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  • Boeing expects more Massive Ordnance Penetrator orders

    News | 18 May 2015 19:20 | James Drew

    ​Boeing’s weapons business expects to see additional orders of its Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) “in the near term” as the US Air Force continues to modify and evolve the 30,000-pound bunker munition to destroy fortified and deeply buried targets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-expects-more-Massive-Ordnance-Penetrator-orders-412453/
  • EDA and ESA kick off DESIRE II UAV project

    News | 18 May 2015 17:54 | Beth Stevenson

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have begun the second round of a programme that seeks to test using satellite communications (SATCOM) to allow for safe integration of unmanned air vehicles into European airspace.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EDA-and-ESA-kick-off-DESIRE-II-UAV-project-412476/
  • Phantom Works exploring laser-carrying stratospheric UAVs

    News | 18 May 2015 17:34 | James Drew

    The president of Boeing Phantom Works sees a future for the group's stratospheric Phantom Eye UAV in carrying solid-state lasers for high-altitude sensing and communications missions and then possibly missile defence some time in the next 20 years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Phantom-Works-exploring-laser-carrying-stratospheric-UAVs-412454/
  • Europe's MALE 2020 two-year definition phase kicks off

    News | 18 May 2015 15:30 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The French, German and Italian governments have signed a declaration of intent (DoI) to carry out a definition study on a future European medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europes-MALE-2020-two-year-definition-phase-kicks-off-412457/
  • ANALYSIS: Saab targets fresh export deals for Gripen

    News | 18 May 2015 09:35 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Next year a Gripen fighter will emerge from the assembly line at Saab’s Linköping site in the south of Sweden, like more than 200 others before it with the same name. But in contrast to its forebears, this aircraft will embody a raft of new features, which the company believes will ensure the type’s continued production towards – and perhaps even into – the 2030s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Saab-targets-fresh-export-deals-for-Gripen-412275/
  • MV-22 crash kills 1 in Hawaii

    News | 18 May 2015 08:37 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey crashed during “routine sustainment training” in Hawaii on 17 May, killing one Marine and injuring 20 others and one Navy corpsman, service officials say in a news release.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MV-22-crash-kills-1-in-Hawaii-412443/
  • Poland begins evaluation tests of H225M Caracal

    News | 15 May 2015 17:03 | Bartosz Glowacki

    ​Poland has commenced performance verification tests of the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal as part of its effort to acquire a total of 50 new rotorcraft for all three branches of its armed forces.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Poland-begins-evaluation-tests-of-H225M-Caracal-412409/
  • Lost USMC Huey wreckage found in Nepal

    News | 15 May 2015 16:41 | Beth Stevenson

    The wreckage of a US Marine Corps Bell Helicopter UH-1Y Huey rotorcraft that went missing after a second earthquake hit Nepal on 12 May has been found 12km (8 miles) north of Charikot, Nepal, the Department of Defense has confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lost-USMC-Huey-wreckage-found-in-Nepal-412411/
  • Airbus Helicopters gains approval for H145M

    News | 15 May 2015 14:14 | Dominic Perry

    ​Airbus Helicopters has gained European Aviation Safety Agency certification for the military variant of its H145 medium twin-engined helicopter.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-Helicopters-gains-approval-for-H145M-412399/
  • ​Raytheon’s Small Diameter Bomb II approved for production, deployment

    News | 15 May 2015 13:54 | James Drew

    The Pentagon has given Milestone C approval to Raytheon’s Small Diameter Bomb II programme, moving the tri-mode seeker weapon to production and deployment with the US Air Force on the F-15E Strike Eagle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Raytheons-Small-Diameter-Bomb-II-approved-for-production-deployment-412401/
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