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Saab’s Growing Gripen Family

Take a look at the latest version of Saab's Gripen multirole fighter aircraft, the JAS-39E Gripen.

First Flight: Airbus Helicopters' EC645 T2

Bundeswehr To Receive The First Helicopters In This Series In Late 2015: Airbus Helicopters’ newest lightweight military multi-role helicopter, the EC645 T2 (LUH SOF), has successfully completed its first flight.

J-20 Stealth Fighter Design Balances Speed And Agility

Chengdu’s J-20 stealth fighter represents the pinnacle of China’s aerospace engineering, but its existence and development have posed mysteries since the unexpected appearance of the first prototype at the end of 2010, followed in May 2012 by the debut of a second, similar aircraft.

China To Showcase New Defense Equipment At Zhuhai

The 10th Zhuhai air show sees China emerging as a one-stop military aerospace provider, from surveillance satellites to 50-kg small-diameter precision-guided munitions.

US-Aufklärungsflugzeug contra russische Abfangjäger

Ein Aufklärungsflugzeug der amerikanischen Luftwaffe ist in den schwedischen Luftraum eingedrungen – ohne Erlaubnis. Ein russischer Abfangjäger verfolgte die Maschine.

Abolish USAF?

Institutionally speaking, we are living in 1947. We created military services in order to provide institutional voice to certain kinds of capabilities. Interwar airpower enthusiasts argued that aviators needed an independent service because land and sea commanders could not appreciate the transformative implications of military aviation. Innovation, industry and doctrine would suffer as the parochial interests of the Army and Navy prevented aviators from spreading their wings, so to speak.

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