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Boeing, Paramount draw closer, but mum on details

​Boeing and Paramount Group announced on 16 September that they have deepened their two-month-old relationship by launching two collaborative projects, but both sides are still keeping the details quiet. …read more Source:: Flight Global...

South Africa relights jet engine development

South Africa has dusted off a long-abandoned project and restarted development of a family of jet engines for local and global clients. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Lockheed Martin delivers improved ALIS for F-35

​Lockheed Martin has delivered the latest iteration of the system that brings fifth-generation logistics and maintenance capability to the F-35 Lightning II fleet. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Arrow-2 Intercept Test Misses Target

Israel has determined that a Sept. 9 intercept test of the joint US-Israel Arrow-2 missile missed its target. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Peruvian navy buys surplus Dutch F50s

The Peruvian navy has purchased two surplus Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker 50 transports. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Israel set to receive second C-130J

​A second Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport will be delivered to the Israeli air force soon, following a lead example which was received by the service on 9 April. …read more Source:: Flight Global...

​Lockheed outlines cost-saving design tweaks for F-35

Lockheed Martin and its programme partners are putting up millions in investment dollars to redesign manufacturing methods for components of the F-35 Lightning II, in the hope of bringing the per-aircraft cost in line...

US Air Force Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple...

Upgraded engine for V-22 successfully tested

The upgraded AE 1107C engine for the V-22 has been successfully tested by Rolls-Royce in New Mexico. Once retrofitted to existing aircraft, the V-22 can be cleared to fly at 6,000 feet in 95...

RAF may retain C-130J for special forces use

The Royal Air Force might backtrack from having an all A400M, C-17 transport fleet by retaining the C-130J for special forces use. As of now, the plan is to retire all J-model by 2022....

North Korean UAV recovered from bottom of sea

A South Korean fisherman retrieve the wreckage of a North Korean UAV near the South Korean border island of Baengnyeong on Sept. 15. The on board camera is missing and South Korean officials are...

RAF Tornado WSO clocks 5,000 hours

Flight Lieutenant Chris Straddling of the Royal Air Force recently achieved the remarkable feat of having 5,000 flying hours on the Tornado. With 27 years of experience, Straddling is the most experience Weapons Systems...

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