BAE Systems officials didn't quite go so far as to say it, but the company's Electronic Systems division believes it has a decent chance of securing business from Joint Strike Force customers for its new Striker II helmet, which was launched at the show yesterday.
Airbus Military & Space expects its Zephyr high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) remotely piloted airplane to break the world record the type set four years ago. The Zephyr flew for 336 hours, 22 min. – over two weeks – at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona in July 2010.
Forty years since it first flew, the F-16 fighter is poised to enjoy a new lease on life. Upgrades to the aircraft’s avionics, coupled with structural work to extend flying hours, are set to enter service as customers refresh their jets ahead of the arrival of the F-35.
Another aviation system spotted at Aviation Week’s MRO Americas 2014 exhibition. What is it?
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