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December 6, 2006, 12:17 PM

Armed UAVs are not new: back in the days when UAVs were known as RPVs (remotely piloted vehicles) Ryan Aeronautical made several proposals to arm its BQM-34 Firebee target drone, the earliest dating to 1953.

December 6, 2006, 12:13 PM

Several Iranian manufacturers have joined a pursuit of a growing local market for affordable light airplanes for initial training and leisure flying. A proliferation of flight schools that cater to an expanding base of rich and middle-class Iranians has driven the recent surge in demand.

December 6, 2006, 12:11 PM

With the air war in Iraq increasingly dominated by close-air support (CAS) operations and the need to engage rapidly emerging targets in heavily populated areas, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles armed with precision weapons has also increased. Before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S.

December 6, 2006, 12:04 PM

Airbus is competing with Russia’s Ilyushin-Finance Co. (IFC) and Tupolev for a Syrian government tender to supply seven airliners to Syrian Air.

December 6, 2006, 12:02 PM

The arrival of the Gripen at the Dubai airshow represents a major milestone in an expanding marketing campaign for Sweden’s multirole fighter.

December 6, 2006, 11:59 AM

The endless string of overseas military engagements and long-running missions–from Desert Storm to Southern Watch to Kosovo to the most recent Operations Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom–have inflicted wear and tear on the U.S. inventory of fighter aircraft.

December 6, 2006, 11:37 AM

The arrival on Sunday of the BAE Systems Hawk New Demonstrator Aircraft (HNDA) marks the debut of the Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) anywhere in Asia and the start of a six-week tour of the region.

December 6, 2006, 11:35 AM

During 2005 Gulfstream Aerospace sold 16 business jets in the Asia/Pacific region including the first large-cabin, long-range G450 and the second large-cabin, mid-range G200 to operate in the People’s Republic of China.

December 6, 2006, 11:32 AM

Singapore Technologies Engineering is increasing its overseas presence in efforts to become “more global and to increase our competitiveness as a group,” said international marketing vice-president Patrick Choy.

December 6, 2006, 11:31 AM

The AOPA Convention is beginning to look more and more like the NBAA gathering. Members used to come to the annual event to see the new piston airplane offerings. At this year’s event, held in Palm Springs, Calif., from November 9 to 11, there were 10 jets on display.

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