Air International 1986-03
A Hughes AGM-65E laser-guided version of the Maverick air-to-surface missile beneath the wing of a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II on test at NAS Patuxent River, Md.
Funding allocations of DM 152m (?43-24m) in Fiscal 1986 R&D defence appropriations for initial development of the electronic combat/reconnaissance version of the Tornado for the Luftwaffe have marked the official launching of this long-standing follow-on programme for 40 aircraft.
The Italian Police Force was taking delivery last month (February 1968) of the first of the five Partenavia P68 Observer light twin-engined observation aircraft.
Although development of the PZL-126 Mrowka (Ant) single-seat lightplane was reported to have been abandoned in 1984, the completed prototype was displayed recently in an exhibition of agricultural aircraft and equipment. It is not known whether the prototype has been flown.