DEFENSE Scaled Composites has flown its latest experimental aircraft, the Model 401, for an unidentified “proprietary customer” to demonstrate low-cost manufacturing techniques. Scaled has built two of the Mach 0.6 aircraft, powered by a 3,045-lb.-thrust Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-15D. Canada has formally expressed inter­est in buying used F-18A/B fighters from Australia instead of new F/A-18E/Fs from Boeing amid a deepening trade dispute. The U.S. proposes imposing ...

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