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UAE signs record export deal for 80 Rafale fighters

Dassault has scored a record export order for the Rafale, with the United Arab Emirates signing for 80 examples of the multi-role fighter.

F-35B drops Stormbreaker glide bomb


F-35B stealth fighter drops StormBreaker glide bomb for first time

A US Marine Corps F-35B stealth fighter has dropped a Raytheon StormBreaker precision glide bomb for the first time.

Royal Canadian Air Force F/A-18A Hornet


Ottawa trims replacement fighter candidates to F-35, Gripen

Lockheed Martin and Saab are to contest the final phase of Canada’s 88-aircraft fighter replacement need, after Ottawa narrowed the competitive field to their respective F-35A and Gripen E candidates.

New Generation Fighter FCAS


FCAS project success vital for European sovereignty, Airbus defence boss argues

Airbus is hoping to maintain momentum on the French-German-Spanish Future Combat Air System (FCAS) project in 2022, despite ongoing industrial wrangling and a period of political transition in Berlin.

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MQ-25A starts deck handling tests aboard aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush

A Boeing MQ-25A Stingray unmanned in-flight refuelling tanker was hoisted aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time this week to start initial deck handling tests.

Yates GD 1000 Silent Arrow being prepared


Air Force Research Lab orders 15 Silent Arrow unmanned cargo gliders

Looking for a new way to resupply ground troops, the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has ordered 15 cargo glider drones from Silent Arrow, a company of Yates Electrospace.

German Air Force's H145M with HForce weapon system


H145 to gain MUM-T capability boost

Airbus Helicopters will offer H145 light-twins in future with manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capability following a successful trial of the technology.

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AeroVironment demonstrates ‘mini Predator’ using tactical UAV carrying loitering munition

AeroVironment is touting a “mini-Predator” configuration of its Jump 20 tactical unmanned air vehicle (UAV), a retrofit allowing the small drone to launch multiple Switchblade 300 loitering munitions.