19 avril 2023 | International, Aérospatial

Future Army recon helicopter will still need pilots, study finds

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  • Armed Services committees and the election: Here’s what we know

    5 novembre 2020 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

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