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November 30, 2016, 7:44 AM

Saab Postpones Gripen E First Flight—for Good Reason

The company claims that pre-qualifying software to a very high standard will save time and money later on.

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Boeing AH-6i light helicopter
May 1, 2014 - 8:32 PM
Flight status moves the program closer to full-scale production.
BAE Systems Tornado
May 1, 2014 - 1:07 PM
Company will support the RAF fleet through retirement in 2019.
MQ-8C Fire Scout
May 1, 2014 - 7:06 AM
Unit cost increases triggered “critical” breaches of the Nunn-McCurdy amendment, requiring that Congress be notified.
Dassault Rafale
Apr 30, 2014 - 8:08 AM
A new NATO multinational team is taking over the enhanced air defense detachment in the Baltic republics.
Alenia MC-27
Apr 29, 2014 - 1:37 PM
The MC-27J Praetorian concept retains the capability of the regular C-27J but can be rapidly converted for special missions.
MiG-31 Foxhound
Apr 24, 2014 - 10:11 AM
RAC MiG is working on new versions of the aircraft more capable than the current MiG-31BM.
General Atomics Sea Avenger
Apr 23, 2014 - 9:01 PM
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Atomics received the draft proposal document.
Lockheed Martin F-35A
Apr 23, 2014 - 9:17 AM
F-35s will replace the RAAF’s older F/A-18A/B Hornets, which the air force plans to withdraw from service by 2022.
UH-60MU Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter
Apr 22, 2014 - 1:36 PM
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.
 Hawkeye
Apr 22, 2014 - 11:17 AM
For better surveillance capability over its southern waters, Japan has established 603 Hiko-tai (squadron) at Naha air base on Okinawa