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The Pentagon has issued a contract to Lockheed Martin to deliver new-production F-35As to the U.S. Air Force instead of Turkey.
The UK’s defense industry has adopted new practices to tackle Covid challenges, while also continuing to deliver on key programs.
In its ongoing search for an F-5 replacement the Indonesian air force has shown interest in the Austrian Typhoons, whose future is far from certain.
Deliveries of Typhoons with electronically-scanned array radars are approaching, but new development paths are emerging among the original partners.
BAE Systems is one of a number of companies embracing additive manufacturing as a means of streamlining production and reducing costs and lead times.
With a rapidly-growing demand for a digitally competent workforce, the UK is launching a digital learning and information portal.
More UK companies have joined the industrial effort to develop a sixth-generation fighter, while Saab is growing its participation in the project.
Boeing is making considerable strides in flight-testing of the T-7A advanced trainer and is on track to meet the program schedule.
Qatar’s Typhoon pilots will train in simulators equipped with CAE’s highly realistic vision system under a contract managed by BAE Systems.
HMS Queen Elizabeth has begun operational training of both the ship’s company and aircrew in the build-up to the first operational cruise.