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KAI and Rockwell Collins team up for Korean Chinook upgrade

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Rockwell Collins have signed an agreement to collaborate on upgrading the Republic of Korea Armed Forces’ Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) – signed...

Air Force May Seek Funding Shift For New ICBM

The U.S. Air Force may ask Congress to move around previously approved funds for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) because the program is running ahead of schedule, according to service officials. GBSD “is...

Bulgaria government approves plan to buy fighters

Bulgaria’s cabinet has decided to embark on a plan to purchase up to 10 new or used fighter aircraft and will seek approval from the parliament. By Master Sgt. Andrew Moseley (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2070605) [Public domain],...

Britain to bring 4 F-35Bs home next month

F-35Bs will soon be a common sight at RAF Marham in East Anglia from next month onwards as four aircraft will be transfer from the U.S. By Sgt. Jarrod Rayner [Public domain], via Wikimedia...

Saab bullish on Gripen sales prospects

Smooth progress with the Gripen E/F development programme for Brazil has heightened interest in the Swedish-designed fighter among numerous other potential customer nations, Saab officials say. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

Gripen E ready for weapons carriage trials

Saab’s Gripen E is set to start its next major period of testing, as the new-generation fighter stays on course for delivery from next year, the Swedish manufacturer says. …read more Read more here::...

Z-19E completes firing trials

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on May 16 that its Harbin Z-19E attack helicopter has completed its firing trials. By YU Ming [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons “The Z-19E has shown...

The last EA-6B squadron

Following the deactivation of VMAQ-3 last week, the United States is now left with only one EA-6B squadron. By Paul Farley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons VMAQ-2 is expected to deactivate in October this...