Boeing is converting old F-16 fighter jets into drones to simulate airborne enemies
Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6bn contract from the US Navy to deliver 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, specifically designed as a carrier-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system. The latest fixed-price, incentive-fee multi-year agreement brings the total number of aircraft on contract with Northrop to 50.
A four-ship flight of F-35A Lightning II strike fighters returns to Eglin AFB, Fla., after a training sortie, Feb. 1, 2013. Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing, which is responsible for training F-35 pilots and maintainers, began flying four-ship formations for the first time on the previous day, said unit officials. (Air Force photo by Capt. Edward Schmitt)