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Category: Air

F-35C completes first carrier-based arrested landing

A Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego, California, on 3 November, the US Navy announced. Commander Tony Wilson landed carrier...

Libyan naval vessel damaged in Benghazi fighting

The Libyan Navy’s only potentially repairable corvette has been badly damaged during the current fighting in Benghazi. Reuters cited a security source as saying the ship was sinking after being hit during fighting between...

OPINION: Embraer must deliver on KC-390 promises

​One month ago, Embraer’s suggestion that its KC-390 military airlifter would be flown before year-end seemed the height of optimism, judging by an assembly line image of its first prototype example. …read more Source::...

US concerned at heightened Russian air activity

The recent increase in Russian military air activity over European airspace presents a ‘risk’ to regional security, the US government stated on 31 October. Speaking from the Pentagon, Press Secretary Navy Rear Admiral John...

US DoD awards F135 LRIP 8 contract to Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a contract modification to supply the eighth batch of F135 engines to power the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie...

Australian DoD warns of tough decisions in annual report

Tough decisions will be required to better align Australia’s defence funding and capability, the secretary of the Department of Defence (DoD) has warned in the DoD’s 2013-14 annual report. Dennis Richardson said a firm...

Turkish Tactical Drone Ready for Delivery

The Bayraktar, a tactical drone developed by two privately owned Turkish companies, Kale and Baykar, is ready for delivery to the Turkish military, procurement officials said. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Eurofighter Eyes Typhoon Sale, Assembly in Indonesia

Eurofighter is holding out the possibility of Indonesia assembling the Typhoon if the Southeast Asian nation acquires the fighter in an anticipated upcoming competition. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

China Airshow Will Unveil J-31

A Chinese airshow official has confirmed that China will unveil its stealthy J-31 fighter aircraft at China’s biggest commercial and defense airshow next week in Zhuhai, in the southern province of Guangdong near Hong...

Afghanistan gets final Mi-17s

Russia has completed the delivery of 63 Mil Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters to Afghanistan, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Co-operation has said. The helicopters, produced by Russian Helicopters’ Kazan subsidiary, were supplied to Afghanistan...

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