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Boeing awarded UAE AH-64E contract

Boeing has secured a $242 million contract to remanufacture eight and build nine new AH-64E attack helicopters for United Arab Emirates. By U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jesse Paulsboe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons...

USAF orders 360 JASSM-ERs

The U.S. Air Force has placed a $390 million contract to buy 360 360 JASSM-ER cruise missiles from Lockheed Martin. A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies with a Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile...

Il-112V to make maiden flight soon

TASS is reporting that the Ilyushin Il-112V light military transport aircraft will soon be making its first flight from the Voronezh aircraft plant. By Allocer [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons The maiden...

Boeing, Embraer could assemble KC-390 in U.S.

Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on Oct. 1 that Boeing and Embraer are in talks to set up an assembly line to build KC-390 in the United States. This second production line for the...

Canada cleared to buy 3 King Air 350ER ISR aircraft

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential sale of three King Air 350ER (extended range) aircraft with customer unique post-modifications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. By Airman...

Japan to develop its own version of CEC

Japan’s Ministry of Defense has requested for $60 million for fiscal 2019 to start research on its own version of the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) sensor network. The ministry hopes to have a prototype...

Lord OKs F-35 Operational Test And Evaluation

PENTAGON: It’s official — the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will begin operational test and evaluation next month, marking one of the most significant transitions for the closely watched program. Next summer, presuming no show...

Russian MiG-29 fighter jet crashed near Moscow

The MiG-29 military jet crashed in a forest near the Russian capital on Friday morning, reported by the Sputnik. A MiG-29 fighter jet has crashed in the Moscow suburbs. Both pilots managed to eject...

​New Delhi bought 36 Rafales as “emergency” buy

The chief of the Indian air force has defended the Narendra Modi government s decision to obtain 36 Dassault Rafale fighters off the shelf, after terminating the long-running Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal....

B-2 completes first deployment to Hawaii

Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen completed their first deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, the U.S. Air Force announced on Oct. 4. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla...

S-97 hits 200 knots

The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter recently flew faster than 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center, Lockheed Martin has announced. Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Russia faces difficulty delivering Su-35s to Indonesia

Kommersant reported that Russia is having difficulty delivering 11 Su-35s to Indonesia due to the U.S. Law on Countering the Opponents of the United States through Sanctions (CAATSA). By Eugeny Polivanov (http://russianplanes.net/id169356) [CC BY-SA...

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