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  • USAF launches competition for new bomber


    ​The US Air Force has launched the competitive phase of the classified long range strike bomber by issuing a request for proposals, with Northrop Grumman and a Boeing/Lockheed Martin team poised to compete for a contract to develop and build 80-100 aircraft over the next two decades.


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  • USAF launches competition for new bomber


    ​The US Air Force has launched the competitive phase of the classified long range strike bomber by issuing a request...


  • RAF Rivet Joint completes first in-flight refuelling


    ​The UK Royal Air Force’s new RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft has been refuelled in flight for the...


  • Sierra Nevada fields ARGUS-IS upgrade to Gorgon Stare pod


    ​The US Air Force is now operating a powerful airborne imagery sensor called the Gorgon Stare Increment 2 pod, allowing...


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  • USAF launches competition for new bomber

    News | 11 Jul 2014 13:57 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Air Force has launched the competitive phase of the classified long range strike bomber by issuing a request for proposals, with Northrop Grumman and a Boeing/Lockheed Martin team poised to compete for a contract to develop and build 80-100 aircraft over the next two decades.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-launches-competition-for-new-bomber-401315/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Defence pullback slowed A&D growth to 3% in 2013 – Deloitte

    News | 11 Jul 2014 12:08 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Growth in the aerospace and defense sector slowed to 3.1% in 2013, down from 5.9% in 2012, according to the results of a study released in recent days by consulting company Deloitte.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Defence-pullback-slowed-AD-growth-to-3-in-2013-Deloitte-401289/
  • Multiple birdstrike downed Pave Hawk, USAF concludes

    News | 10 Jul 2014 10:16 | David Learmount

    ​A multiple birdstrike caused the 7 January fatal crash of a US Air Force Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter over the UK east coast, accident investigators have determined.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Multiple-birdstrike-downed-Pave-Hawk-USAF-concludes-401256/
  • Northrop to prime Hawk bid for USAF trainer deal

    News | 07 Jul 2014 22:40 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Northrop Grumman is to take the lead role in a bid to offer a development of BAE Systems’ Hawk advanced jet trainer for the US Air Force’s eagerly anticipated T-X contest.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-to-prime-Hawk-bid-for-USAF-trainer-deal-401147/
  • RAF Rivet Joint completes first in-flight refuelling

    News | 07 Jul 2014 11:12 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Royal Air Force’s new RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft has been refuelled in flight for the first time since the service started training flights with the asset in late May, the US Air Force has disclosed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Rivet-Joint-completes-first-in-flight-refuelling-401124/
  • Sierra Nevada fields ARGUS-IS upgrade to Gorgon Stare pod

    News | 02 Jul 2014 02:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Air Force is now operating a powerful airborne imagery sensor called the Gorgon Stare Increment 2 pod, allowing a single unmanned aircraft to monitor in high-resolution everything that moves over a 100km2 area for several hours at a time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-fields-ARGUS-IS-upgrade-to-Gorgon-Stare-pod-400978/