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With two of its new aircraft fleets already complete, the fixed-wing element of the UK Military Flying Training System programme recently achieved two key milestones.
Naval Air Warfare Center intends to award a sole source contract to Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems to upgrade infra-red and radar systems aboard the US Navy s Boeing F/A-18 and E/A-18G aircraft.
Bell Helicopter is set to finish deliveries of the UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter to the US Marine Corps by the end of 2018.
The heads of several US Navy and Marine Corps helicopter and tilt rotor programmes see an opportunity to use data for better preventative maintenance.
Airbus Helicopters is to pitch the H135 light-twin to the US Navy for the service's forthcoming trainer replacement programme.
Smooth progress with the Gripen E/F development programme for Brazil has heightened interest in the Swedish-designed fighter among numerous other potential customer nations, Saab officials say.
Saab's Gripen E is set to start its next major period of testing, as the new-generation fighter stays on course for delivery from next year, the Swedish manufacturer says.
Sikorsky delivered its first of an expected 200 CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters to the US Marine Corps on 16 May, with the King Stallion due to achieve initial operational capability next year.
Production of Sikorsky s MH-60 Seahawk is set to conclude in the next 18 months as the US Navy tops off its fleet and potential international customers have yet to commit to buy additional aircraft.
Israel has proposed a deal to purchase additional Boeing F-15s, in a package that would also include upgrading the Israeli air force's existing I-model examples of the strike aircraft.
Bell Helicopter s experimental V-280 tiltrotor aircraft angled its propellers horizontally and flew for the first time in cruise mode on 11 May at the company s assembly facility in Amarillo, Texas.
The US Army is eyeing futuristic weapons and other upgrades for the Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, such as directed energy weapons and a compound wing, as it believes a replacement aircraft is not expected within the next decade.
The US Army s effort to modernise its MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAV fleet has grown to encompass almost all of the aircraft s systems with a special focused given to building in redundancy and improving reliability.
The US Air Force has started preparing to rapidly stage a demonstration of a highly mature laser weapon system (LWS) for an unspecified airborne vehicle , with the potential for a follow-on production programme.
The Netherlands' defence ministry has outlined its plans to remanufacture the nation's current fleet of 28 Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, with the goal of operating the updated type until 2050.
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract to support the British Army's fleet of A rospatiale Gazelle AH1 rotorcraft under a single-source deal.