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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.
The single-seat Mk208 light attack version will be renewed by BAE Systems in partnership with Airod.
If the U.S. Air Force asks, the manufacturer contends it can begin deliveries in 2022, two years before planned initial operational capability.
New radars, avionics and communication systems are being added to the veteran ASW machines.
The MALE UAV has achieved full operating capability after local enhancements to communications and training systems.
The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.
After helicopter and missile controversies, new review promises a more considered approach.
U.S. Forces Korea announced that the Army has started the process of permanently stationing MQ-1C Gray Eagles at Kunsan Air Base.
The emerging technologies unit at Edwards Air Force Base is also considering using drones to calibrate antennas, inspect roofs and airfields.
There will be plenty of fascinating displays.