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Sukhoi Su-57 crashes in Russian Far East

A Russian Su-57 ‘Felon’ aircraft crashed in the Russian Khabarovsk region on 24 December while on a test flight. According to Russia media, the aircraft was the first serial production aircraft (01 Blue) and...

Turkish Aerospace opens Pakistan office

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has launched an office in Pakistan to boost its profile in the South Asian country. TAI announced the opening of the office on 24 December. The ceremony was attended by...

Lockheed Martin Delivers 134 F-35s in 2019

F-35 Enterprise Has Tripled Production since 2016; 47% Increase from 2018 to 2019 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the 134th F-35 aircraft for the year today, exceeding the joint government and industry 2019 delivery...

Is It Terminal? Mess Threatens DoD SATCOM & Multi-Domain

DoD currently maintains 17,000 terminals with “approximately 135 different designs,” GAO said. Those terminals operate across diverse platforms—such as ships, backpacks, vehicles — all with differing system requirements. …read more Read more here:: Breaking...

Update: Embraer KC-390 concludes airdrop testing

Key Points Embraer ended airdrop testing with its KC-380 transport aircraft Airdrop is how can deliver goods from the air via the extraction and gravity drop methods The Embraer KC-390 Millennium transport aircraft recently...

US bans Pentagon use, procurement of Chinese UAVs

The US fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bars the Pentagon from operating, acquiring, or renewing contracts for Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and associated components and services. The legislation,...

Watch 4 Su-30SMs arriving home in Armenia

Four Su-30SM fighters were delivered to Shirak airport in Armenia on Dec. 27. For more information, hit the Source below Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Watch 4 Su-30SMs arriving home in Armenia

Four Su-30SM fighters were delivered to Shirak airport in Armenia on Dec. 27. For more information, hit the Source below Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Hangar on fire at Minot Air Force Base

A fire broke out in an unoccupied, hanger, which was used for equipment storage, at Minot Air Force Base on Dec. 28. For more information, hit the Source below Source …read more Read more...

NORTHCOM cubicle farm grows record number of colonels

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2019 growing season produced a bumper crop of cubicle colonels, U.S. Northern Command announced today. “We’re proud to report that this year’s harvest resulted in a 12 percent increase...

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