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September 15, 2017, 8:07 AM

Turkey Defies NATO and Buys Russian S-400 SAMs

After long and intense negotiations, both Russia and Turkey have confirmed the controversial air defense deal.

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General Atomics EMALS rendering
May 7, 2015 - 9:21 AM
F-18s, F-35s, E-2s, even naval Rafales, could equip the second indigenous carrier.
Belarus Aircraft Repair Plant exhibit
May 5, 2015 - 1:55 PM
Ex-Indian Su-30K jets given new lease on life by Belarus Aircraft Repair Plant.
Transparency International report cover
May 1, 2015 - 7:27 AM
Transparency International investigated 163 companies to produce its new index; improvement seen, but the picture remains inadequate.
Dassault Rafale
Apr 30, 2015 - 7:23 AM
French combat jet scores third export sale in as many months; UAE could be next.
MV-22 Osprey
Apr 29, 2015 - 3:16 PM
The service seeks 44 new tiltrotors to replace the Northrop Grumman C-2 Greyhound for carrier onboard delivery mission.
F135 engine
Apr 28, 2015 - 12:36 PM
The U.S. Department of Defense IG and Government Accountability Office were sharply critical of the F135 engine program.
Mectron MAR-1 missile
Apr 27, 2015 - 1:39 PM
Brazilian, Israeli and South African missiles are slated for integration.
Apr 24, 2015 - 7:27 AM
Possible roles for UAVs considered after current patrol and rescue efforts deemed inadequate.
Saab Gripen in flight
Apr 23, 2015 - 11:25 AM
Saab and Embraer signed Gripen agreement at Latin American Defense and Security Show. Sagem also boosted Brazilian production.
X-47B aerial refueling
Apr 22, 2015 - 4:05 PM
The Northrop Grumman-built unmanned combat demonstrator will be retired now that it has completed its final test objective.