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LOCKHEED MARTIN’S F-35 Lightning II recently completed 25 missions, comprising of 12 weapons delivery accuracy (WDA) and 13 weapon separation tests, as part of a month-long weapon’s firing test surge. The F-35 Joint Program...

LOCKHEED MARTIN has achieved another milestone in the Joint Strike Fighter programme with delivery of the US Air Force’s 100th F-35A Lightning II. The aircraft, 14-5099 ‘LF’ (AF-100), arrived at Luke Air Force Base,...

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First Fleet F35-C Carrier Qualifications

The jet blast from seven F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft only added to the already intense summer heat and humidity on the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73), Aug. 15,...

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Turkey edging towards buying SAMP/T

Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah says the government is leaning towards buying the European SAMP/T air defense missile system to plug a gap in its air defenses. By Duch.seb (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA...

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Su-34s deployed to Crimean Peninsula during snap drills

The Russian military carried out snap drills at its Southern, Western and Central military districts from Aug. 25-31 and during this period, Su-34s were deployed to bases on the Crimean Peninsula. Photo: Sukhoi Simultaneously,...

FOUR NEW MD530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Kabul-Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 25, 2016, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California. …read more Read more here:: Key Aero...

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Hunting for ‘bandits’ in the Baltics

David Blair from The Telegraph traveled to Amari air base in Estonia and spoke to the RAF Eurofighter continent there supporting the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission. Photo: RAF/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons …read...

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U.S. Air Force’s 100th F-35 arrives at Luke AFB

The U.S. Air Force’s 100th F-35, designated AF-100, arrived at Luke Air Force Base Aug. 26 and will be assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. …read...

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Japan offering 3 US-2 to Indonesia at $100 million each

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto, disclosed that Japan’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Yasuaki Tanizaki, has told him Tokyo is wiling to sell 3 US-2 amphibious planes to Jakarta for $100...

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Antonov says An-178 production line is ready

Antonov says its now ready to churn out the An-178 cargo plane as the production line is now ready. By Vasiliy Koba (http://spotters.net.ua/file/?id=102927&size=large) [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons So...

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Canada buys RQ-21A

The Canadian government announced on Aug. 26 that it will buy the Boeing Insitu RQ-21A unmanned aerial vehicle under a contract worth $14.2 million. Photo: U.S. Navy Canada’s package consists of five unmanned aircraft,...

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