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James Taps Welch To Head EELV Certification Review Process

Air Force Secretary Deborah James said she selected former chief of staff and retired Gen. Larry Welch to lead an independent review of the service’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) new entrant certification process....

Su-35 is Indonesia’s top choice to replace F-5

Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) Gen. Moeldoko said the Indonesian Air Force’s top choice to replace the F-5 is the Sukhoi Su-35. Moeldoko made the comments during the inauguration of new...

Shenyang J-11A upgraded with 360° MAWS

Photos of a Shenyang J-11A taken at Guangzhou Military Region suggests China has upgraded the copy of the Su-27SK with a 360° Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS). Two protrusions housing the optical sensors can...

The 200,000th Trap Aboard TR

Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing 1 (DCAG), successfully recorded the 200,000th arrested landing aboard...

AW129 on target with TopLite integration

Rafael’s TopLite electro-optical sensor system is undergoing acceptance testing on the Italian army’ s AgustaWestland AW129 attack helicopter. It is aimed at serving as the main targeting system of this helicopter, that will also...

10 news organizations join drone-test program

Ten US media organizations including the New York Times and Washington Post announced a coalition Thursday to test drones for news gathering in collaboration with Virginia Tech University. The initiative is “designed to conduct...

La Tribune: Egypt may buy Rafales

La Tribune reported that Egypt is close to signing a deal for 20 Rafale fighters. The paper said Dassault’s CEO Éric Trappier traveled to Cairo on Jan. 15 for the negotiations. …read more Read...

Peru orders 2 C-27Js

Peru has placed a follow on order for two more C-27J Spartans for around 100 million euro. Both aircraft will be delivered in 2016 and 2017. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Scorpion to get new landing gear

Textron AirLand recently disclose more information on the Scorpion test program during a talk at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on Jan. 14. Chief engineer Dale Tutt said a major change to the...

F-35 on track to meet IOC targets

Both U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh are confident that the F-35 is on track to meet its initial operational capability (IOC) for this year and...

PAF S.211 flew CAP during Pope’s visit

Without any fighter aircraft of its own, the Philippine Air Force had to rely on the SIAI-Marchetti S.211 jet trainer to enforce no-fly zones during Pope Francis’ visit to the country this week. …read...

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