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German Air Force eyes Euro Hawk revival

Key Points The German Air Force is keen to regain an airborne SIGINT capability and is considering a revival of the Euro Hawk programme. The relaunched programme could be based on the existing Euro...

Finland reports increased Russian air activity

The Finnish Air Force (FinAF) has detected a sharp increase in Russian air activity over the Baltic region, national media reported on 10 December. The heightened activity over the Gulf of Finland and the...

Indonesia and Bell to enhance support for TNI 412s

Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Textron subsidiary Bell Helicopter have agreed to enhance support for Bell 412EP utility helicopters operated by the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI). A statement by the MoD on 10...

Old A-10 and New F-35 Both Win in Spending Deal

U.S. lawmakers late Tuesday unveiled a $1 trillion federal budget deal that benefits both fourth– and fifth-generation fighter jets. The massive spending bill, called the Omnibus Appropriations Act, would avert a government shutdown this...

Atlas Launch of NRO Payload Scheduled For Thursday

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) payload is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on Thursday, the Air Force said on Wednesday....

Industry Fears Massive Losses Through Espionage

To see the impact of cyber attacks on US industry and its Pentagon customers, one need look no further than last month’s Zhuhai Airshow, where China’s military showed off its J-31 stealth fighter and...

NGC Salutes Air and Missile Defense Top Guns

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently presented the Top Gun Award to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lewis D. Richardson as the distinguished honor graduate of his class from the U.S. Army Air and Missile...

US 2015 budget deal improves on Pentagon request

​Military aviation officials and defense contractors will have a merry Christmas if the $1.1 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget is approved as agreed upon on 10 December passes both houses of the US Congress....

Dutch army seeks Raven replacement

​The Royal Netherlands Army is in the process of preparing a request for proposals for the replacement of its AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven unmanned air vehicle, which it expects to release in early 2015. …read...

The Tale Of The F-35 And Hot Jet Fuel

WASHINGTON: The blogosphere was filled yesterday with bilious smoke today sparked by an Air Force story written at Luke Air Force Base about how the fuel trucks there were being painted a new color...

Further Meteor firing trials begin for Typhoon

A Typhoon aircraft has successfully completed the first in a series of live firings of the MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile. This continues the series of trials we lead to demonstrate integration...

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