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-+*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 […]

-+*PARIS — United Aircraft Corp. plans to deliver three more prototypes of an advanced stealth fighter jet to the Russian military for testing as early as next year, a company official said. The president of the Moscow-based company, Yuri Slyusar, said three more of the T-50 PAK-FA, a fifth-generation stealth fighter made by United Aircraft […]

-+*A Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet made a dangerously close pass of a U.S. intelligence aircraft May 30 over the Black Sea, Pentagon officials announced Friday. Army Col. Steve Warren, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said the Russian jets made two passes at the RC-135. The first pass was made in a “professional” manner in line […]

-+*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 […]

-+*The Army has developed an airborne satellite system that can be loaded onto an Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft that allows paratroopers to communicate with voice, video and data while flying to the mission, Army officials said. Army leaders hope to deploy the system called Enroute Mission Command Capability, or EMC 2, by 2017. “EMC […]