New Generation Fighter FCAS

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Partners eye role for Spain’s ITP on engine development for future fighter

Safran and MTU are working to accommodate Spanish firm ITP in their partnership which is seeking to develop a next-generation fighter engine as part of a broader multi-national combat aircraft programme.

Tempest mock-up

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BAE chief upbeat on maintaining Tempest momentum

BAE Systems is confident that it can maintain early momentum with the UK’s Future Combat Air System/Tempest project, with chief executive Charles Woodburn expecting firm details to emerge via a forthcoming Integrated Review.

Members of the SHiELD program and their Boeing contractor team inspect the newly arrived SHiELD pod c AFRL

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US Air Force Research Lab starts building airborne laser weapon

The US Air Force Research Laboratory is anticipating delivery later this month of the first major assembly of its Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator weapon.

Crew chief performs an inspection on an F-35A Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base

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Lockheed Martin confident F-35 operating cost will be reduced to $25,000 per hour

The company is under pressure to deliver improvements to the aircraft’s reliability and operating costs as the jet’s leading customer, the US Air Force, considers cheaper alternatives such as the Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter or a clean-sheet 4.5-generation combat aircraft.

New Generation Fighter FCAS

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Partners eye role for Spain’s ITP on engine development for future fighter

Safran and MTU are working to accommodate Spanish firm ITP in their partnership which is seeking to develop a next-generation fighter engine as part of a broader multi-national combat aircraft programme.

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NATO declares initial operating capability for RQ-4D Phoenix fleet

NATO has declared initial operating capability for its fleet of RQ-4D Phoenix unmanned air vehicles.

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DARPA’s multi-modal ‘LongShot’ missile programme awards design contracts

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded preliminary design contracts for its LongShot programme, a concept that envisions an air-launched unmanned air vehicle carrying and firing multiple smaller air-to-air missiles.

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SkyGuardian’s UK visit to showcase Protector, maritime capabilities

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will deploy a company-owned and -operated MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned air vehicle to the UK in July.

MQ-8C Fire Scout sonobuoy pods

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Northrop Grumman demos wide-area submarine tracking with MQ-8C

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the ability to conduct wide-area multistatic acoustic search for a submarine using its MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

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HAL unveils ambitious air-teaming system centred on Tejas

Source: Atul Chandra A two-seat Tejas Light Combat Aircraft will form the centerpiece of CATS (Combat Air Teaming System)

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