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North Macedonia trains Bulgarian, Polish military pilots

North Macedonia’s Pilot Training Center (PTC) will train almost 60 Polish and 30 Bulgarian military pilots over the coming weeks, Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska announced during a visit to the facility on 13 September....

Turkey’s Akinci armed UAV unveiled

Turkish private company Baykar Makina unveiled the Akinci ‘Flying Fish’ armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival being held in Istanbul from 17 to 22 September, the Anatolia news...

Japan, New Zealand deepen defence ties

Japan and New Zealand have agreed to deepen defence ties as part of a commitment to boost their bilateral strategic partnership, the two governments said on 19 September. Following talks in Tokyo between Japan’s...

Stingray unmanned tanker flies for first time

Boeing and the US Navy (USN) flew the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refuelling aircraft for the first time on 19 September, the manufacturer announced. Test aircraft T1 completed an autonomous two-hour flight under the...

Air Force Pushes 3D Printing To Boost Readiness

Air Force LCMC is working to ensure that far-flung depots eventually can print their own parts — with a recent first being Travis AFB’s using their brand, spanking new laser printer to print those...

60 Days To Build Cloud; Underpins AI Push: Roper

AFA 2019: Multi Domain Operations are all about the “connective tissue,” as the Air Force rushes to test and field its building blocks, says Air Force acquisition czar Will Roper. Even after a full...

Raytheon demonstrates JPALS to F-35 operators

Representatives from Japan, Netherlands, Italy and U.K. were at NAS Patuxent River to see how Raytheon rapidly set up a Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) to allow F-35Cs to touch down precisely...

Multi Domain Operations: Insights From Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Kim Ponders, who’s done much to help me understand the concepts and some of the technology behind Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2), explains what the company is doing and answers one crucial...

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