Cessna Aircraft is considering building a Light Sport Aircraft. The aircraft would be smaller than Cessna's four-seat 172 Seahawk and weigh 1,320 pounds or less. Cessna plans to unveil a proof-of-concept design.
The Department of Defense said the U.S. may sell shipborne missiles and equipment worth up to $438 million to Japan. "Although comparable weapons are not currently deployed in Northeast Asia, the proposed sale of SM-3 missiles and BMD (ballistic missile defense) upgrades to the AEGIS Weapon System will not significantly alter the existing military balance in the region as the proposed sale enhances only defensive capabilities," the Pentagon said.
The U.K. said it will not purchase the F-35 unless the U.S. gives it access to classified technology. British officials also criticized a decision to cancel a backup engine for the plane. Lockheed Martin builds the plane, and eight countries are interested in eventually buying the plane. The U.K. has invested $2 billion in the plane so far and planned to buy 150 aircraft.