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Navy F/A-18s Firing Laser JDAMs at ISIL Targets

The commander on board the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier overseeing the ongoing airstrikes in Iraq said Navy F/A-18s have flown at least 30 bombing missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

F-16 Grounding Highlights Need for Upgrades

The U.S. Air Force’s grounding of more than half its fleet of F-16D fighter jets highlights the need for ongoing structural upgrades of the aging aircraft. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Navy Missile Hits Subsonic Target Over Land

The Navy and Raytheon recently test-fired a Standard Missile-6 against a low-flying subsonic cruise missile target over land Aug. 14, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. “The test was the Navy’s attempt to demonstrate...

BAE Systems Reports Typhoon Saudi, E-scan Radar Status

The long-expected follow-on order from Saudi Arabia for Eurofighter Typhoons has still not materialized, but in its half-yearly report BAE Systems revealed that it expects to receive orders worth about $2.2 billion to upgrade...

AHRLAC gets airborne

South Africa’s Paramount Group announced on 13 August that its AHRLAC [advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft] has entered flight testing; just shy of three years after launching the indigenous project. “Unique-looking” is probably the...

Video: Super Hornets Launch Ahead of ISIL Strikes

The Navy has released its latest round of video of F/A-18 Super Hornets launching from a U.S. carrier on missions to strike Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant militant targets. The Super Hornets...

Army Picks Firms to Build Future Helicopter

The service selected a Sikorsky-Boeing team and a Bell-Lockheed team to build prototypes for the first phase of the Joint Multi-Role helicopter program. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Cameron’s big agenda

The Middle East is currently living up to its reputation as being a hotbed of conflict, with Israel and Gaza carrying out daily attacks on each other and a terrorist stronghold spreading across Iraq....

Drones Join Fighter Jets in Striking Targets in Iraq

The U.S. military has turned to drones to help launch airstrikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq. The Defense Department acknowledged early on that aerial drones, known as remotely piloted aircraft in military speak,...

A very rare pair

Good news if you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s air shows over the next few weeks, as the eagerly-awaited arrival of a Canadian aircraft nicknamed “Vera” means we’ll be getting the chance...

Air Force To Adopt Prancercise Physical Fitness Program

Nearly a year after changes to Air Force PT rules went into effect, service officials announced on Monday the adoption of a new service-wide fitness conditioning program commonly known as Prancercise, Duffel Blog has...

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