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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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F-15EX Eagle II
May 26, 2021 - 11:07 AM
Participation in Northern Edge in Alaska provided the combined F-15EX Eagle II test team with a chance to wring out the new fighter in a major exercise.
F-16 Top Aces
May 20, 2021 - 12:36 PM
The training/adversary services provider is the first in the world to operate the fourth-generation F-16 on commercial services.
Mitsubishi XSH-60L
May 14, 2021 - 6:22 AM
The SH-60L is the latest in a line of license-built Seahawk versions for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Grob G 120TP
May 6, 2021 - 5:08 AM
The G 120TP has been selected for the first phase of a complete overhaul of Sweden’s military pilot training program.
Rafale Egypt
May 4, 2021 - 11:13 AM
The new deal will bring Rafale deliveries to Egypt from France to 54 aircraft, making it the most important export customer to date.
F-35B Queen Elizabeth
May 4, 2021 - 6:17 AM
An operational aircraft carrier capability is being restored to the Royal Navy after more than a decade with the deployment of the Queen Elizabeth.
Next-Generation Fighter
Apr 30, 2021 - 11:55 AM
The leading engine companies from France, Germany, and Spain have forged a framework for joint development of the engine for the Next-generation Fighter.
A330 MRTT Singapore
Apr 21, 2021 - 6:27 AM
The introduction of the Airbus tanker/transport has greatly enhanced the RSAF’s capabilities, notably in the fields of medevac and fighter deployment.
A400M refueling Caracal
Apr 19, 2021 - 12:51 PM
The latest test campaign has achieved most of the objectives required to clear the A400M to refuel helicopters in flight.
RQ-4B Japan
Apr 19, 2021 - 6:02 AM
Tokyo has ordered three examples of Northrop Grumman's high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle, along with associated ground equipment.