The manufacturer is preparing to begin series production in 2019. A separate requirement for attack helicopters has been deferred.
Western UAV manufacturers could find a way back into the Middle Eastern UAV market as challenges with Chinese-made models mount.
Halfway in, the Trump administration’s effect on the industry is muted, and there are major issues undecided.
France pushes hard for Rafale sale to Belgium, Nigeria closes in on Super Tucano purchase, and Poland’s defense modernization continues.
The Joint New Air-to-Air Missile will feature a seeker using gallium-nitride semiconductor material.
The Israeli Air Force is beginning to accept the inevitable use of tactical unmanned aircraft by the ground forces in border regions.
Turkey signed an agreement to buy a Russian S-400 air defense system, but Ankara is continuing joint European studies on air defense.