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Aerojet, Orbital Join Northrop Grumman’s GBSD Team

Aerojet Rocketdyne [AJRD] and Orbital ATK [OA] both announced late Aug. 21 that they have joined the Northrop Grumman [NOC] team that will compete against Boeing [BA] to develop the U.S. Air Force’s Ground...

Official photo of Philippine Navy TARS

The U.S. Embassy in Manila’s Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski transferred a TCOM 28M Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) to the Philippine Navy in Zambales on Aug. 22. Photo: U.S. Embassy Manila …read...

Israel tests F-35I refueling procedures

Israel has begun an evaluation campaign using its air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35I “Adirs” to test locally developed systems and aerial refuelling procedures for the type. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

AV-8Bs depart 31st MEU for good

AV-8Bs from VMA-311 departed USS Bonhomme Richard for good on Aug. 21, bringing an end to the Harrier’s deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. An AV-8B Harrier belonging to Marine Attack Squadron 311...

Boeing, NGC selected for GBSD phase 1

The U.S. Air Force has given contracts to Boeing and Northrop Grumman for the Ground-based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) phase one program. The GBSD will replace the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. Both companies...

Four CF-18s being deployed to Romania in September

As part of its contribution to enhanced NATO air policing, the Royal Canadian Air Force will send four CF-18 Hornets to Constanta, Romania, from September to December 2017. By John Davies – CYOW Airport...

Paraguay seeks systems to intercept UAVs

The Paraguayan Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a tender to buy a system to jam and intercept unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The move is aimed at curtailing unauthorised flights by Brazilian UAVs over...

Russian Helicopters produces first Mi-28UB

Russian Helicopters has produced the first Mi-28UB ‘Havoc’ and is testing the combat helicopters, the company announced on 22 August. Eight Mi-28UBs will be delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defence by the end...

USAF awards contracts worth $718m for ICBM design work

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded two separate contracts, totalling $718m, to Boeing and Northrop Grumman Systems to develop preliminary designs for the country’s next intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). …read more Read more...

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