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ILA: Airbus, Dassault cement FCAS pact

Airbus Defence & Space and Dassault used the opening day of the ILA Berlin air show to advance their planned collaboration on the development and production of a broad-reaching future combat air system capability....

Greece wants to weaponized its C-27J

Media outlets in Greece have reported that the country’s Governmental Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense met on Apr. 23 and approved a plan to weaponized the C-27J. No details were given though. By...

F-35B emergency landing in Japan

A F-35B was forced to make an emergency landing at Tsuiki airbase, Japan on Apr. 24. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force says the jet had issues with its airframe that resulted in the emergency...

ILA 2018: Boeing pitches Growler to Germany

Boeing is pitching its EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the Luftwaffe as part of a wider drive to replace Germany’s Panavia Tornados with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Speaking to Jane’s at the ILA...

DARPA cancels LightningStrike eVTOL X-plane programme

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) cancelled its LightningStrike XV-24A electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) X-plane programme. DARPA Tactical Technology Office (TTO) Director Fred Kennedy said in a 25 April email...

Air Force To Finish Force Structure Review In August

The U.S. Air Force is studying how many more fighters, bombers and other aircraft it might need to counter growing threats from China and other potential adversaries, service leaders said April 24. The force...

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