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January 20, 2021, 6:53 AM

General Atomics Advances SeaGuardian Systems

The SeaGuardian is the maritime surveillance version of the MQ-9B, capable of anti-submarine warfare.

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Gulfstream E-550A
Dec 16, 2020 - 1:15 PM
The two reconnaissance Gulfstreams are believed to be the first of a fleet that could number as many as eight aircraft.
F-22A F-35A
Dec 15, 2020 - 6:17 AM
For the first time the F-22 and F-35 fifth-generation fighters “talked” to each other securely via datalink.
Eurodrone
Dec 14, 2020 - 6:07 AM
The four-nation program for a MALE UAV is awaiting a contract to launch the development and production of 60 air vehicles for service-entry in 2028.
S-70i Philippines
Dec 11, 2020 - 12:37 PM
The Philippines Air Force has begun operating the Black Hawk, having received its first batch of six in November.
Automatic air-to-air refueling
Dec 11, 2020 - 6:10 AM
Automatic refueling for boom receivers is slated for certification trials next year, while probe receivers are getting a new traffic light system.
FCAS NGWS
Dec 10, 2020 - 12:18 PM
Having been left out of the February 2020 launch of the Phase 1A demonstrator phase for FCAS, Spain’s industry is now fully integrated into the program.
Dassault Rafale
Dec 8, 2020 - 5:01 AM
The ongoing search for a new multi-role fighter has led the Indonesian defense ministry to France, where a sizeable deal for the Rafale is in negotiation.
Dec 7, 2020 - 9:29 AM
Organizers of the Paris Air Show today announced that the 2021 edition, slated for June 21 to 27, has been nixed due to uncertainly over the pandemic.
HH 139B
Dec 3, 2020 - 10:31 AM
Leonardo has delivered the first of 17 multirole HH-139B twin-engine helicopters to the Italian Air Force.
Airbus VSR700
Dec 1, 2020 - 10:10 AM
Airbus's optionally piloted vehicle recently made fully autonomous takeoff and landing approaches to and from a moving deck simulator.