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Boeing to revise schedule for KC-46

Bloomberg is reporting that Boeing will submit a revised schedule for developing the KC-46 tanker to the Pentagon. The Pentagon’s Defense Contract Management Agency had already warned in August that the new schedule is...

Navy to Deploy New E2D Advanced Hawkeye Radar Plane

The Navy is preparing to deploy its new carrier-launched E2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning radar aircraft designed to protect ships from enemy ships, aircraft, missiles and other threats over long distances. Slated to deploy...

Australia’s first MH-60R arrives by C-17

The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R combat helicopters has been delivered in-country from US Navy Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, where the squadron has been training alongside US personnel. …read more...

Thales To Provide Qatar Military Satcom System

Multinational defense giant Thales was awarded a contract Sunday to supply the Qatar armed forces with a military satellite communications system for their ground and naval forces. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Mexican air force 787 starts VIP conversion

​The government of Mexico has acquired a Boeing 787 for operation by its air force, with the aircraft to be configured for head of state and other VIP transport duties. Made earlier this year,...

Six Su-34s delivered to Russian Air Force

Six new Su-34 fighter bombers were delivered to Russia’s Southern Military District (SMD) aviation regiment recently. The aircraft went to an airbase in Rostov region. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Commander AFGSC hopes to have new engines for B-52

Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, told reporters he hopes the service could consider installing new engines on its B-52 fleet. “Look at what the airline industry is...

Piaggio Aero Industries announces rebranding

Piaggio Aero Industries announced on 20 October that it would be rebranding as Piaggio Aerospace. The Italian firm, which is 98% owned by Abu Dhabi-based investment firm Mubadala Development Company, manufactures the Piaggio P.180...

Australian Tigers to receive tactical datalink

Approval for an interim tactical datalink for 21 of the Australian Army’s 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARHs) was announced on 20 October by Defence Minister David Johnston. The minister said in...

Oman retires Jaguars

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has held a ceremony to mark the retirement of its fleet of SEPECAT Jaguar attack aircraft at the Al-Shafaq Club in Seeb, the Oman News Agency reported...

ATK and Orbital merger may slip to January

The merger between ATK and Orbital Sciences Corporation may be delayed until the beginning of 2015, Orbital chairman, president, and chief executive officer David Thompson told investors at the company’s third quarter 2014 results...

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