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October 18, 2020, 3:42 AM

Team Tempest Reveals a Different Approach to FCAS

The team tasked with engineering the UK’s FCAS are concentrating on technology and capability development ahead of finalizing platform design.

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Tempest FCAS
Oct 18, 2020 - 3:42 AM
The team tasked with engineering the UK’s FCAS are concentrating on technology and capability development ahead of finalizing platform design.
JAS 39C Gripen
Oct 16, 2020 - 10:21 AM
Sweden’s government is planning a major increase in the defense budget that will see the air force keeping JAS 39Cs in service for at least a decade.
North Korea ICBM
Oct 14, 2020 - 6:04 AM
Japan’s Self-Defense Force is requesting funding to increase the effectiveness of its air defenses in the light of North Korea bolstering its firepower.
NH90 FS
Oct 13, 2020 - 6:05 AM
The final ten NH90 TTHs helicopters on order for the French army will be delivered to a new standard optimized for special forces support.
Queen Eilzabeth Carrier Strike Group
Oct 9, 2020 - 5:55 AM
The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is currently at sea in Europe’s largest exercise, with UK and U.S. Marine Corps F-35B fighters on board.
Cobham Falcon 20 Draken L-159
Sep 30, 2020 - 12:10 PM
With its purchase of Cobham’s Aviation Services division, Draken has gained a foothold in the European contractorized training services market.
F/A-18 Hornet Switzerland
Sep 29, 2020 - 4:22 AM
Although it may face further political opposition, Switzerland’s new fighter procurement has received public approval, albeit by a slim margin.
A330 MRTT NATO
Sep 28, 2020 - 1:02 PM
The latest order comes as a result of Luxembourg deciding to expand its participation in the program by 1,000 hours annually.
T-6 Texan II
Sep 28, 2020 - 12:28 PM
Having previously signaled its intentions to acquire T-6s for the training role, the Royal Thai Air Force has firmed up its acquisition.
F-39E Gripen
Sep 28, 2020 - 9:58 AM
The first of 36 F-39 Gripen E/Fs for the Brazilian air force has been delivered for trials at the Gripen Flight Test Center at Gavião Pexioto.