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  • Japan raises E-2D acquisition to four aircraft

    News | 02 Jun 2015 14:28 | Stephen Trimble

    The Japanese government intends to buy four Northrop Grumamn E-2D Advanced Hawkeye rather than one, a US military agency says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Japan-raises-E-2D-acquisition-to-four-aircraft-413008/
  • BAE to study common weapon launcher for Typhoon

    News | 01 Jun 2015 11:14 | Beth Stevenson

    Under a UK Ministry of Defence-sponsored feasibility study, BAE Systems has been contracted to research the possibility of adding a common weapon launcher on to the Eurofighter Typhoon.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAE-to-study-common-weapon-launcher-for-Typhoon-412903/
  • Boeing 767-2C tanker airframe resumes airworthiness flights

    News | 29 May 2015 23:57 | James Drew

    The first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus test tanker has returned to the skies over the US state of Washington with a four-and-a-half-hour airworthiness flight on Thursday and another flight late on Friday, the company says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-767-2C-tanker-airframe-resumes-airworthiness-flights-412910/
  • Marine Corps F-35Bs depart USS Wasp after carrier tests

    News | 29 May 2015 23:02 | James Drew

    Six US Marine Corps F-35B Joint Strike Fighters have departed the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp following a one-and-a-half-week trial that included 108 test sorties and an F135 engine delivery from a V-22 Osprey as the first combat fighter squadron stationed in Yuma, Arizona, prepares to declare initial operational capability this July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marine-Corps-F-35Bs-depart-USS-Wasp-after-carrier-tests-412909/
  • OPINION: The trials and tribulations of Canada's procurement process

    News | 29 May 2015 16:42 | Flight International

    ​In a country as wild – and in parts inhospitable – as Canada, and with a coastline that stretches far up into the Arctic, a fleet of search and rescue aircraft as rugged as the landscape is vital.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-The-trials-and-tribulations-of-Canadas-procurement-process-412853/
  • UPDATE: DOD wants to block-buy 450 F-35 jets from Lockheed

    News | 29 May 2015 14:07 | James Drew

    The Pentagon says it has enough confidence in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme to start planning for a three-year block buy that would purchase about 450 jets from prime contractor Lockheed Martin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UPDATE-DOD-wants-to-block-buy-450-F-35-jets-from-Lockheed-412894/
  • ​Saab sees subs driving MPA demand in Southeast Asia

    News | 29 May 2015 09:13 | Greg Waldron

    Saab continues to see interest in Southeast Asia for maritime surveillance and patrol aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Saab-sees-subs-driving-MPA-demand-in-Southeast-Asia-412884/
  • UAV test range established at Taranto-Grottaglie airport

    News | 28 May 2015 17:21 | Beth Stevenson

    ​An unmanned air vehicle test range has been established at Taranto-Grottaglie general aviation airport in Italy to allow industry to test its systems safely over land and sea and support research and development.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UAV-test-range-established-at-Taranto-Grottaglie-airport-412846/
  • Embraer mulls Canada SAR bid with KC-390

    News | 28 May 2015 17:17 | Dominic Perry

    An initial two firms – Alenia Aermacchi and Airbus Defence & Space – have confirmed their participation in Canada’s nascent fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) contest, but these could soon be joined by Brazil’s Embraer, after it indicated that was giving serious consideration to bidding.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-mulls-Canada-SAR-bid-with-KC-390-412840/
  • French mini UAS contest to attract multiple bidders

    News | 28 May 2015 09:28 | Arie Egozi

    ​Two Israeli companies – Aeronautics Defense Systems and BlueBird – are among the bidders eyeing a French defence ministry requirement to acquire 35 mini unmanned air systems.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/French-mini-UAS-contest-to-attract-multiple-bidders-412811/
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