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US Air Force sees F-15EX as cheap and quick fix

The US Air Force (USAF) is requesting funds from Congress for eight Boeing F-15EX fighters instead of more of its favoured aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter, in a move aimed...

Aero Vodochody chief Giordo to depart

Aero Vodochody is parting company with chief executive Giuseppe Giordo, who led a three-year restructuring effort during which the Czech airframer introduced the revamped L-39NG jet trainer, and restarted limited production of its flagship...

U.S. expanding THAAD site in South Korea

U.S. Forces Korea has revealed a plan to expand the current THAAD site in Seongju County to nearly twice its current size. The current 320,000-square meter site will be expanded to 700,000 square meters....

Malaysia requests demonstration of Yak-130

Sputnik reports that the Royal Malaysian Air Force has requested the demonstration of the Yak-130 advanced jet trainer in the country. Dmitry Zherdin [CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons This will be...

Hungarian Gripen damaged during live-firing exercise

The Hungarian Ministry of Defense says a Gripen fighter was damaged during a live-firing exercise at Hajmáskér on Mar. 11. Chris Lofting [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons Source …read more Read...

Angela Merkel has voiced support for EU aircraft carrier

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced her support for a joint European aircraft carrier. EU2017EE Estonian Presidency [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The aircraft carrier proposal was suggested by her successor to the...

U.S. airstrikes wiped out Afghan Army Base

A Afghan Army Base was destroyed by U.S. airstrikes after soldiers in the base exchange fire with a convoy of Afghan Special Forces and American troops. A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon breaks...

U.S. airstrikes wiped out Afghan Army Base

A Afghan Army Base was destroyed by U.S. airstrikes after soldiers in the base exchange fire with a convoy of Afghan Special Forces and American troops. A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon breaks...

Australia cleared to buy 108 AIM-120C-7s for NASAMS

The Trump administration has given the green light for Australia to buy 108 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Victoria Baldwin-King, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew...

Secubit offering small arms-hosted situational awareness system

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is integrating weaponry readiness and maintenance enhancement solutions into its Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), industry sources told Jane’s at SMi’s Future Soldier Technology conference in London on 11...

Secubit offering small arms-hosted situational awareness system

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is integrating weaponry readiness and maintenance enhancement solutions into its Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), industry sources told Jane’s at SMi’s Future Soldier Technology conference in London on 11...

Russian military to receive medium-range UCAVs in 2019

The Russian armed forces will commission medium-range unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) for the first time in 2019, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced during a session of the State Duma’s defence committee on...

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