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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...

Air Force OKs First KC-46 Delivery; Lots of Caveats

WASHINGTON: While the Air Force accepted delivery of the first KC-46 today, Boeing could face a total of $4.5 billion in cost overruns and withheld payments on the initial $4.9 billion contract for 52...

Air Force Accepts First KC-46A Tanker from Boeing

The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from Boeing [BA] on Jan. 10, marking a significant step forward in the service’s effort years in the making to procure a new aerial refueling...

ANALYSIS: Hackers present a constantly evolving threat

In June, some 900 European cybersecurity specialists from 30 countries sprang into action when an ordinary day at the airport turned into mayhem: automated check-in machines displayed “system failure”, check-in counter computers packed up,...

Rafale deliveries hit target in 2018, says Dassault

Dassault met its objective to deliver a dozen new Rafales during 2018, with the company having supplied three-quarters of the fighters to export customers. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Canada unveils tougher regulations for drone operators

Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Wednesday unveiled tougher new regulations for drone operators, including a minimum age, required certification and a prohibition on flying under the influence. His announcement comes after reports of...

Mistral missile has anti-surface capability

MBDA has successfully demonstrated the use of the Mistral missile against fast boats such as FIACs (Fast Inshore Attack Craft) at the end of last year. Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Laos takes delivery of Yak-130

A video said to be from the Laos Army Channel announced that three Yak-130 advanced jet trainers have been delivered to the country. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

UK declares IOC Land for F-35 force

The UK declared initial operating capability (IOC) Land (L) for its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning Force on 10 January. The declaration, which came some days later than the original target date of the end...

Myanmar’s military ordered to ‘crush’ Rakhine rebels

Following a sharp escalation of violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, an emergency session of the country’s National Defence and Security Council (NDSC) has authorised the military (Tatmadaw) to reinforce deployments in the state...

LOM Praha to procure L-39NG

Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody spokesperson Tobias Tvrdik announced to Czech media on 4 January that the state-owned LOM Praha had agreed to buy four L-39NG next generation jet training aircraft in 2020 for...

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