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AeroVironment plans to integrate its Shrike 2 unmanned air vehicle and Switchblade tactical missile with General Dynamics Land Systems armoured ground combat vehicles.
Beechcraft has edged closer to securing a potentially $300 million contract to supply the Canadian armed forces with a trio of King Air 350ER twin-turboprops adapted for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance duties.
Iraq has requested a potential acquisition of five Bell 407GX armed helicopters via the US government's Foreign Military Sales programme.
Boeing is concerned that US Army modernization efforts may shift funds away from the CH-47 Block II upgrade programme, costing it business and driving up the aircraft's unit costs.
The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant compound helicopter is still on track for its first flight before the end of 2018, despite difficulties setting up automated fiber placement tooling to manufacture the aircraft s composite rotor blades.
Textron Systems continues to develop its thrust-vectoring X5-55 unmanned air vehicle (UAV), adding propulsion pod enclosures and a landing platform, as well as improving its flight control software, with an aim of demonstrating technology that could be used on a replacement aircraft for the US Army s RQ-7 Shadow.
It may seem premature, given that the champagne corks have only just finished popping in St Louis, Missouri home to Boeing s fighter business on the back of its win in the US Air Force s T-X trainer contest, but thoughts must surely be turning to what comes next.
The US Air Force designated its hypersonic research rocket, the GOLauncher1, as the X-60A.
The chief of the Indian air force has defended the Narendra Modi government s decision to obtain 36 Dassault Rafale fighters off the shelf, after terminating the long-running Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal.
The US Army is formally soliciting Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft proposals from the aviation industry.
At the beginning of 2018, it would have been hard to pick out Boeing Defense, Space & Security as poised for a comeback. At that time, the ailing division was struggling to shake off a narrative of decline, and also received no help from US Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, who in March publicly lamented the company's always late and never quite functional KC-46A tanker.
The British Ministry of Defense (MOD) is in talks with Boeing to acquire the E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control System.
MD Helicopters has confirmed orders from Kenya and Lebanon for a total of 12 MD530 light scout attack helicopters.