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Azerbaijan unveils SkyStriker loitering munitions

State Border Service of Azerbaijan has unveiled recently received a batch of SkyStriker fully autonomous loitering munitions systems capable of long-range precise tactical strikes. According to the AZERI DEFENCE, the new weapon and equipment...

Indonesian Air Force orders eight additional H225M helicopters

The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters as part of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet. Under the agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of...

French Navy received its first Rafale F3-R

French Navy received its first Rafale jet fighter upgraded to the F3-R carrier version standard, according to defenseworld.net. The aircraft will be part of Flotilla 11F, the first unit to be armed by this...

12 Moments Of Truth For Army Modernization In 2019

WASHINGTON: At least a dozen major Army weapons programs face big decisions in 2019. The service will launch a competition for new armored vehicles; award development contracts for scout aircraft and helicopter engines; conduct...

PICTURE: Indonesia boosts helicopter fleet

Indonesia has ordered eight additional Airbus Helicopters H225Ms that will be operated by its air force in combat search and rescue missions, as well as nine additional Bell 412EPIs. …read more Read more here::...

PICTURE: Indonesia orders eight H225M helicopters

Indonesia has ordered eight additional Airbus Helicopters H225Ms that will be operated by its air force in combat search and rescue missions. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

US Air Force accepts first KC-46A tanker aircraft

The US Air Force (USAF) accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tanker from Boeing on 10 January, a major milestone in the programme’s beleaguered history. The service is scheduled to take physical delivery...

Jerry Hendrix: How the U.S. Air Force Lost Its Way

In this op-ed on The National Review, naval historian Jerry Hendrix says the U.S. Air Force has lost its way and forgot its core mission is long-range strike. Tech. Sgt. Cecilio Ricard [Public domain],...

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Photo: Pima Air and Space Museum …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

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Hellenic Navy torpedo, helicopter programmes move ahead

The Hellenic Armed Forces’ Council of Chiefs of the General Staff (SAGE) approved two Hellenic Navy acquisition programmes in late December 2018 for heavyweight torpedoes and maritime helicopters. These are now expected to be...

US Army seeks high-altitude ISR aircraft

The US Army has extended the deadline for responses to a request for information (RFI) for a high-altitude airborne intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR) capability that was issued in late 2018. The RFI was...

US Army to award first Chinook Block 2 LRIP contract

The US Army is to shortly award its first low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract for the Block 2 Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopter. A pre-solicitation notice posted by the Army Contracting Command-Redstone on 10 January...

UK declares IOC milestones for F-35, Typhoon

The UK declared major milestones for both its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning and Eurofighter Typhoon forces on 10 January. Speaking at Royal Air Force (RAF) Marham, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Chief of the...

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