Defense

Essential news and analysis on the defense aerospace business. Your trusted source for new and ongoing programs and requirements in military aircraft (manned and unmanned), engines, avionics, weapons and associated systems, including ground-based air defense.

March 20, 2017, 7:30 AM

Reprieve Likely for U-2 Dragon Lady

The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.

Read More
Apache flyover in Mesa, Arizona
Mar 24, 2017 - 1:05 PM
The manufacturer will provide 244 remanufactured AH-64Es to the U.S. Army over five years, and 24 new-build E-models to Saudi Arabia.
Hawk 108 and 208 in flight
Mar 23, 2017 - 10:55 AM
The single-seat Mk208 light attack version will be renewed by BAE Systems in partnership with Airod.
Lockheed Martin T-50
Mar 22, 2017 - 12:07 PM
If the U.S. Air Force asks, the manufacturer contends it can begin deliveries in 2022, two years before planned initial operational capability.
Ka-27PS in flight
Mar 22, 2017 - 10:46 AM
New radars, avionics and communication systems are being added to the veteran ASW machines.
Heron 1 on ramp
Mar 22, 2017 - 10:09 AM
The MALE UAV has achieved full operating capability after local enhancements to communications and training systems.
U-2 in flight
Mar 20, 2017 - 7:30 AM
The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.
Mar 16, 2017 - 12:08 PM
After helicopter and missile controversies, new review promises a more considered approach.
U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle
Mar 15, 2017 - 3:34 PM
U.S. Forces Korea announced that the Army has started the process of permanently stationing MQ-1C Gray Eagles at Kunsan Air Base.
U.S. Air Force testers fly 3DR Solo
Mar 14, 2017 - 12:39 PM
The emerging technologies unit at Edwards Air Force Base is also considering using drones to calibrate antennas, inspect roofs and airfields.
Paris 2015 covers
Mar 14, 2017 - 6:12 AM
There will be plenty of fascinating displays.