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*+-The U.S. Army is working on a futuristic “hoverbike” that could carry one to two soldiers up to ten feet off the ground at speeds around 60 miles per hour over land and water. The Army Research Laboratory signed a contract nine months ago with SURVICE Engineering and Malloy Aeronautics to develop a hoverbike prototype for […]

*+-PARIS — Airbus Helicopters announced the launch of a development program to build the X6 helicopter that would eventually replace the Super Puma and have a military variant delivered in 15 years. Airbus officials said Tuesday the X6 will first be developed for the civilian market, specifically the oil and gas industry. The company said […]

*+-PARIS — Pakistan’s air force announced here at the Paris Air Show that it has completed its first export deal for the JF-17 Thunder Fighter jet. Pakistan air force officials would only say it was an Asian country as they kept a tight lid on the details of the deal not specifying the amount of […]

*+-PARIS – International militaries and border partrols want smaller, lighter and more resilient sensors that can fit on aircraft most wouldn’t consider traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, said a FLIR Systems official here at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport. FLIR Systems showed off their Star SAFIRE 380 HDC sensor pod at […]

*+-The Russian air force has seen three crashes in the past week to include two fighter jets and one strategic bomber as the Russians have increased flying operations to counter the NATO coalition. Many have speculated that the Russians lack of maintenance and upgrades to aging aircraft may catch up to them should Putin’s military be called upon […]