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​JTSB report details serious landing incident at Naha

The Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) has issued several recommendations following a serious incident involving a military helicopter and two Boeing 737 aircraft at Naha, Okinawa. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

Iraq: Proving Ground For Multi-Domain Battle

ARMY WAR COLLEGE: The brutal ground war in Iraq holds vital lessons for sophisticated future operations in the Pacific, Australian Maj. Gen. Roger Noble said today. Military pundits often draw a sharp distinction between...

Air Force Starts Own Bug Bounty Program

U.S. Air Force officials announced Wednesday the start of a new Defense Department “bug bounty” program directed at the service to find cyber vulnerabilities in public-facing websites. This new bug bounty, dubbed “Hack the...

Hey GAO: Fighter Gap Means We Should Buy F-35 Faster

The GAO’s recommendation against boosting acquisition rates for F-35 components misses the mark while the United States faces severe security threats in multiple regions around the world. America faces a dangerous fighter gap that...

Egypt takes delivery of first MiG-29 fighter jets

Deputy Minister of Defense of Egypt Mohammad Al-Keshky announced on 27 April that the Egypt Air Forces has received its first batch of Russian modern MiG-29M2 fighter jets. That was reported by Interfax. “We...

Gripen tops shortlist for Bulgarian fighter deal

Bulgaria’s government has announced the Saab Gripen C/D as the preferred candidate in the country s new combat aircraft competition. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

USAF completes KC-10A modernisation programme

The US Air Force (USAF) has completed a six-year upgrade programme for the McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender aerial refuelling fleet, with delivery of the final aircraft back to Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in...

Brazilian Army restructures its procurement system

The Brazilian Army is restructuring its procurement management system after a four-year analysis of its strategic projects architecture. Analysis led the service to determine it should change that structure and instead design an Army...

Peru launches first of new multi-purpose LPDs

The first of the Peruvian Navy’s (Marina de Guerra del Perú’s: MGP’s) two new landing platform dock (LPD) ships, BAP Pisco , was launched from the Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) shipyard in...

Nigerian Air Force commissions first Mi-35Ms

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) formally commissioned its first two new Mil Mi-35M attack helicopters during an event held at Makurdi Air Base on 22 April to mark the service’s 53rd anniversary. The two...

Emirates commitments cause headaches at Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s first quarter results revealed that the company has encountered some problems related to two projects in the United Arab Emirates. Speaking on an investor call on 25 April, Chief Executive Officer Marillyn...