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August 10, 2017, 1:32 AM

Air Force: Light Attack Experiment a New Approach to Buying

The U.S. Air Force is currently evaluating three turboprops and a jet for a potential light attack aircraft requirement.

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China
Aug 2, 2017 - 6:29 PM
The appearance of new Chinese fighters, missiles and drones in a big military parade suggests that entry into service has already occurred.
Aug 2, 2017 - 3:32 PM
Confusingly, there are now two “Future Combat Air System” projects in Europe.
Aug 2, 2017 - 7:08 AM
At a recent naval show in St Petersburg, a replacement for the canceled Mistral deal with France was displayed in model form
Air Force One
Aug 1, 2017 - 4:54 PM
The manufacturer and the Air Force are negotiating the sale of two Boeing 747-8s originally ordered by bankrupt Russian carrier Transaero.
Boeing CH-47F Chinook Block II graphic
Jul 28, 2017 - 12:28 PM
The manufacturer will build and test three upgraded CH-47F helicopters under the engineering and manufacturing development contract.
display model
Jul 27, 2017 - 11:47 AM
The Russian aerospace show provided a rare opportunity for Iran to exhibit weaponry abroad.
Jul 26, 2017 - 4:46 PM
The service has determined that five defense contractors have the capability to develop the air-launched hypersonic strike weapon.
SR-10 prototype in flight
Jul 26, 2017 - 8:13 AM
The SR-10 is apparently derived from Sukhoi’s previous work to develop an innovative military trainer and sporting airplane.
Gulfstream G550 JStars concept
Jul 25, 2017 - 3:43 PM
A Gulfstream G550 can fly the JStars mission 'higher, faster, farther' and more affordably than an airliner, the manufacturer contends.
Tecnam trainers
Jul 24, 2017 - 10:43 AM
The Italian company’s P2002JF very light aircraft (VLA) is graduating new pilots in a lease-purchase plus support deal.