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October 14, 2018, 8:48 AM

Aero Vodochody Rolls Out First L-39NG

The original Czech L-39 became the stalwart of the Soviet-era training machine. Now Aero is back in production with a thoroughly updated aircraft

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Oct 16, 2018 - 5:25 AM
Japan's desire for further F-35s could result in an order for 20 more to begin the replacement of the F-15 Eagle
Oct 15, 2018 - 4:20 AM
Leonardo and Thales UK have joined forces to demonstrate a UK-soveriegn DIRCM capability based on the Miysis jammer and Elix-IR warning system
Oct 14, 2018 - 8:48 AM
The original Czech L-39 became the stalwart of the Soviet-era training machine. Now Aero is back in production with a thoroughly updated aircraft
Oct 11, 2018 - 3:57 PM
The helicopter would be made in Philadelphia.
Oct 11, 2018 - 1:27 PM
The Pentagon has issued a temporary grounding order for all F-35s as mishap investigators suspect a faulty fuel tube caused the recent F-35B crash
Oct 11, 2018 - 4:38 AM
India becomes the latest nation to acquire the S-400 (SA-21 "Growler") surface-to-air missile, but could face a CAATSA response from the U.S.
KC-390
Oct 10, 2018 - 9:27 AM
Embraer has flown its first production KC-390, but it will not be going to the Brazilian air force right away, as it is needed for trials.
E-2D
Oct 8, 2018 - 12:35 PM
General Atomics is providing new launch and recovery systems for the U.S. Navy's next aircraft carriers.
PC-21
Oct 8, 2018 - 11:24 AM
The Pilatus advanced trainer was selected by France in early 2017 to replace Epsilons and Alpha Jets.
Tornado
Oct 4, 2018 - 2:09 PM
Italy's Tornado ECR defense suppression aircraft become the fourth type—and the first non-U.S. aircraft—to be cleared to fire the AARGM missile.