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India Is Going Big on New Fighters; Lockheed, Boeing Pledge Indian Plants

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Boeing, Lockheed, Dassault Aviation of France, the European Eurofighter consortium, Sweden’s Saab, and United Aircraft Corporation of Russia are all jockeying for position for an Indian fighter contract worth $15 billion for 110 planes, and an $8 billion navy program of around 60 aircraft.

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Army Loves AH-64D Block III Enough To Call It Echo; Will Taliban Call It The Echo Monster?

Posted by Richard Whittle on


AUSA: The Army has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to announce that from that day on, the Block III version of Boeing Co.’s AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter will instead be designated the AH-64E. Program officials will make the announcement at this year’s annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army, the… Keep reading →

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Apache Crash Video Gets Laughs Online – But Helicopter Risks Are Deadly Serious

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A YouTube video of an American AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crashing in Afghanistan has gone viral, with commentators expert and otherwise chiming in on the pilot’s mistakes and appropriate punishments. The International Security Assistance Force told the Pentagon-supported newspaper Stars and Stripes that they “believe the video shows a crash which occurred in Paktika province… Keep reading →

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Lockheed’s JTRS Clears Flight Tests, Sets Stage For Key Army Review

Posted by Carlo Munoz on


Washington: After a series of successful flight tests in New Mexico last week, a version of the Joint Tactical Radio System could be back in the Army’s arsenal as soon as next fiscal year. An airborne version of the Lockheed Martin-built radio, known as Airborne/Maritime Fixed JTRS, flew several test flights aboard the Army’s newest… Keep reading →

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Boeing Military Air Seeks Sales Growth in Foreign Markets; Tanker Talks Begin

Posted by Colin Clark on


Paris: Boeing’s military aircraft business expects its international sales to grow by some 5 percent over the next five to seven years, president Chris Chadwick told Breaking Defense. He said Boeing sees “about a five- to seven-year window of opportunity that only comes along once in a while in the international arena.” Most of that… Keep reading →

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