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Category: Air

VMFAT-501 F-35B pilot will join Blue Angels

The Blue Angels aerobatics team will have a pilot from the F-35B community for the first time. Maj. Frank Zastoupil from VMFAT-501 has been selected to join the team for the 2020 air show...

China researching on new type of recoverable satellite

A new type of recoverable satellite is being develop by China’s Academy of Space Technology. Cristóbal Alvarado Minic [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons It’s chief designer, Zhao Huiguang, says between 10 to 15...

Australia’s XTEK to acquire US armour specialist

Australian firm XTEK, a developer of defence and security technologies, has agreed to acquire US firm HighCom Armor Solutions, a specialist in body armour and personal protective equipment. XTEK said on 17 July that...

OCEA launches new OPV for Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA has launched the 84 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Gabriela Silang (8301) for the Philippine Coast Guard. Claimed to be the largest aluminium-built OPV in the world, Gabriela Silang was craned...

UK ramps up LMM firing activities

The UK Royal Navy (RN) in early July conducted pilot surface-to-surface trials of the Thales UK Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) – designated ‘Martlet’ in RN service – from a frigate at an off-shore firing...

30th anniversary of B-2’s first flight

On Jul. 17, 1989, the Northrop B-2A stealth bomber made its maiden flight by flying from Palmdale to Edwards Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo [Public domain], via...

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