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USAF approves JASSM-ER FRP

Key Points JASSM-ER is expected to enter FRP in 2017 Lockheed Martin is capable of producing up to 360 of the stealthy cruise missiles per year The US Air Force (USAF) has approved full-rate...

Indonesia lays keel for second PKR frigate

Key Points Indonesia holds keel-laying ceremony for second PKR frigate Defence minister sees the keel-laying as a vote of confidence in Indonesia’s indigenous shipbuilding capability State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has held a keel-laying ceremony...

Canada releases CF-18-replacement report

The Canadian government has published its findings into a potential replacement for the country’s fleet of 77 ageing Boeing CF-18 (F/A-18A/B) Hornet fighter aircraft. The evaluation, conducted by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)...

US approves Chinook sale to Greece

The US State Department has approved the sale of 10 Boeing CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters and ancillary equipment to Greece. The deal, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on...

Thai air force prepares bid for light attack aircraft

Thailand’s military government has approved the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF’s) plan to purchase an initial four advanced jet trainer (AJT)/light attack aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of Aero L-39ZA Albatros aircraft. RTAF...

Indonesia outlines ambitious self-reliance target

Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has outlined an ambitious target to manufacture in-country within 10 years nearly all the Indonesian Armed Forces’ (TNI’s) procured military equipment. In comments published by the Ministry of Defence...

Nuclear powered aircraft: Cold War fission to new-age fusion

Inspired by the promise of vastly increased flight durations, the Russian and American militaries experimented with nuclear powered aircraft for two decades, but the concept never progressed beyond a handful of trials. Lockheed Martin’s...

China-US Space Relations See Small but Important Step

China has taken a small, but potentially meaningful, step toward more normalized relations with the international space community, a top US general announced this month. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Air)

China-US Space Relations See Small but Important Step

China has taken a small, but potentially meaningful, step toward more normalized relations with the international space community, a top US general announced this month. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Air)

INS Kolkata to fire LR-SAM next year

The Indian Navy’s stealth frigate INS Kolkata will test fire the LR-SAM next year for the first time. Captain Tarun Sobti, Commanding Officer of INS Kolkata, told The Hindu that the missiles vertical launch...

Aquino: Two FA-50s arriving home next year

During an inspection of a FA-50 in Busan, South Korea, Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III told reporters that the first two of 12 jets ordered by his country will be arriving home next...

Iraqi F-16 pilots still has long way to go

Iraq is still far away from having a group of competent F-16 pilots to defend the country, Military Times reports. The first of 24 pilots had struggled to complete their Flight Lead Upgrade training...

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