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​Four JSTARS grounded for inspection

Almost a quarter of the US Air Force s of E-8C JSTARS aircraft has been grounded for inspection after water damage caused $2.5 million in damages to the type’s ground surveillance radar. …read more...

​Japan rolls out first F-35A

Lockheed Martin rolled out the first 42 F-35As ordered by the Japan Air Self Defence Forces to replace a nearly 80-strong fleet of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

Runway Reopens at Dover Air Force Base

Dover Air Force Base is welcoming home its fleet of giant C-5 cargo planes following an extensive runway renovation. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Air)

India signs 36-unit Rafale contract

India has concluded a deal to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale fighters, with a contract signed in New Delhi by the nation s defence minister, Manohar Parrikar, and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on...

AZAD Systems Co presents new Zarba unmanned aerial vehicles

“AZAD Systems Co” production branch of the Ministry of Defense Industry has presented “Zarba” unmanned aerial vehicles which has a modern intelligence element base and a tactical pernicious attack system. That was reported by...

Britain sends jets to intercept Russian bombers

Britain scrambled fighter jets from an airbase in Scotland to intercept two Russian bombers approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence said Thursday. The Russian planes flew from the direction of Norway and passed...

Next-gen US military helicopters prepare for 2017 flights

The US Army’s Joint Multirole-Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD)/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) effort is moving towards first flights in 2017, but meanwhile is focused on crucial system architecture demonstrations. Dan Bailey, the army’s programme director for...

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