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Column: Betting on the F-35

The afternoon drive team on Washington’s WTEM sports radio station has some advice for, ahem, sports fans: Keep betting on the Dallas Cowboys’ opponents to cover the spread until one fails to. …read more...

Nigeria placed order for Mi-171Sh and Mi-35 helicopters

Rosoboronexport deputy general director Sergei Goreslavsky told reporters that Nigeria recently signed a contract for Mi-171Sh and Mi-35 helicopters. The report did not mention the number of aircraft purchased. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

First QF-16 to be shot down

The first unmanned QF-16 aerial target to be shot down had occurred over the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 5. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

RMAF has new chief

Malaysia’s air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud, has retired and he was replaced by Lt. Gen. Roslan Saad. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Uganda L-39 crashed

A Uganda L-39, flown by a student pilot, crashed in Gulu District recently. The trainee ejected safely. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Vigilant Eagle 2014 canceled

This year’s Vigilant Eagle – an air defense exercise involving U.S., Canada and Russia has been canceled. A spokesman for NORAD said the decision to cancel the exercise was made by U.S. Defense Department...

USAF, IAF complete historic joint training at JBER

C-130J pilots from the Indian Air Force had the opportunity to train with C-17 crew from the U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson this month. Three Indian Air Force airmen rode along on...

Navy F/A-18 Hornets Crash in Pacific Ocean

The pilot of one of two F/A-18 Hornets that crashed Sept. 12 while operating from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is in fair condition and receiving medical treatment aboard the ship. Search efforts continue...

Boeing Eyes 737-700 Solution for New JSTARS

Boeing is officially planning a variant of its 737-700 commercial jetliner as a competitor for the Air Force’s next-generation Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) replacement. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Two F/A-18 Hornets crash into Pacific Ocean

​Two Boeing F/A-18C Hornet fighter jets assigned to the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed early on 12 September in the Western Pacific Ocean. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

It’s Not Airpower Vs. Boots On Ground Any More

As the Air Force Association girds for its annual conference, which starts Monday here in Washington, I was struck by several comments from several experts that the traditional dichotomy between air power and ground...

Why I Wrote The Book About Predator

Rick Whittle wrote the book on the V-22, which he covered for several thousand years while a Washington reporter for the Dallas Morning News. Now he’s written the book on the Predator (on sale...

Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for their second JSF steering board of...

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