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  • Airbus and Lockheed team for German Orion mid-life upgrade

    News | 29 Jul 2015 16:43 | Beth Stevenson

    Airbus Defence & Space is teaming with Lockheed Martin to provide a mid-life upgrade for the German navy’s eight-strong fleet of P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-and-Lockheed-team-for-German-Orion-mid-life-upgrade-415164/
  • USAF unveils roadmap for microwave weapons use

    News | 29 Jul 2015 16:42 | James Drew

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory has unveiled a technology roadmap for its cruise missile-based “CHAMP” high-power microwave weapon that successfully fried banks of computers at a test range in October 2012.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-unveils-roadmap-for-microwave-weapons-use-415154/
  • Upgraded self-protection system selected for RAF Pumas

    News | 29 Jul 2015 16:38 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Selex ES has been selected to provide a radar warning receiver (RWR) upgrade to the Royal Air Force’s Airbus Helicopter Puma HC2 rotorcraft fleet, replacing the Sky Guardian 200 that is currently installed on the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Upgraded-self-protection-system-selected-for-RAF-Pumas-415159/
  • Israel to form first squadron in preparation for F-35I

    News | 29 Jul 2015 09:58 | Arie Egozi

    Israel's first Lockheed Martin F-35I (Adir) squadron will be officially established in early August, as its air force advances preparations ahead of taking delivery of the type in early 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Israel-to-form-first-squadron-in-preparation-for-F-35I-415143/
  • Airbus starts design of hybrid-electric 100-seater

    News | 29 Jul 2015 08:56 | Stephen Trimble

    ​In less than two decades, Airbus’s concept for the VoltAir E-Fan could spawn a new family of 100-seat regional airliners with a hybrid-electric propulsion system anchored by diesel engines sending 6MW of power to a row of electric thrusters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-starts-design-of-hybrid-electric-100-seater-415131/
  • US Special Forces pursuing AC-130-based ‘active denial system’

    News | 28 Jul 2015 23:22 | James Drew

    ​US Air Force Special Operations Command’s plans to mount an airborne laser and active denial system onto its new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is maturing and has the strong support of the scientific community within the flying branch.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Special-Forces-pursuing-AC-130-based-active-denial-system-415124/
  • UTAS sets sights on Raptor integration with Typhoon

    News | 28 Jul 2015 16:59 | Craig Hoyle

    ​UTC Aerospace Systems hopes to close a possible future gap in the UK’s tactical reconnaissance capability, ahead of the planned retirement of the Royal Air Force’s last Panavia Tornado GR4s in 2019.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UTAS-sets-sights-on-Raptor-integration-with-Typhoon-415108/
  • VistaJet and Apex poised to begin domestic services in China

    News | 28 Jul 2015 16:55 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VistaJet will begin offering point-to-point services in mainland China in August, with a B-registered Bombardier Challenger 850 business jet. The Swiss VIP charter company has joined forces with Apex Air, headquartered in Nantong, Jiangsu province, to manage the service on their behalf.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VistaJet-and-Apex-poised-to-begin-domestic-services-in-China-415110/
  • ANALYSIS: Engine makers prepare for possible new Boeing aircraft

    News | 28 Jul 2015 15:30 | Stephen Trimble

    ​By the end of the decade, a remarkable six clean-sheet commercial aircraft engines spanning two generations of propulsion technology are expected to enter service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Engine-makers-prepare-for-possible-new-Boeing-aircraft-415024/
  • USAF holding old gunships for laser demos

    News | 28 Jul 2015 14:04 | James Drew

    ​The US Air Force has kept some Lockheed Martin AC-130U gunships marked for retirement for use as directed energy weapon testbeds as the service pursues airborne lasers for offensive and defensive uses.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-holding-old-gunships-for-laser-demos-415101/
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