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Lockheed eyes 2-4 percent cost reduction in next F-35 contract

Bolivia and France are negotiating an agreement for 10 French-made radars to monitor Bolivian airspace and a prospecting satellite, a top diplomat said Friday.According to Reuters, Lockheed Martin Corp is close to signing a roughly $4 billion deal with the U.S. Defense Department for 43 more F-35 fighter jets that will lower the cost of the jet's airframe by 2 to 4 percent, sources familiar with the program said. The reduction is part of a drive by the company and other key F-35 suppliers to slash the projected $400 billion cost of developing and building 2,457 U.S. jets in coming years - and the $1 trillion in additional costs to operate and maintain them over 50 years.

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 08:53
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Agusta Westland AW101 helicopter Personnel Recovery - Special Forces HH-101A CAESAR.

At Farnborough 2014 AirShow, AgustaWestland presents its AW101 configured for Personnel Recovery and Special Forces missions, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”. In February 2014, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company has announced that the first HH-101A “CAESAR” for the Italian Air Force made its maiden flight. According to AgustaWestland, first and the second aircraft will be delivered in the last quarter of 2014. The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow. The event is held in mid-July in even-numbered years at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England. The first five days (Monday to Friday) are dedicated exclusively to trade, with the final two days open to the public. The airshow is an important event in the international aerospace and defence industry calendar, providing an opportunity to demonstrate civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 17:16
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of production of the Mi-24, the first purpose-built Russian combat helicopter, at Rostov Helicopter Plant, today called Rosvertol, a Russian Helicopters company. The design of the Mi-24, a strike and transport helicopter was, was so successful that versions are still in use today: some 1,500 Mi-24s serve with the armed forces of 60 countries worldwide. In 1978, helicopter test pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union Gurgen Karapetyan set a world helicopter flight speed record of 368.4kmh in an Mi-24. For Russian-made helicopters this record stands to this day.The Belgian Air Force Days were held at the Kleine-Brogel military airbase on September 12nd, 13rd and 14th 2014. For three days, visitors could board several aircrafts, both ancient and actual, from more than twenty different countries and numerous aerobatic teams such as French Acrobatic Patrol, Jordanian Falcons and British Red Arrows. Air Recognition attended the event and brings you a special photo report.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 September 2014 15:12
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UH-60 BlackHawk medium size utility helicopter (United States)

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Dubai Air Show AirShow 2013 news  Show Daily Dailies coverage  report International defense aviation aerospace salon exhibition information description pictures Dubai UAE United Arab Emirates images photos salon international aérien et de l’espace The Dubai Air Show is a biennial Defense Aviation and Aerospace exhibition which will held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 17 to 21 November 2013. Follow all activities of Dubai AirShow 2013 with our editorial team ...

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