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The Italian company’s P2002JF very light aircraft (VLA) is graduating new pilots in a lease-purchase plus support deal.
The fifth-generation fighter is cleared for limited production; new UAVs and helicopters were on display
The former EADS Cassidian business, later Airbus Defence, launched the Sagitta research project in 2010.
Draken International and Cobham will jointly bid in the UK; ATAC will buy French Mirage F1s for U.S. requirements.
The PL-10 and PL-15 are reportedly high-performance next-generation air-to-air missiles.
The new panoramic cockpit display will replace the F-35's current large-area display under the Block 4 upgrade program.
A reduction in the annual buy of F-35As by the U.S. Air Force is behind the overall cost increase, the Pentagon said.
The RAAF is also upgrading its Hawk fighter-trainers, and joining the US Navy in development of a new jammer for EA-18G Growlers.
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command expects to receive seven of the improved heavy-lift helicopters over the next year.
Air Force and Naval Aviation chiefs are interested in predictive maintenance.