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US Air Force again seeks to upgrade B-52H radars

The US Air Force is breathing new life into an effort to upgrade the radar systems in its fleet of Boeing B-52H bombers initially announced four years ago. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military...

Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider: Road To FVL?

Yesterday, the company that built the first workable helicopter rolled out a (potential) revolution in chopper technology: Sikorsky’s high-speed S-97 Raider. A year ago, Sikorsky made a splash at the massive Association of the...

Sikorsky Unveils Raider Prototype

Sikorsky unveiled its first S-97 Raider prototype Thursday, kicking off the test flight phase of the experimental helicopter program. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

1st Airbus A400M for Germany Runs its Engines

The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the German Air Force has begun final tests towards its delivery. The four engines on the aircraft, known as MSN18, were successfully run simultaneously for the...

F-35A coming to Hill AFB in September 2015

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base will received its F-35A fighters in September 2015. Right now, there is a major construction project at the base to build structures to house the...

Poorly drilled rivet holes affecting Eurofighter

European military officials revealed that the recent problem affecting the Eurofighter was poorly drilled rivet holes on the rear fuselage. “We would like to make clear that this issue does not affect flight safety,...

China tested DF-31B for first time last week

A new variant of the DF-31 ballistic missile was tested for the first time on Sept. 25. The DF-31B is believed to have been tested from the Wuzhai test facility. …read more Source:: Alert5...

NAS Lemoore selected as West Coast base for F-35C

The U.S. Navy has decided to base the F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore. A total of 100 aircraft will eventually be stationed there. There will be seven squadrons with 10 jets...

MV-22B aircrew presumed lost at sea

One crew member of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B is presumed lost at sea after the aircrew bailed out of the aircraft on Oct. 1 when it appeared the tiltrotor was about to crash...

Australia to buy up to four more C-17s

​The Australian Government has announced its intention to buy an additional two Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transports for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Australia to buy two more C-17s

​The Australian Government has announced its intention to buy an additional two Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transports for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Australia to buy two more C-17s

Australia’s Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced today that his government has begun the process of purchasing two additional C-17s. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

India, US reinforce defence ties

India and the United States reinforced their bilateral strategic and defence ties during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day Washington visit that ended on 30 September. In a joint statement issued after the meeting...

Eurofighters hit by manufacturing issue

Key Points An issue has been detected in the manufacturing of the rear fuselage of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft. The impact of the issue has yet to be determined. A manufacturing issue has...

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