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Category: Air

F-35C Finishes Tests 3 Days Early? Really.

WASHINGTON: Hard as it may be to believe in light of the F-35′s history, the carrier version of the plane completed its shipboard developmental tests three days early. Now the program did build several...

USAF Official: Boeing 'Challenged' by KC-46 Schedule

The US Air Force’s top military acquisition official says Boeing is being challenged by integration of its KC-46A Pegasus tanker, and warned that further slips may imperil key target dates. …read more Source:: Defense...

AESA radar deal lifts Eurofighter sales prospects

​Eurofighter partner nations Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK have agreed to complete the development and integration of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Typhoon. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military...

Interview: Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast

Lt Gen Steven Kwast took over as commander and president of Air University, the center of education for the US Air Force at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, on Nov 10. …read...

Future Vertical Lift Begins Open Software Quest

WASHINGTON: The first Future Vertical Lift Aircraft won’t fly until the 2030s but the Army, Navy, and industry are already at work on software standards. Those include a new “model-based” approach to software architectures...

Thai general killed in Bell 212 crash

A Thai deputy regional army commander and eight other officers were killed when their Bell 212 helicopter crashed 10 minutes after taking off from an army camp in Phayao province on Nov. 17. Major...

RAF’s first A400M has arrived home

The Royal Ar Force has taken delivery of its first A400M when the transport plane landed at Brize Norton on Nov. 17. A formal acceptance ceremony has been scheduled for Nov. 27. …read more...

NASA’s WB-57 deployed to Africa

One of NASA’s three WB-57 has been photographed operating in Djibouti, Africa. The aging plane might be there to help generate high-resolution 3D maps. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

US military looks for the elusive mothership

It’s a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying “mothership” that launches smaller aircraft. The Pentagon’s research agency put out a request to industry this month to outline how a...

Israel might order fewer F-35As in next round

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said his country might order 10 to 15 F-35As for its second purchase. This is halve of what Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon had wanted. …read more Source:: Alert5...

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