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Category: Air

Will U.S. Fighters Hit U.S.-Made Tanks in Iraq?

As U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes against Islamic extremists in northern Iraq, CNN reported the fighters were in possession of U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Elbit Delivers Big New Display for F-16 Upgrade

Elbit Systems of America provided more detail on the center pedestal display (CPD) that it is providing to Lockheed Martin for the F-16V upgrade. Along with a new AESA radar, the CPD is a...

Egypt, Brazil Boost C295 Order Book for Airbus

Airbus Defence & Space announced a repeat order from Egypt for eight more C295 transports, and one from Brazil for three C295s configured for search-and-rescue. The company will be offering C295s with a winglet...

SpaceX to Build Private Spaceport in Texas

Start-up rocket-maker Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has unveiled plans to build a commercial spaceport in Texas. The company, known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, said it will build a facility exclusively...

Air Force Works to Extend Life of C-130 Fleet

The Air Force is extending the service life of its fleet of C-130 combat delivery aircraft by replacing center wing boxes on some of the planes and adding new electronics. …read more Source:: DoD...

USMC trains with laser-guided Paveway bombs

Key Points USMC Harrier aircrews employed GBU-12F/B bombs with upgraded Paveway II DMLGB kits in recent training This is the first USMC training with the weapon since Lockheed Martin upgraded the DMLGB’s block II...

India’s grand ambitions

The new issue of Flight International contains a great update from our correspondent Atul Chandra about the massive number of military aircraft programmes currently under way in India. From off-the-shelf buys (of the C-17...

India’s grand ambitions

The new issue of Flight International contains a great update from our correspondent Atul Chandra about the massive number of military aircraft programmes currently under way in India. From off-the-shelf buys (of the C-17...

Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a...

U.S. Rushes Funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

The U.S. government raced to approve more funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system, which has been used extensively in recent weeks to shield Israel from rockets fired from Palestinian fighters in Gaza. The...

Welsh Warns of ‘Alarmist’ Reaction to F-35 Fire

The U.S. Air Force’s top officer cautioned against an “alarmist” reaction to last month’s F-35 engine fire that resulted in a temporary fleet-wide grounding of the fighter jet. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Chinese Radar May Pierce F-35 Stealth Armor: Report

Increasingly sophisticated radar in China and Russia may soon be able to pierce the stealth armor on F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, according to a news report. The stealth coating on the U.S.-made fifth-generation...

RAN MH-60R fires first Hellfire

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has completed its first test firings of the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile from an MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopter, the Department of Defence said on 30 July. The test firings...

Analyst: F-35C to Cost $337 Million Apiece in FY15

A longtime defense analyst and critic of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program says taxpayers next year will pay between $148 million and $337 million per jet, depending on the model. …read more Source::...

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