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The U.S. Air Force is asking for $1 million to stand up the project in its fiscal 2018 budget request—the first time the new capability has appeared on paper.
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BAE Systems is preparing to perform a series of test firings of MBDA’s Brimstone 2 air-to-ground missile from the Eurofighter Typhoon as it moves to integrate the weapon for use by the British Royal Air Force.
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North Korea’s new Pukguksong-2 solid-propellant ballistic missile has a range of more than 1,000 km (600 mi.) but less than 2,000 km, according to the U.S. military and a South Korean defense ministry expert.
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The MQ-9B SkyGuardian has completed a 48.2-hr. flight, establishing a new long-endurance flight record for manufacturer General Atomics.
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Lockheed Martin has begun flight tests of its LM-100J commercial freighter version of the C-130J Hercules military airlifter, with FAA certification planned for 2018.
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Boeing is several months behind schedule on the tanker program, which means the first aircraft won’t be delivered until after September, top Air Force officials told Congress in written testimony May 25.
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