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Boeing Pitches T-X at Le Bourget

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David Oliver - The first of two prototypes of the tandem-seat single-engine Boeing T-X powered by a General Electric F404 afterburning turbofan, BTX-1 flew on 20 December 2016. The twin tail design was fitted with a F-16 tricycle landing gear to save cost. Equipped...

Boeing Receives Second U.S. Navy Contract for F/A-18 Service Life Modification

Boeing has received a one-year contract, which also includes a one-year option for 2020, to continue modernizing the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 fleet under the Service Life Modification (SLM) program. The $164 million contract for FY19 funds the standup of a second SLM line in...

Sabena technics and Elbit Systems Partner on Promoting DIRCM Self-Protection Systems

Sabena technics and Elbit Systems join forces on the marketing and delivery of DIRCM self-protection solutions for military and VIP aircraft. This joint effort follows a successful conclusion of several joint projects for installing Elbit Systems’ MUSIC Family of DIRCM systems on-board Airbus and...

MBDA Sees Strong Year Ahead

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David Oliver - MBDA held its annual UK press conference in London on 20 March when CEO Antoine Bouvier, chief financial officer Peter Bols and UK managing director Chris Allam reported on the company’s 2018 annual results and its vision for the future. Peter Bols...

Winds of change in the Fighter market

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Andrew Hunter - Very little stirs the blood in defence quite like a good fighter competition. Fighters are glamorous, eye-catching, and expensive. They are the crown jewels of military gear. This means that fighter competitions, when they are actually held, are fiercely competed. Over...

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

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The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight 21 March at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Boeing, will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s...

U.S. Government approves release of Boeing EA-18G Growler to Finland

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only Australia had been authorized to purchase the airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft. Boeing and the Navy have offered the Growler and F/A-18 Super Hornet...

Boeing Delivers First KC-46A Tanker to Altus Air Force Base

Boeing delivered its fifth KC-46A Pegasus tanker to the U.S. Air Force, the first that will be based at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46 departed Seattle’s Boeing Field for Altus, where the base’s 56th Air Refueling Squadron is responsible for Pegasus aircrew, maintenance...

U.S. Navy orders next group of P-8A aircraft; 19 jets support world-wide customers

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4 billion production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes 10 aircraft to add to the current inventory of P-8As in the U.S. Navy fleet, all five jets currently under contract for Norway...

KC-46A Edges Nearer to Service Entry

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Jon Lake - Boeing has announced that its KC-46A Pegasus tanker has completed the second phase of flight testing in support of receiver certification. This followed three weeks of flight tests with Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles, although Phase II also included using Lockheed F-16s,...

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