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Boeing Gets $9M More to Develop Phantom Swift X-Plane

Boeing received a $9 million contract from DARPA to continue developing its Phantom Swift X-Plane, an experimental future vertical lift platform. The Phantom Swift has two downward facing fans that allow for vertical take-offs...

U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Cost $100 Million to Date

The bulk of the estimated price tag actually comes from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, not strike sorties, according to a defense budget analyst. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

Military Involvement Questioned in Court Case

The 35-year-old man from Miami headed to Clearwater in January, according to court documents, thinking he was going to meet up with Emily Millerson, who placed a personal ad on Craigslist solicitin… …read more...

Airmen Help Refugees in Mercy Missions

From the cockpit, Maj. Joseph Barney watched tracer bullets and firefights on the dark Iraqi landscape far below as he and other Charlotte-based airmen flew to Mount Sinjar to drop food and water t…...

UN Helicopter Shot Down in South Sudan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – 09:30 AAFonline The United Nations has warned that a cargo carrying Russian made Mi-8 helicopter has apparently crashed in South Sudan alongside as yet unconfirmed reports that it was...

UAE aircraft bombed Islamists in Libya, US says

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 09:29 AFP The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in Egypt, US officials said...

Saudi Arabian National Guard Orders 12 UH-60Ms

A FURTHER 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks have been ordered for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). US Army Contracting Command awarded a $30,351,927 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation yesterday,...

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