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X-37B heading to space aboard Falcon 9 on Sept. 7

The U.S. Air Force confirmed that the fifth X-37B mission is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7 from Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A. By SpaceX [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons This is will...

Romania to take delivery of three more F-16s this month

Portugal will transfer three more F-16s to Romania. The information was disclosed by Defense Minister Adrian Tutuianu. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton Romania paid $203 million in 2013 to buy 12 ex-Portuguese...

RNZAF Exercise Blackbird

The Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 crews are training to fly in mountainous terrain for the first time at Exercise Blackbird. The exercise area is the training ground near St Arnaud. Photos: RNZAF...

KSLV-2 launch animation

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has uploaded an animation showing the launch of KSLV-2, South Korea’s second carrier rocket. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

MQ-25 will offload 15,000lbs of JP5 at 500nm

Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker revealed to U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings that the MQ-25 is to deliver about 15,000 pounds of fuel at 500 nautical miles from the aircraft carrier for its mission tanker role....

SecAF Says CR May Whack T-X Contract

WASHINGTON: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says new hires for crucial pilot and cyber slots, as well as the T-X trainer system contract award, may not survive the year if Congress passes a Continuing...

Russia has started training Egypt’s Ka-52K pilots

Chief Designer of the Kamov Design Bureau Sergei Mikheyev told TASS on Aug. 28 that Ka-52K pilots slated to operate the naval rotorcraft aboard Egypt’s Mistral-class amphibious assault ships will undergo training in Russia....

Japan wants AN/SPY-6 for its Aegis Ashore installations

Reuters reported that Japan has requested to buy the Raytheon AN/SPY-6 active electronically scanned array air and missile defense 3D radar for its proposed Aegis Ashore installations. By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th...

Elbit landed $93 million F-5 upgrade contract

Elbit Systems announced on Aug. 29 that it has been awarded an approximately $93 million contract from an Asia-Pacific country to upgrade its F-5. This country is Thailand. …read more Read more here:: Alert5...

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