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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...

US airstrikes in Iraq

President Obama approves military strikes …read more Read more here:: Key Aero Military

Will U.S. Fighters Hit U.S.-Made Tanks in Iraq?

As U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes against Islamic extremists in northern Iraq, CNN reported the fighters were in possession of U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Elbit Delivers Big New Display for F-16 Upgrade

Elbit Systems of America provided more detail on the center pedestal display (CPD) that it is providing to Lockheed Martin for the F-16V upgrade. Along with a new AESA radar, the CPD is a...

Egypt, Brazil Boost C295 Order Book for Airbus

Airbus Defence & Space announced a repeat order from Egypt for eight more C295 transports, and one from Brazil for three C295s configured for search-and-rescue. The company will be offering C295s with a winglet...

SpaceX to Build Private Spaceport in Texas

Start-up rocket-maker Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has unveiled plans to build a commercial spaceport in Texas. The company, known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, said it will build a facility exclusively...

Air Force Works to Extend Life of C-130 Fleet

The Air Force is extending the service life of its fleet of C-130 combat delivery aircraft by replacing center wing boxes on some of the planes and adding new electronics. …read more Source:: DoD...

USMC trains with laser-guided Paveway bombs

Key Points USMC Harrier aircrews employed GBU-12F/B bombs with upgraded Paveway II DMLGB kits in recent training This is the first USMC training with the weapon since Lockheed Martin upgraded the DMLGB’s block II...

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