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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.
A new NATO multinational team is taking over the enhanced air defense detachment in the Baltic republics.
The MC-27J Praetorian concept retains the capability of the regular C-27J but can be rapidly converted for special missions.
RAC MiG is working on new versions of the aircraft more capable than the current MiG-31BM.
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Atomics received the draft proposal document.
F-35s will replace the RAAF’s older F/A-18A/B Hornets, which the air force plans to withdraw from service by 2022.
The Black Hawk serves as a second testbed for Sikorsky’s Matrix research program to develop and field systems for autonomous vertical takeoff and landing.
For better surveillance capability over its southern waters, Japan has established 603 Hiko-tai (squadron) at Naha air base on Okinawa