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DoD IG Criticizes Size Of Air Force Reaper Buy

WASHINGTON: The Air Force planned to buy 401 Reaper drones for $76.8 billion but didn’t know why it was gong to buy that many, the Pentagon’s Inspector General says in a new report. “This...

Navy Test-Fires Upgraded Tomahawk

The Navy and Raytheon recently flight tested software upgrades to the Tomahawk missile with two sea-launched test-firings near China Lake, Calif., designed to shoot the weapon up to high altitudes and assess the weapon’s...

British Jets Strike Islamic State Jihadists in Iraq

British fighter jets fired on Islamic State (IS) militants west of Baghdad and in northwest Iraq in two rounds of airstrikes Wednesday, the defence ministry in London said. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Third Air Strike in Iraq

Tornados have been assisting Kurdish forces engaged in combat with ISIL. An RAF Tornado on return to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus after armed mission This afternoon, 2 Royal Air Force Tornados on patrol over north-west...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Enters RD-180 Replacement Competition

Aerojet Rocketdyne is poised to enter the US Air Force’s competition for a next-generation rocket engine, announcing it has submitted information on its AR1 system in response to the service’s request for information. …read...

Australia’s first F-35 gets airborne

​The Royal Australian Air Force’s first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II made its flight debut from the manufacturer’s Fort Worth facility in Texas on 29 September. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

RAF Tornados 2nd Air Strikes in Iraq

Following yesterday’s strikes on the ISIL terrorist organisation, Royal Air Force aircraft have seen further action overnight. Two Tornado GR4s from RAF Akrotiri conducted an armed reconnaissance mission in support of Iraqi government forces...

Poland requests JASSM weapons for F-16 fleet

​Poland is looking to add the Lockheed Martin AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) to its fleet of Lockheed F-16 fighters, under a potential acquisition worth around $500 million. …read more Source:: Flight Global...

More Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces and a partner nation...

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