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Singapore approves plan to procure F-35 aircraft

Singapore is considering the purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft to replace its ageing F-16 fleet. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) expects to buy a “small...

​Singapore commits to “small” F-35 procurement

Singapore has confirmed that it will replace its Lockheed Martin F-16s with the F-35, but will assess a small number before deciding on its long-term fleet. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

Two Su-34 fighter-bombers collide in Russia’s Far East

Two Su-34 fighter-bombers have collided mid-air during flights in Russia’s Far East on Friday, according to a source in the regional law enforcement agencies. “Two Su-34 aircraft flying from the sea collided mid-air. The...

US Air Force sets official KC-46A delivery date

The US Air Force (USAF) will officially accept its first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tanker on 25 January during a ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell Air Force Base is leading...

Singapore shortlists F-35 for F-16 replacement programme

Singapore is expected to acquire “a small number” of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) after it identified the aircraft as the “most suitable replacement” for the Republic of Singapore Air...

Thailand, Czech Republic pursue defence collaboration

Thailand and the Czech Republic have agreed to establish a working group with a view to setting up joint projects in the defence industry, the Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. Following meetings...

Russian Su-34s collide, one aircraft lost

A pair of Russian Aerospace Force (VKS) Sukhoi Su-34 ‘Fullback’ strike aircraft collided during a training flight off the Far East coast of the country on 18 January, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has...

SM-2 Block IIIC will have anti-surface capability

H/T to @MIL_STD for providing to the graphic. The U.S. Navy intends to upgrade the SM-2 missile to Block IIIC and this upgraded missile will have an anti-surface capability. The Pentagon approved the upgrade...

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