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Typhoon’s E-scan Radar Introduction Months Away

Deliveries of Typhoons with electronically-scanned array radars are approaching, but new development paths are emerging among the original partners.
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Rotorcraft

Boeing’s FARA Contender Finally Emerges

Boeing’s FARA bid is based on a relatively conventional helicopter layout, albeit with a pusher propeller for high-speed performance.
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Aircraft

Britain’s Poseidon Adventure Begins

With the delivery of the first Boeing P-8 to its base in Scotland the RAF has a maritime patrol aircraft on its books for the first time in over a decade.
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Aircraft

Kuwait Prepares for Typhoon EIS in 2020

Final assembly of the first five Eurofighter Typhoons for Kuwait is underway in Italy.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Germany Opts for Manned Pegasus Platform

For the second time Germany has canceled plans to use a Global Hawk derivative to answer its Sigint requirements, and is now looking at the Global 6000.
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Aircraft

MiG-27 Bows Out of IAF Service

India was almost certainly the last user of the MiG-27 ground-attack derivative of the MiG-23 “Flogger” fighter.
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Aircraft

More 'Thunder' in China's Air

The latest Block III variant of the PAC/CAC JF-17 has made its first flight, while the factory in Pakistan has completed a batch of eight two-seaters.
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Aircraft

New Beginnings for the Eurofighter Typhoon

Typhoon ISPA 6 is now in the air testing the production configuration for the first operational AESA-equipped aircraft, which are destined for Kuwait.
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Embraer and Brazil's Air Force Launch Military Transport Study

A new Brazilian program could produce a new light transport to follow in the footsteps of the successful Bandeirante.
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Aircraft

Israel Seeks New U.S. Military Aircraft

Faced with a perceived need to maintain a qualitative edge over other forces in the region, the Israeli Air Force is hoping to buy more U.S.-made fighters.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Turkey’s New Raider Takes to the Air

Baykar has built on the success of its Bayraktar TB2 tactical UAV to develop a much larger, armed platform to answer a Turkish forces requirement.
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Aircraft

NATO E-3A Upgrade Announced

NATO is spending $1 billion on keeping its aging AWACS aircraft concurrent with technology while it begins the search for a replacement in 2035.
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Rotorcraft

Phase 2 T129B Takes to the Skies

Turkish Aerospace has flown an improved version of the T129 Atak attack helicopter for the Turkish armed and security forces.
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Rotorcraft

AW149 Proves Worth After Early Setbacks

If the UK chooses the AW149 production could be transferred from Milan to Yeovil.
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Aircraft

Hawk Assembly a Major Step Forward for Saudi Arabia

Assembing its BAE Systems Hawks in-country has worked well for Saudi Arabia with seven flying by October.
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Aircraft

First RAF P-8A Handed Over

When P-8 operations begin next year next year, the United Kingdom will have an anti-submarine/maritime patrol capability after a gap of a decade.
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Rotorcraft

Germany Receives First Sea Lion, but Awaits Sea Tiger Contract

Germany has taken delivery of its first naval NH90 to replace the Sea King, but has still not signed for the Lynx replacement
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Aircraft

Iran Flies New Military Trainer

The Kowsar-88/Yasin is a new trainer design that draws to a considerable extent on components raided or reverse-engineered from the Northrop F-5
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Aircraft

T-6C Texan II Sale Possible for Tunisia

Buying the Texan II would significantly enhance Tunisia’s training capabilities, as well as further strengthen Tunisia’s relations with Washington.
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Aircraft

More F-35 Fighters for South Korea

The Republic of Korea is to buy 20 more F-35 stealth fighters, but the exact nature of the requirement remains a source for debate.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A-Darter Missile Certified by Brazil and South Africa

Denel’s short-range weapon has been brought to fruition with Brazilian help, and is now ready for operation with the Gripen
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Aircraft

More Hawkeye Exports as U.S. Navy Introduces Enhancements

Japan and France are in the process of buying E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes to replace their current E-2C fleets.
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More Rafale Fighters for India?

At a time when it prepares to formally accept its first aircraft, India appears likely to sign for a second batch of Rafales in the coming months.
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Aircraft

Taiwan Unveils New Advanced Trainer

The AT-5 Yung Yin (Brave Eagle) is a modern derivative of the two-seat version of the F-CK-1 light fighter, but with simplified systems and reduced power
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Raytheon Unveils Peregrine Air-to-air Missile

The new weapon aims to fill the middle ground between the AIM-9X and the AIM-120, combining good range performance with the AIM-9X’s agility
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Aircraft

F-35A Sale to Poland Gains Approval

Poland’s desire to replace the last of its Soviet-era fighters with state-of-the-art Western equipment has got the green light from Washington
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B-52H ‘Buffs’ Demonstrate Global Reach

The aging warriors continue to span the globe on “show of force” missions that test the B-52H bomber’s ability to reach any part of the planet.
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Aircraft

Britain and Sweden To Partner on Future Combat Air Requirements

The much-anticipated announcement that Sweden would partner with the UK on a future fighter fell short of Swedish industry joining the Team Tempest effort
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Aircraft

F-15EX - Eagle Renaissance

In operation for more than four decades, the aircraft is seeing a resurgence in the U.S. and abroad.
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Avionics

Typhoon’s 'Digital Stealth' Can Evolve To Meet Changing Threat

Agile mission data reprogramming is a key to aircraft survivability in the face of advanced threats.
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