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Air Force Eyes 2018 Combat Demo For Light-Attack Aircraft

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. Air Force, which has been studying whether light-attack aircraft could serve as a low-cost supplement to its fighter jets, plans to conduct a light-attack combat demonstration “sometime next...

Saab to establish US production for T-X

In an attempt to shed its foreign brand in the US Air Force trainer replacement competition, Saab will establish manufacturing and production in the United States for its Boeing/Saab T-X advanced trainer aircraft. …read...

Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK in $9.2B deal

Space and missile specialist Orbital ATK will be acquired by Northrop Grumman under a $9.2 billion agreement announced on 18 September. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

P&W completes testing on F135 engine with adaptive fan

Tests this year on an F135 core engine paired with an experimental fan module featuring adaptive bypass airflow to improve fuel efficient and cooling capacity met or exceeded expectations , says engine manufacturer Pratt...

5 Things to Start Your Week

Here are five news stories and events to start your week, from the editors at Military.com. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Air)

UK signs deal with Qatar for 24 Typhoon jets

Qatar said on Sunday it would buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from Britain, bringing a much-needed boost to BAE Systems after a worrying lack of new orders for the fighter jet. During a visit...

ThunderB UAV can fly more than 25 hours

Developed by BlueBird, the ThunderB® UAV is a very unique unmanned aerial vehicle that creates high interest in many armed forces around the world. The system has proved its capability to fly for more...

China Unveils Unmanned Attack Helicopter

China is promoting an unmanned reconnaissance / combat helicopter in the international market, further expanding the scope of its military drones offered to foreign buyers. Aviation Industry Corp of China, the State-owned aircraft giant,...

Chinese stake in Motor Sich frozen

The Kyiv Shevchenkivsky District Court has frozen the shares of a Chinese firm that holds a 41 percent stake in Motor Sich, Ukraine’s engine manufacturer. By Mixabest (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons...

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