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January 16, 2017, 2:29 AM

Leonardo Gains Italian Orders To Boost Balance Sheet

The M-345 jet trainer and a new helicopter will be acquired. Meanwhile, the company has consolidated in the UK.

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Jul 9, 2014 - 1:10 PM
The trials marked the first seeker-guided launches for MBDA's common anti-air modular missile.
MBDA Meteor BVRAAM fired from Saab Gripen
Jul 8, 2014 - 10:06 AM
The beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile will be flying on Swedish air force Gripens next year.
Jul 3, 2014 - 11:11 AM
The Marine Corps is still planning to deploy the aircraft to the UK.
OH-58D Kiowa Warrior mast-mounted sight
Jul 2, 2014 - 8:33 PM
DRS presses the case for upgrading the Kiowa's mast-mounted sight.
U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper
Jul 2, 2014 - 11:45 AM
The latest version of the system provides a four-fold increase in area coverage with a two-fold improvement in resolution compared to its predecessor.
Jul 2, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Two batches of Sukhoi Su-25s have been delivered to Iraq.
Boeing 767-2C provisioned freighter
Jun 29, 2014 - 5:14 PM
Target date for first flight of the aerial refueling tanker is now the third quarter, according to Boeing.
Harfang UAV
Jun 27, 2014 - 11:08 AM
Harfang UAS will fly with the French Air Force at least through 2017.
Jun 27, 2014 - 8:10 AM
Still awaiting deliveries from the U.S., Iraq buys second-hand fighters from Russia, which are scheduled to arrive in a few days.
Jun 27, 2014 - 7:15 AM
The U.S. Air Force could eventually acquire 112 combat rescue helicopters based on the UH-60M Black Hawk in a deal worth $7.9 billion, said Sikorsky.