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Japan will not bring home the MV-22 this fall

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has confirmed on Nov. 16 that the MV-22 will not be coming home this fall. Robin Pollock from England [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Japan bought 17 MV-22s...

Bahrain confirms purchase of 12 AH-1Zs

Bahrain has confirmed its order for 12 Bell AH-1Z attack helicopters that was approved by the U.S. government six months ago. By Sgt. Jamean Berry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Royal Bahraini Air...

UK is set to double its number of F-35 stealth jets

The UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that UK is set to double its number of world-beating F-35 stealth jets after ordering 17 more aircraft. The 17 new F-35B aircraft will be delivered...

Lockheed Martin gets Lot 2 production contract for LRASM

Lockheed Martin had been given a contract by the U.S. Air Force for long range anti-ship missile (LRASM) Lot 2 production contact. Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile successfully completed another dual-missile test, demonstrating...

India has issued “letter of request” to buy MH-60Rs

India has issued a “letter of request” to United States for the purchase of 24 MH-60R naval helicopters. By U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos (140317-N-KT328-030) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons There rotorcraft are...

Two Major KC-46 Deficiencies Downgraded by Air Force

The Air Force has recently downgraded two category-1 deficiencies tied to the Boeing [BA] developed KC-46 next-generation tanker program to a category-2 designation, Defense Daily has learned. Following a deficiency review board meeting Nov....

Bahrain orders AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters

The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) has ordered twelve Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, according to well known Scramble Magazine. According to a news article put out by Scramble Magazine, the value of the...

​Canberra taps MQ-9 for MALE requirement

Canberra has tapped General Atomics to provide its MQ-9 Reaper for the country s AIR 7003 requirement. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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