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May 12, 2021
After a successful launch, an uncontrolled 18-ton booster landed in the Indian Ocean.
May 11, 2021
First A-29 deliveries come after a decade-long audition, but orders fall far short of original expectations.
May 10, 2021
Though four trainers are emerging as leaders, competition in this segment is fierce.
May 10, 2021
Special Operations Command has selected five aircraft for a demo this summer, continuing the long quest to acquire a light attack fleet.
May 06, 2021
Bidders in Finland’s fighter contest must include the whole suite of aircraft, weapons, training and support in their €9 billion package.

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May 12, 2021
House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) said he believes the fiscal 2022 defense policy bill will not pass the full House until after the August recess.
May 10, 2021
The UK Royal Air Force is looking to deploy its Eurofighter Typhoons as well as the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Voyager to Southeast Asia in October to participate in a milestone edition of Exercise Bersama Lima.
May 07, 2021
In a long-running drama, the U.S. Air Force and Congress have been at odds over which aircraft to retire and which ones to keep. Though the Biden administration has yet to release its budget, the Air Force’s hit list already includes the KC-10 and KC-135 tankers as well as the RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV.
May 07, 2021
The leader of the U.S. House committee in charge of defense spending wants the Pentagon to move faster to appoint an executive in charge of space acquisition, but the Air Force is suggesting that Congress could play a role in speeding up the process.
May 06, 2021
The first U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to flight operations on May 3 after a safety stand-down, Air Force Global Strike Command said on May 6.
May 06, 2021
China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) has signed a project agreement with Zigong Municipal People’s Government to build a dedicated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industrial park in the city that will eventually see an annual output of 100 medium to large drones.
May 04, 2021
UK F-35s will see action again in the skies over Iraq and Syria, this time operating from the carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. 
May 04, 2021
Egypt is planning to more than double the size of its Dassault Rafale fleet after inking agreements with France for 30 more aircraft.