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News and issues relating to the defense aerospace business, with emphasis on current/in-use, in-development and prospective programs for manned military aircraft and unmanned combat aircraft vehicles (UCAVs).
The service plans to spend $503 million on the jet trainer over the next five years.
The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter made its first arrested landing on an aircraft carrier on November 3.
Negotiations between Russia and China continue for Su-35S multirole fighters.
Saab will begin delivering 36 Gripen NG fighters to Brazil in 2019.
The Alenia C-27A/J series has suffered a chequered procurement history in the U.S.
international monitoring body says the UAVs will complement observers on the ground
The Italian manufacturer is challenging the legality of the service’s plan to sole-source the contract to replace its fleet of Bell TH-67 trainers.
The judge dismissed charges of international corruption but found the CEOs guilty of "false invoicing."
Bell is offering the V-280 Valor tiltrotor while the Boeing-Sikorsky team is pitching the SB-1 Defiant, based on Sikorsky's X2 tech demonstrator.
The fire-control radar of the AH-64E Guardian will be enhanced to work in the littoral environment close to shore, among other upgrades.