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Australia to send one aircraft for Exercise Balikatan

Australia will send one aircraft and 61 personnel to participate in this year’s Exercise Balikatan in Philippines from Apr. 20-30. By TSgt Jerome Tayborn [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Besides Australia, the U.S. will...

AIM-9X tested as an anti-UAS SAM

The US Naval Air Systems Command Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office (PMA-259) teamed with the US Army to support a recent army launch demonstration, in which an AIM-9X air-to-air missile was surface-launched against an unmanned...

HAL reports marginal increases in profits, revenues

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) – India’s primary aerospace company – has posted marginal increases in revenues and profits in fiscal year 2014-15, the company said on 2 April. In a statement, the state-owned corporation...

US Navy solidifies COD acquisition plan

The US Navy (USN) will not start a new programme of record (PoR) for the acquisition of a navy variant of Bell Boeing’s V-22 Osprey tiltrotor to replace the C-2A Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery...

Tomahawk Cruise Missile Hits Moving Ship Target

The Navy is moving closer to having a sea-launched, anti-ship cruise missile able to change course in flight and hit moving ship targets from distances up to 1,000 miles, according to two recent Tomahawk...

Air Force Awards Small Business NETCENTS-2 Contracts

The Air Force on Thursday awarded another Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to 17 companies worth a possible combined value of $5.8 billion, according to a Defense Department statement....

JGSDF OH-6 emergency landing

A JGSDF OH-6 helicopter made an emergency landing in a rice field earlier today in Sendai city. The tail boom was sheared off and the main rotors were damaged during the landing. …read more...

JSTARS took part in hurricane exercise

An E-8C Joint STARS (JSTARS) from Robins Air Force Base help map evacuation routes during a simulated hurricane exercise last month. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Regina Young The crew used...

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