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  • Grounding A-10s will save $4.2 billion, decision ‘clear’: USAF general

    News | 23 Apr 2014 18:43 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​For months, US Air Force officials have used the adjective “hard” to describe their decision to ground entire fleets of aircraft in respond to budget cuts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Grounding-A-10s-will-save-42-billion-decision-clear-USAF-general-398508/
  • Dutch air force scraps DC-10 transport

    News | 23 Apr 2014 15:18

    ​A Royal Netherlands Air Force-owned McDonnell Douglas DC-10 transport/freighter has been flown to the UK for scrapping, less than three years after entering use with the service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dutch-air-force-scraps-DC-10-transport-398498/
  • Arcturus unveils VTOL-capable fixed-wing UAV

    News | 23 Apr 2014 13:12 | Dominic Perry

    California-based unmanned air vehicle manufacturer Arcturus has unveiled quadrotor-equipped variants of its T-series aircraft which gain vertical take-off and landing capabilities while maintaining their fixed-wing flight characteristics.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Arcturus-unveils-VTOL-capable-fixed-wing-UAV-398489/
  • Australia confirms A$12.4bn F-35 order

    News | 23 Apr 2014 13:03 | Greg Waldron

    ​Australia has confirmed its acquisition of 58 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, putting the value of the deal at A$12.4 billion ($11.5 billion).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-confirms-A124bn-F-35-order-398486/
  • Selex aces active decoy test with BriteCloud

    News | 23 Apr 2014 10:25 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Selex ES has proven the capability of its BriteCloud expendable decoy during “multiple end-to-end tests” conducted using an undisclosed combat aircraft type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Selex-aces-active-decoy-test-with-BriteCloud-398478/
  • IN FOCUS: General Atomics targets overseas customers amid declining US military orders

    News | 23 Apr 2014 09:51 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    The steady hum of a propeller breaks the silence of the hot Mojave Desert as a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B unmanned air vehicle (UAV) accelerates and climbs into the air.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-General-Atomics-targets-overseas-customers-amid-declining-US-military-orders-398401/
  • F-35 orders strong despite US budget uncertainties: Lockheed

    News | 23 Apr 2014 09:16 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Lockheed Martin continues to express confidence in the strength of orders for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter despite a recent Defense Department report saying possible budget cuts could shave billions of dollars from F-35 funding.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/F-35-orders-strong-despite-US-budget-uncertainties-Lockheed-398444/
  • Sikorsky achieves first flight of manned/unmanned Black Hawk

    News | 23 Apr 2014 09:11 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Sikorsky conducted the first flight demonstration of an “optionally piloted” UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at its development flight test centre near West Palm Beach, Florida.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-achieves-first-flight-of-mannedunmanned-Black-Hawk-398455/
  • Sikorsky losses grow on CH-148 contract

    News | 23 Apr 2014 01:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​United Technologies (UTC) has warned that Canadian Maritime Helicopter (CMH) programme will face another in a long series of cost overruns and schedule delays.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-losses-grow-on-CH-148-contract-398457/
  • Non-profit group sues FAA over UAV flying ban

    News | 22 Apr 2014 18:52 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration faces a second legal challenge over its ban on non-recreational flying of unmanned aircraft – and the first coming from a non-profit organization dedicated to searching for missing people.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Non-profit-group-sues-FAA-over-UAV-flying-ban-398449/
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