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Duterte names new Philippine Air Force chief

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez as the new chief of the Philippine Air Force. He will replace Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr., who is not due to retire...

Guatemala receives Grand Caravan from US

The Guatemalan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca: FAG) has received one Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX light transport and liaison aircraft donated by the US, the Guatemalan Ministry of Defence said on 4 November....

Su-57 will be armed with hypersonic missile

Citing an anonymous source within the Russian aerospace industry, TASS reported on Dec. 6 that the Su-57 will be equipped with a hypersonic missile. Mil.ru [CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia...

BAE Systems continues support for USN communications systems

The US Navy (USN) has awarded BAE Systems two indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts for rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the...

RNLN to trial new crewing concept for Holland-class OPVs

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) is planning to trial a new crewing concept for its Holland-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The two-year pilot project, designed to give crews greater clarity in operational programming and...

Poland relaunches micro-UAS tender

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate has relaunched a tender for six micro-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the special forces. Each UAS should be equipped with at least two vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles...

Japan signs for second KC-46A tanker

Japan has signed for the second of four Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft it plans to field from 2020. A Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract for a single aircraft for Japan was announced by...

F-35 starts Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has started Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) under supervision of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E). …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News...

16 Months Late, F-35 Starts Key Tests: IOT&E

WASHINGTON The F-35 program office announced today the aircraft had finally reached its initial operational test & evaluation phase, which is expected to wrap up next September. That’s three months behind previous projections for...

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