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South Korea to buy 40 F-35 fighters for $7bn

South Korea has agreed to sign a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) with the US Government to purchase F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

S. Korea To Buy 40 F-35As for $7 billion

South Korea has finalized a deal with the US government to buy 40 F-35As built by Lockheed Martin, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced Wednesday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

US Officials: Jordan Bombed IS in Syria on Wednesday

Jordanian warplanes carried out a bombing raid against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday as part of a second day of US-led airstrikes against the jihadists, two US defense officials told AFP....

South Korea to Pay $7B for 40 F-35A Fighter Jets

South Korea will pay 7.3 trillion won ($7 billion) for 40 F-35A fighter jets under the terms of a deal with Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday by the state arms procurer. …read more Source:: Defense...

South Korea ready to sign F-35 deal

​South Korea has finalised its selection of the Lockheed Martin F-35A, with the nation’s air force to receive 40 of the conventional take-off and landing combat aircraft from 2018. …read more Source:: Flight Global...

Navy’s Triton Moves Forward Toward 2017 Deployment

The U.S. Navy’s newest and largest drone took another step last week towards its first operational deployment in 2017 after it completed a cross country flight to Patuxent River, Maryland, where engineers will complete...

GAO Questions F-35 Sustainment Estimates

Sustainment estimates for the F-35 joint strike fighter may not be realistic and require further study before a plan is finalized, the government’s watchdog wrote in a new report. …read more Source:: Defense News...

Air Force Test Launches Unarmed Minuteman III ICBM

The Air Force Tuesday successfully test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM at 10:45 a.m. EDT, according to the service. The last time the Air Force test launched a Minuteman III was last December....

Tornado could fly on into 2030s, partners say

Europe’s Panavia Tornado will remain in use as a relevant frontline asset for more than another 10 years, according to its programme partners, even though one of its main operators does not plan to...

Nigerian AW101 makes debut flight

​AgustaWestland on 19 September performed the maiden flight of the first of two VIP transport-roled AW101 helicopters for the Nigerian air force from its Yeovil manufacturing facility in Somerset. …read more Source:: Flight Global...

Syrian air strikes mark combat debut for F-22 Raptor

The US military-led air launched over Syria on 22 September against Islamic insurgents marked the debut for US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors in a strike role. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military...

Italy Finmeccanica Sues US Over Airbus Helicopter Deal

Italian aerospace giant Finmeccanica has sued the US government over the Pentagon’s plan to award an Army helicopter contract to Airbus, violating its rules against sole-source contracts. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

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