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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

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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

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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

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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.

MQ-25A aboard the USS George HW Bush 2 c NAVAIR

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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

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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

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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.

AeroVironment Jump 20 in flight c AeroVironment

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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.