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Prince Harry flies Tiger attack helicopter

Captain Harry Wales flew the Tiger attack helicopter with the Australian Army’s 1st Aviation Regiment, Darwin, Northern Territory. Photos: © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Two New Boeing C-17s to Cost NZDF $600m

Two new Boeing C-17 aircraft will set back the New Zealand Defence Force at least $600 million, the Government has been advised. The Boeing C-17 Globemaster is being considered as a replacement for the...

Marines Fire Switchblade Drone From Osprey in Test

Marines fired a small airborne drone capable of carrying explosives from the back of an MV-22 Osprey in a test that could offer the tilt-rotor aircraft a new weapons potential. Called the Switchblade, the...

56th Fighter Wing deploys 10 F-35As to Nellis

The 56th Fighter Wing deployed ten of its F-35As to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for two weeks. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann The objective of the deployment is to...

Boeing working on a Harpoon Next Generation

Boeing is looking at a new Harpoon Next Generation anti-ship missile that will have its range double from 67 nm to 134 nm. By USN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons …read more Read more...

IDF seeks larger brigade-level UAV

​Sources have revealed that the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has revived a plan to acquire a larger brigade-level unmanned air vehicle than its battalion-level Elbit Systems Skylark I-LE. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Close air support (CAS)-delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces-is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted ground forces (for example, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs)....

Navy, Marines Seek Autonomous Drones

NATIONAL HARBOR: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus may want to move drones to the top of his priorities, but what kind of unmanned systems do the Navy and Marine Corps want to buy? Don’t think...

Israel to receive first two F-35As in December 2016

Jane’s reported that the first two F-35As for Israel will arrive home in December 2016. By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons In addition, five pilots...

Barak 1 to be installed on board INS Vikramaditya

India’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will finally get an surface-to-air missile system for self-defense. By Natan Flayer (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons A Barak 1 from frigate INS Godavari...

Finnish Hornets in overseas exercises

Six Finnish Air Force F/A-18s are in the Netherlands to participate in an exercise under the NATO Partnership for Peace program. By bomberpilot (imx00000351Uploaded by High Contrast) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Next...

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