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The Latest from Paris Air Show

  1. The Irkut Yak-130 during a flight demonstration at the Paris Air Show Tuesday. Aero3A

    Irkut Sees Export Prospects for Yak-130

    The Russian maker of the Yak-130 trainer/light-attack aircraft hopes to sign a deal with Bangladesh this year, the latest in Irkut's export push, according to the program's director.

    • Jun. 19, 2013
  2. Eurofighter Typhoon Agence France-Presse

    Eurofighter Makes Progress on Meteor Missile Integration

    Equipping the Typhoon with the MBDA Meteor missile came one step closer on Tuesday when the Eurofighter industrial consortium signed a contract with NETMA, the NATO Eurofighter management agency, to integrate the missile.

    • Jun. 19, 2013
  3. Eurofighter CEO Seeks 25% of Pending Jet Purchases

    New Eurofighter CEO Alberto Gutierrez made his debut appearance at the Paris Air Show on Wednesday, claiming he wants to sell 250 Typhoons overseas.

    • Jun. 19, 2013
  4. MBDA Tank-Killer Shifting to Sea Targets

    A Cold War missile designed to take out Soviet tank formations has taken a new step toward providing a possible solution to the threat of swarms of fast attack craft operated by the Iranians and others.

    • Jun. 19, 2013
  5. Elbit Launches 'Mini-Music' Countermeasure System

    Israel's Elbit has launched a 19-kilogram directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system, called mini-Music, which an official claims has 'no competition.'

    • Jun. 18, 2013
  6. Alenia Aermacchi's M-345 High Efficiency Trainer at the Paris Air Show. Alenia Aermacchi

    Alenia Unveils New Trainer Aircraft

    Italy's Alenia Aermacchi presented a new basic-advanced jet trainer on Tuesday the M-345 HET that it claims will cost less than a turbo prop to buy and cost the same to run.

    • Jun. 18, 2013
  7. Civilian contractors from Insitu launch a ScanEagle UAV from the US Navy dock landing ship Gunston Hall. US Navy

    British MoD Inks Deal for Boeing ScanEagles

    Boeing has secured Britain's Royal Navy as the latest customer for its ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle. The British want the machine to improve detection of fast-moving targets like the high speed attack craft operated by the Iranians.

    • Jun. 18, 2013
  8. A rendering of the P.1HH Hammerhead by Piaggio Aero. Piaggio Aero

    Italian Procurement Chief Backs Hammerhead To Replace Reapers

    Italy's defense procurement chief has backed Piaggio Aero's new, unmanned variant of its P.180 aircraft as a candidate to replace Italy's Reapers.

    • Jun. 18, 2013
  9. An artist's rendering of Lockheed Martin's SC-130J 'Sea Herc.' Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed in Talks With 3 Countries To Sell 'Sea Hercs'

    Lockheed Martin is in talks with the UK, Canada and a Nordic nation to sell its new maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) version of the C-130J, and is due to enter talks to sell a coast guard version of the aircraft to Algeria.

    • Jun. 18, 2013
  10. Martin-Baker ejection seats on display at the Paris Air Show. Colin Kelly

    Argentina Bans UK-made Ejection Seats

    Argentinean jet trainer manufacturer FAdeA has been banned from installing a British-made ejection seat in a new version of the Pampa by the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, according to company boss Raul Arganaraz.

    • Jun. 18, 2013
  11. A rendering of the Hoplite-S and Hoplite-L concepts. MBDA

    MBDA Seeks Far-Future Tech Ideas

    Most car buffs will tell you that the concept designs on manufacturers' stands are often the most exciting part of a big international automobile show.

    • Jun. 18, 2013
  12. US Exports Facing Delays due to Furloughs, Sequester

    Military equipment deals that require technical review will face a longer waiting period because of furloughs triggered by sequestration, a US Defense Department official said Tuesday at the Paris Air Show.

    • Jun. 18, 2013

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