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NASA WB-57 runway excursion

A WB-57 from NASA veered off the runway after the pilot aborted take off at Ellington Field, Huston on Mar. 6. The aircraft is reported to have nose wheel problem while rolling down the...

AARGM-ER cleared for EMD

The U.S. Navy has awarded $322 million contract for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the AGM-88G, Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER). Majority of the work is being carried out...

USN modifying 18 LRIP F/A-18E/Fs for Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy plans to modify and repaint 18 low-rate initial production (LRIP) F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for the Blue Angels. U.S. Navy photo by Adam Skoczylas Even though the team will only perform using...

NAVAIR to test Autonomous Cargo UAS payload requirement

The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) plans to conduct an ‘Autonomous Cargo UAS (unmanned aerial system) Experiment’ to identify and evaluate proposed UAS systems’ ability to autonomously deliver payloads weighing up to 50...

Brazil and US agree to hone joint amphibious operations

Brazil and the US have agreed to bolster their joint amphibious capabilities through increased subject-matter expert exchanges and more combined-force humanitarian assistance/disaster response exercises, US Marine Corps Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH) told Jane’s . The...

Japan’s OH-1 helicopters resume flight operations

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) resumed flight operations of its Kawasaki OH-1 observation helicopter on 1 March after more than a three-year hiatus, a JGSDF spokesperson told Jane’s on 8 March. The source...

Japan gears up to boost F-35 support

Japan is preparing to expand its engagement on supporting regionally operated Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters following its announcement in February that it has been assigned additional maintenance work on the...

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