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July 31, 2021, 5:29 AM

VISTA Testbed becomes X-62A, Joins Skyborg Effort

The long-serving variable-stability testbed and research platform is being recruited to the Skyborg autonomous low-cost air vehicle development effort.

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X-62A VISTA
Jul 31, 2021 - 5:29 AM
The long-serving variable-stability testbed and research platform is being recruited to the Skyborg autonomous low-cost air vehicle development effort.
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Jul 30, 2021 - 10:04 AM
Bell's profit in the second quarter of 2021 declined largely because of costs related to its Army Future Vertical Lift competition offerings.
Rafale Greece
Jul 21, 2021 - 12:38 PM
The first six Rafales for Greece will remain in France for a while to train Greek aircrew and technicians.
Sukhoi LTS Checkmate
Jul 20, 2021 - 1:14 PM
Russia’s latest fighter design is focused primarily on export sales, although could receive a small domestic order to boost its marketability.
A-29 Super Tucano Nigeria
Jul 19, 2021 - 5:57 AM
The light attack aircraft are being procured as part of a build-up of attack assets to counter extremist forces in the north of the country.
S-3 Viking NASA
Jul 15, 2021 - 6:12 AM
The delivery of the aircraft to the San Diego Air and Space Museum brings the flying career of the S-3 to a close after nearly 50 years.
P-8A Norway
Jul 9, 2021 - 9:47 AM
The first of five P-8A Poseidons is scheduled to take to the air for the first time before the end of July.
F-35A Switzerland
Jun 30, 2021 - 12:08 PM
U.S. suppliers have beaten European competitors in Switzerland's Air 2030 program for new fighters and an air defense system.
Bell V-280
Jun 28, 2021 - 11:12 AM
Bell is retiring its V-280 tiltrotor demonstrator to focus on the Army's next phase of future vertical lift competition.
F-16 Block 70/72
Jun 28, 2021 - 5:52 AM
The U.S. is happy to sell F-16s to the Philippines, but the price may be too high for Manila.