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China expands aero-engine supply chains

The Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) has pointed to its expanding domestic supply chain as evidence of growing capability to source, build, and support aircraft powerplants in China. The AECC said that during...

#FighterFriday

An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 93rd Fighter Squadron, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21, 2019. The unit’s deployment to RAF Lakenheath demonstrates the...

Philippines wants to acquire excess USN P-3C

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on May 22 that his country is seeking at least one fully-equipped P-3C. MC1 Jay C. Pugh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons He added that Manila will soon...

Launch of BRP Jose Rizal

The Philippine Navy’s first guided missile frigate – BRP Jose Rizal – was launched in South Korea on May 23. Earlier that day, the kneel laying ceremony for the second frigate BRP Antonio Luna...

Air-launched BrahMos hits land target in second test

India declared that its air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has hit a land target during the type’s second test firing on May 22. Photo: Indian Ministry of Defense For more information, hit the Source...

South Korea delays induction ceremony for F-35A

South Korea has pushed back a planned ceremony to induct the F-35A into service from May till an unspecified date. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Photo by Liz Lutz Meanwhile, the state auditor has pointed out...

Raytheon conducts first arena test of DeepStrike warhead

Raytheon Missile Systems has conducted a successful arena test of the intended advanced warhead for its DeepStrike surface-to-surface missile (SSM). DeepStrike is the Raytheon solution for the US Army’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) requirement:...

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