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US Marine Corps backs away from tailor-made aircraft - and their expense

Expeditionary demands have honed the US Marine Corps into a unique force with enviable equipment – but its Pacific pivot means much could change

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IATA is not crying wolf with airline ‘apocalypse’ warning

It is a mark of how quickly the global coronavirus crisis has escalated that when IATA describes the airline sector as being in an “apocalypse now” scenario, no-one is accusing the industry association of hyperbole.

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How MQ-8C is overcoming deficiencies to improve US Navy’s surveillance capability

After a scathing report from the Pentagon’s top weapons tester that called the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout “not operationally effective, not operationally suitable, and not cyber survivable,” the US Navy says “many” of the unmanned helicopter’s deficiencies are now on track to be resolved before its scheduled deployment in late 2021

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In depth

Boeing pushes away new capabilities for MQ-25A to focus on basics

By keeping its eye on two goals - refuelling fighters and operating from a carrier - the MQ-25A Stingray development team expects its unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to achieve initial operational capability (IOC) by 2024; other functions can come later

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In depth

Why the US Navy is thinking hard about smaller aircraft carriers

The supercarrier – the long arm of the USA’s military power – is getting its biggest rethink since the end of the Cold War

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In depth

How the A380 ran out of runway after just two decades

A year on from Airbus’s decision to halt A380 production, the outlook for the superjumbo’s long-term prospects has diminished further

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