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US, Arab allies take out IS oil refineries

US officials are warning that the airstrikes that the US and Arab allies began against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria on 22 September will not result in a swift victory. “This is just...

Airbus puts Atlas Elektronik stake up for sale

Airbus Defence and Space has announced plans to divest its 49% shareholding in naval and marine systems group Atlas Elektronik GmbH, as part of a wider restructuring of its business activities. Airbus (previously named...

Philippine Navy launches ASW helicopter procurement programme

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has dispatched an “invitation to bid” document in support of a programme to procure two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Philippine Navy (PN). The invitation, published...

FAA approves first sub-Arctic commercial UAS ops

​Six Hollywood production companies will become the first approved users of commercial unmanned air systems (UAS) in US airspace below the Arctic under new exemptions granted by the US Department of Transportation on 25...

DoD Plans F-35 Aircraft Carrier Tests In November

The Defense Department plans to bring two aircraft carrier variants of the F-35 to a carrier in November for a series of tests, according to the head of the F-35 program. F-35 Program Executive...

Hill AFB in Midst of Robust F-35 Preparation

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — Aggressive renovation and modification is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in preparation for the military’s newest multi-role fighter aircraft. Hill AFB’s preparations for...

Some 1,000 Asians Flock To ISIL: Adm. Locklear

PENTAGON: Even as the latest Mideast war sucks in more US attention and resources — as well as wannabe jihadis from around the world — the outgoing chief of Pacific Command emphasized the much-derided...

F-35 'On Track' for Carrier Tests in November

The F-35 joint strike fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier in November, but there are still variables as to what may be tested, the program’s top official...

Female UAE Pilot 'Leads Strikes' on Jihadists

A female pilot has led United Arab Emirates airstrikes that targeted Islamic State jihadists in Syria as part of the US-led campaign against extremists. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

SNC, Embraer Deliver First A-29 to US Air Force

Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and Embraer have delivered the first A-29 Super Tucano to the US Air Force, with company officials pledging Embraer’s Jacksonville, Florida, facility will produce the remainder of its order on...

Embraer rolls out first US-assembled Super Tucano

​Embraer North America and Sierra Nevada Corp. on 25 September rolled out the first A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft produced outside Brazil. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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