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Could Saab make Gripen go unmanned? And why bother?

One of the more surprising bits of news at the Paris air show was the disclosure by Saab’s chief executive of early studies into enabling the Gripen to fly as an unmanned asset. Here’s a company-provided image showing how that might look: The only time that combat aircraft usually go unmanned is when an aged […]

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The Russians (and Ukrainians) are coming – to Paris

The Paris air show organisers have today released an updated list of the aircraft which are expected to be on display at Le Bourget in a little over a fortnight. As expected, the cost-cutting effects of sequestration mean we won’t see the familiar US military “corral” familiar with most major shows from the recent years. […]

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Watch the Paris Air Show from home … in infrared #PAS11

My employer Flightglobal and FLIR Systems has teamed up to provide live video streaming of the Paris Air Show flying display. The video stream is courtesy of two high-definition FLIR cameras. One will be perched atop Flightglobal’s chalet on the flight line, and the other is aboard a FLIR PC-12 turborprop for air-to-air footage. Simply […]

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Random 5: Paris Air Show Day 2

Photo by Stephen Trimble Five random items from my notebook on a gloriously beautiful day at the Paris Air Show.1. Boeing confirms the General Electric GEnx engine, among other GE and P&W products, is in the mix for both the its 767- and 777-based options for KC-X. The GEnx currently powers the 787 and 747-8. […]

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Random 5: Paris Air Show Day 1

So many briefings, interviews and exhibits, so little time. Completely absorbing the fire hose of data coming at you every day is sometimes a futile struggle. I’ve filed about eight news stories today for the Flight Daily News, but only scratched the surface of my notebook. Here’s a few random bits from today’s news. (I […]

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Spies, F-22s and the Paris Air Show

Making the Lockheed Martin F-22 appear at the Paris Air Show can’t be easy to pull-off. The show is a marketing opportunity. If the F-22 isn’t for sale, apparently even in the United States, why put it on display? So it’s not a huge surprise — although it is truly a pity — to read […]

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