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Admiral Takes Helm Of F-35; Good For C Model?

WASHINGTON: I vividly remember Chris Bogdan’s first public appearance as the effective head of the F-35 program. It was at the Air Force Association’s annual September conference in 2012 and he said, very simply...

France, UK advance deep strike weapons study

France and the UK have launched a three-year programme to advance the replacement of their current inventories of air-launched cruise missiles and anti-ship weapons, to enter use around the end of the next decade....

​F-35 programme officer executive retires

Lt Gen Chris Bogdan will step down from his post as F-35 programme executive officer and a US Navy admiral has been appointed to take his place. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

‘Dysfunctional veteran’ actually just dysfunctional

ENID, Okla. — Area man and self-proclaimed “dysfunctional veteran” Tad Wilkins has been determined to be just the former, sources have confirmed. According to several friends, family members, and acquaintances, Wilkins seems to always...

Bundeswehr orders 1,000 Spike LR ATGMs

The German parliament gave the green light on 22 March for the Bundeswehr to procure 1,000 Israeli-designed Spike LR anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and 97 corresponding launcher units worth EUR158.3 million (USD172 million) from...

India to supply lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar

India will supply indigenously developed lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar in a contract estimated to be worth USD37.9 million, according to Indian defence officials. “The export of lightweight torpedoes will follow the earlier supply of...

UK, France sign off FC/ASW concept phase

On 28 March the UK and France signed a new weapon system agreement initiating a three-year concept phase to develop the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme. The FC/ASW programme – which will be executed...

UK to deploy Typhoons to Romania in May

The United Kingdom is to begin its deployment of Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to Romania in May, the defence minister said on 27 March. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon confirmed the timing of the Royal...

Royal Navy retires Lynx HMA8 helo

The UK Royal Navy (RN) has retired the Westland Lynx HMA8 maritime helicopter after more than 20 years of operations, the service announced on 24 March. The latest variant of the baseline Lynx that...

Lebanese Super Tucano pilots begin training

The US Air Force (USAF) has begun training Lebanese student pilots on the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)-Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack turboprop, the service announced on 24 March. The first pilot trainee assigned...

Japan and UK collaborate on future fighter aircraft

Japan and the United Kingdom have agreed to undertake a joint study that could lead to the co-development of next-generation fighter aircraft, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in Tokyo. The MoD said...