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Airbus is expanding the flight envelope of its VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV), recently achieving forward speeds of 60 knots.
Korea’s fifth-generation fighter has been developed partly in conjunction with Indonesia, although its continued participation is under question.
The March 26 test flight at Yuma Proving Ground was also used to expand the Valyrie’s performance envelope.
Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered a special-missions G550 to the Israeli Air Force for surveillance operations.
The ROK Army is looking to modernize its gunship fleet through the acquisition of an “Apache-class” helicopter to replace its aging Bell AH-1S Cobras.
3D printers could be deployed in the field to manufacture spare parts rather than rely on a sizeable spares pack or time-consuming deliveries.
Singapore is receiving a batch of the latest Puma derivative as part of a rotary-wing fleet modernization that also includes new CH-47F Chinooks.
As part of its efforts to streamline the training system, the USAF is now training some multi-engine pilots using the T-1 Jayhawk entirely.
Speculation prior to the UK defense review suggested F-35 acquisition would be pegged at 48, but purchases will continue, although likely to be limited.
The Typhoon has been cleared to launch the Storm Shadow stand-off precision attack missile since early 2019, and has now used it in combat.