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Italy To Send 4 Tornados for Recon in Iraq

Italy will send four Tornado aircraft to join coalition operations against the Islamic State in Iraq, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Former Air Force General Debarred by General Counsel

The US Air Force has barred a retired general from business dealings with the Pentagon through Feb. 1, 2016, following an investigation by the General Counsel’s office over ties to a failed airship contract....

Honeywell to Supply Textron Scorpion Engine

Textron AirLand has selected Honeywell Aerospace to provide the engine for its new Scorpion jet, the companies announced Thursday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

US Marines in market for Reaper-sized UAS

The US Marine Corps, which has largely relied on small tactical and hand-launched unmanned air systems, announced recently it is in the market for a larger, long-endurance type. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military...

Expanding the Reach of the Carrier Strike Group

Naval Air Station Fallon trains the naval air wing for aircraft carriers; Rear Adm. Mike Manazir, director of Navy Air Warfare, works to improve its capabilities. Manazir is a battle-hardened carrier admiral. By chance...

Air Force Association Head Stepping Down

The head of the Air Force Association is stepping down to take a new job, with his last day coming around Feb. 1. 2015. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

NGC Receives $210 M to Sustain Joint STARS Fleet

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop...

Belgium receives final NH90 TTH helicopter

​Belgium has taken delivery of the last of four examples of the TTH troop transport variant of the NH Industries NH90 helicopter. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

China shows off new stealth fighter

China’s new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness — and military force — at the country’s premier airshow. The black J-31 rose in a nearly...

Pakistan Wins Approval To Purchase Mi-35 Helo

Pakistan’s attempts to acquire new helicopter gunships appear to be nearing success with news that a deal for Mi-35 Hind helicopters has been approved. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Russia planning bomber flights in Gulf of Mexico

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Moscow plans to send bombers to patrol across the Gulf of Mexico. Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said “Russians have patrolled in the Gulf (of Mexico) in...

Japan plans to have missile warning satellite

Japan plans to attach an infrared sensor to one of its optical satellite for early warning of missile launches. Ashahi Shimbun says the satellite is scheduled to be launched in space by JAXA in...

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