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New additions boost Israel’s F-35 fleet

Israel’s latest pair of Lockheed Martin F-35s landed at Nevatim air base on 14 September. The arrivals brought the total number of “Adir” jets operated by the nation’s air force to seven. …read more...

DSEI 2017: Elbit outlines Hermes 900 plan

Elbit Systems will take a twin-track approach to the development of its Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Speaking to Jane’s at DSEI 2017 in London, Elbit Systems’ vice-president of UAS for its Europe,...

Saudi fighter crashes in Yemen

A Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) combat aircraft has crashed during operations over Yemen, killing the pilot, the service announced on 14 September. The undisclosed aircraft type came down in the region of Abyan...

Saudi fighter crashed in Yemen, pilot killed

The Saudi Press Agency announced that one of the country’s military aircraft crashed in Yemen at around 1930 on Sept. 13. The crash in the area of Abyan killed the pilot, Wing Commander Muhanna...

Senate NDAA Moves Ahead; North Korea Launches, Again

WASHINGTON: It was fitting that North Korea launched another missile over northern Japan just hours after Sen. John McCain appears to have won a substantial victory with today’s cloture vote apparently clearing the way...

Russian Tu-22M3 runway excursion

A Russian Tu-22M3 bomber veered off the runway while landing at Shaikavka airbase. The news was reported on Sept. 14. Source unknown The aircraft is said to be damaged beyond repair. All four on...

DSEI 2017: Drone Nest takes to the field

Estonian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist Eli Airborne Solutions has deployed its Drone Nest system in the field. Speaking to Jane’s at DSEI 2017 in London, a company representative confirmed that Drone Nest is...

Outrider Unmanned Aircraft System

Outrider is a lightweight canister-launched unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by Lockheed Martin. The UAS is intended to perform missions in austere areas, where the usage of conventional, larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is...

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