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HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.
The Predator-like Orion MALE UAV faces an uncertain future, as its maker struggles for funding.
The exercise beginning in September will evaluate small drones and swarming applications in an indoor test range.
A Chengdu J-10B was shown with with jammer, designator pods and anti-radiation missiles.
Airmen at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico describe the Block 5 Reaper and new Block 30 ground control station.
Latin American market presence expanding for both fixed-wing, rotorcraft
Rafael is supplying most avionics and weapons, although Saab’s datalink will also be fitted.
The U.S. Air Force is currently evaluating three turboprops and a jet for a potential light attack aircraft requirement.
Twelve of the Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft will be supplied via the U.S. foreign military sales system.
At the recent MAKS show, talks advanced on the supply of a lightweight helicopter, and general assistance to the Islamic Republic.