promoting the aircraft in Europe for low-cost airborne sensing.