The US Defense Logistics Agency is researching ways to set up a performance-based logistics contract for the US Air Force Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II to reduce the time it takes to repair the ground attack aircraft.
In a move that is sure to provoke a backlash from Beijing, the US State Department has approved a package of weapons for a possible Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan, including dozens of anti-ship missiles, rocket artillery and long-range airborne reconnaissance pods.
Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $1.5 million contract by the F-35 Joint Program Office to study engine upgrade requirements for Block 4.2 and later iterations of the stealth fighter.
Boeing and the US Navy plan to co-develop a supersonic land and sea strike missile to be carried aboard the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter.
The aerospace manufacturer expects to start working with the USAF in the first quarter of 2021 on system designs for “attritable” unmanned air vehicles.
Boeing has conducted the first taxi test of the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) loyal wingman aircraft being developed in Australia.
Leonardo Helicopters will over the next 12 months work with the UK Ministry of Defence to develop a roadmap for the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft, after recently successfully conducting a trial of the concept.
The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9B SeaGuardian has commenced a two-month validation campaign for the Japan Coast Guard.
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