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  • US Air Force presses ahead with next-gen fighter, bomber engines

    News | 02 Sep 2014 16:36 | Dan Parsons

    ​The Air Force is moving ahead with plans to develop a sixth-generation fighter jet engine based on technological improvements achieved through an ongoing effort to produce a power plant for a future long-range bomber.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Air-Force-presses-ahead-with-next-gen-fighter-bomber-engines-403255/
  • US DoD confirms Saudi AH-6I deal

    News | 02 Sep 2014 10:44 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed that Saudi Arabia will be the launch customer for the Boeing AH-6I light attack helicopter following the signing of $234 million contract for 24 aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-DoD-confirms-Saudi-AH-6I-deal-403239/
  • Slovakia creeps closer to Gripen agreement

    News | 02 Sep 2014 10:15 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to cooperate on using the Saab JAS-39 Gripen combat fighter, paving way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Slovakia-creeps-closer-to-Gripen-agreement-403222/
  • ANALYSIS: Airships seek cargo role after military backout

    News | 02 Sep 2014 07:49 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Originally an aircraft used for passenger transit, and then subsequently for weapons delivery and surveillance by the German military during World War I, airships are now being transitioned towards the logistics market as industry touts lighter-than-air (LTA) technology for cargo applications.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airships-seek-cargo-role-after-military-backout-402779/
  • OPINION: Is there a commercial future for airships?

    News | 02 Sep 2014 07:48

    ​The five decades from 1914 saw heavier-than-air ­aviation evolve from basic biplanes to the jet age. The subsequent 50 years welcomed stealth, supersonic airliners, huge advances in aerostructures and mass air travel. However, lighter-than-air technology has moved somewhat more hesitantly in the century since German Zeppelins first terrorised Londoners.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Is-there-a-commercial-future-for-airships-403206/
  • RAF's first A400M Atlas completes maiden flight

    News | 01 Sep 2014 14:02 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force is a step closer to receiving its first Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas airlifter after the aircraft made its maiden flight in Spain on 30 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAFs-first-A400M-Atlas-completes-maiden-flight-403215/
  • Israel shoots down Syrian UAV

    News | 01 Sep 2014 13:54 | Arie Egozi

    ​The Israeli air force (IAF) shot down a Syrian air force unmanned air vehicle (UAV) when it entered Israeli airspace on 31 August, local sources have revealed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Israel-shoots-down-Syrian-UAV-403214/
  • US military seeking replacement V-22 engines

    News | 29 Aug 2014 20:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US military has put out a call for drop-in replacement engines to power all variants of its Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-military-seeking-replacement-V-22-engines-403177/
  • New Delhi approves Apache buy, cancels long-running tender

    News | 29 Aug 2014 17:38 | Atul Chandra

    ​India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cleared the procurement of attack and heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian air force, cumulatively worth an estimated $2 billion, while cancelling a decade long effort for the procurement for 197 “Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopters” (RSH) worth $1 billion.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Delhi-approves-Apache-buy-cancels-long-running-tender-403173/
  • Zephyr 7 undergoes testing to receive UK military registration

    News | 29 Aug 2014 16:39 | Beth Stevenson

    ​A recent long endurance test of Airbus Defence and Space’s Zephyr 7 high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) has resulted in the system being the first of its type to receive UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) military registration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Zephyr-7-undergoes-testing-to-receive-UK-military-registration-403169/
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