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  • US aerospace sales to grow in 2015

    News | 17 Dec 2014 22:23 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    The US Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) estimates that the country's aerospace industry sales will grow by 5.3% in 2015, but is not backing down on a call on the US government to boost defense spending.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-aerospace-sales-to-grow-in-2015-407234/
  • Australia, Japan tapped to maintain Asia-Pacific F-35s

    News | 17 Dec 2014 21:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Defense Department has chosen Australia and Japan to shoulder heavy airframe and engine maintenance for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II in the Asia-Pacific region beginning in 2018.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-Japan-tapped-to-maintain-Asia-Pacific-F-35s-407232/
  • NASA launches study for Skunk Works SR-72 concept

    News | 17 Dec 2014 16:52 | Dan Parsons

    ​NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to study the feasibility of building a hypersonic propulsion system for a concept intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft dubbed the SR-72 using existing turbine engine technologies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-launches-study-for-Skunk-Works-SR-72-concept-407222/
  • Seoul finalises $657 million Global Hawk purchase

    News | 17 Dec 2014 13:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract worth more than $657 million to provide South Korea with a surveillance fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Seoul-finalises-657-million-Global-Hawk-purchase-407211/
  • South Korea picks Heron 1 for UAS requirement

    News | 17 Dec 2014 11:11 | Arie Egozi

    ​South Korea is to purchase an undisclosed number of Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 unmanned air systems, following a decision taken by the nation's Defense Acquisition Program Administration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/South-Korea-picks-Heron-1-for-UAS-requirement-407205/
  • ANALYSIS: Latest 777X suppliers show 787 commonality

    News | 16 Dec 2014 21:10 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A new round of supplier selections on the 777X re-affirm Boeing’s strategy to emphasise commonality with the computing and display systems on the 787.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Latest-777X-suppliers-show-787-commonality-407179/
  • Boeing sitting on eight unsold C-17s, with more orders pending

    News | 16 Dec 2014 20:58 | Dan Parsons

    ​Boeing has slowly but surely sold off the C-17 Globemasters that will be produced before it closes down the production line next summer, but it will likely end the year with eight white tails on its hands.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-sitting-on-eight-unsold-C-17s-with-more-orders-pending-407176/
  • Marines fly radio-equipped Raytheon MALD-J decoy

    News | 16 Dec 2014 17:51 | Dan Parsons

    The US Marine Corps has completed the first flight test of the Raytheon miniature air-launched decoy jammer (MALD-J) equipped with a radio datalink, which expands the operator’s situational awareness and allows for in-flight targeting adjustments.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marines-fly-radio-equipped-Raytheon-MALD-J-decoy-406914/
  • Dutch F-35 orders ready to take off

    News | 16 Dec 2014 17:03 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Netherlands’ defence ministry has announced plans to order a first batch of eight operational Lockheed Martin F-35s, with the type to be delivered from 2019.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dutch-F-35-orders-ready-to-take-off-407165/
  • Typhoon tries Brimstone 2 missiles for size

    News | 16 Dec 2014 13:16 | Craig Hoyle

    ​BAE Systems has for the first time installed MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missiles beneath the wing of a Eurofighter, providing a glimpse of the Typhoon’s future multi-role fit for the UK Royal Air Force.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Typhoon-tries-Brimstone-2-missiles-for-size-407154/
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