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BQM-74E drifted from Guam to Philippines

Ocean currents have brought a BQM-74E, launched from the USS Chafee off Guam, to the Philippines on Jan. 4. The target drone was found by local fishermen near the islet of Patnanungan in Sitio...

U.S. Navy to establish UCLASS Fleet Introduction Team

The U.S. Navy will stand up the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Fleet Introduction Team (FIT) at NAS Point Mugu on Oct. 1. According to the Navy directive issued last month, the team’s...

Israel asking U.S. to retain V-22 discounts

Tel Aviv has approached Washington asking to preserve the discount and loan package for the V-22 that expired on Dec. 10 last year. The Obama administration had given Israel a generous discount to buy...

New weapons for new platforms

Aviation Week examines the future crop of new weapons that are expected to arm new platforms such as the F-35. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Turkish Air Force shuns indigenous aircraft

While Turkey has produced two indigenous aircraft to meet the needs of its military, the latter is reluctant to accept both into service. After ten years of development, TAI is still struggling to deliver...

Ukraine returns refurbished combat aircraft to service

Ukraine has returned to service four combat aircraft that have recently undergone refurbishment work, the office of the president announced on 5 January. A pair of MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ and two Sukhoi Su-27 ‘Flanker’ fighters...

India to simplify defence procurement procedures

India’s government aims to simplify its cumbersome Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) norms and establish a “promotional” organisation to boost the country’s indigenous military-industrial sector. Secretary of Defence Production G Mohan Kumar declared in New...

Chinese naval ops expected to expand in 2015

Key Points Extended operational and training deployments, international naval exercises, humanitarian assistance, and naval diplomacy were normal business for PLAN in 2014 In 2015, normal PLAN activities may include submarine nuclear deterrent patrols A...

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