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USAF and lawmakers fight over JSTARS aircraft retirement

Fearing the USAF could rush its replacement, US Congress added new requirements to the retirement of the E-8C JSTARS surveillance aircraft....


Lockheed, Boeing, BAE offer support for Japan fighter development

Three foreign companies have answered the tender launched by the Japanese Ministry of Defense to assist Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the development of the country’s sixth-generation stealth fighter, the F-X. The three manufacturers in question are Boeing and Lockheed Martin from the United States and BAE Systems in the United Kingdom....


USAF already flew full-scale next-generation fighter prototype

Taking the aviation world by surprise, Dr. Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, revealed that a full-scale prototype of a next-generation fighter jet was already flown by the United States Air Force....


First flight of B-21 Raider strategic bomber delayed to 2022

The maiden flight of the first Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider long range strike bomber (LRSB) is expected to take place no earlier than 2022. Once it enters production, its acquisition by the United States Air Force (USAF) could be accelerated to speed up the B-1 and B-2 retirement....


Mysterious crash in Afghanistan could be USAF plane

Initially thought to be a passenger flight, the aircraft that crashed in Ghazni region, Afghanistan, now appears to be a USAF Northrop Grumman E-11A communication relay plane....


Northrop Grumman delivers first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to Japan

The U.S.-based aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman announced on May 31, 2019, that the first Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye of an order of four had been delivered to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)....


Japan into acquiring nine E-2D Hawkeye surveillance aircraft

The US Defense and Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) approves a sale of nine Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes to Japan. Radio and navigation systems, spare parts and logistical support would also be included with the new air surveillance and airborne command aircraft for an estimated total contract of $3.135 billion....


Lake Aircraft: FAA-certified single-engine amphibians seek buyer

Lake Aircraft has gone up for sale several times in the past, but on August 26, 2018, Revo again announced it is offering to sell the assets of Lake Aircraft portfolio....


Qantas crew reach agreement with Airbus on autopilot incident

Airbus and Northrop Grumman reached an agreement with the pilot and crew members of Qantas flight 72 on July 26, 2018....


Germany to buy four drones from U.S. for $2.5 billion

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCAS) announced an approval of the sale of four MQ-4C Triton drones on April 5, 2018. This comes after the cancellation in May 2013 of the EuroHawk program, a joint cooperation between Northrop Grumman and Airbus....