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Radar ‘Blimps’ to Monitor Washington-area Skies

The first of two radar-detecting blimps is slated to rise up over Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on Friday as part of a three-year exercise testing the integration of an Army air surveillance system...

India, Russia Take Small Steps on Fighter Deal

India and Russia have agreed to settle their differences over the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program, which the countries are co-producing. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Air)

Marines fly radio-equipped Raytheon MALD-J decoy

The US Marine Corps has completed the first flight test of the Raytheon miniature air-launched decoy jammer (MALD-J) equipped with a radio datalink, which expands the operator’s situational awareness and allows for in-flight targeting...

Dutch NH90 deliveries to resume

​Deliveries to the Dutch armed forces of its remaining seven NH Industries (NHI) NH90 maritime helicopters – halted on the back of corrosion issues – are set to resume after the two sides hammered...

Dutch F-35 orders ready to take off

​The Netherlands’ defence ministry has announced plans to order a first batch of eight operational Lockheed Martin F-35s, with the type to be delivered from 2019. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

Raytheon, Bell Conduct 1st Missile Launch from V-22

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Bell Helicopter completed two successful launches of the Griffin B missile from a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey multi-mission aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. As an industry funded effort...

Typhoon tries Brimstone 2 missiles for size

​BAE Systems has for the first time installed MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missiles beneath the wing of a Eurofighter, providing a glimpse of the Typhoon’s future multi-role fit for the UK Royal Air Force. …read...

Polish air force to acquire new VIP transports

Polish defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak has announced plans to purchase two VIP transport aircraft, each to be capable of carrying a maximum of 12-14 passengers. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News...

Poland seals $250 million JASSM deal

Poland’s defence ministry has signed a $250 million contract to purchase Lockheed Martin AGM-158A JASSM weapons for the nation’s air force. Completed at Krzesiny air base on 11 December, the deal will equip the...

Greece to Buy CH-47D Chinook Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The...

Japan seeking 17 AIM-120C7s

The U.S. government has approved a possible FMS to Japan for 17 AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

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