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Greece wants to buy 3 MQ-9s

A report by ANT television station says Greece plans to buy three MQ-9s unmanned aerial vehicles along with two ground control stations. Syracuse, NY – A remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper operated by the New...

CO of VMFA-242 fired

The commanding officer of VMFA-242 has been relieved of command due to “loss of trust and confidence.” Marines from Arlington, VA, United StatesCpl. Nathan Wicks [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons An anonymous source told...

USN drafting guidelines on reporting UFO encounters

The U.S. Navy is drafting guidelines for pilots and military personnel to report UFO sightings. “For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [U.S. Air Force] takes these reports very seriously and investigates...

Libyan National Army identifies mercenary pilot

The pilot of one of the aircraft that has been shot down by the Libyan National Army (LNA) was an Ecuadorian mercenary, Ahmed al-Mismari, the spokesman for the faction announced in a press conference...

Poland signs for AW101 helicopters

Poland has signed for AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters to satisfy its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) requirements. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed the contract for four helicopters...

F-35 Parts Problems At Heart Of Low Readiness Rates: GAO

“F-35 aircraft performance is falling short of warfighter requirements—that is, aircraft cannot perform as many missions or fly as often as required. This lower-than-desired aircraft performance is due largely to F-35 spare parts shortages...

New GAO Report Paints Worrying Picture for F-35 Sustainment

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report April 25 offering new recommendations to improve the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s supply chain and sustainment issues, and warns that without implementing new procedures, the...

How AI Could Change The Art Of War

Time-honored principles of command get weird when you add the fundamentally alien thinking of an artificial intelligence. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Air)

#FighterFriday Exercise INIOHOS 19

A Greek air force F-16 takes off during exercise INIOHOS 19 at Andravida Air Base, Greece, April 2, 2019. The exercise provides a chance for Airmen and aircraft of the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron...

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