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After enduring a tough time with its A400M tactical transport, Airbus Defence & Space appears poised to secure its first new export order for the Atlas.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is arriving at the Farnborough air show on a high, after completing a historic transatlantic first with its MQ-9B SkyGuardian the basis for the UK Royal Air Force's future Protector remotely-piloted air system.
Expanded Royal Air Force operations with the Eurofighter Typhoon are on track to cover the retirement of its last Panavia Tornado GR4s in March 2019, while the service's long-term strike ambitions could be laid out in a new Combat Air strategy as the Farnborough air show starts.
Airbus Helicopters will in the coming days perform the first unmanned flights of the optionally piloted demonstrator of its VSR700 surveillance asset.
Raytheon comes to Farnborough hunting for new export orders for the StormBreaker bomb, but the timing of deliveries will depend on pending decisions by the US government on weapons integration upgrades for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter.
Northrop Grumman displayed a model of the MQ-8C Fire Scout at the Royal International Air Tattoo fitted with an Ultra Electronics sonobuoy mission pod, a little over a week after the unmanned helicopter completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation on board the USS Coronado.
A commercial version of Lockheed Martin's C-130 Hercules first appeared at a Farnborough air show in 1970.
Without in any way wanting to tempt fate, the UK's long-anticipated introduction of the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-35B appears to be running smoothly, with its first four squadron examples having touched down at their Norfolk home on 6 June some two months ahead of schedule.
When the first Farnborough air show took place in 1948, the UK was a very different place. Germany's defeat had left Britons buoyant but resigned to the fact that the cost of that conflict had plunged the country into deep depression.
The UK Royal Air Force has received its 20th of an eventual 22 A400M Atlas transports from Airbus Defence & Space, while test flights of additional capabilities continue.
Pakistan has concluded a long-awaited deal with Turkish Aerospace Industries for the latter's T129 ATAK attack helicopter.
Italy's Guardia di Finanza customs body has ordered an ATR 72-600 for maritime patrol missions, to be outfitted by prime contractor Leonardo.
With the biggest players from its defence industry showcasing their products at the Farnborough air show, this year's main aerospace event could offer an ideal platform for the UK government to outline its equipment and investment priorities for the years to come.
For decades, the US Air Force and its lead aircraft supplier, Lockheed Martin, have struggled to efficiently write the code that runs their aircraft. The result is numerous cost overruns, delays and aircraft dysfunction especially in the much-maligned Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II programme, whose software problems have put the stealth fighter billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.
The US State Department approved the sale of up to 200 radar-guided Raytheon AIM-120D medium-range air-to-air missiles for an estimated cost of $650 million to the United Kingdom.
Wes Bush will resign his position as Northrop Grumman s CEO effective 1 January 2019. He will also relinquish his chairman role after July 2019.
The Defence Ministry of Slovakia announced on 11 July that it intends to purchase 14 F-16 Block 70 aircraft from Lockheed Martin to replace its aging fleet of Mikoyan MiG-29s.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the UK establishing the Royal Air Force as the first independent service of its kind, our cutaway choice for this Farnborough air show preview issue features two of the most significant types flown during its first century of operations.
Airbus Defence and Space has conducted an automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) of a Royal Australian Air Force A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), which it says is a world s first.
Boeing has won a $140 million contract to supply four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the US Army Special Forces Command.