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Pakistan minister confirms talks with China over FC-31

Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told Dawn that Islamabad is discussing with China regarding the purchase of FC-31 fighters. Hussain added that Pakistan is also keen on the Z-10 attack helicopter....

Romanian IAR-330 crashed

A Romanian IAR-330 crashed in the central Romanian county of Sibiu with ten people on board, eight of them did not survive. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Governor of Saga willing to accept Osprey

Governor of Saga, Yasushi Furukawa said he was willing to accept having Japanese Ospreys operating out of Saga airport. Japan announced it had selected the V-22 on Nov. 21. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

PAF Mirage crashed

A Pakistan Air Forc Mirage fighter crashed in the Gadap Town area of Karachi on Nov. 21. The pilot was killed in the crash. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Pentagon Finalizes $4.7 Billion for 43 More F-35s

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have finalized a $4.7 billion deal for 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft including new fighters for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy along with five planes for international...

New F-35 Prices: A: $95M; B: $116M; C: $102M

WASHINGTON: Lockheed and the government made it official today, signing the $4.7 billion eighth Low Rate Initial Production contract for the F-35. The contract includes $500 million for advance procurement. As Breaking D readers...

VAW-121 Launches Squadron’s 1st E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, the “Bluetails,” launched the squadron’s first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye during a test flight from Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 20. The flight marks the end of VAW-121’s 37-year...

Kaman Announces $28.9 M Joint Programmable Fuze Order

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that its Aerospace segment has been awarded a contract modification in the amount of $28.9 million for the procurement of Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF). The award is a follow-on...

Japan Officially Selects Osprey

Japan has officially decided to procure the V-22 Osprey for its military tilt-rotor requirement. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

47 Seconds From Hell: A Challenge To Navy Doctrine

WASHINGTON: Someone shoots a cruise missile at you. How far away would you like to stop it: over 200 miles out or less than 35? If you answered “over 200,” congratulations, you’re thinking like...

Next Gen Jammer Passes First Airborne Tests: Raytheon

WASHINGTON: Raytheon’s Next Generation Jammer underwent its first test flights at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake as the electronic warfare association’s annual conference got underway in October. The tests were performed to...

Rolls-Royce to Power New French Airbus Tanker Transport

Rolls-Royce has been selected by Direction Generale de l’Armement (DGA) to provide Trent 700 engines and support to power 12 Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Armee de l’Air. France...

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