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October 18, 2020, 3:42 AM

Team Tempest Reveals a Different Approach to FCAS

The team tasked with engineering the UK’s FCAS are concentrating on technology and capability development ahead of finalizing platform design.

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A330 MRTT NATO
Sep 28, 2020 - 1:02 PM
The latest order comes as a result of Luxembourg deciding to expand its participation in the program by 1,000 hours annually.
T-6 Texan II
Sep 28, 2020 - 12:28 PM
Having previously signaled its intentions to acquire T-6s for the training role, the Royal Thai Air Force has firmed up its acquisition.
F-39E Gripen
Sep 28, 2020 - 9:58 AM
The first of 36 F-39 Gripen E/Fs for the Brazilian air force has been delivered for trials at the Gripen Flight Test Center at Gavião Pexioto.
Xian H-6K
Sep 21, 2020 - 12:25 PM
China has mounted a series of large-scale aerial exercises over the Bashi Channel in response to the visit to Taiwan of a U.S. delegation.
Super Tucano Philippines
Sep 21, 2020 - 12:19 PM
Embraer’s light attack turboprop is expected to join OV-10 Broncos operating in the close support/counter insurgency role.
Typhoon ECRS Mk 2
Sep 14, 2020 - 7:05 AM
Following Germany and Spain’s announcement of their AESA radar roadmap for the Typhoon fighter, the UK has revealed its own E-Scan plans.
Dassault Rafale
Sep 14, 2020 - 4:32 AM
Greece's announcement that it will acquire a squadron of Rafales coincides with a period of increasing tensions with its neighbor Turkey.
Gripen C
Sep 10, 2020 - 5:17 AM
Sweden and Saab are pitching new-build Gripen C/Ds as the answer to Croatia’s long-running search for a new fighter.
C-130T Philippines (Photo: Chen Chuanren)
Sep 9, 2020 - 12:33 PM
The ability to respond rapidly to both external and internal threats is driving a program to renew the Philippines air force’s transport fleet.
TH-73A
Sep 8, 2020 - 11:21 AM
FlightSafety International has been awarded a contract to support of the U.S. Navy’s advanced helicopter training system.