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Asian deal is sweet Music for Elbit Systems

​Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract from an undisclosed Asian nation to provide mini-Music directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems for its army fleet of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters. …read more Read...

Dutch F-35s arrive in California

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35s flew from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California last Friday. The Joint Strike Fighters are due to undergo the operational testing...

Boeing Names New Leaders in Oklahoma City and San Antonio

Boeing (NYSE: BA) veteran Mike Emmelhainz is returning to Oklahoma City to lead the company’s operations there while Bryan Scott is succeeding Emmelhainz as head of Boeing’s San Antonio activities. The moves are effective...

Rafael’s Litening pod to gain air-to-air capability

​The next generation of Rafael’s Litening targeting pod will be able to operate in an air-to-air mode, helping to identify targets that have been previously detected by a fighter’s radar. …read more Read more...

Airbus touts Tanan UAV’s UK potential

​Airbus Defence & Space is working towards the certification of its Tanan rotary unmanned air vehicle demonstrator, which could be a consideration for the Royal Navy as the force assesses it maritime surveillance options....

AgustaWestland Offers AW139M to Slovakia

AgustaWestland is offering the AW139M to the Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) to fulfil an urgent requirement to replace Russian-made Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip’ medium transport helicopters. The AgustaWestland announcement comes on the heels of...

SM-3 might be fired off Scottish coast during exercise

A sea-based missile defense exercise will be carried out off the northwest coast of Scotland this October. If everything proceed as planned during At Sea Demo 2015 (ASD15), a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptor will...

AFRL getting new supercomputer

A new SGI Ice X supercomputer will be installed at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Once online this summer, the supercomputer is expected to be one of the...

USAF to reevaluate 3DELRR contest

After Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman filed protests on the award of the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) contract to Raytheon. The U.S. Air Force has agreed to reevaluate the proposals put forward....

Russia could revive S-300 deal with Iran

Iran’s Fars news agency and Russia’s RIA news separately confirmed that Russia is willing to reconsider supplying the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran. Moscow was forced to suspend the delivery in 2010...

374th Airlift Wing in Japan getting C-130Js

The 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan is scheduled to transition from the C-130H to the J-model in 2017. The 374th currently has 14 C-130Hs. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

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